Everglades Elementary presents Leaders of the Week

OKEECHOBEE — Everglades Elementary School students are achieved excellence in the classroom for the week of Oct. 07. Congratulations to its Leaders of the Week, in no particular order: Aniyah Aranda, Hadley Reno, Lorena Garcia Montoya, Yarelli Hernandez-Sanchez, Abel Chandler, Daniel Romero Antunez, Tucker Vuleta, Bianca Magee, Miguel Maximilliano, Miguel Benetiz, Ismael Factor, Nicholas Doyon, […]

2019 OHS Homecoming ceremony

Pictures from the homecoming ceremony which occurred during halftime of Okeechobee’s game against Seminole Ridge on Oct. 4. Logan Johnson and Taylor Gibson were crowned homecoming king and queen. Okeechobee fell to Seminole Ridge 20-0.

Westside Elementary October Events

CLEWISTON — Westside Elementary School plans the following events this month: • Oct. 4 — “Pop with a Cop” for September perfect attendance and second grade snack shack. • Oct. 7 — Third grade poinsettia sale begins, wear blue for bully prevention, and fire prevention for primary grades. • Oct. 11 — Pink Out Day, […]

Gove Elementary School October Events

Gove Elementary School’s calendar for the month includes the following: • Oct. 2 — National Walk to School Day, Title I meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. • Oct. 9 — No school. • Oct. 10 — Second grade dental screening and sealant program classroom presentations. • Oct. 11 — Last day for Nancy Daniels […]

School district holds second strategic planning workshop

OKEECHOBEE — Administrators in the Okeechobee County School District gathered on the morning of Sept. 25 to hear results from a series of focus groups conducted with community members and begin crafting a new vision and mission statement for the district to follow in upcoming years. The focus groups were conducted by the group DeliverED, […]

Geeting retires from school district after 15 years

OKEECHOBEE — Renee Geeting has retired from her position as assistant superintendent of administrative services for the Okeechobee County School District after 15 years. Taking her place is former Okeechobee High School Principal Dylan Tedders. “Renee started here in Okeechobee as an assistant principal at South Elementary,” explained Okeechobee Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy. “One […]

South Elementary presents Students of the Week

OKEECHOBEE — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 16. They are: Brayden Snook, Remington Roby, Thomas Brennan, Natalia Hernandez, Chloe Harmon, Jaime Bucio, Jar’Taysia Howard and Hector Silva-Garcia.

Roof problems continue to plague schools

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School District continues to struggle with replacing roofs at the public schools. Last year, the roof replacement at Okeechobee High School performed by Property Renovation and Construction did not go smoothly. What was originally scheduled to be a two-month project stretched into almost a full year. While giving an update […]

School food workers find a winning recipe

OKEECHOBEE — The food service staff of the Okeechobee County School District were front and center at the Sept. 10 Okeechobee County School Board meeting. Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy spoke about the massive turnaround the department has accomplished in the past few years. “You may not know it, but a couple of years ago […]

VPK students studying colors of the rainbow

CLEWISTON — Westside Elementary School’s voluntary prekindergarten students in Mrs. Escobar’s class are working hard studying the colors of the rainbow.