KTM Foundation, partners feed and equip kids for school

SOUTH BAY — The KTM (Kings Tutoring & Mentoring) Foundation Inc., in cooperation with Kings Catering/BElegant CreativEvents and a few other community partners, has been feeding hot meals to children and families at “The Bridge” on Wednesdays this summer. The caterer company, which operates a food truck, is headed up by Samuel King, and he […]

One mom’s story: Homeschooling is overwhelming

PAHOKEE — Amanda Ramos of Pahokee has been home-schooling her children since before the COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench into education but says that for any parent who chooses to try this, it is a nearly insurmountable challenge, especially if you’re trying to work a full-time job simultaneously. In fact, nearly impossible. “I homeschooled my […]

Some students in Martin schools told to remain home

STUART — Almost as soon as schools opened to students in Martin County, kids in one elementary school classroom and student passengers on one bus route are already under quarantine because of fellow students showing possible symptoms of COVID-19 infection. The Martin County School District announced Wednesday that the quarantine affects students in a classroom […]

Schools to continue with free meals

OKEECHOBEE — The Child Nutrition Department of the Okeechobee County School District is pleased to inform the public that it will be continuing with the USDA federal program for breakfast and lunch called Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for this coming school year 2020-21. All of the schools will be participating and will provide healthy breakfast […]

Florida High School Athletic Association is working on options for start of sports

GAINESVILLE — The Florida High School Athletic Association is currently working on three options for schools ahead of the tentative start of sports around the state. The first option being considered would have Sept. 7 become the new first date of the regular season, with the last date falling in line with the normal calender. […]

Okeechobee Wireless Zone has backpack giveaway on Sunday

OKEECHOBEE — Wireless Zone of Okeechobee wants to help Okeechobee families start the school year with their annual backpack giveaway! Backpacks and supplies will be passed out on a first come, first served basis at the store at 2105 S Parrott Ave. on Sunday, July 26, at 1 p.m. (while supplies last). To help adhere […]

Head Start now accepting applications for enrollment

OKEECHOBEE – Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Don’t miss this opportunity to register your child/children (ages three and four). Head Start is a free full-day, school-year early childhood education program for low-income, at-risk children and families. Head Start invests over $8,700 in the education of each child each year. […]

Okeechobee schools to start Aug. 17

OKEECHOBEE- Students in Okeechobee will be starting the school year one week later than originally planned. At their meeting on July 23 The Okeechobee County School Board approved a plan to move the school start date from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17. The move was recommended by superintendent Ken Kenworthy and will allow more time […]

A letter for Palm Beach County parents and guardians

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The following letter was sent on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy to parents and staff: Hello parents, guardians, and team Palm Beach, I hope this letter finds you, and your family, in good health. I’m reaching out to update you on the District’s reopening plans for the start of the […]

Hendry County schools calendar update

• Students will report to school on Aug. 17. • Teachers will report to school on Aug. 3. • Paraprofessionals will report to school on Aug. 10. • Both traditional and distance learning options for students will begin on Aug. 17.