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Education

  • School board hopes to Fast ForWord student learning

    Tuesday morning’s Levy County School Board meeting began with members doubting what they were hearing and ended with a unanimous vote to move forward on a new program aimed at improving reading skills by exercising the brains of students.
    Superintendent Bob Hastings said Levy County students are not reading at the state average in any grade despite having reading coaches at every school and the implementation of a variety of remedial programs.
    “We have got to do something different,” he said.

  • CF Levy Center

    n Financial workshops meet in October
       The College of Central Florida Levy Center will offer Financial Focus Workshops, providing answers to common questions about personal finance.
       The workshops will be held Mondays, Oct. 3 through 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The registration fee is $15 and includes all five sessions.

  • Chiefland FFA member makes state finals

  • 9/11, a walk to remember

     Bronson Future Farmers of America students took part in "9/11, A Walk to Remember" before the Eagles' home game against Seven Rivers on Friday. As a show of respect for the lives lost 10 years ago, FFA members walked around the old Bronson High School, now Hilltop, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
     Donations were taken prior to kickoff with 100 percent going to The Wounded Warriors Project. Donations also can be made by calling Marcia Smith or Jennifer Bray with the Bronson FFA at352-486-5261, ext. 283.

  • Florida schools invited to apply for salad bars

     Special to the Citizen

  • Six complete CNA program

     Special to the Citizen

  • Stuffin’ the bus

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Patrice McCully was among the many volunteers who turned out on Aug. 20 to encourage residents to "STUFF the BUS" with supplies for students and teachers. The Levy County Schools Foundation sponsors the annual collection of supplies.

  • Learn history from a veteran

    All students in Citrus and surrounding counties can learn history from a veteran when the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, Florida Purple Heart Mural Memorial, Korean War Memorial and the Moving Tribute to those who have died in the Global War on Terror and 9/11 will be on display Sunday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 9. Escorted tours of the monuments are free to class groups from public and private schools or home-schooled students

  • Host student through exchange

    World Heritage International is now looking for American families to host high school students from Eurasia. All these students have received scholarships through the U.S .State Department sponsored Future Leaders Exchange Program and will spend an academic year in the United States. This historic program seeks to foster democracy and values inherent in a free market economy.

  • Host families needed now for international exchange students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. These young ambassadors are looking forward to fulfilling their life-long dreams.