• CHS linemen off to university

    Two of Chiefland High School's brightest stars will be blazing out of town at the end of the year, thanks to athletic scholarships.

    "It doesn't happen, especially at a school as small as we are," CHS Coach Aaron Richardson said about the football scholarships given to players Willie Brannon and Austin Vincent. "Today is a culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance."

    The two signed letters of intent Wednesday.

  • School Board asking state to limit testing

    The Levy County School Board unanimously voted to approve the signing of a “Resolution on Assessment and Accountability” asking the state to limit testing.

    Superintendent Bob Hastings presented the resolution to the board at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    “We’re asking for flexibility,” Hastings said, adding it does not mean they are entitled to it. He said consolidation of a lot of these tests can be done.

  • No school board meeting this week

    The Levy County School Board will not hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 20. 

  • Schools, District get report cards

    The state has issued performance grades for the Levy County School District and the county's four high schools for the 2013-2014 school year, and the news, according to some, may be confusing for parents who want to judge the quality of local schools. 

    For the third year in a row, the district has earned a C grade. And for the first time, all four Levy County high schools have earned a B. One school, Bronson, held on to the B it received for the 2012-2013 school year while three others — Chiefland, Williston and Cedar Key, went down from an A.

  • Celebrating Literacy Week

    Students at Chiefland Elementary School are celebrating Literacy Week with activities every day.

    These students, (from left) John, Amber and Alysha, read books for videos that will be uploaded to the school's website and learned to read recipes to make popcorn treats.

    The fifth grade students are reporting on the activities after two lectures from members of the news media, Chiefland Citizen Editor Lou Elliott Jones and blogger Jeff Hardison of HardisonInk.

  • 15th Annual STARS Gala Set for Feb. 14th

     The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its annual STARS Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30, at the Chiefland Elementary School.

  • Board cancels contract for Williston school

    The Levy County School Board has cancelled its contract with its first choice for construction of the new Williston Middle High School and is now negotiating with its second ranked choice for the project. 

    The vote to end talks with Gilbane Building Company's Jacksonville unit came during the Tuesday, Feb. 10 board meeting and was unanimous.

  • HOSA students bring home awards

    The Chiefland Health Occupations Students Academy for District 2 at Chiefland Middle High School attended the Regional HOSA Competition at Gainesville High School on Jan. 17. The competition was well attended and a large variety of events were held.

    Students from Chiefland competed in events ranging from medical terminology to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency medical technician (EMT) skills. Other events included public speaking, medical spelling, medical reading, medical math skills and essay writing.

  • A vision for excellence

    By Jerry Lawrence

    Guest Columnist

    In Gov. Rick Scott’s press release dated Feb.18, 2014, he said, “A quality education prepares students to succeed in college or a career so they can pursue their dreams. It’s important to measure students’ progress and achievements, but we must not lose sight of our goal to provide every student with the very best education.”

  • CMS is an 'A' school

    Break out the cake and punch, Chiefland Middle High School has won its appeal and is once again an “A” school. 

    Levy County School District appealed the decision to give a “B” to CMHS for the 2013-14 school year  noting that some data used in the assessment was incomplete. 

    The decision by state Department of Education officials leaves Chiefland alone in the county in earning an “A” – its third in a row and the fourth A earned in the past five years.