Toni Wiersma, Brendan Pritchard retire from Okeechobee school district

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County School Board recognized employees who retired after the 2017-2018 school year at their monthly meeting on June 12. One of the employees retiring this year was director of student services Toni Wiersma, who spent 37 years working for the Okeechobee County School District. Mrs. Wiersma began as a seventh and […]

CES Students of the week

Central Elementary School would like to congratulate the students of the week for the week of May 21. They are: Cesar Alonso, Sebastian Carillo, Josias Ortiz, Yulissa Yanez, David Trejo, Jose Aranda, Osieel Campos, Ben Kay, Andreas Wright, Shyder Gutierrez, Jacon Ayala, Cody Clanton, Gabriel Negron, Jasmyne Saucedo, Arturo Ramos, Yazmin Antonio, Alejandro Garcia, Melanie […]

CES Students of the Week

Central Elementary School students of the week for the week of May 14. They are: Ryan Torres, Alissa Allen, Josias Ortiz, Gary Scherrer III, Brayden Yates, Mason Cruz, Jose Aranda, Logan Hair, Raiden Bishop, Harlee Arnold, Camarion Kelly, Jadir Duran, Emily Campos, Jose Lara, Deisy Serrano, Deonna Orr, Dazmin Urbina, Isaiah Reyes, Qwtaysha Dingle, Jose […]

Schools offer summer meals for children

OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County School District will sponsor free meals at numerous summer “BreakSpots” during May, June, July and August. Breakfast and/or lunch will be provided to all children 18 or younger at the following sites: • Seminole Elementary School, 2690 N.W. 42nd Ave., will serve breakfast from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and lunch from […]

Placement tests show Okeechobee High School students score higher than state average

OKEECHOBEE — According to a report released by the Florida Department of Education, graduates at Okeechobee High School outscored the average of students enrolling in community colleges across the state on common placement tests. The report shows 83.6 percent of Okeechobee students scored at or above the cutoff score for the writing placement test while […]

IRSC honored for excellence; named as one of top 10 finalists for Aspen prize

FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) was named on Tuesday, May 15, as a top-ten national finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. This marks the third time IRSC has been selected as a top ten finalist. […]

OMS Students of the Week

These final OMS Students of the Week for 2017-2018 pictured left to right are Carlos Brito, Maggie Glassburn, Juan Cortez, Ramiro Rodriguez, Kain Joles, Carlos de la Cruz and Mr. Downing! Thanks to all of our Students of the Week for brightening our school year! They really make us proud!

EES Students of the Week

Everglades Elementary School Students are achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of April 30 include: kg, Cayden Stefan, Airioni Alonso, Daneyla Valdez, Allison Fountain; first, Aliliauna Daniels, Allison Rodriguez, Joshlyn Garcia, Aarnavi Karki, second, Noah Harper, William Verez, Emma Quinton, Emily Schneider, Fortino Hernandez, Ramiro Sevilla; third, Trevor Mounts, Maria Perez, Silvia Salazar-Rendon, […]

Free app provides children with thousands of books; go online to okeereads.com to sign up

OKEECHOBEE — The focus of the day was on “one of life’s most important skills – reading,” explained Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Ken Kenworthy at the Okeechobee County School District OkeeReads Early Learning Literacy Innovation Summit, held May 1 in the auditorium of the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. “Our teachers have been coming to us […]

IRSC graduation ceremonies planned; Okeechobee graduates included

OKEECHOBEE — Next week, Indian River State College (IRSC) will celebrate the largest graduating class in the college’s history — 3,951 graduates. Commencement activities mark the sixth consecutive year that the college’s graduating class has exceeded 3,000 students. To accommodate the large graduating class, IRSC will hold four commencement ceremonies over two days at the […]