• Teacher challenges school board for second time

    A Chiefland teacher went before the Levy County School Board once again speaking of a culture of intimidation and fear of retaliation in the school system.

    During the public comments section of the school board meeting Tuesday morning, Chiefland Middle School history teacher Jerry Lawrence said the last meeting at which he spoke was epitomized by those two things.

    Lawrence said he asked to be put on the agenda and was not, he asked for 30 minutes to speak and was given 15, and he said the board was silent and relied on their legal counsel to respond.

  • Chiefland SGA pie auction is a sweet dessert

    The 23rd Annual Pie Auction for Student Government was held Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Chiefland Middle High School cafeteria. This is the largest SGA fund raiser and it helps to fund projects throughout the school year.

  • Teacher challenges school board

    One Levy County teacher is speaking up in saying that the school board is not following the Florida code of ethics for education.

    “A culture of intimidation and fear of retaliation exists in Levy County schools,” said Chiefland Middle High School teacher Gerald “Jerry” Lawrence during the public comment section of a school board meeting on Tuesday morning. Lawrence teaches U.S. History to eighth grade students.

  • Driving home the money

    Chiefland Middle High School Principal Matt McLelland, second from left, shows off the $2,780 check that represents the proceeds of a Drive 4UR School promotion sponsored by White Ford and Ford Motor Company.

    Students, from left to right, Christian Reyes, Payton Levy and J.C. Kennedy represent groups like the Student Government Association that will share in the cash for their student projects.

    Adults over the age of 18 who test drove a new Ford vehicle in August earned a $20 per drive donation for the students.

  • Chauffeured on hay

    Children from Kountry Kids Learning Center in Chiefland stopped by the Chiefland Citizen Friday during the school's annual fall hay ride through town.

    The Chiefland Citizen appreciates the visit. It gives everyone a reason to smile. 

  • HOSA says thanks with a meal

    On Sept. 25, the Health Academy Seniors at Chiefland High School prepared a luncheon in honor of business partners who, over the years, have sponsored their class and HOSA club. The senior students  prepared a home-cooked meal for those who attended. During the luncheon the students addressed the different activities they participate in throughout the year.

  • CMHS Health Academy learns CPR

    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and when people other than first responders and healthcare providers know CPR, a victim’s survival rate can more than double.

    With that in mind, Levy County Department of Public Safety offered and provided the Chiefland Middle High School Health Academy students with CPR training.

  • Bronson Head Start digs in

    Head Start students in Bronson stand where they hope to build a raised garden with the help of parents, grandparents and community volunteers.

    Lowe's of Lady Lake donated the construction materials. Lowe's plant vendors donated the plants to get the garden started so the kids will be able to harvest fresh vegetables in time for Thanksgiving.  In the spring, seeds will be started in the classroom.  The idea is to show the children that their food not only comes from the grocery store but that they can also grow everything in their own backyards.

  • 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.