LHS Band receives Excellent Rating

Our beloved LaBelle High School (LHS) Marching Band traveled to Fort Myers High School, for their required, nerve-wracking Band Music Assessments this past weekend. “The purpose of the Band Music Performance Assessments, as stated on the official Florida State Music Association’s website, is to provide opportunities for students and directors to perform in an environment […]

LHS Homecoming Town Spirit

The LaBelle High School (LHS) students want to see your school pride as they show theirs. They would like to invite the wonderful businesses of LaBelle to join them in celebrating Homecoming week. Come and support the LHS students by showing that their school spirit is throughout LaBelle. Decorate your storefront windows in the LHS […]

American Legion Post 130 donates to LHS cheerleader for trip

By Myra Johnson Special to the Caloosa Belle Sophomore Haylee O’Bannon is a Varsity Cheerleader with the opportunity of a life time. This summer Haylee was selected, due to her superior cheerleading, dance, and leadership skills, as an All American Cheerleader with the Universal Cheerleading Association. As a Varsity All American Cheerleader she has the […]

Spooky Science Experiments at LaBelle Middle School

LaBelle Middle School’s Science Club performs science experiments to learn about chemical reactions and to help show that learning about science can be really fun, and pretty gross, too. Recently Ms. Erskin introduced a project using yeast, soap, and peroxide to create a foamy exothermic reaction. The peroxide in this reaction is broken down into […]

LaBelle High School Marching Band competes in Mariner Triton Invitational

The importance of music in schools, is supported by a multitude of studies that show how music positively affects the brain, especially learning to playing instruments. Playing music keeps the brain active and growing, can help relieve stress, and is known to alleviate depression and anxiety. Marching band members are not just musicians, they’re endurance […]

Governor Ron DeSantis announces proposal to increase minimum salary for Florida Teachers

Middleburg, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers across the state. The Governor’s proposed 2020 budget recommendation will include a pay raise for more than 101,000 teachers in Florida by raising the minimum salary to $47,500. According to the National Education Association, Florida ranks 26th in the […]

Fine Dining in our local School Cafeterias

Upon visiting a few of our local school cafeterias this week, at lunchtime, I was somewhat stunned by the enticing presentation and plethora of options. There were fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, a variety of healthy drink choices, and so many delicious main courses. It more closely resembled a restaurant rather than a school cafeteria. […]

LaBelle’s Own Airman Ryan Perry: Called to Serve

While LaBelle is an amazing and wonderful community, life in a small town like this can sometimes feel isolating to the kids who grow up here. While they sometimes seem out of reach, there are many different opportunities for our youth to get out to see the world, experience different cultures, and have new experiences. […]

Adult classes to be given in Clewiston, LaBelle, Montura

LABELLE — Did you know that the Hendry County School District offers adult education classes that can lead to a person learning a skilled trade and earning good money? Hendry County Schools Adult Education offers the fol­lowing classes and programs starting Monday, Aug. 12. Call the office at 863-983-1511 for enrollment information or visit our […]

Back-to-school initiative provides school supplies to local students

U.S. Sugar, FPL, Hendry County Public Schools Foundation, and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department have come together to work on a back-to-school initiative, launched by The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and its Red Apple Supplies (RAS) Program. This is an effort to serve the needs of Title 1 schools, which are schools that […]