Moore Haven FFA competes at state convention

ORLANDO — Glades County’s pride, the Moore Haven FFA Chapter’s Ag Issues Debate Team, took fourth place at the Florida FFA State Convention June 10-14 at the Caribe Royale Orlando. Coordinator Phillip Cosby said Thursday: “We are looking forward to next year. Thank you, Samantha Rhymes, for your help and dedication.” Ms. Rhymes is an […]

Okeechobee officials agree to fund SROs

OKEECHOBEE — The joint workshop concerning school resource officer (SRO) funding between the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Okeechobee County School Board and Okeechobee City Council on June 17 was over almost as quickly as it began. BOCC Chairman Terry Burroughs opened the workshop by stating that the county intended to help fund the […]

Glades County honors Teachers of the Year

Anthony Narehood Teacher of the Year 2020 Moore Haven Elementary School Mr. Narehood’s family moved to LaBelle in 1983 and attended all the schools there, graduating in the year 2000. At 6 years old, his first experience with teaching others was teaching his younger brother, Paul, how to read when he was 3. After graduation, […]

Teachers of the Year, student leaders honored

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners recently recognized several of the school district’s Teacher of the Year honorees. Present were four of the schools’ awardees: Summer Odom, of Moore Haven Middle – High School; Anthony Narehood, of Moore Haven Elementary School; Kayla Jade Osceola, of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter Middle School; and Brad […]

ECO campaigns to improve school district

OKEECHOBEE — The Economic Council of Okeechobee is campaigning to both improve and increase community support for the Okeechobee County School District, and an informative luncheon on Wednesday, June 5, at IRSC supported this initiative. ECO members, public officials and special guests from the school district welcomed guest speaker Tim Weisheyer as the president-elect of […]

WGS participates in annual poster contest

LABELLE — West Glades School took part in this year’s annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest. The annual NACD (National Association of Conservation Districts) and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the […]

WGS celebrates Children’s Book Week

West Glades School celebrated Children’s Book Week from April 29 to May 2, with daily themes. “Be Cool at School” included wearing sunglasses and a hat, “T-Shirt Tuesday” students wore their favorite Panther t-shirt, “Reading rocks, So wear your funky socks,” included wearing holiday, mismatched, or silly socks, and “Be a Jean-ius” meant the students […]

Over 100 students attend College is Possible event at PBSC Belle Glade campus

BELLE GLADE — More than 100 juniors and seniors from Pahokee High School, Glades Central High School and Everglades Preparatory Academy visited Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus on May 21 for the College is Possible recruitment event.

Shepherd’s School supports autism research

PAHOKEE — On Thursday, May 16, Nick Valvano, director of operations for the Dan Marino Foundation, visited Shepherd’s School in Pahokee to receive a check for autism research. More than 80 students raised the money during the month of April for autism awareness. Mayliya Brown (left) and Timiaya Clark (right) presented a check for $784.96 […]

Gove Elementary nominates Outstanding Volunteer

BELLE GLADE — Gove Elementary is honored to nominate Florencio Zavala as Gove’s most outstanding volunteer. He has been a volunteer for the school and the Glades community for over 18 years. Florencio’s ability and willingness to mentor and motivate students and staff has made him a teacher’s “dream maker.” Prior to his retirement five […]