LaBelle High School
    4050 East Cowboy Way
    LaBelle, Florida 33935
    Phone: 863-674-4120
    Fax: 863-674-4571

    Principal: David Kelley

    Assistant Principal: Iris Borghese

    Dean: Lori Perkins

    Dean of Guidance: Tammy Bass

    Athletic Director & Discipline Office:  Ryan Harris



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LHS Announcements

  • 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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  • Scholarship Awarded

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

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  • 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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  • Parents and Students, This week a very important testing window starts. It is imperative that you do your best to be on time to school each day!!

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  •  LaBelle High School 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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  • 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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  •  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 and Female Most Outstanding Athletes of the Fall Season 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 great 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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    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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  • All student textbooks and calculators have to be returned or renewed by Dec. 22, 2016.

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  • Advanced Placement (AP) scores showing positive trends at LaBelle High School


    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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  • Career & Technical/Vocational Programs Non-Discrimination Statement

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  • What is your plan after High School?


    Please bring a copy of your enlistment paper, college or technical school acceptance letters.  We want to recognize you!

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2017-2018 School Day:
First Bell - 7:25am 
Last Bell - 2:40pm

Normal Schedule (3 Lunches)

1st)       7:30-8:25          (55 minutes)

2nd)       8:30-9:20          (50 Minutes)

3rd)       9:25-10:15        (50 minutes)

4th)       10:20-11:10      (50 minutes)

5th)       11:15-12:50

                 Lunch A)  11:10-11:40

                 Lunch B)  11:45-12:15

                 Lunch C)  12:20-12:50

6th)       12:55-1:45        (50 minutes)

7th)       1:50-2:40     (50 minutes)
** All other possible Bell Schedules can be found on the Resources Home Page** 

Upcoming Events:

  • LHS Senior Checklist  

    The 16-17 School year is coming to a close and the LHS Administration would like to encourage Senior parents to ask questions or get help with some important tasks. There are several Senior tasks to be finished before the school year ends. We would hope that all seniors have a head start on their future and understand the available resources.    

    1. FAFSA paperwork filled out and turned in online. Parents- this is an online process and you will need your tax information available in order to complete it with your student.  Students wanting to go to college or technical school should have this filled out.
    2. Seniors should be finishing up with their scholarship applications by the April 4th deadline.
    3. Seniors should also be keeping up with current assignments and monitoring grades. There are several students behind in core subjects.
    4. There will be two more FAFSA nights at LHS (March 21, 4-6 pm and April 19, 4-6). The  Guidance Department has already conducted three so far this year.
    5. Parents wanting an unofficial transcript should contact the LHS Guidance Department. Copies of senior transcripts were given to students in January.
    6. 40 failure letters were mailed out February 21 so please contact LHS if you have any questions concerning grades or credits.
    7. Mr. Kelley does not want any surprises so please monitor grades and attendance and please call if there are any concerns.
    8. Student should sign up for the campus visit to FSW for March 22.
    9. Seniors should be going online and filling out application forms for college(s)- especially FSW State College.
    10. Make sure all obligations are paid in full -please see Mrs. Greenleaf. Final Cap and gown orders are due in now.
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  • Financial AID Night Equals HUGE SUCCESS!!

    Over 100 students showed up to get a head start on their financial aid packages last night as guidance hosted the annual Senior Financial Aid Seminar. Students were able to ask questions about different ways to find financial aid, submit local only scholarships and get one on one help from the awesome LHS Guidance Department! Thanks to all who helped out!!


    Financial Aid Night

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  • SAT School Day!!


    In an effort to increase college and career readiness for our students, LaBelle High will be administering the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at school on March 1, 2017 for 11th grade students. This exam (normally $57.00) will be offered at NO COST to your student. Additionally, if your student has not passed the state FSA 10th grade English Language Arts test, a passing concordant score on the SAT can be used to meet the state graduation requirement.

    Registration for the students will begin in the coming weeks and will be completed through the school site. The are many excellent career and college resources and scholarships available to students that require a score from a test like the SAT. This is an important opportunity for students.

    Free, online and paper practice and resources are available to all students at:



    In order to be well prepared, students should be well rested, eat a good breakfast, and be be on time. Please encourage your student to put forth their best effort!

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  • Students are starting to earn Lab Tech Certifications!!

