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 […]

Pennies for Patients Campaign

West Glades Jr Beta Club is continuing in the school wide initiative to “PAY IT FORWARD”.  Again this year we hosted the Pennies for Patients campaign, collecting money to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  With the help of classroom teachers, students and parents our school raised $3,529.49 of which all goes towards cancer research.  […]

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 […]