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 […]

Basquin, Busin retain School Board seats

Incumbent School Board members Jon Basquin and Stephanie Schneider Busin won re-election by comfortable margins during the Hendry County primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 28. In the nonpartisan election, for the School Board District 4 seat, Ms. Busin received 873 votes (70 percent) to 374 for Mercedes Perdomo Reese; and for the School Board District […]

Try-Out for the LMS Broncos

The LaBelle Middle School football Broncos will host try – outs for all incoming 6th – 8th grade students August 13-18, 2:45-4:45 p.m. at LMS. Each student must have an updated FHSAA sports physical before trying out. The football program is also looking for sponsors, as you know the cost of maintaining a football program […]

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 […]

Hatfield named LaBelle Elementary’s new principal

Jane Hatfield is the new Principal of LaBelle Elementary School: “I started my teaching career as an English teacher at Clewiston High School for twelve years. After that I worked in Naples at Gulf Coast High School for two years. Then I became an assistant principal at LaBelle High School and West Glades after that […]

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 […]

Guardian Program is evolving at Hendry Schools

The world has never been a safe place but for most people there were places that seemed so. Schools were on that list. It has always been reasonable and expected that when parents sent their children to school in the morning, they would come home in the same condition that afternoon as when they left. […]

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 […]