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  • Welcome to LaBelle High School

     4050 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle FL 33935

     

    Phone: (863) 674-4120

    Fax: (863) 674-4571

     

    David Kelley, Principal

    Tammy Bass, Assistant Principal

    Ryan Harris, Dean

    Chelsa Skipper, Dean

    Chris Siner, Athletic Director 

     

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COWBOY NEWS CORNER

  • LABELLE HIGH SCHOOL IS CRUSHING CERTIFICATIONS!!

    The Business Department at LaBelle High School had a record number of Microsoft Office Experts and Microsoft Office Specialists during the 2017-18 school year.  There was a total of 22 different students who were Microsoft Experts in MS-Word or MS-Excel.There were 64 freshmen who received the Microsoft Office Specialist certification as well as 33 sophomores, 7 juniors and 9 seniors.  In order to become a Microsoft Office Specialist, you must pass three separate certification tests. Our students all passed MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint. To become an expert you must first have your Microsoft Office Specialist certification and then pass two Expert certification tests in MS-Word or MS-Excel. LaBelle High School also added CIW-Internet Business Association certification this year.  We had 91 students who certified in it this year. Pictured below are the groups of students who gained certifications. GREAT JOB COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS!!!!!!

    9th Grade Certs

    10 Grade Certs

    11th Grade Certs

    MOS Experts

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  • Smart Social Newsletter

    Parents here is a great post about what you need to know about the second season of "13 Reasons Why" a television show your child may be watching. Follow the link here. 13 Reasons Why Season 2: What Parents Need to Know

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  • Congrats to the class of 2018!

    Class of 2018

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  • The Labelle Anglers were afforded the opportunity to tour U.S. Sugar on May 8th. The club received a tour of the entire process, field to mill. After the tour they were treated to a lunch at Roland Martin Marina and given a wonderful surprise with guest speaker FLW Tour Angler, Scott Martin. He spoke with the anglers about Lake Okeechobee, and the environmental impact they can have as not only fishermen , but stewards of their community. 

    LA with Scott Martin

    LA with US Sugar

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  • Labelle High School Class of 2018 Highest Honors

    Labelle High School is starting a new tradition for recognizing students who graduate with honors. Like many high schools in Florida, the title of Valedictorian and Salutatorian will no longer be used. Students at LHS who meet the criteria of a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 4.1 or higher and complete required community service hours, will be awarded the recognition of Highest Honors. Labelle High School’s Class of 2018 has forty-three students who will graduate with Highest Honors and is proud to announce the students with the 5 highest GPA’s.

    Lazaro Sandoval has a weighted GPA of 5.20. He has completed 109 hours of community service. His achievements include being a Sunshine State Scholar, a National Merit Finalist, and a National Hispanic Scholar. Lazaro will be attending the University of Miami.

    Gerardo Rivas-Leal has a weighted GPA of 5.14 and has completed 120 community service hours. In addition to meeting his high school graduation requirements, Gerardo was awarded an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from Florida SouthWestern State College. He will be attending Florida Institute of Technology.

    Rene Gomez has a weighted GPA of 5.05 and has completed 200 community service hours. He is a recipient of College Board’s AP Scholar with Distinction Award and has completed 12 AP courses in his high school career. Rene will be attending Florida SouthWestern State College.

    Emma Bridwell has a weighted GPA of 4.94 and has completed 128 community service hours. She is an active member of the LHS Band and has received personal Superior ratings at all Regional and State level Solo and Ensemble competitions. Emma is currently the LHS Band Captain, the Math Team Co-Captain, and the National Honor Society Historian. She spends free time at Riverside Camp and Retreat Center sharing God’s love in His beautiful creation with others. Emma is majoring in International and Global Studies at the University of Central Florida. After getting her degree, her plans are to become a Humanitarian and join the Peace Corps.  

    Jose Hernandez-Trejo has a weighted GPA of 4.89 and has completed 91 hours of community service. He received College Board’s AP Scholar with Distinction Award and the University of Rochester’s Bausch +Lomb Honorary Science Award. In addition, Jose received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program in recognition of his outstanding academic promise. Jose is a National Hispanic Scholar and a QuestBridge Scholar. He will attend the University of Southern California.

