Teachers drive to show support for their students

The Florida Department of Education has extended the closure of our state’s schools until May 1. But Hendry and Glades schools like Country Oaks Elementary, West Glades School, Eastside, Westside, Central, and Clewiston Middle School found their parking lots filled with vehicles on Tuesday, March 31, as teachers and staff planned drive-by parades through their […]

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 […]

Update from Hendry County Sodexo Food Service

UPDATE: Parents/Guardians may now pick up meals WITHOUT the child being present. The volunteer staff will have student rosters from each school and they will verify what school the child is in. Once they confirm this, the meals will be handed to the parent/guardian. This process MUST be done on a daily basis. Thank you […]

Footsteps2Brilliance comes to Hendry County Schools

Hendry County School District has partnered with Footsteps2Brilliance to bring a transformative, community-wide initiative to all families throughout our county. Recognizing that 47 percent of children in Florida are not ready for Kindergarten, Superintendent Paul Puletti tasked his Director of Federal Programs, Dr. Barbara Mundy, to bring Footsteps2Brilliance here to close the early learning gap […]

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 […]

Students of the Month for January at LaBelle Elementary School.

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 […]