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Education

  • Levy loses “B” under new assessments

    Amid a statewide decline in school grades under new testing measures, the Levy County school district fell from a “B” to a “C” in this year’s preliminary district grades, released July 8 by the Florida Department of Education.

    The district missed a “B” by two percentage points.

  • On the job training, brings success

    The School Board of Levy County, along with Dr. Rosalind Hall, director of Exceptional Education and Student Services, was pleased to award certificates to five students who have successfully completed the Community Based Training program this school year.

    Community Based Training, or CBT, allows high school students to gain on-the-job training while still in school. This is the program’s second year. The local business partners are The Gathering Table Restaurant and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Thrift Store, both located in Chiefland.

  • Tri-County students mark higher performance on state tests

    Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has announced that students in North Central Florida are improving their performance on state assessments in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Civics and U.S. History.

  • Bronson FFA named to Florida's Finest

    Florida FFA has honored the Bronson Middle High School FFA Chapter as one of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters.  Thirty-two chapters were recognized as Florida's Finest at the state FFA convention held last week in Orlando.

    The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application. These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA.

  • Lecanto’s Davis departing to focus on family

    By Andrew Caplan

    In just four years, Jeff Davis guided Lecanto High School through its brightest and darkest days.

    The principal and former coach, a fixture at many athletic events, was on the field when the football team won its first county championship. He was in the classroom after a 15-year-old freshman boy shot himself last November — and grieved with faculty, parents and students for weeks after.

    Reflecting on the disparity, Davis finds himself thankful for where he is and where he is heading.

  • CMHS seniors will graduate on Friday night

    The Chiefland Middle High School Class of 2016 will walk across the stage on Friday, June 3, in ceremonies that begin at 7 p.m. on C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium on the school campus.

    There are 83 graduates in this year's class,

    The Chiefland graduation will be followed by the Cedar Key Graduation on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. There are 21 seniors in the class.

    Bronson Middle High School will graduate 68 seniors on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Phillips Art Center in Gainesville.

  • CMHS student finalist in FFA Star contest

    Sammy Mills a Chiefland Middle High School student is one of 26 FFA members statewide selected as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.

    He was selected in the area of State Star Discovery Degree.

    The Florida FFA Association program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in seven different categories. Nearly 300 applicants were considered during the selection process. 

  • Cheerleaders cake auction on May 26

    Help send the Chiefland Middle High School cheerleaders go to summer camp and buy new uniforms by donating and/or buying some sweet stuff.

    They are holding a cake auction on Thursday, May 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

  • Cake auction, band concert hits sweet note

     The Chiefland Middle High School Band will be hosting a cake auction and performing their Spring Band Concert on Thursday, May 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the school auditorium.

    Donations of sweet goodies are also welcome.

  • 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.