Tens of thousands of meals served to local children during pandemic

The way we educate our children has obviously experienced some drastic changes recently. But, working through the kinks of sudden online learning hasn’t been the only issue faced by school districts, since schools have been closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Many children don’t just depend on their school for an education, […]

HCSD anticipates drastic changes

While the Hendry County School District Virtual Meeting was brief, everyone involved agreed that the number one priority was to save jobs. The Superintendent of Hendry County Schools, Paul Puletti, suggested that the members of the school board seriously consider drastically cutting costs for the 2020-2021 school year, during the virtual meeting held on the […]

Hendry Schools Meal Distribution Plan

Hendry County Sodexo Food Service employees were hard at work Monday, March 23, 2020 preparing bagged breakfasts and lunches for the students of the Hendry County School District. The revised Meal Dis-tribution Plan for Clewiston and LaBelle Schools was for breakfast and lunch to be served to Clewiston and LaBelle school students from 9:00 am […]

Warthen speaks to DKG

Delta Kappa Gamma enjoyed hearing from 3rd-grade teacher Katie Warthen. Katie is a former 4-year recipient of the DKG scholarship. She shared the experiences of her first two years of teaching and how the support of her team and administration has been helpful to her. Katie emphasized the importance of encouraging people who are called […]

Go Cowboys!!!

Thursday, March 5, the LaBelle High School concert band performed at MPA. The band received straight Superior ratings for the second year in a row. Go, Cowboys!

G.A.A.P. Discussion held at Clewiston Middle School

On January 24, Clewiston Middle School participated in the Gaining Appreciation by Adjusting Perspectives (G.A.A.P.) Discussion. Hendry County Judge Darell Hill acted as the moderator for the round table session that included seven middle school students and 3 Hendry County Sheriff’s Office staff, and County Commissioner Emma Byrd with an audience of 26 youth. When […]

Footsteps2Brilliance comes to Hendry County Schools

Hendry County School District has partnered with Footsteps2Brilliance to bring a transformative, community-wide initiative to all families throughout our county. Recognizing that 47 percent of children in Florida are not ready for Kindergarten, Superintendent Paul Puletti tasked his Director of Federal Programs, Dr. Barbara Mundy, to bring Footsteps2Brilliance here to close the early learning gap […]

Local students named to TCC Fall 2019 President’s List

TALLAHASSEE – More than 1,800 students were named to the Fall 2019 President’s List at Tallahassee Community College. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade point average of 4.0 Christina Rosado, Flor De Santiago Zuniga and Kailee Hernandez both from LaBelle made that list. Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is consistently ranked as one of […]

Congratulations to the 2020 Golden Apple Teachers

The Hendry County School District has named the 2020 Golden Apple Teachers and they are: Front Row (left to right): Julie McGirt (LMS), Sherry Irey (EES), Rita Story (CES), Theresa Barber (LES) and George Wedeles (UES). Back Row (left to right): Daniel Soto (LHS), Joshua Hanna (CMS), Kristopher VanderBaan (WES), Leslie Harn (CHS) and Ryan […]

LaBelle native Wilson competes for Alvernia’s football team

READING, PA (01/06/2020)– Leland Wilson of LaBelle, competed as a member of the Golden Wolves football team during the 2019 season while studying Undecided at Alvernia University. Wilson is a graduate of LaBelle High School. Alvernia is an active member of the Middle Atlantic Conference’s (MAC) – Commonwealth Conference, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) […]