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Education

  • Levy schools get a ‘C’

    High grades for two Levy County middle schools were the highlights of a mixed group of school grade results.
    Levy County schools received a C rating as a whole from the Florida Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year.
    A more difficult set of academic standards, and the transition to meet these requirements, factored into this year's grade, said Superintendent Robert Hastings.
    "This comes as no surprise given the nature of the changes," Hastings said, "We anticipated that this would happen. Overall we're very happy."

  • Pre-K, kindergarten enrolling now at CES

    There are still openings in Chiefland Elementary School's Voluntary Pre-K program and the school is enrolling now for kindergarten.
       Parents are being urged to skip the delay and stop in at the CES office to pick up information and enrollment packets.
       Anyone who has not registered their child for kindergarten yet needs to come by and pick up our enrollment packet.

  • Scholarship

    The Suwannee River Loyal Order of Moose presented recent high school graduate Nicole Outler, left,of Gainesville, with a college scholarship. Outler plans to double major in oboe performance and early childhood development.

  • May Chiefland Students of the Month

       Three Chiefland students were presented with awards Monday night for academic excellence.
       From left, Dasia Shepherd, of CES, and Dessie Clemons, of CHS, hold up their certificates. Taylor Lewellyn, not pictured, was CMS’s Student of the Month.

  • The Tri-County has 10 new graduate nurses

    Graduates of the Gateway College RN — registered nurse — program are, from left to right,  Elaine Lagasse, Shani King, Pamela Ford, Stephanie Beasley, Karen York, Krissie Philman, Christina Nobs, Jesse Stubblefield, Casey Osteen and Chelsea Woodard.

  • CF STARS summer program for high school students

    The College of Central Florida will offer STARS Summer Program for high school students in Levy County. The Science and Technology Academy for Researchers is free and will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 7651 N.W. 151st Lane, Fanning Springs. The program is supported by a grant from Progress Energy.

  • Kindergarten screening at CES for 2012-2013 school year

    If your child will be attending kindergarten at Chiefland Elementary School during the 2012-2013 school year, please call the school to schedule a screening appointment today.  
    The dates available are May 30th, May 31st and June 4th during the hours of 3-7pm.  If your child has attended Kountry Kids, Clyatt House, Fun 4 Kids or CES VPK program, then your child may have been screened already. Please check with CES to verify.  
    If you have questions please contact Chiefland Elementary School at 352-493-6040.

  • Dinner, dessert auction benefit cheerleaders

       The Chiefland High School cheerleading squad is hosting a cake and pie auction and a spaghetti supper to raise money for  uniforms and equipment.
       The event will be on Tuesday, May 29 in the Chiefland High School Cafateria. Meal service is at 5 p.m. and the auction is at 6 p.m. Dinners cost $5 each.  Spaghetti tickets can be purchased at Chiefland High School or at the door.    
       For more information, call Linda at 352-493-6000 , Debra at 352-493-6013  or Melissa (evenings) at 352-490-5354.

  • Congratulations to GED graduates

    Eleven graduates of the adult education program received their high school diplomas in graduation ceremonies at Tommy Usher  Community Center in Chiefland on Thursday, May 17.
    The students graduated from the College of Central Florida Levy Center program.  Two students — Alana M. Ashley of Chiefland and John K. Clifton of Trenton — were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society.

  • Prom Promise

    Bronson High School students sign the Prom Promise 2012 Friday at an event aimed at keeping students sober and safe prom night.