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 […]

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 […]

Inspirational people of Hendry County: Erwin Evans, General Manger of Sodexo

Sodexo is a Worldwide Service Management Company and one of the largest employers on the planet. Erwin Evans is the happy-go-lucky, always enthusiastic, General Manager for Sodexo here in Hendry County, which provides meals for the Hendry County School District. Evans has been the General Manger for five years, and hopes to continue making a […]

Fine Dining in our local School Cafeterias

Upon visiting a few of our local school cafeterias this week, at lunchtime, I was somewhat stunned by the enticing presentation and plethora of options. There were fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, a variety of healthy drink choices, and so many delicious main courses. It more closely resembled a restaurant rather than a school cafeteria. […]

Back-to-school initiative provides school supplies to local students

U.S. Sugar, FPL, Hendry County Public Schools Foundation, and the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department have come together to work on a back-to-school initiative, launched by The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and its Red Apple Supplies (RAS) Program. This is an effort to serve the needs of Title 1 schools, which are schools that […]

Hendry’s rising school grades hearten Puletti

LABELLE — Superintendent Paul Puletti sees signs in the state Department of Education’s recent report of school grades that public education in Hendry County is improving. While the district maintained the same overall grade of “C,” one grade school saw its score rise out of failing territory and jumped off the state DOE’s close watch […]

County Oaks third quarter honor rolls

A Honor Roll Aydan Alan Acevedo, Maximiliano Aguilar, Andrew Jacob Patrick Akin, Garcia, Jennifer Almaza, Ivan Rydel Andrade, Jaylynn Anahli Andrade, Januel Riquelme Arias, Ivan Avila-Zea, Alondra Sofia Banda, Roberto Antonio Barillas, Zoe Vanessa Baron, Julyza Nicole Barrios, Bre’nay Brooklyn-Karshay Beckworth, Shane Bishop, Rylan Reginald Bone, Mauricio Briones, Brysen Alvin Broom, Karson David Buckhanan, Havala […]

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 […]