School board recognizes local FFA and science olympiad teams

At their monthly meeting on May 14, the Okeechobee County School Board recognized and congratulated a number of students involved with the Future Farmers of America and science olympiad teams in elementary schools across the district. In fact, there were so many students scheduled to be honored that the meeting, which is normally held in […]

U.S. Sugar brings afternoon of science

CLEWISTON — On Thursday, April 18, staff from U.S. Sugar and Southern Gardens had an afternoon of science with a group of students at the Florida B. Thomas Library. The students made a tornado in a bottle and lava lamps. Through these experiments, the group learned that air takes up space, what a vortex is […]

WGS students get artistic

LABELLE — West Glades School students in Mrs. Huysman’s kindergarten through fourth grade, participated in School Library Week by decorating grocery bags with information and illustrations about their favorite books. Winn-Dixie provided over 200 bags that were decorated and returned to the store to use for customers’ groceries. Stop by and see some of the […]

WGS students compete in leadership summit

A group of West Glades Jr. Beta Club students traveled to Jekyll Island, Ga., to participate and compete in the student leadership summit. The students gained knowledge of leadership roles and responsibilities, as well as the importance of teamwork. The summit hosted guest speakers Harriet Turk and Phil Boyte, who offered lessons in stepping up […]

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 […]