School board hears of ‘crazy truck drivers’ on Berman Road

During the public comment section of the Okeechobee County School Board’s monthly meeting on April 9, the board heard from Ashley Tripp, a concerned parent worried about kids getting off buses on Berman Road. Mrs. Tripp spoke to the board to bring attention to the increased truck traffic on Berman Road and the potential for […]

South Elementary partners with Gilbert Ford in “Drive 4 UR School”

OKEECHOBEE — South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., has partnered with Gilbert Ford for “Drive 4 UR School”. South Elementary could earn up to $8000 for the school and its students. Come out to the school on Thursday, April 25, from 7 to 6 p.m. and take a spin in a new Ford vehicle. […]

Eastside Elementary School announces honor roll students

CLEWISTON — Eastside Elementary School (EES) would like to congratulate its honor roll students: A Honor Roll Kindergarten Blake Ball, Balon Mckenna, Evelyn Espinoza, Tanya Espinoza, AnnAleah Gonzalez, Daniel Granados, Mackenzie Grimes, Sa’Jah Hamin, Joseph Jackson, Alexia Longoria, David Love, Byron Martinez, Marley Mcghie, Marvin Mendez, Angel Perez, Yoana Ramirez, Joaquin Roquett and Cor’Mello Ward. […]

Students compete at State Science and Engineering Fair

During the final week of March, eight Okeechobee students traveled to Lakelend to compete in the State Science and Engineering Fair. Our students were part of the Heartland Region, which also included 16 students from Highlands and Hardee Counties. The State Science and Engineering Fair is the largest academic competition in the State of Florida […]

Westside Elementary School Events

• Thursday, April 4: FSA third grade reading • Friday, April 5: First grade Fairy Tale Day • Monday, April 8: iReady fourth grade reading • Tuesday, April 9: iReady fourth grade reading • Wednesday, April 10: iReady fourth grade math; and individual and class spring photos taken • Thursday, April 11: iReady fourth grade […]

South Elementary congratulates Students of the Week

  Okeechobee — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of March 18. Here they are in no particular order: Sophia Cardonas, Adlemi Quiroz, Emma Chapman , Alexis Alvarado , Christopher Johnson, Cerenity Smith, McKayla Lassiter, Kinsley Faulkner, Jayce Rodriguez, Antonio Silva, Emilee Shorter, Blaine Rolen , […]

Osceola Middle School congratulates Students of the Week

  OKEECHOBEE — Osceola Middle School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of March 20. They are (in no particular order): Lane Davis, Jordan Rulong, Tanner St. Pierre, Jakob Henderson, Alejandro Liberato, Devon Chavis, Kevin Galdamez, Brianna Serrano, Princesa Lopez, Jayla Leon, Claudia Alvarado, Cameron Williams and Ruby Garcia.

Hendry County teachers rally for education funding

LaBelle and Clewiston to urge legislators to support public school financing and public school children. Kimberly Stitt, president of the Hendry County Education Association, said: “Our public schools are being starved of funds to meet the needs of students, teachers and districts. Last year we were given 47 cents while hundreds of millions were given […]

School board approves calendar for 2019-20

  At their monthly meeting on March 5, the Okeechobee County School Board approved the instructional calender for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. New teachers are scheduled to report on Aug. 1 this year, with returning teachers reporting on Aug. 5. Students will begin the school year on Aug. 12. Schools will start their winter […]

School buses may soon have cameras to catch illegal passers

TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Emily Slosberg, has introduced a bill to the Florida Legislature allowing districts to install cameras on school buses to record drivers illegally passing stopped buses. The districts would then have the option to use these videos to send citations to anyone who was filmed passing a stopped bus. The cameras would […]