Applebee’s presents $500 check to local teacher

In April, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises announced the winners of their third annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest recognized top teachers from school districts throughout Florida — as nominated by their students via an essay written and submitted to their local Applebee’s restaurant. Winning […]

Sunshine State readers treated to limo party bus, Chuck E Cheese and Barnes & Noble

MUSE — West Glades School (WGS) had 20 Sunshine State readers who met the reading challenge of completing at least 10 of the 15 Sunshine State books this year. They were treated to a limo party bus ride to Chuck E Cheese and Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Fort Myers on May 22. Thanks to […]

Moore Haven High School Class of 2019

MOORE HAVEN — Moore Haven High School had its graduation ceremony on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Terrier Field. The 2019 Moore Haven High School graduation class members are Thomas Aispuro, Thalia Diaz, Kane Aragus, Stephanie Aranda, Fatima Arroyo, Alyke Baker, Samantha Blain, Katherine Blanton, Amanda Brendel, Javier Cardona Jr., Larry Casellas, Emanuel […]

Email hacking ruled out at LaBelle High

LaBELLE — There was some small relief last week for Hendry County school authorities investigating those recent high school senior pranks. At LaBelle High, the email system wasn’t actually hacked, as previously reported here and in several other media outlets. Rather, the bogus memo that went out was the result of some seniors’ ingenious e-wizardry. […]

PMS hosts National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony

PAHOKEE — On Thursday, May 2, The Pahokee Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) recently held its annual Induction Ceremony and proudly welcomed new inductees and saluted transitioning eighth grade students. The guest speaker was Mrs. Marcia Andrews, District Six – School Board Member. Mrs. Angela Moore, Glades Regional Superintendent and Dr. Derrick Hibler, […]

SES congratulates Students of the Week

OKEECHOBEE — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of April 29. They are, in no particular order: Sierra Cars, Jaine Landaverde, Kason Prescott, Jaime Bucio, Blayne Garcia, Madison Norsworthy , Abigail Laughlin, Chase Hardman, Adriana Figueroa, Jaidn Gilman, Benjamin Shirley, Kylie Jackson, Vannia Morales, Dayton Tyner, […]

School board recognizes local FFA and science olympiad teams

At their monthly meeting on May 14, the Okeechobee County School Board recognized and congratulated a number of students involved with the Future Farmers of America and science olympiad teams in elementary schools across the district. In fact, there were so many students scheduled to be honored that the meeting, which is normally held in […]

Hendry seniors’ graduation pranks crossed the line

CLEWISTON — The dubious tradition of high school seniors pranking their institutions and classmates as they graduate to the next stage of life crossed the line between fun and harm this year, at least to chagrined Hendry County School District authorities. At LaBelle High School, it was “just” a fake memorandum that a few seniors […]

Visit WTEC and learn about simulator technology

BELLE GLADE — Visit West Technical Education Center on Tuesday, May 14, and learn about simulator technology that can be utilized to provide training in areas that can lead to employment opportunities for the Glades residents. eSolutions has transformed the atrium of West Tech in a showroom displaying training simulators for forklift operation, pain booth […]

Collegiate Academy at CHS proudly sends 30 into life with degrees

CLEWISTON — Thirty Clewiston High School seniors who participated in the Collegiate Academy (CA) received their associate’s degrees last weekend in Fort Myers, even before they officially graduate from CHS next week. That’s because those young men and women participated in the Collegiate Academy through a dual enrollment program at CHS and make up the […]