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Education

  • Bronson Head Start digs in

    Head Start students in Bronson stand where they hope to build a raised garden with the help of parents, grandparents and community volunteers.

    Lowe's of Lady Lake donated the construction materials. Lowe's plant vendors donated the plants to get the garden started so the kids will be able to harvest fresh vegetables in time for Thanksgiving.  In the spring, seeds will be started in the classroom.  The idea is to show the children that their food not only comes from the grocery store but that they can also grow everything in their own backyards.

  • CMHS Health Academy learns CPR

    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and when people other than first responders and healthcare providers know CPR, a victim’s survival rate can more than double.

    With that in mind, Levy County Department of Public Safety offered and provided the Chiefland Middle High School Health Academy students with CPR training.

  • HOSA says thanks with a meal

    On Sept. 25, the Health Academy Seniors at Chiefland High School prepared a luncheon in honor of business partners who, over the years, have sponsored their class and HOSA club. The senior students  prepared a home-cooked meal for those who attended. During the luncheon the students addressed the different activities they participate in throughout the year.

  • Chauffeured on hay

    Children from Kountry Kids Learning Center in Chiefland stopped by the Chiefland Citizen Friday during the school's annual fall hay ride through town.

    The Chiefland Citizen appreciates the visit. It gives everyone a reason to smile. 

  • Rite of Passage

    It's called a “rite of passage” for Chiefland Elementary School third grade students by their Principal Angel Thomas.

    The “rite” is the distribution of dictionaries in English and Spanish to every third grade student at CES, Whispering Winds Charter and Cedar Key Elementary School by the Chiefland Rotary Club.

    The Chiefland and Williston Rotary Clubs join together annually to provide every third grade student in the county with a dictionary to help increase their vocabulary and literacy skills.

  • Wild things in the classroom

    Nature Coast Middle School is now offering “Wild Things,” an exploration of our natural world and native creatures.

    This school year, the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge has partnered with Wild Things instructor John Lohde so tudents might have the right tools for wildlife observation, nature journaling and conservation study.

  • A trip to Cedar Key

    Chiefland Elementary School 5th grade gifted and enrichment students visited the Cedar Key Historical Museum recently.

    The class also visited the town's Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit on "The Way We Work."

  • Childhood developmental services

       Childhood Development Services Inc., Head Start/Early Head Start, recruits children year round. Our services include early childhood education (6 weeks – 5 years), expectant mothers’ program, vision, hearing, and dental screenings, disabilities, developmental screenings and much more.

    For more information, call (Levy and Gilchrist counties) 1-800-303-7812, or 352-498-1603 if in Dixie County. 

  • CF News

    • Emergency vehicle operation course at CF starts Nov. 7

    The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 33, Room 107.

    The course completes the education requirement for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained more than 152,000 emergency service personnel since 2006.

  • SRWMD high school grant funds now available

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course teachers, as well as from agricultural teachers across the District.

    The District Governing Board has designated $20,000 to assist STEM, agricultural, and other high school classes to fund projects. The District will accept applications from local high schools until Oct. 31.