Okeechobee takes steps toward having armed guardians

In an effort to increase the safety of local schoolchildren, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and the Okeechobee County School Board have decided to participate in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which was included in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act in March 2018. Participation in the program is voluntary, but if […]

WGS collecting supplies for Hurricane Michael relief

West Glades School (WGS) joined the district in collecting supplies for the Hurricane Michael relief effort during the week of Oct. 22. In just three days, students, parents and staff were able to collect needed supplies that were transported to North Florida to help those recovering from the hurricane. WGS is happy to Pay It […]

West Glades School announces honor roll students

West Glades School announces their honor roll students for the second semester of the 2018/2019 school year. A Honor Roll • First grade: Andrea Gaytan, Cassi Hendry, Jace Kennedy, Cole Martin, Keira Moore, Jaiden Moreno, Cason McCulley, Giovanni Cuacua-Vazquez, Parker Dillman, Harper Hatfield, Cheyenne Kats, Aubree Kersey, Ava Meyer, Alana Ross, Legend Thigpen, Andrea Madrid, […]

West Glades School presents Bugs Awards

These are students who raised their grades by at least one letter grade in two subjects with out going down in any. Kindergarten through second grade students: Joel Orduna, Jil Gomez, Cory Waldron, Luis Felipe Garcia, Matthew Delgado, Jaime Gomez, Brantley Sanders, Daisy Carlos, and Andrea Madrid. Third through fifth grade students: Brittany Kats, Jessa […]

WGS collects pull tabs

Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida collects pull tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum. This is a simple way to recycle and help the Ronald McDonald House, where they provide a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children. All dollars raised are put 100 […]

2019 School Related Employee of the Year

The Hendry Country schools announced Miguel Rodriguez as the 2019 School Related Employee of the Year. Mr. Rodriguez has been employed by the Hendry County School District as a network technician for one year. He is responsible for providing hardware and software support to all the schools and departments in the district. He has a […]

Families enjoyed playing Bingo for Books

West Glades School’s Bingo for Books took place on Oct. 9. Parents and their children were invited to the school to play bingo together and hear some great reading tips from teachers. There were 92 people representing 34 families who came out for a fun evening to play bingo together, and each child who attended […]

Gove participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

BELLE GLADE — At Gove Elementary, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives in each of them and they are proud to promote, teach and live the American Dream. Students have been reading and writing about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s life to recall the influential actions he made to change the world. […]

‘Miss Dean’ brings unique discipline to school board

MOORE HAVEN — Gloria Dean Reese feels as though she was moved by God and her faith to bring her perspectives on education to a loftier perch. Her outlook will be especially fresh as one of the five people sitting in charge of the public schools and the newest face on the Glades County School […]

West Technical Education Center students tour Tellus and Sugar Co-Op

In recognition of Florida Manufacturing Day, the students from the Mechatronics Academy at West Technical Education Center, in Belle Glade, received a personal tour of Tellus and the Sugar Co-Op. This visit afforded the students an opportunity to see the practical application of the advanced manufacturing and robotics concepts that they are learning in the […]