    Labelle High School would like to invite family, friends, and the community to the Class of 2018’s baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies. Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 7pm in the LHS auditorium. Graduation will be Saturday, May 19th at 8am at the LHS Football Stadium.

    Highest Honors

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  • Congratulations are in order for James Rivers who was given an achievement award by the State Education Board the other day! Way to go James!!

    James Rivers

    James Rivers 2

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  • Honor Band

     

    Several of the LHS Band members were selected to participate in the prestigious University of Miami Frost School of Music Honor Band. Congrats and keep up the great work!

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  • Congratulations to the students at LaBelle High School who made the Honor Roll for the Second Quarter and those students who exhibited Perfect Attendance throughout the First Semester. There were over 250 students on A/B Honor Roll and over 50 on Straight A Honor Roll. There were also nearly 50 students who were at school everyday and never missed a period during the whole First Semester!
     
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  • This past weekend 24 members of the LHS Key Club went to Challenger Middle School in Cape Coral and participated in the Meals of Hope program. Together with the help of the middle schoolers Our Key Clubbers packaged over 10,000 food packages in just under 2 hours!!! Great Job Key Club you all are great representatives of LHS!

    Key Club

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  • Last week over 500 people registered for our FREE webinar: 

    "Learn the 30+ bad apps your students should avoid"

    This free webinar will walk you through all of the bad apps we suggest your students should not use. 
     
    The latest social media app guide we have reviewed is GroupMe (and we don't like it). 
     

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    GroupMe App (Owned by Microsoft)
    Age: 13+
    GroupMe is a messaging app where users can send group or private messages from their computer or phone using WiFi. Since activity from the GroupMe app doesn’t show up on their parents’ phone bill, some students use the app to hide their messaging activity. The app has built-in features that allow users to search the web directly from the app. There is no way to moderate or filter that content. Watch our GroupMe App video.
     
     

    thumbs-down IMVU app


    IMVU App
    Age: 17+
    IMVU is an app where users create custom avatars and use them to chat with strangers in random chats or 3D chat rooms. This app can be used by predators to try and get victims to share their phone number, send photos, and video chat off of the app. Content on IMVU is inappropriate for teens and avatars can be used to simulate explicit activities. Watch our IMVU App video.

    thumbs-down Gather app


    Gather App
    Age: 13+
    The Gather app is an event planning app that makes it easy for users to create and share real life events. Invitations can be sent to anyone in a user’s phone contacts, even if they don’t have the app. The app uses a method of spamming that creates false credibility since users think their friends are suggesting they use the app. Watch our Gather App video.
     

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    tbh App (Owned by Facebook)
    Age: 12+
    TBH stands for “to be honest”, and the tbh app is a social networking platform where users anonymously answer questions/polls about their classmates. Even though the questions/polls are approved by the developers, tbh can still promote bullying and make it easier for students to become a target. Watch our tbh App video.
     

    Parents: Learn Snapchat In Parent University

    • This program gives parents videos to watch with their kids
    • Students listen to an outside trusted expert and are more engaged
    • Parents also get classes that bring them up to speed on Snapchat
    Learn more about Parent University
     
     
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  • FOOTBALL SENIOR NIGHT

     

    This years football seniors will be honored at tonights game. It is the last regular season home game and the last game of the season!

    Football Seniors

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  • CALOOSA CHASE 5K RUN CANCELLED

     

    Unfortunately this years Caloosa Chase has been cancelled. We look forward hosting the event again next year!

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  • LHS FIREFIGHTER ACADEMY 

     

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    The LaBelle High School Firefighter Academy, led by teacher Amy Perez, poses for a picture in their uniforms in front of the school. 


     

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  • HURRICANE IRMA CLEAN-UP

     

    Principal Kelley led massive cleanup efforts at LaBelle High School along with Site Supervisor Charlie Haas, as other administrators and custodians helped get LaBelle High School ready for students to return on Wednesday, September 20. Great job! 

