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Education

  • Seventh annual Beast Feast to raise money for Levy County Schools Foundation

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is holding its seventh annual Beast Feast, which features southern food and a live auction fundraiser, on Oct. 1.

    The event offers a “unique southern dinner,” including venison, gator tail, mullet, sausage, pork, fish chowder, gumbo, swamp cabbage, boiled corn, grits, baked beans and desserts. and a live auction. The dinner is served at 6 p.m.

    It takes place at The Etheridge Farm & Produce at 2351 NE 140th Avenue, Williston.

  • School Board millage sees slight drop

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • Chiefland Elementary School Olympians go for the gold

    The CES second grade students in Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Townsend's classes began the school year following the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.  The classes selected countries to follow to chart the number of medals won by that country.  Each day they would watch highlights or a few minutes of live events. 

    They learned about the continent of South America, the country of Brazil and the city of Rio as well as some of the popular athletes and sporting events. 

  • Chiefland's homecoming court, attendants

    Chiefland's senior queen court are Bailey Beauchamp; Abagail Brown; Kaylee Cannon; Skylar Cannon; Jaylyn Harvey; Jessica Ivey; Takiya London; and Kirnae Williams. The king court members are Chance Adams; Jamarlon Bowers; Jose Guerrero; Casey Lawson; Morgan McGuire; Eli Scozzaro; Pat Telgen; and Stacy Webster.

  • Levy schools closed Thursday, Friday

    All Levy County schools will be closed Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, due to Tropical Storm Hermine.

    Schools will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Please contact the School Board of Levy County at 352-486-5231 or your child’s school for updates.

    Or keep following the latest releases at www.chieflandcitizen.com and on the Citizen Facebook page.
     

  • "Meeting" turns into a surprise graduation

    Kim Gonthier, a foodservice worker at Bronson Middle High School had a dilemma, she had a letter from her daughter thanking a group for a scholarship they gave her daughter but no way to get it to them.

    She appealed to School Board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson to carry the letter for her daughter.

    It was while catching up on news, that Asbell learned that Gonthier did not get to see her daughter Jan Gonthier graduate with her classmates on June 6 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville.

  • Slemp ready to lead Cedar Key School

    Joshua Slemp has been a fixture of Levy County’s school system at several levels, from teacher to project manager to assistant principal.

    His journey has led him to his latest stop, Cedar Key School, where the 39-year-old is in his first job as principal.

    It’s a culmination of the various roles he’s served, and a place where that experience figures to come in handy at the K-12 school, which has about 250 students.

  • Back in session

    First grade teacher Jane Mitchell meets new students at Chiefland Elementary School’s Meet the Teacher open house on Aug. 9.

    School opened on Wednesday, Aug. 10 in Levy County.

  • Class back in session

    Students return to school a week earlier this year in Levy County, meaning they’ll be back in class on Monday, Aug. 10.

    Drivers are encouraged to be cautious of lower speed limits near schools as well as students waiting at bus stops.

    Schools are holding open house events for parents to meet their children’s teachers in the days running up to the start of school.

  • Stuffin’ the Bus for schools

    It was Stuff the Bus Day on Saturday, July 23 at the South Levy Marketplace. Because the open air market is only held on the last Saturday of the month, the Yankeetown-Inglis communities held their Stuff the Bus Drive earlier than the rest of the county to maximize their donations.

    The rest of the county will Stuff the Bus in Chiefland, Bronson, Williston, Rosewood-Cedar Key on Saturday, Aug. 6, to coincide with the state’s Tax Holiday for Schools.