    Recently our students have begun working towards certifications as Laboratory Technicians. With this certification students would be able to gain employment at a lab and be able to prep and run different tests. Below two students are running a DNA test!


    DNA Test

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    For 18 years Mrs. Bostic has been a mainstay at LaBelle High School. She has finally decided to retire and enjoy some more free time. She will be greatly missed and we at LaBelle could not be more grateful for the time and effort she has dedicated to our students here. Below is a picture of Mrs. Bostic and Superintendent Puletti at her retirement ceremony!


    Mrs. Bostic Retirement


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  • The Exceptional Student Departments at LMS and LHS got together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year! Follow the link below to check out some photos from day!!!!


    Photo Gallery




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  • Several LaBelle students earned the "Perfect Student" Honor recently. In order to be recognized students must have straight A's and also have perfect attendance during the grading quarter. GREAT JOB COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS!

    Perfect Students



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  • The LaBelle High School Marching Band competed in MPA over the weekend and earned an overall grade of Excellent!

    LHS Band




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  • 11 Year Old LaBelle HS Student Earns National Recognition!!


    A young boy in a suit and tie smiles at the camera

    Check out this awesome article on one of our amazing students Isaiah!




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  • Golf Team
    The LaBelle High School Golf Team finished this season on a up note. Even though they did not take back the county championship they showed great improvement from their scores at the beginning of the season. The team has no seniors and are looking forward to improving for next years run. The season was tough this year with the weather being the major problem for all teams in Southwest Florida trying to get matches in and practice time hard to come by. The team would like to thank The Glades Golf Course for their help and use of the the course. To their parents and teachers for getting them to the matches and letting them miss classes.
    Pictured above from left to right:
    Jason Mathis, Coach Burton, Josh Miller (Who lost by 1 stroke in an extra hole playoff on Qualifying for Regionals) Coach Dunbar, kneeling Zach Price, Downing George, Maison Piedra, Zach Tanner, Dyan Villa and not shown Alex Samerdyke.
    Way to go Cowboys we are PROUD of you
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  • Check out this awesome article about our top cross-country runner Yoan Prado!!


    Yoan Prado Finds Success in Cross Country

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  • Check out the Bio-medical Science class's crime scene that they created!!


    Crime Scene for Class

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  • LaBelle High School Calendar
    Academic - Quiz
    Academic - Test
    Athletic Event
    Athletic Practice
    Hurricane day
    MP start/end
    Musical or Art Event
    Parent Teacher Conference
    Professional Development
    PTO/PTA Meeting
    Report Cards
    School Board Meeting
    Staff Meeting



Parent Survey




    Parent Survey

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February, 2017

Dear Parents:

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reports that influenza or flu is spreading across the state. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as young children, the elderly, and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious complications from flu. DOH is encouraging families to get vaccinated for flu now. Vaccination is most crucial for children with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu and severe complications from the flu. The flu vaccine is offered in many locations including pharmacies, clinics, employers, and schools. Contact your physician, county health department, or visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/prevention/flu-prevention/locate-a-flu-shot.html to find a flu vaccine center near you.

The flu vaccine is safe. The national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the flu vaccine each year. Since infants under six months of age are too young to get vaccinated against influenza, it is important that family members (including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers) and other caregivers for these children be vaccinated to help protect them from the disease.

If your child becomes sick with the flu-like illness, contact your health care provider soon after the onset of illness to discuss medical care options. Symptoms of the flu often include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, of fatigue. Antiviral medication for flu has been shown to reduce severity and length of disease, decrease the risk of complications from influenza, and reduce the risk of death among hospitalized patients, particularly in those that access care early in their illness. If your child is at risk for severe complications from flu infection, your health care provider may recommend treatment with antiviral medication.

It is especially important that parents keep sick children at home to prevent spreading the flu virus to others. Additional flu prevention steps include staying away from people who are sick, covering sneezes or coughs with a tissue or your elbow, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and frequent handwashing.

The best way to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy during flu season is to:

·         Get vaccinated.
·         Contact your health care provider if you or your children are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
·         Keep sick family members home.
·         Follow your physician’s guidance on treatment.