     

    Irma Cleanup     Irma Cleanup

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    STUDENTS OF THE MONTH OF AUGUST ANNOUNCED!

     

    August Students of the Month: Marquis Mitchell & Emma Bridwell

     

    Aug 2017 Students of the Month

     

    August Student-Athletes of the Month 2017: Alondra Reyna & Nicholas Williams

     

    August 2017 Student-Athletes of the Month

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    VETERAN TEACHERS RETIRE 

     

    Congrats to Megan Greenleaf and Brent Ringler who are retiring at the end of the year after several decades of service to Hendry County. Below are some pictures from their retirement ceremony. Thank You for all your years of hard work and service!

     

    Megan Greenleaf

     

    Brent Ringler

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    LHS STUDENT EARNS SCHOLARSHIP FOR FAFSA

     

    Scholarship Awarded

    Thalia receives a $500.00 scholarship from FutureMakers Southwest Florida for the FAFSA Challenge!

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    2017 SOFTBALL DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

     

     

    Softball District Champs

     

    The Cowgirl Softball team defeated Lincoln Park 2-1 on April 27th to win the District Championship! On their road to the Championship they also defeated cross-county rival Clewiston High School 3-2 in the semi-finals! This means that in they won the season series against Clewiston 2 games to 1. Congrats Cowgirls!!!

     

    Softball Closeup

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    LHS STUDENT SELECTED FOR SLE AT WEST POINT

     

    LaBelle High School's John Donges was selected to attend the Summer Leaders Experience at the U.S. Military Academy. The camp provides attendees with first hand knowledge of life at West Point. John's invitation to the prestigious summer camp also denotes mastery of the first hurdle towards acceptance into the Academy. The next step towards acceptance would be obtaining a nomination from a congressman or senator from our area. John maintains a 4.5 grade point average along with participating in dual enrolled classes at SWF State.  John would be the fourth LaBelle High School student in the past seven years to be accepted to the Academy. John Marotti, LHS class of 2011, Morgan Pepitone, LHS class of 2013 , and Michael Martinez, LHS class of 2015,  were all accepted to West Point. The LHS staff is very proud of John for working hard and following his dreams. 

     

     John Donges

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    4th ANNUAL CALEB RIMES INVITE
     
     
     
    The Boys Weightlifting team came in 2nd place with a combined total of 55 points. There were a total of nine schools that came to LaBelle High School to compete in the 4th Annual Caleb Rimes Invite. 
     
    First place finishers: Santiago Morales, Noey Espinoza & Josue Gonzalez 
    Second pace finishers: Edward Brown & Jonathan Morales 
     
    Santiago Morales in the 119 weight class was crowned the Pound for Pound Champion.
     
    The Boys Weightlifting Team pictured with Caleb Rimes
    Pictured is the Boys Weightlifting team with Caleb Rimes
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    COWGIRL WEIGHTLIFTERS AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

     

     Regional Champions

    The Cowgirl Weightlifting Team competed at the FHSAA Class 1A Region 8 Tournament in Sebring on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and brought home the Regional Championship trophy! Three Cowgirls (Sierra Nunez, Angelica Cuellar and Joselin Mancilla) qualified for the FHSAA State Finals on Thursday, February 2 - Friday, February 3 at Belleview High School. Great job Cowgirls and good luck! 

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    MALE/FEMALE OUTSTANDING ATHLETES OF FALL ANNOUNCED

     

    Congrats to our Male and Female Most Outstanding Athletes of the Fall Season. Cross Country Runners Yoan Prado and Esmeralda Rodriguez were honored at the Fall Sports Award Ceremony December 14th. They are pictured below with Cross Country Coach Jef Frost! Congrats Yoan and Esmeralda!

