Glades County has COVID-19 death

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Floridians are adjusting to the world of self-isolation, social distancing and online learning. Around the lake, as of press time Tuesday, only Okeechobee County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19. On Tuesday, a Moore Haven man with COVID-19 died. More cases reported statewideStatewide, 6,096 persons have tested positive for COVID-19, […]

Hendry County schools begin meal distribution

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County Sodexo Food Service employees were hard at work Monday, March 23, preparing bagged breakfasts and lunches for the students of the Hendry County School District. The revised meal distribution plan for Clewiston and LaBelle schools was for breakfast and lunch to be served to Clewiston and LaBelle students from 9 […]

School sports postponed until further notice

GAINESVILLE — Following an announcement by Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 17 that schools in Florida would be closed through April 15, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) released a statement on March 18 confirming that there will also be no athletic events until at least April 15. “In response to Gov. DeSantis’ closure […]

Schools move to online learning

OKEECHOBEE — Schools across Okeechobee County will sit empty for at least the next three and a half weeks. Although no students will be present on campus, kids in Okeechobee will still be learning. For the next few weeks instruction will be delivered in an online format. At the present time the Florida Department of […]

School Food Service sets Western Palm Beach County schedule for next 3 weeks

PALM BEACH COUNTY — While all Palm Beach County schools are closed at least through April 15, School Food Service will continue serving meals to district students throughout the school closure. Nutritionally-balanced “Grab and Go” meals will be offered at school locations around the district. The meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 […]

School meal site added

OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County Schools Food Service Program has added an additional location which is more centrally located, at the Okeechobee Public Library. This will be a walk-up or Drive-thru location that will be open from 11 a.m. – noon, Walk-ups must leave the premises, taking their meal back home to eat. No one will […]

Palm Beach County School District Daily Coronavirus Update

WEST PALM BEACH – The following letter was sent to parents and staff on behalf of Superintendent Donald Fennoy. March 15, 2020-Coronavirus Prevention and Readiness Update #8 Dear Parents, As a reminder, all schools are closed through March 27, 2020. Starting Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20, School Food Services will be offering nutritionally-balanced […]

Crossroads holds oratorical contest

BELLE GLADE — Congratulations to the Crossroads Academy family for an awesome Black History Oratorical Contest! On Feb. 27, the students were amazing with their speeches. The tri-city mayors were honored for their commitment to public service. Crossroads Academy thanks the judges and those community leaders that continue to support their schools. Special thanks to […]

Lake area schools prepare for coronavirus

Following Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declaring a public health emergency on March 1 in regard to two state residents in separate counties testing positive for the novel coronavirus, local schools are preparing to address any potential impact the virus may have on the school system. While Japan closed all schools in the country to halt […]

CMS FBLA students go to district competition

CLEWISTON — Future Business Leaders of America is an educational association which prepares students for careers in business and business related fields. FBLA is one of the largest student ran organizations in the United States. FBLA Middle Level currently has more than 200,000 members nationwide. On January 16, thirteen FBLA members and advisors traveled to […]