Gove Elementary celebrates Hispanic heritage

BELLE GLADE — The Palm Beach County School Board has proclaimed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, the district’s schools and departments will celebrate the unique diversity and contributions of Hispanic and Latino culture. At Gove Elementary, Mrs. Rand’s and Mrs. Castilla’s classes are working collaboratively on a Hispanic […]

LSMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

BELLE GLADE — On Sept. 27, after parents and staff finished the School Advisory (SAC) meeting at Lake Shore Middle School (LSMS), they got together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic parents, motivated by Ms. Estrella’s idea, brought a dish representing their country. This way every member attending the meeting could have a taste of […]

VIP Belle Glade tour and visit to Children’s Center

Community leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities in western Palm Beach County Special to the Lake Okeechobee News PALM BEACH COUNTY — Community leaders in Palm Beach County are invited to attend a chartered VIP bus tour of the Belle Glade community, including a visit to the First Haitian Baptist Church Children’s Development Center, on […]

Gove Elementary School events

• Oct. 8-12: Fall Book Fair in the Media Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. daily • Oct. 10-18: Walk to School Day at 7 a.m. • Oct. 10: Sixth grade field trip to Kravis Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Oct. 11: Fall Book Fair open for parents […]

Student is recognized

BELLE GLADE — Shanyna Senorine (left), who is a fourth-grader in Mrs. Mawali’s classroom at Belle Glade Elementary, is pictured along with Principal Robera Walker (right). Shanyna received a letter from Gov. Rick Scott for making a perfect score on her 2018 Math Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). She is the granddaughter of Ms. Annie Hunter.

Belle Glade Library Happenings

• Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 1 p.m. – English Exchange (2 hours) • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.: After-School Math Club Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 minutes) • Friday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m.: After-School Gaming. Ages 7 and up. Preregister. (60 minutes) • […]

Voter registration deadline Oct. 9 for General Election

PALM BEACH COUNTY — For voters who wish to cast a ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election, the deadline to register to vote is on Tuesday, Oct, 9. You may visit www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.govt to register to vote or visit our website at to complete a Florida Voter Registration form and print, sign and mail […]

All county managed beaches now closed

Due to health and safety concerns, the remaining three county beaches that had been open as of Thursday (Oct. 4) at noon have now been closed. Staff reports throat/nose/eye irritation. Parking lots, picnic areas, and pavilions not on the beach will continue to be open. There have been reports of limited fish kills on some […]

Pahokee Middle Senior High School events for Oct.

FAFSA Training for Senior Parents Parents will be trained on completing the FASFA with assistance from a local college and guidance counselors on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 8-10 a.m. in Room 2-203; 5-7 p.m. in Room 2-203; Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Anquan Boldin Stadium. Parent Trainings on Academic Success Provide parents […]

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes scheduled for Sept. 29

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Division of Mosquito Control will be conducting aerial spraying beginning at sunset on Saturday, September 29, weather permitting. The planned coverage area of approximately 82,000 acres will target populated areas in and near Jupiter Farms and the Glades communities. West Nile Virus has been confirmed in two […]