Levy County Schools Foodservice Director Candy Barber, left, is presented a plaque honoring her 40 years of service by Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings on Monday. The presentation was at a retirement party put on by food service personnel at Chiefland Elementary School. Barber, who is president of the Florida School Nutrition Association, is retiring Jan. 4
The Bronson Middle/High School Band has qualified to participate in the Florida Marching Bands Coalition's Class 1A State Semifinals on Nov. 19 at H.B. Plant High School in Tampa. The FMBC has been hosting state competitions since 2000, according to its website.
Sanchez Farms hosted a field trip by Levy County agriscience students.
Virginia Sanchez teaches a student how the debris found in a sample of peanuts can affect the grading. Samples should not contain an excessive amount of sticks, leaves, dirt, gravel, etc.
There may have been a light rain Saturday evening for the 2nd Annual Beast Feast at Black Prong Equestrian Center, but the diners were not deterred by the game and seafood menu, nor the dampness.
Bidding on a variety of donated gifts was lively and the money from the event goes to the Levy County Schools Foundation.
n Creative writing workshop
The College of Central Florida will offer a Creative Writing Workshop on Thursdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.
Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties will offer “Retooling and Refueling for Success” workshops designed to arm unemployed professionals with the skills to find a job in today’s tough marketplace.
The fee-free workshops take place Oct. 18-20 and Nov. 15-17 at the College of Central Florida’s Ocala campus. Each three-day workshop features a variety of instructors to provide career tools and help participants develop strategies to keep focused and successful during career transitions.
Special to the Citizen
In December of 1859, the Levy County Board of Commissioners ordered the establishment of a public school in Bronson. In 1916, a two-story brick school building was built where the old BHS cafeteria sat. In the late 1930’s, that building was torn down and the current main school building was constructed. Bronson is the oldest public school in Levy County still in existence.
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.