Hendry’s rising school grades hearten Puletti

LABELLE — Superintendent Paul Puletti sees signs in the state Department of Education’s recent report of school grades that public education in Hendry County is improving. While the district maintained the same overall grade of “C,” one grade school saw its score rise out of failing territory and jumped off the state DOE’s close watch […]

Hendry County School District earns a “C”

TALLAHASSEE — On July 11, the Florida Department of Education released the district and school grades for 2019. The number of “A” schools in Florida continues to rise with 1,172 schools earning an “A” in 2018-19, compared with 1,043 in 2017-18. The percentage of schools earning an “A” increased to 36 percent, up from 31 […]

Martinez graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Cadet Michael Martinez, son of Mr. Gustavo Martinez and Mrs. Monica Martinez of LaBelle, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, May 25. Martinez graduated from LaBelle High School in 2015. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in Mathematical Sciences. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a second […]

Email hacking ruled out at LaBelle High

LaBELLE — There was some small relief last week for Hendry County school authorities investigating those recent high school senior pranks. At LaBelle High, the email system wasn’t actually hacked, as previously reported here and in several other media outlets. Rather, the bogus memo that went out was the result of some seniors’ ingenious e-wizardry. […]

Kiwanis Club of LaBelle awards 2019 scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of LaBelle presented scholarships to LaBelle High School Seniors on Thursday, May 9 at Beef O’Brady’s. A total of 14 graduating seniors were awarded scholarships totaling $18,350. The scholarships are awarded annually to any graduating student at LaBelle High School that completes the application and attends the interview process by the Foundation […]

Middle School ESE Students Welcome Special Visitors!

Plenty of hands were on deck to participate in the therapy horse visit at LaBelle Middle School. All of the students took turns selecting just the right color to place their handprint on Misty, the miniature horse. After painting, Jules, the Arabian, took students for a ride around the campus courtyard. There was no denying […]

Hendry County Seniors’ graduation pranks cross the line

CLEWISTON — The dubious tradition of high school seniors pranking their institutions and classmates as they graduate to the next stage of life crossed the line between fun and harm this year, at least to chagrined Hendry County School District authorities. At LaBelle High School, it was “just” a fake memorandum that a few seniors […]

LaBelle High School Class of 2019 Top 5 Honor Graduates

LaBelle High School (LHS) is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019’s valedictorian is Travis Gayle and the salutatorian is Eduardo Ramirez-Trejo. Top Five Honor graduates also include Stephen Howard, Shareefa Saheed, and Arleth Ortiz Villa. Travis Oraldo Gayle, Valedictorian is ranked number one of 335 students and has a weighted GPA of 5.24. […]

County Oaks third quarter honor rolls

A Honor Roll Aydan Alan Acevedo, Maximiliano Aguilar, Andrew Jacob Patrick Akin, Garcia, Jennifer Almaza, Ivan Rydel Andrade, Jaylynn Anahli Andrade, Januel Riquelme Arias, Ivan Avila-Zea, Alondra Sofia Banda, Roberto Antonio Barillas, Zoe Vanessa Baron, Julyza Nicole Barrios, Bre’nay Brooklyn-Karshay Beckworth, Shane Bishop, Rylan Reginald Bone, Mauricio Briones, Brysen Alvin Broom, Karson David Buckhanan, Havala […]

Students heed the Call of the Wild

Last week, 600 local students attended the 12th Annual “Call of the Wild” Earth Week at the Hendry House. Various stations were set up both inside and around the outside of the Hendry House, and were visited by students from West Glades, Upthegrove, and LaBelle Elementary School. Earth Week attendees learned about current and local […]