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June 2021 - Volume 10, Issue 11
Message from the Superintendent
Congratulations to our Class of 2021 graduates who crossed the stage on May 28th! Graduation day is my absolute favorite day of the year. To think that last year we held commencement as a virtual ceremony and this year we were able to welcome graduates and families in person truly made it an extra special day! We are #CCPSProud of our grads and are confident they have a bright future ahead of them!
Special kudos to our 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year! It is always such fun to make these announcements during surprise classroom visits. The excitement always brings a smile to everyone's face. Our honorees truly showcase the exceptional teaching and learning happening every day in our district. Congratulations to the following:
  • Dana Mook (Estates Elementary) - Elementary School Teacher of the Year
  • Kerrie Thomas (Cypress Palm Middle) - Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Kristy Meghreblian (Lorenzo Walker Technical High) - High School Teacher of the Year
  • Dr. Daniel Becker (Lorenzo Walker Technical College) - Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year
We are almost at the end of the 2020-2021 school year! Our #CCPSFamily showed tremendous resilience, patience, and flexibility as we collectively navigated a year of modified routines and procedures. Let's stay focused as we near the last day of school and end the year strong.
Wishing everyone a phenomenal summer!
~ Dr. Kamela Patton
RELATIONSHIPS FIRST refers to how we treat each other and how we shape our world through relationships based on dignity and respect.
Conversation Starter
When have you used respect and listening to resolve a problem? Did it work?
June 8
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:00pm
June 11
Early Dismissal Day
Last Student Day
June 14
Last Teacher Day
District Calendar
Videos of CCPS high school commencement ceremonies will be available to stream on-demand and download from the District website.
Click here to access videos
Preparing underserved children for kindergarten.
Child’s Path is one of the largest providers of early childhood education in Collier County, helping underserved children to overcome barriers and create a brighter path for the future. With a mission to serve children of low-income working families, Child’s Path provides tuition assistance through its Bright Paths scholarships, which offer access to its high-quality and affordable early learning programs. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach of a self-directed project-based curriculum, the program is flexible to children’s thoughts, questions, and observations. Child's Path serves nearly 400 children annually, ages two weeks to five years old, through four early learning centers. Early learning centers are a critical part of our community and our education system. Thanks to Child’s Path for their support of these children.
Click here to learn more about Child's Path
Barron Collier High Youth Relations Bureau Deputy, Cpl. Jim Brown, was recently awarded the Lifesaving Award for his fast reaction and response to a student in distress. Thank you, Cpl. Brown, for being a part of our #CCPSFamily and for your dedication to keeping our students safe!
Congratulations to 10 CCPS teachers who received Sapakie Family STEAM Grants during recent surprise classroom visits! Each honoree was awarded a $2,000 grant to support a STEAM initiative in their classroom. Sincere thanks to the Sapakie Family!
Click here to view a list of grant winners
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Mr. Erick Carter, Chair • Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Vice Chair
Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Member • Mr. Roy M. Terry, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
Dr. Kamela Patton
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