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 […]

Local students learn they can follow their dreams

On June 8, while attending migrant summer school at Country Oaks Elementary School, several students enjoyed hearing from George “Gabe” Gabrielle, who works as a Civil Engineer for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) at the Kennedy Space Center. Students in grades PreK-5 were quite intrigued with the guest speaker and his space-themed presentation. Students […]

Living Wax Museum at Country Oaks Elementary

On May 18, history came to life at Country Oaks Elementary School in LaBelle! Fifth grade teachers and students at COES proudly presented a ‘Living Wax Museum’. Guests were invited to attend the event and learn about various historical figures. A Living Wax Museum is similar to a real wax museum; however, the main difference […]

LMS Production leaves audiences wanting more!

The LaBelle Middle School drama department, under the direction of Olivia Billings presented their latest production this past weekend, May 12 and 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the LaBelle Middle School auditorium. This year the troupe of thespians mounted Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.”. After a very busy year, filled with hard work by these […]

The LaBelle High School Class of 2017’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian

LaBelle High School is proud to announce the Class of 2017 Valedictorian Anamaria Mata Preciado and Salutatorian Austin Cooper Kennedy. Valedictorian Anamaria Mata Preciado is the daughter of Maria and Enrique Mata. Anamaria is graduating with honors, Summa Cum Laude, which requires a 4.0 and higher grade point average. Anamaria’s GPA is 4.9+. Her many […]