GEF gets grant to help classroom teachers and AVID funding

MOORE HAVEN — A nearly $12,000 grant of matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) will enable Glades County’s own organization to assist local schools and double the impact of donated dollars. The CFEF recently gave the Glades Education Foundation (GEF) $11,914.79 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching […]

Plan still on to push for iTech branch in Glades County

MOORE HAVEN — During a joint workshop of the Glades County School Board, the County Board and the Moore Haven City Council Tuesday night, Jan. 29, at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF), Superintendent Scott Bass said the word of the night was “perseverance.” There was determination in the room but, unfortunately, not the […]

Workforce training grants available

TALLAHASSEE — On Feb. 11, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $1.5 million in workforce training grants will be awarded to eligible Floridians through the Everglades Training Program. Created and funded by the Florida Legislature, and administered by DEO, the Everglades Training Program is designed to meet the changing workforce needs of the […]

Program offers education to low-income farm workers

BELLE GLADE — If you or any of your family members are a farm worker who would like to get education or training that enable them to find permanent year-round employment, the Palm Beach County Farmworker Career Development Program (FCDP) wants to hear from you. The program is a service provided by the Florida Department […]

KEC/Canal Point Honor Roll Students

CANAL POINT — KEC/Canal Point Elementary students received awards for academic achievement on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Congratulations to the students and their parents for all of the hard work! • Kindergarten: Javen Calderon, Curtisha Davis, A’Milia Haro, Sa’Riyah Robinson, Ruth Bridges, Stacey Gonzalez, Ja’Nasia Holmes, Ken’Nyiah Jackson. Jasper McNeal, Novaizaree Suarez, A’Maiya Thomas and Malachi […]

Creativity rewarded in high school writing contest

FORT PIERCE – Numerous public and private high school students in the four-county area of Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee participated in the Indian River State College Creative Writing Contest. This event is hosted annually by the English/Communications/Modern Languages Department. Contestants entered original short stories, one-act plays and poems for a chance to […]

OCEA president ‘insulted’ by school district’s offer

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Education Association (OCEA) president Lisa Harwas addressed the Okeechobee County School Board at their monthly meeting on Dec. 12 in regards to an impasse the OCEA has declared with the Okeechobee County School District. The OCEA, which represents teachers and other support personnel, declared the impasse because the Okeechobee County School […]

Inspiring Okeechobee: Local woman overcomes many obstacles to earn degree

“Hello Leah, I hope you are doing well. First, I want to thank you, because you have been a big part of my success. You have been my inspirational piece in my long journey. I will finally graduate with my Bachelor of Science degree and will be walking on May 6. I just want you […]