Work on Okeechobee High School roof ‘problematic’

Okeechobee County School District Director of Operations Brian Barret gave the Okeechobee County School Board an update on the district’s facilities at the board’s monthly meeting on April 9. Of all the schools in the district, Okeechobee High School was described as needing the most improvements. And currently a project to repair the school’s roof […]

Big Lake Athletes of the Week: Jessie Krall and Shaniya Davis

Osceola Middle School’s Jessie Krall and Shaniya Davis are this week’s Big Lake Athletes of the Week for their performance in the Lady Warriors softball games over the last month. Krall and Davis both hit home runs in separate games for the Lady Warriors, Krall against Moore Haven and Davis against crosstown rival Yearling Middle […]

School Guardians ready to carry guns

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s Guardians in the Schools program had its first graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 11, and according to Lt. Chris Hans, they couldn’t have asked for a better group to start out with. In an effort to increase the safety of local schoolchildren, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and the Okeechobee County School […]

TechGarage expands; hires local students as coaches

WEST PALM BEACH — Boys & Girls Clubs in Delray Beach and Riviera Beach are two of 12 after-school programs in Palm Beach County taking part in TechGarage, a year-round competitive robotics program located at FAU Tech Runway® within the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. The Department of Education awarded Boys & Girls Clubs […]

Gove Elementary School Events

• April 1-4: No tutoring • April 16: PTO 4:30 p.m.; SAC 5:30 p.m. • April 19: No school Testing Dates • April 3: Third grade ELA • May 1-2: Fourth through sixth grade ELA • May 7-8: Third through sixth grade Math • May 9-10: Fifth grade Science Clubs Every Monday • Student Council […]

Gove Elementary held annual Spanish Spelling Bee

BELLE GLADE — Gove Elementary held its annual Spelling Bee on March 15. There were fifty-six participating students. The outstanding event was planned and supervised by Mrs. Anna Carrasco, Dual Language Coach.   The students began their journey at the beginning of the year. All students in third through sixth grade were given the opportunity […]

Gove students visit Everglades National Park

BELLE GLADE — On Feb. 20, the fifth and sixth grade students that participate in the Art Club, Garden Club or Fuel Up Play 60 Club, had a memorable and educational field trip to Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. The students and their club sponsors enjoyed an extensive tour of the park. The students […]

South Elementary congratulates Students of the Week

  Okeechobee — South Elementary School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of March 18. Here they are in no particular order: Sophia Cardonas, Adlemi Quiroz, Emma Chapman , Alexis Alvarado , Christopher Johnson, Cerenity Smith, McKayla Lassiter, Kinsley Faulkner, Jayce Rodriguez, Antonio Silva, Emilee Shorter, Blaine Rolen , […]

Osceola Middle School congratulates Students of the Week

  OKEECHOBEE — Osceola Middle School would like to congratulate its Students of the Week for the week of March 20. They are (in no particular order): Lane Davis, Jordan Rulong, Tanner St. Pierre, Jakob Henderson, Alejandro Liberato, Devon Chavis, Kevin Galdamez, Brianna Serrano, Princesa Lopez, Jayla Leon, Claudia Alvarado, Cameron Williams and Ruby Garcia.

Hendry County teachers rally for education funding

LaBelle and Clewiston to urge legislators to support public school financing and public school children. Kimberly Stitt, president of the Hendry County Education Association, said: “Our public schools are being starved of funds to meet the needs of students, teachers and districts. Last year we were given 47 cents while hundreds of millions were given […]