OKEECHOBEE — The stakes were high for the second straight year when Okeechobee hosted a state department of education committee Monday trying to convince them to spend state dollars to replace OHS. Superintendent Kenneth Kenworthy said it is cheaper to rebuild than remodel. The county requested $65 million this year from the state. Last time […]
OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee School Board took another step in an effort to replace Okeechobee High School and handled some housekeeping matters at the last regular meeting of the year on Tuesday. The school board approved the hiring of a firm to form a plan to construct a new high school. They considered five options […]
OKEECHOBEE — The national debate over the Pledge of the Allegiance came to Okeechobee Tuesday. The state approved a law that allows parents to allow their children to not participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. The board Oct. 11 discussed a proposed policy change on the agenda to follow Florida law. Board member Joe Arnold […]
OKEECHOBEE — It appears the attendance woes that affected Okeechobee and other schools around the nation last year have continued into the new year. Twenty-one percent of Okeechobee students had nine or more unexcused absences last year, a total of 1,275 students. At the elementary level 14 percent of students had a high rate of […]
OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee had two B schools and a D School, while all the others were C schools for the 2015-2016 school year. The Florida Department of Education released the school grades Friday. While Okeechobee was the best in the Heartland District, the district grade was once again a C. There were success stories. Osceola Middle […]
OKEECHOBEE — Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy has named the four new principals who have been hired by the school system in an unprecedented shake up of the local school system this week. Joseph Stanley takes over at Central Elementary, Jody Hays at Yearling Middle School, Tuuli Robinson at North Elementary, and Dr. Thelma Jackson at […]
These photos were taken at the Annual Scholarship Night at the Okeechobee High School. Our community comes together and donates to graduating seniors.
These photos are from Yearling Middle School’s end of year sports awards.
These photos were taken at the OHS graduation on Saturday, June 4 at the AG Center for the Class of 2016.
Everglades Elementary School students are achieving in the classroom for the week of May 9 include: KG, Dario Vasquez, Hunter Clark, Jacqueline Sanchez, Lizet Orozco, Ulani Herrera; First, Jorge Burgos, Audrey Perez, Sarahi Catalan, Jazmin Hernandez, Eva Sanchez; Second, Riley Hight, Hayden Slovenski, Brandon Sixto-Perez, Caden Cain, Liliaine Villarreal, Alexander Harris-Shadix; Third, Odalis Garcia-Balderas, Madison […]