The plan for reopening of Hendry County Schools

By the Hendry County School BoardHENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County School district is offering three options for returning to school. We believe there is an option to meet everyone’s needs. After you have familiarized yourself with the options below, please go to the Intent to Return Form located at the end of this document to […]

School Board faces many challenges planning for reopening

Hendry County – During the Hendry County School Board’s regular meeting, held virtually on July 7, they discussed the many challenges they are facing with the August reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. While some districts have plans in the works and solutions on the horizon, some challenges have yet to even be […]

Summer Meal Distribution Program

Hendry County Sodexo Food Service’s Summer Break Spot Program started this week, June 8, 2020. The program provides free, nutritious meals for kids and teens 18 and under during summer break. Food will be distributed throughout LaBelle and Clewiston. For updated information for LaBelle and Clewiston distribution sites and times, visit Hendry County Sodexo Food […]

Community prom postponed following recommendation from FDOH

Beth Barfield, the lead organizer for the local, unsanctioned, High School Prom issued a statement on Facebook, the afternoon of Wednesday, May 27. She wrote: “Good Afternoon Seniors, Unfortunately, All Proms scheduled will have to be postponed. The following statement is from Dr. Joseph Pepe, Ed.D, MSA, Administrator at the Florida Department of Health in […]

Hendry County Teacher of the Year: Leslie J. Harn

Clewiston High School science teacher, Leslie J. Harn, grew up in Immokalee, where his father worked as an orange grove manager and his mother drove a school bus. “I won the school spelling bee for three years in a row when I was a student at Immokalee Middle School,” Harn replied, when asked about his […]

LaBelle Parade shows support for the Class of 2020

LaBelle – While it was not an officially school-sanctioned event, LHS Seniors paraded through town on the evening of Saturday, May 16, accompanied by the HCSO. The parade route followed along the streets where all the 2020 Senior yard signs have been posted, in honor of the hardworking students and the unique challenge they’ve all […]

May 19, 2020 Hendry County School Board Meeting Agenda

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS: Board meetings conducted by The School Board of Hendry County, Florida, in accordance with Section 1001.372, Florida Statutes, will be held in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-69 Suspending Certain Statutory Public Meeting Requirements. In accordance with the Governor’s Order, the Board Members will participate via video conference or conference […]

Volunteers needed for senior sign project

We are going to need volunteers to meet at Barron Park on Saturday, May 16th @ 9am to put the stakes in the signs, and then take them to the route provided by DOT and place them. Please post here if you are available to help,” posted Tina Lappas in the Facebook group named LaBelle […]

FSW CARES Act Student Emergency Funds now available

FORT MYERS — Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) students who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 can now apply for CARES Act Student Emergency Funds. These grants are intended to assist students in need and do not need to be repaid. The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for emergency […]

LHS Class of 2020 top five Honor Graduates

LaBelle High School(LHS) is pleased to announce this year’s Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Sarah Sodrel, and Salutatorian, Sadie Gaskins. Top 5 Honor graduates also include Yuliances Fernandez, Abel Cornejo-Jaramillo, and Marisabel Ortiz. Sarah Sodrel, Valedictorian is ranked number 1 of 348 students and has a weighted GPA of 5.12. She has completed 111 community service […]