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 […]

Register for Free Summer Pre-K Program Country Oaks Elementary

Tuesday, May 16, 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary Tuesday, May 23, 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary Tuesday, May 30, 5 – 7:00 p.m. at Country Oaks Elementary Hendry County Schools will be offering a free voluntary pre-k program this summer. If you have a child that will be 5 […]

FSW opens the Curtis Center

Education is the key to success and, in this inland area, for many people higher education means Florida Southwestern State College. Since 1994 when the college first offered a few classes in a remote corner of LaBelle High School, local students have looked at the institution as an entryway to the rest of their lives. […]

LaBelle High School 2017 Senior Checklist

The 16-17 School year is coming to a close and the LHS Administration would like to encourage Senior parents to ask questions or get help with some important tasks. There are several Senior tasks to be finished before the school year ends. We would hope that all seniors have a head start on their future […]

Hendry Schools earn Farm to School grant

Ask most kids and you’ll find out where food comes from – the store, of course! Not exactly the way their parents and grandparents see it. So, thanks to San Juanita Perez, Hendry County School District Food Service Account Clerk, lots of local children will soon be getting a much clearer idea of where those […]

Teachers recognized at Golden Apple Dinner

Master of Ceremonies Lance Ramer of Clewiston started the program off with a warm welcome to everyone. He thanked all the different “behind the scenes” people who planned and put together the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner which was catered by Cassie Williams of Cracker Cookin and Caterin. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Rev. Dwayne […]

Sodexo updates School Board on service

Full of excitement and enthusiasm, Erwin T. Evans Sr., with Sodexo met with the Hendry County School Board on August 2 to give a first year update on their food services program. The two institutions partnered together last year to prepare and serve all students a nutritional breakfast and lunch. This program is offered for […]

School district earns solid ‘C’ grade

Hendry County Superintendent of Schools Paul Puletti is clearly pleased with the results of the 2015-16 Florida Standards Assessment. The entire district is ranked a “solid C,” Mr. Puletti said, and he sees the upswing in grades as a continuing process. The statewide school grades just came out and Mr. Puletti sees a lot to […]

Florida SouthWestern celebrates another milestone

A very pleased group of people gathered at the Hendry/Glades Florida Southwestern College campus on a beautiful June morning this week to celebrate the continuing commitment of the college and the community to higher education for inland students. The old building had been torn down months ago and the land stands ready for a new […]

Special Olympics: Leveling the playing field

Giggles and pride were the order of the day when some 70 energetic youth approached athletic challenges with determination as other athletes and adults cheered them on. Like children everywhere, these Hendry County students had come together in the spirit of fun on the field of athletic competition. No matter that these young athletes will […]