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Education

  • Commission, Rotary honors outstanding students

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson had the honors of passing out certificates of appreciation and gift cards to the Students of the Month for February and March during Monday’s commission meeting.

    Each student was presented with a certificate from the City Commission and a gift card from the Chiefland Rotary Club and Interact Club.

    The students chosen for February were:

    • Chiefland Elementary School — Lily Hatch, daughter of Matthew and Jessica Hatch, nominated by teacher Linda Keller;

  • Chiefland Middle/High School staff and students join community members for Prom Promise

    Community members came together with Chiefland Middle High School staff and students last week to send a very serious message to students who planned to attend prom Saturday, April 9.

    Every year the school puts on a mock accident scene with student actors and real emergency personnel to demonstrate what could happen if students were to drink and drive.

  • Chiefland FFA members bring home awards

    On Friday April 8th, the Chiefland FFA participated in the District Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration contest.

    The middle school had representation in all five categories, while the high school had participation in three of the categories.

    Two middle school teams will be moving on, as the 1st place winners from the district contest, to the State contest scheduled for April 22 at the University of Florida.

  • Duke Energy gives grant to CF Welding Tech

    Duke Energy officials Amy Mangan and Denny George visited the College of Central Florida's Welding Technology school on the new Jack Wilkinson Campus north of Chiefland on Monday to renew its grant for the program.

    Under the program with Levy County Schools Foundation the certifications for Chiefland Middle High School and CF dual enrollment students studying welding are paid by the Duke Energy grant.

    Mangan and George were able to meet the students who are graduating and benefitting from the grant.  

  • Prom royalty

    By Monika Jordan

    Chiefland Middle High School’s prom was held on Saturday, April 9th at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. CHS juniors and seniors and their dates filed in for their big night of fun.

  • School health panel to hold last meeting

    The Levy County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will be conducting the end-of-year meeting Thursday, May 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. live via the internet.

    This meeting is open to the community, parents, students, business leaders, school districts, health agencies and elected officials.  The primary mission is to influence and support healthy lifestyles within our school and community. If you would like to participate, please contact Angie Phillips the SHAC Chair for more details at 352-486-5261 ext. 228 or Phillian@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • PBS Cake Auction May 6

    Need a dessert for Mother’s Day? CES can help.

    The CES cake auction will be on Friday, May 6.

    Funds raised will go towards the Positive Behavior Support program for students.

    Bidding will start at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

    Come see the delicious desserts and place your bid. No worries if you can’t make it up there because they will be posting the cakes on the CES Facebook page.

    Contact BJ Whistler at the office for all bidding and cake inquiries at whistlb@levy.k12.fl.us or 493-6040. 

  • FFA comes clean with soap sale this week

    The FFA is selling 5 gallon buckets of laundry soap for $40 apiece. There is also detergent pods, fabric softener, and dish soap available for various prices. Please take a minute and look at the order form if interested in getting some. I purchased some at the beginning of the year from another FFA chapter and have found it to be of a good quality.

  • CMHS Registration Night on Tuesday

    Chiefland Middle High School's Registration Night is Tuesday, April 5 @ 6 p.m.

    Students in grades 8-11 will be given their course requests for next year along with graduation requirements from the state. Information will be available about academic programs, clubs, and athletics.

    Our theme for the evening will be "Power Up and Plug In" as we work with students to help them build a high school resume that is both enriching and beneficial in their steps beyond high school. 

  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M to build

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.