Hendry County Teacher of the Year: Leslie J. Harn

Clewiston High School science teacher, Leslie J. Harn, grew up in Immokalee, where his father worked as an orange grove manager and his mother drove a school bus. “I won the school spelling bee for three years in a row when I was a student at Immokalee Middle School,” Harn replied, when asked about his […]

May 19, 2020 Hendry County School Board Meeting Agenda

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS: Board meetings conducted by The School Board of Hendry County, Florida, in accordance with Section 1001.372, Florida Statutes, will be held in accordance with Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-69 Suspending Certain Statutory Public Meeting Requirements. In accordance with the Governor’s Order, the Board Members will participate via video conference or conference […]

Tens of thousands of meals served to local children during pandemic

The way we educate our children has obviously experienced some drastic changes recently. But, working through the kinks of sudden online learning hasn’t been the only issue faced by school districts, since schools have been closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Many children don’t just depend on their school for an education, […]

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 […]