     

    Mermer and Yoan

     

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  • ISAIAH ASBED GAINING ATTENTION WITH HIGH SAT SCORES

    Isaiah is an 11 year old student at LaBelle High School and is scoring super scores on his SAT test. Below is a picture of Hendry County Superintendent Paul Puletti recognizing Isaiah for his outstanding achievements. Attached is a story published by the News-Press recently. GREAT JOB ISAIAH!!!

     

    Isaiah and Mr Puletti

     

    News-Press Article:

    11 Yr Old Scoring High on SAT

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  • SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION HELPS ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOMS!

     

    Thanks to Sun Coast Credit Union there are new Touchscreen Displays in classrooms!! These screens are helping students improve learning through the use of technology in the classroom. Pictured below is LHS student Nick Williams with one of the new displays.

     

    Nick Williams with new Display

     

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  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) SCORES SHOW POSITIVE TREND AT LHS

    LaBelle High School received their summer scores and would like to recognize teacher and student achievement. Mr. Cadet's AB and BC Calculus classes had a 100% pass rate. Mrs. Rodriguez's AP Spanish class had a 75% pass rate. Mrs. Bechtel's Biology class had 6 of 12 students pass and all students scored at the college ready level or above. The number of passing scores increased in World History, English Literature, Human Geography, Art, Statistics, Psychology, and Government. The curriculum from the AP program is more rigorous for students. College Board stresses the importance of scoring at least a score of 2 on the test. The score of 2 means the student will be college ready in that subject. Therefore, even if a student earns a 2, they benefit by increasing content knowledge when they make the commitment to engage in AP courses.

     

    LHS has expanded the number of test taken from 230 in 2012 to a projection of over 500 for the 2016-17 school year. As a community, AP helps grow students and they reward teachers and schools that participate. Students can earn college credit for scores over 3. Schools and teachers earn monetary rewards for all passing exams. Parents are reminded to check summer assignments of their children and email AP teachers.  If parents need any assistance or question about the LHS AP program please contact Dr. Iris Borghese or Mr. Kelley at 674-4120. Parents can also email kelleyd@hendry-schools.net.

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  • Take a look at our schedule that begins on Tuesday, January 9, 2018:
     
     
    1st (7:30-8:19)
    2nd (8:24-9:10)
    3rd (9:15-10:01)
    4th (10:06-10:52)
    Power 8 (10:57-11:24) (Rotating Schedule - See Below)
     
    5th/Lunch
     
    A Lunch (A/B Lunch Depends on 5th Period Teacher)
    Lunch (11:29 - 12:04)
    5th (12:09 - 12:55)
     
    B Lunch (A/B Lunch Depends on 5th Period Teacher)
    5th (11:29 - 12:15)
    Lunch (12:20 - 12:55)
     
    6th (1:00-1:46)
    7th (1:51-2:37)
     
     
     
    POWER 8 ROTATING SCHEDULE
     
     
     
     

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • February 26, 2018



    Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

     

    A person attending Labelle High School has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough).

    Pertussis is a communicable (contagious), vaccine-preventable disease that lasts for many weeks.  It is transmitted person to person through direct contact with respiratory secretions or via droplets produced from talking or coughing.  The illness begins with mild upper respiratory tract symptoms and progresses to spasms of severe coughing, whooping, and vomiting after coughing. Coughing can come in violent episodes. The name “whooping cough” comes from the high-pitched noise—a “whoop”—that infants and children make when they gasp for air after an episode.



    Recommendations:

     

    Please make sure your family’s vaccinations are up-to-date.

     

    Older children and adults, including pregnant women, should get a one-time pertussis booster shot called “Tdap” to protect themselves and infants near or around them. The pertussis vaccine (contained in Tdap, DTP, and DTap – which provides immunity against tetanus, diphtheria, and PERTUSSIS) can help prevent this disease.   Your child most likely had the Tdap vaccination since it is a requirement for school attendance.

     

    If your child develops symptoms, please keep him/her home and contact your healthcare provider.

     

    The Florida Department of Health in Hendry County is investigating and monitoring the situation.  All close school contacts identified to date have been previously vaccinated.

