Local children compete in Future Chef Challenge

This past Wednesday, March 6, things were really heating up in the LaBelle Elementary School cafeteria for the 2019 Future Chefs National Challenge presented by the Hendry County Schools Food Service Department. A panel of distinguished judges seated on the stage, watching ravenously, as the kids worked hard to prepare the recipes they had chosen […]

Youth Show Swine at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds

On Wednesday, February 13, the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show was held. The show consisted of 4-H’ers and FFA members exhibiting their market swine ranging from 200 pounds to 350 pounds. The show was sponsored by Diamond R Fertilizer. The Belt Buckle sponsors were Randy’s Garage, Total Truck Parts, D & D Machine & Hydraulics, Creel […]

Students of the Month for January at LaBelle Elementary School.

LaBelle High SChool January Students and Student Athletes of the Month

2019 School Related Employee of the Year

Golden Apple Teacher of the Year: Aarika Deerey

The Hendry County School District’s Golden Apple Teacher of the Year, Aarika Deerey, admits that school was always a challenge for her. “But I had many people by my side to help me succeed,” she says. Her family moved to LaBelle, from Louisiana, when she was in fourth grade. “My fourth-grade teacher played a huge […]

LaBelle Elementary’s November and December Student’s of the month

LaBelle Elementary’s Student of the Month for November – Left to right. First Row: Aisik Gomez-Escobedo, Riley Munoz, and Abdel Nicolas. Second Row: Janely Hernandez, Jesus Arreguin, Scarlet Alonso-Cruz, Emmelyn Williams, and Aleksi Raya. Third Row: Kimberly Escobedo, Marcos Diaz, Arely Reyes, and Crystal Garcia. Fourth Row: Kaven Thompson, Fernando Ortiz, Ashley Miranda, Jocelyne Gomez, […]

Upthegrove Elementary’s December Students month

Upthegrove Elementry Pre-K-2nd Graders: Pre-K: Parker Smith and Jimmy Enriquez. K: Ruben Villeda, Brian Trejo, Jonah Seibel and Jorden Meiser. 1st: Raven Burkett, Yahairi Garcia-Santamaria, Ally Kemp, Izaac Gonzalez and Brandon Gutierrez. 4th: Olivia Vasquez. 2nd: Emma Pringle, Sophia Arrieta, KC Adams, Ben Austin and Leslie Aguilar. Upthegrove Elementry 3rd-5th Graders: 5th: Jacklyn Agama Juarez, […]

LMS Robotics Team moves on to regionals for the second year in a row

The Techno Waffles is one of two teams at LaBelle Middle School (LMS) and together with the Pyro Pancakes, competed against 26 other teams on Saturday, January 12. There are three areas of competition and the top scorers would move on to Plant City for the regional event. The three areas of competition are Core […]

ESE manual update draws praise in Hendry

CLEWISTON — Hendry County School Board members approved an update Jan. 15 of their Exceptional Student Education Special Policies and Procedures (SP&P) document that will be effective for the current school year through 2020-21. The 135-page document lays out state ESE requirements, adds some district policies and states that together, they all are adopted by […]