Upskill at IRSC this fall — classes start Aug. 19

Indian River State College (IRSC) welcomes new and returning students evaluating their current skill sets to enroll at IRSC during the fall 2020 term where they can gain new skills and certifications by December to help gain new employment, improve job security or take a leap into entrepreneurship. Registration is open for classes that start […]

Back to School PBC! rescheduled to Aug. 29

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Back to School PBC! drive-up event, which was postponed due to Hurricane Isaias, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 29, at the following locations: Palm Beach Kennel Club, Palm Beach State College – Belle Glade Campus, Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center, Cabana Colony Youth Center, and Calvary Chapel of West […]

IRSC to rename main campus in honor of Massey

FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College will formally rename its main campus in honor of its long-serving, visionary president, Dr. Edwin R. Massey, who will retire at the end of August. A ceremony to introduce the Edwin R. Massey Campus will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. at the IRSC Main […]

Date looming for reopening of Hendry schools

HENDRY COUNTY — The reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved, due to the state’s deadline for submittal looming over the board as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. Changes to the plan are sure to be made, as meetings continue. At their last meeting, the members […]

IRSC hosts receptions to honor the Masseys

FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College is hosting receptions at each of its branch campuses in honor of Dr. Edwin Massey and his wife, Jo, for their outstanding leadership and service. The community is invited to join faculty, staff, administration and students in recognizing the Masseys’ contributions to the college and to the region […]

OHS band prepares for unpredictable school year

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School Brahman Band Director Clint LaFlam is about the enter his 14th year of teaching music, and he has no idea what it’s going to be like. COVID-19 has turned the normal routine of every teacher on its head this year. Teachers have to figure out a way to instruct classes […]

Okeechobee clears first hurdle in getting new high school

OKEECHOBEE — The long process to get financing from the state for a new high school in Okeechobee has cleared its first hurdle. A Special Facilities Preapplication Committee visited Okeechobee High School on July 31 and determined that the building was in critical need of replacement. Next, members of the school district will travel to […]

Hendry County Schools to open fully virtually

LABELLE — During the July 28 Hendry School Board meeting, the original reopening plan for Hendry County Schools was approved by the board. The plan was approved with haste, due to the State’s deadline looming over the board, as they worked hard to make the best, safest decisions for children and staff. However, changes were […]

Okeechobee teacher named 2021 Florida Teacher of the Year; Receives $20,000 cash award & named Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education

TALLAHASSEE — Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran have named Krista Stanley, a sixth grade teacher at Yearling Middle School in Okeechobee County, as the 2021 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Stanley was chosen from among more than 176,900 Florida public school teachers. As the 2021 Teacher of […]

Krista Stanley named Florida Teacher of the Year

OKEECHOBEE- Yearling Middle School teacher Krista Stanley has been named Florida’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran made the announcement on a Zoom call on Aug. 4. “This year has been super special because it has solidified that K-12 education is the backbone of America and our teachers are the frontline,” […]