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 […]

Girls Weightlifting is wrapping up season with lifters heading to state

LaBelle Cowgirls had the opportunity to host both 1A District 15 Regionals and 1A Region 8 competition this year. The Cowgirls did not disappoint! At the District competition held on Thursday, January 17 the Cowgirls outlifted everyone in their District to finish as back to back 1A District 15 Champions! They had four individual District […]

Renier Pupo from LHS received offers from Duke and Yale

Renier Pupo from LaBelle High School has gotten offers from both Yale and Duke University. He has spent last summer at Duke University: “I went to Duke for the summer because I really wanted to expand my education outside of LHS,” Renier explains, “I found out that they had a summer program, after talking to […]

Clewiston Elementary Schools placed on a brief lockdown

Clewiston Elementary Schools were on a brief lockdown today until deputies apprehended a man who entered Central Elementary School. Deputy Julio Perez was on duty today at Central Elementary when he witnessed a man enter the front door of the school. He then heard Principal Melissa Carter say that the man was not permitted to […]

Summer school students take a field trip around LaBelle

Each year Hendry County Schools offer a summer program to students of migrant workers through the federal programs. This year the elementary students of LaBelle Schools studied cities, so to end the unit of study, students took a field trip around LaBelle to see how a city works together. The trip started at City Hall […]

Improvements planned for LaBelle Elementary

Improvement plans are underway for LaBelle Elementary School, which was given a failing grade by the state. The district’s School Grades were also presented at the July 17 meeting of the Hendry County School Board. Dr. Barbara Mundy, Director of Federal Programs explained the scoring system. Over all the Hendry County School District (HCSD) had […]

Student Drivers 2018 Top Drivers

The following students were selected as the top driver’s for the 2018 Summer School Driver’s Education Program. The program helped prepare over 65 students to drive safely and lawfully and exempted each individual from taking the Florida Driver License Class E Knowledge Exam and Driving Skills Test. From front to back are Nyah Aguilar, Christianna […]