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 […]

Gove Elementary students introduced to robotics

BELLE GLADE — Mrs. Zavala, S.T.E.A.M. co-teacher and Garden Club sponsor, has been working with kindergarten through sixth-grade students during classes to introduce them to robotics and coding. This includes teaching algorithms (a set of rules for accomplishing a task in a certain number of steps). Kindergarten and first-graders created algorithms to sequence the events […]

West Glades School celebrated literacy week

West Glades School participated in Celebrate Literacy Week during the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. A highlight of the week was the friendly competition between classes to be the first to identify the title of a book after hearing a short clue. On Thursday, students wore pajamas to “Snuggle Up With a Good […]

WGS halfway to collection goal

Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida collects pull tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because the tabs are pure high-quality aluminum. West Glades School has set a goal this year to collect 100 gallons of pull tabs and has just reached 40 gallons. Students are working hard to collect tabs and will be continuing throughout […]

Students recognized at science fair awards

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Science Fair took place Jan. 23 in the Osceola Middle School gymnasium, and students from the middle schools, freshman campus and high school were recognized for their work. Taking home Best in Show honors at the fair were Yearling Middle School’s John Williamson II for biological sciences junior division, YMS’s […]

Glades schools’ goals for 2019 undiminished

MOORE HAVEN — One big goal of Superintendent Scott Bass’s for the Glades County School District was achieved with a rise in the high school graduation rate — and although the state reported the wrong percentage, it doesn’t diminish that achievement. It’s higher than Florida’s statewide rate, he says, something Glades County never had done […]

ESE manual update draws praise in county

CLEWISTON — Hendry County School Board members approved an update Jan. 15 of their Exceptional Student Education Special Policies and Procedures (SP&P) document that will be effective for the current school year through 2020-21. The 135-page document lays out state ESE requirements, adds some district policies and states that together, they all are adopted by […]