Residents share opinions on Guardian Program

Residents of Hendry and Glades counties voiced their opinions on the Guardian Program at the School Safety Forum on Monday, April 9 at the LaBelel High School. Ramiro Rodriguez, head of the Hendry County Recreation Department, agreed with protecting schools but said there are other ways besides using guns. He suggested that teachers, administrators and […]

HC School Board holds School Safety Forum

Members of the Hendry County School Board spoke about safety procedures already in place and measures being taken to improve our children’s safety at the School Safety Forum on April 9. “I’m the first Superintendent in Hendry County history that actually has to worry about children being murdered,” said Superintendent Paul Puletti, “I’m dreading the […]

Sheriff Whidden explains the Guardian Program at school forum

Sheriff Steve Whidden explained the requirements of volunteers in the Guardian Program after having those in attendance at the School Safety Forum, at LaBelle High School, envision a hypothetical school shooting. “The Parkland shooting scared the hell out of me,” said Whidden. He said he realizes if someone does their homework they can enter our […]

Pennies for Patients Campaign

West Glades Jr Beta Club is continuing in the school wide initiative to “PAY IT FORWARD”.  Again this year we hosted the Pennies for Patients campaign, collecting money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  With the help of classroom teachers, students and parents our school raised $3,529.49 of which all goes towards cancer research.  […]

LMS robotics team, The Techno Waffles, advance to regionals

Three robotics teams from LaBelle participated in the district level qualifying tournament on January 13 at Cypress Lake Middle School. The Atomic Narwhals, LaBelle’s only elementary team, worked diligently the past few months to earn points in three categories: Robot Games, Project, and Core Values. These three events are judged and the teams ranked according […]

Tyler O’Ferrell is a FSU Graduate

Tyler O’Ferrell, the son of Wendy and Wesley O’Ferrell, graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University on May 6, 2017, and was named on the Dean’s List each semester. He is a member of Chi Epsilon, a Civil Engineering Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma the freshman honor society, and he was also a member of […]

‘Mindset’ Matters

I was recently introduced to a book called ‘Mindset’ by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., by a friend who works in education. The premise of the book is a breakdown of two different mentalities or ‘mindsets’; one being a ‘growth mindset’ and the other a ‘fixed mindset’. The way that these two mindsets are defined according […]

LaBelle Middle School Robotics Club is gearing up!

By Greg Zimmerly Special to the Caloosa Belle The LaBelle Middle School Robotics Club is gearing up for the new season! The “Techno Waffles” is excited to begin their second season as a part of the Lego League, an organization founded on eight core values that students demonstrate as they compete with other teams around […]

Three Hendry County students win foundation scholarships

Uncommon Friends Foundation is pleased to announce Hendry County winners of 2017 student scholarships. Hilliard Scholarships went to Robyn Basquin and Stephanie Canales of Clewiston and a Technical College Scholarship went to Giovanni Cruz of LaBelle. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults, and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, law, […]

Astronaut visits area summer school students

On June 14, Dr. Barbara Mundy, Program Administrator for Federal Programs, organized an event for several LaBelle area summer school students and presented them with a surprise of a lifetime. Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez gave an amazing presentation that both motivated and educated this group of children and their teachers. His inspiring story captivated his […]