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 […]

Upthegrove Elementary’s December Students month

Upthegrove Elementry Pre-K-2nd Graders: Pre-K: Parker Smith and Jimmy Enriquez. K: Ruben Villeda, Brian Trejo, Jonah Seibel and Jorden Meiser. 1st: Raven Burkett, Yahairi Garcia-Santamaria, Ally Kemp, Izaac Gonzalez and Brandon Gutierrez. 4th: Olivia Vasquez. 2nd: Emma Pringle, Sophia Arrieta, KC Adams, Ben Austin and Leslie Aguilar. Upthegrove Elementry 3rd-5th Graders: 5th: Jacklyn Agama Juarez, […]

Students at Upthegrove Elementary School go caroling

The Upthegrove Elementary Carolers were rained out of their performance at the Hendry County Courthouse so it was moved to the art and music room at the school. Bottom: Hendry County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Hoots attended the event and provided all the singers with cookies and juice. Helping Brenda Hoots set up the table […]

Upthegrove Citizens of the Month for November

Pre-K-2nd grades students Front: Sophia Salinas and Penelope Hernandez. Second Row: Aliyah Vela, Leia Rangel, Kadyn Pack and Aurora Urias. Third Row: Alexander Mejia, Angie Prado, Alex Avier, Yahairi Garcia Santamaria, Aileya Venecia and Royce Rodriguez. Back Row: Guadalupe Arrieta, Javier Ayala-Tamayo, Isabella Luna and Mason Wise.   3rd – 5th grade students Front: Jorge […]

Upthegrove Students of the Month for October

Front – Grant Deerey and Krece Wiggins. 2nd Row – Adabel Lopez, Tanajia Merancin, Elena Beltran, Nicole Ruiz-Mendoza and Aubrey Howard. 3rd Row – Zoey Cruz, Emanuel Garcia, Jane Peck, Jeff Paniagua and Sritanvi Penmatsa. Back – Dwayne Barragan, Kymberlee Golemme, Jack Cruz and Robert Howard.   Front – Yaresli Aguirre, Daniel Perez and Clara […]

UES Students of the Month

Prekindergarten through second-grade students selected as Upthegrove Elementary School Students of the Month for September. (back row) Ariana Hernandez, Jelena Hernandez, Leslie Morales and Jerimiah Deleon; (middle row) Darsh Patel, Destiny Cervantes, Maddox Keesey, Dulce Jiminez and Jade Anaya; (on knees) Estelal Velasquez, Stormi Guy, Aria Adams, Julio Gomez and Josiah Serrano. Front: Brooklynn Golemme […]

Upthegrove Elementary Schools Students of the Month for August

K- 2nd Grade Students of the Month for August – First Row: Rodolfo Rodriguez and Addison Gonzalez. Second Row: Francisco Villa, Jestin Davis, Fabian Orduna, Olivia Reyes and Denise Arias-Ruiz. Third Row: Miranda Edwards, Pablo Hernandez Bustama, Reillie Rodriguez, Jean Carlos Cardoza and Perla Martinez-Moreno. Fourth row: Troy Alvarado, Ivette Villeda-Madrid, Jay Adams and Adelaida […]