     

     

    Estimado padre o guardián,

     

    Una persona que asiste a la Labelle High School ha sido diagnosticada con tos ferina (pertusis).  La tos ferina es una enfermedad contagiosa prevenible por vacuna que dura varias semanas. Se transmite de persona a persona a través del contacto directo con secreciones respiratorias o a través de gotitas producidas al hablar o al toser. La enfermedad comienza con síntomas leves del tracto respiratorio superior y progresa a espasmos de tos intensa, prurito y vómitos después de toser. La tos puede venir en episodios violentos. El nombre "tos ferina" proviene del ruido agudo -un "silbido" - que hacen los bebés y los niños cuando respiran aire después de un episodio.

     

    Recomendaciones:

     

    Asegúrese de que las vacunas de su familia estén actualizadas.

     

    Los niños mayores y adultos, incluidas las mujeres embarazadas, deben recibir una dosis de refuerzo de la tos ferina una vez llamada "Tdap" para protegerse y proteger a los bebés que están cerca o cerca de ellos. La vacuna contra la tos ferina (contenida en Tdap, DTP y DTap, que brinda inmunidad contra el tétanos, la difteria y el PERTUSIS) puede ayudar a prevenir esta enfermedad. Es probable que su hijo haya recibido la vacuna Tdap ya que es un requisito para la asistencia escolar.

     

    Si su hijo desarrolla síntomas, manténgalo en casa y comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica.

     

    El Departamento de Salud de la Florida en el condado de Hendry está investigando y monitoreando la situación. Todos los contactos cercanos a la escuela identificados hasta la fecha han sido previamente vacunados.

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  • Students & Parents,

     

    We are happy to announce that on Monday, November 13, 2017 LaBelle High School will begin to implement our much anticipated 1:1 program initiative, which essentially allows every student to have access to their own Chromebook laptop throughout each school day. Our goal with this initiative is to increase student success and ensure that our students have the necessary technology skills to compete in a 21st century workplace.

     

    Although we are very excited for this opportunity for our students, with great power comes great responsibility. Beginning on Monday, students will report to Homeroom at the beginning of each day to pick up their laptops and at the end of the day to store/charge their laptops. Students must carry their laptops from class to class in a provided protective case. Students are not permitted to take the laptops home and must store them in their Homeroom class at school. Students will be fully responsible for the laptop, meaning any damaged, lost, or stolen Chromebooks will result in a $300 obligation fee for the student. Therefore, I ask you that you please be careful and responsible with these educational tools.

     

    A monitoring program called Go Guardian is also installed on each Chromebook device, allowing the school to closely monitor that everything done on the computer is for educational purposes only. The program also allows the school to track the location of each device. I ask that you please review the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at https://www.hendry-schools.org/…/Student%20Procedures%20for…

     

    Thank you.

     

    David Kelley
    Principal

     
     
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    Students, you can now log on to FOCUS to check your grades.
     
    The website is:
     
     
    The student login is the same as your Google account:
     
    username:  first initial last initial student id  ex:  ab123456   (do not put hendry-schools.net)
     
    password:  upper case first initial lowercase last initial 8 digit birthdate (MMDDYYYY)  ex:  Ab01011999

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IMPORTANT SENIOR AND GRADUATION INFO

  • ATTENTION ALL SENIOR INFO AND GRADUATION INFO IS LOCATED IN THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT PAGE!
    MAKE SURE YOU CHECK ALL IMPORTANT DATES!
    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION IS SENT OUT IN THE SENIOR CLASS GMAIL GROUP! 

Parent Survey

  • ATTENTION PARENTS!!!!!!

    PLEASE TAKE A FEW SHORT MINUTES AND COMPLETE THE SURVEY IN THE LINK BELOW. IT IS TO HELP OUR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND WE ARE REQUIRED BY THE STATE TO GATHER PARENT INPUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

     

    Parent Survey

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    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

     

    The School Board of Hendry County, Florida prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age or religion.  It also includes all protection required by 34 CFR, 108.9 (Boy Scouts Act).  Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint, or individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the equity officer at (863) 674-4550.

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