Should high school day start later?

OKEECHOBEE — At their monthly meeting on Dec. 11 the Okeechobee County School Board set the date for a workshop to discuss moving back the start time for Okeechobee High School. The workshop is scheduled to take place on Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. in the school board’s regular meeting room. Moving the start time […]

IRSC has Fall commencement ceremonies with Okeechobee grads

FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) will have two commencement ceremonies for its fall 2018 graduates on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Havert L. Fenn Center at 2000 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. The ceremonies will recognize more than 2,000 students who have earned their bachelor’s degree or associate degree during the 2018 […]

Okeechobee Christian Academy placed on lock down

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee Christian Academy was placed on lock down on Wednesday, Dec. 5, after school officials spotted a suspicious person stumbling around the parking lot and looking into the windows of the classrooms. According to the arrest report, Officer Jason J. Gavern was dispatched to the school, and upon arrival was greeted by Brian […]

OMS Students of the Week

Osceola Middle School recognized its Students of the Week on Nov. 30, as well as celebrating National Computer Security Day. The students, who posed with their chromebooks, in no particular order  are: Trey Holmes, Maxx Belemonti, Kain Joles, Alexis Hernandez-Maldonado, Jayce Markham, Brett Shockley, Channing Delagall, Alyssa Bottari, Alison Denton, Ketelynn Terry, Rachel Hogenkamp, and […]

Central Elementary School celebrates 60th birthday in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE – Located in the heart of town, just a few blocks from main street, Central Elementary has been a constant in the lives of many of the people who have lived and grown up in Okeechobee. On Nov. 30, Central held something of a birthday celebration for the school, which opened 60 years ago […]

SES Students of the Week

South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 16. They are: Embree Rose, Delane’o Pryor, Kason Prescott, Khloe Voss, Alexis Alvarado, Kyree Smith, Luke Streelman, Trinity Sheffield, Genesis Martinez, Jordyn Wilburn, Chase Hardman, Shaun Morgan, Mason Staton, Derrick Williams, Blaze Hegedus, Karla Paz, Anne Aerony, Noah […]

NES Students of the Week

North Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 26. They are: Peyton Whitford, Brooke Douglas, Jalisianah Tyson, Jackie Rediker, Kayden Villegas, Carolyn Busbin, Liam McKuhen, Ava PAdgett, Conner Stinson, Khalani Burgess , Gabriel Salas, Toni Chilel-Lopez, Kiera Osteen, Clinton Billie, Kevin Ramirez-Chavez, Kaleb Davis, Kylar Koedam, […]

Okeechobee County School Board swears in new members; approves teacher raises

OKEECHOBEE — At their meeting held on Nov. 20 the Okeechobee County School Board swore in three members who were elected this year. Jill Holcomb and Joe Arnold were re-elected during the primaries while Melisa Jahner was elected in November, replacing Dixie Ball representing district three. The trio were swore in by Judge William Hendry […]

CES Student of the Week

Central Elementary would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 15. They are: Aizlee Delacruz, Aiden Frontino, Melody Rojas Chavez, Carmelo Merritt, Danielle Shires, Aaron Queen, Juan Rivera-Torres, Brian Riddle, Ryan Torres, Chloi Scott, Carson Durrance, Aliyana Hernandez, Angel Candida, Bobbi-Lee Bales, Kierstin Spencer, Kay Shireman, Jayden Moreno, Ryleigh […]

CES students of the week

OKEECHOBEE — Central Elementary School would like to congratulate the Students of the Week for the week of Oct. 29. They are: Leovardo Arvizu, Ryan Chavez-Castaneda, Curtis Demedicis, Adail Antonio Torres, Christian Montoya, Ava Adams, Jahila Williams, Lisarah Curry, Peter Bandi, Aydin Orem, Marieli Aguirre, Litzy Grajalez, Yuleyni Hernandez, Andrea Sweatt, Malaki Valenciano, John Garcia-Hernandez, […]