Gamma Zeta DKG Honors Educators

Local Educators gathered recently at the Bridge Street Coffee & Tea Shop in LaBelle for an afternoon Coffee Happy Hour to honor Hendry County and beyond Retired Teachers. Retired attendees enjoyed fellowship with local active teachers, Charlie’s special coffee and tea beverages and door prizes. Delta Kappa Gamma Vice-President Lisa Horton chaired this event and […]

Leadership Day at COES

On May 8, Country Oaks Elementary School held their Inaugural Community Leadership Day. Leadership and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids serve as a foundation that helps to unleash every child’s unique gifts and talents while providing them with opportunities to be a leader. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Habit #1 – Be Proactive: […]

Hernjandez-Trejo heading to Southern Cal

“I’m really excited,” said Jose Hernandez-Trejo, seventeen year old graduating Senior of LaBelle High School, on his upcoming move to Los Angeles, California where he will be attending The University of Southern California. “I visited a few weeks ago and I didn’t want to leave on the flight back! I was hoping the flight would […]

Guardian Program is evolving at Hendry Schools

The world has never been a safe place but for most people there were places that seemed so. Schools were on that list. It has always been reasonable and expected that when parents sent their children to school in the morning, they would come home in the same condition that afternoon as when they left. […]

LaBelle High School Class of 2018 Highest Honors graduates

LaBelle High School is starting a new tradition for recognizing students who graduate with honors. Like many high schools in Florida, the title of Valedictorian and Salutatorian will no longer be used. Students at LHS who meet the criteria of a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 4.1 or higher and complete required community service […]

Hendry County students reign at state academic competition

On the weekend of April 19-21, a team of students from Clewiston High School and LaBelle High School went to Disney in Orlando to compete in the statewide Commissioner’s Academic Challenge, where they took home first place in Division III. This year’s Hendry County Academic Team consisted of handpicked students from both LaBelle and Clewiston […]

Four FSW Employees Recognized with NISOD Awards

Four Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) faculty and staff members have been named winners of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award for 2018. NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize college faculty, staff and administrators each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. FSW students and employees […]

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 […]