• Rite of Passage

    It's called a “rite of passage” for Chiefland Elementary School third grade students by their Principal Angel Thomas.

    The “rite” is the distribution of dictionaries in English and Spanish to every third grade student at CES, Whispering Winds Charter and Cedar Key Elementary School by the Chiefland Rotary Club.

    The Chiefland and Williston Rotary Clubs join together annually to provide every third grade student in the county with a dictionary to help increase their vocabulary and literacy skills.

  • Wild things in the classroom

    Nature Coast Middle School is now offering “Wild Things,” an exploration of our natural world and native creatures.

    This school year, the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge has partnered with Wild Things instructor John Lohde so tudents might have the right tools for wildlife observation, nature journaling and conservation study.

  • A trip to Cedar Key

    Chiefland Elementary School 5th grade gifted and enrichment students visited the Cedar Key Historical Museum recently.

    The class also visited the town's Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit on "The Way We Work."

  • Childhood developmental services

       Childhood Development Services Inc., Head Start/Early Head Start, recruits children year round. Our services include early childhood education (6 weeks – 5 years), expectant mothers’ program, vision, hearing, and dental screenings, disabilities, developmental screenings and much more.

    For more information, call (Levy and Gilchrist counties) 1-800-303-7812, or 352-498-1603 if in Dixie County. 

  • CF News

    • Emergency vehicle operation course at CF starts Nov. 7

    The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 33, Room 107.

    The course completes the education requirement for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained more than 152,000 emergency service personnel since 2006.

  • SRWMD high school grant funds now available

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course teachers, as well as from agricultural teachers across the District.

    The District Governing Board has designated $20,000 to assist STEM, agricultural, and other high school classes to fund projects. The District will accept applications from local high schools until Oct. 31.

  • Senior Spirit Night at Beef's on Monday

    Chiefland Middle High School'sSenior Class is celebrating Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's on Monday, Sept. 22. 

    The Class of 2015 will be earning money for their senior class trip by greeting customers and cleaning tables that evening from 5 to 9 p.m.

    A percentage of the proceeds and tips will go to the Class of 2015.

  • In support of students

    Chuck Lambert, Commander of Sons Post 42 of Chiefland, and Steve Bingaman, First vice President of Sons Post 42, present a check for $150 to CES' Michelle Barron for their Food 4 Kids program.

  • Schools roll out red carpet at breakfast

    Numerous studies have shown that students who eat a healthy and well-balanced breakfast perform better academically and physically. According to the Food Research and Action Center, providing breakfast to students at school improves their concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory and learning.

  • Agencies partner in school zones

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS), Inglis Fire Department (IFD) and Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) worked together to keep school zones safe on the first day of school, Aug. 18

       The three departments worked toward reminding people to take caution in school zones.

       Each fire department parked an engine at either end of the school zone to remind passing motorists to slow down.

    For more school bus safety tips, visit www.flhsmv.gov/bussafety/.