For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/

David Kelley, Principal

Febrero de 2017

Queridos padres:

El Departamento de Salud de la Florida (DOH, por sus siglas en inglés) informa que la influenza o gripe se está propagando por todo el estado. La gripe es una enfermedad respiratoria contagiosa causada por virus de la influenza. Puede causar enfermedad leve a severa. Los resultados serios de la infección por la gripe pueden resultar en hospitalización o muerte. Algunas personas, como los niños pequeños, los ancianos y las personas con ciertas condiciones de salud corren un alto riesgo de sufrir complicaciones graves de la gripe. El DOH está animando a las familias a vacunarse contra la gripe ahora. La vacunación es muy importante para los niños con condiciones de salud como el asma, la diabetes, las enfermedades del corazón y las enfermedades neurológicas y del neurodesarrollo.

La vacunación es la mejor manera de protegerse contra la gripe y las graves complicaciones de la gripe. La vacuna contra la gripe se ofrece en muchos lugares, incluyendo farmacias, clínicas, empleadores y escuelas. La vacuna contra la gripe se ofrece de forma gratuita en el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Hendry, sin necesidad de cita previa. Comuníquese con su médico, departamento de salud del condado, para encontrar un centro de vacunas contra la gripe cerca de usted.

La vacuna contra la gripe es segura. El Comité Asesor Nacional de Prácticas de Inmunización (ACIP) recomienda que todas las personas de seis meses de edad y mayores reciban la vacuna contra la gripe cada año. Dado que los niños menores de seis meses son demasiado jóvenes para vacunarse contra la gripe, es importante que los miembros de la familia (incluidas las madres embarazadas y lactantes) y otros cuidadores de estos niños sean vacunados para ayudarlos a protegerse de la enfermedad.

Si su hijo se enferma con una enfermedad parecida a la gripe, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica poco después de la aparición de la enfermedad para discutir las opciones de atención médica. Los síntomas de la gripe suelen incluir fiebre, tos, dolor de garganta, secreción nasal, dolores corporales, dolores de cabeza, fatiga. Se ha demostrado que los medicamentos antivirales para la gripe reducen la gravedad y la duración de la enfermedad, disminuyen el riesgo de complicaciones por la gripe y reducen el riesgo de muerte entre los pacientes hospitalizados, particularmente en aquellos que acceden a la atención temprano en su enfermedad. Si su hijo está en riesgo de sufrir complicaciones graves por la infección por la gripe, su proveedor de atención médica puede recomendar el tratamiento con medicamentos antivirales.

Es especialmente importante que los padres mantengan a los niños enfermos en casa para prevenir la propagación del virus de la gripe a otros. Los pasos adicionales de la prevención de la gripe incluyen permanecer alejado de las personas que están enfermas, cubrir estornudos o tos con un pañuelo o el codo, evitar tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca y lavarse frecuentemente las manos.

La mejor manera de mantener a usted ya su familia segura y saludable durante la temporada de gripe es:
• Vacúnese.
• Comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica si usted o sus hijos están experimentando síntomas similares a los de la gripe.
• Mantener a los miembros enfermos de la familia en casa.
• Siga las instrucciones de su médico sobre el tratamiento.

Para obtener más información, visite https://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents

David Kelley, Principal

The Mission of LaBelle High School is to:
* PROVIDE a safe, caring and healthy environment where all can learn.
* PROMOTE personal integrity and service to others.
* ENCOURAGE individual strengths, uniqueness and cultural diversity.
* SHARE responsibilities with students and parents.
* HELP all to realize their full potential.

La Misión de la Escuela Secundaria LaBelle es :

* Proveer un ambiente seguro, el cuidado y saludable donde todos puedan aprender.
* Promover la integridad personal y servicio a los demás .
* Fomentar las fortalezas individuales singularidad y la diversidad cultural .
* Compartir responsabilidades con los estudiantes y padres de familia .
* A yude a todos a conseguir su total potencial .

Our Vision……..

Labelle High School students will be respectful, prepared, and engaged in the learning process.

Labelle High School Teachers will be professionals dedicated to preparing students for their individual futures and executing the policies set forth by the administration.

Labelle High School parents will engage in a partnership with the school and their children.

The LaBelle High School Administration will set and equitably enforce policies that create and support an optimal learning environment.

By meeting these standards, the students, parents, and staff of LaBelle High School will be equal partners, sharing goals and high expectations, as students prepare for the future.


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.