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 […]

South Elementary congratulates Students of the Week for the week of March 4

South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of March 4. Pictured in no particular order are: Embree Rose, Tatiana Castillo, Zoe Stephens, Miguel Orduna, Mason Fox, Devin Lattimore, Weston Yates, Lyndon Botello, Jayla McElroy, Blaze Hegedus , Andrew Mills, Rachel Brady, Cindy Garcia, Annabelle Forrest-Martin, Gavin Dutton, […]

South Elementary congratulates Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 22

South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Feb. 18. In no particular order they are: Elaina Seder, Chayton Cornejo, Nicholas Kensel, Elliot Schwier, Ethan Sanchez, Addyson Lyng, Karina Garcia, Isabella Parada, Paisley Daschke, Kylie Morgan, Mackenzie Farrell, Blaine Rolen, Amy Hernandez, Wyatt Syples, Haylee Ricker, Hailey […]

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation announces recipients of Youth Scholarship Program

BELLE GLADE/PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation (PBCSF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 Youth Scholarship Program. Ten Palm Beach County high school seniors, all of whom were nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, will receive $2,500 scholarships for their freshman year of college. […]

Clewiston Tigers band joins parade

MOORE HAVEN — Members of the Clewiston High School band took part in the Chalo Nitka parade on Saturday morning, March 2. Their ranks included one member of the wind instruments section who was in a wheelchair).

Hendry County 4-H/Tropicana Speech competition held

LaBELLE — The 32nd annual 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest was conducted at Central Elementary School on Jan. 19. There were 21 fourth- and fifth-grade speakers and nine sixth-grade speakers. In the fourth and fifth grade divisions: First place was awarded to Elyonna Padillo from Westside Elementary School with her speech titled “Kids Disrespecting Adults.” Second place […]

HCSD Golden Apple Teacher of the Year

The Hendry County School District’s Golden Apple Teacher of the Year, Aarika Deerey, admits that school was always a challenge for her. “But I had many people by my side to help me succeed,” she says. Her family moved to LaBelle, from Louisiana, when she was in fourth grade. “My fourth-grade teacher played a huge […]