• Levy Learning Academy graduates eight 'champions'

    About 150 people turned out for one of Levy County's smallest high school graduations but it was a mighty one as eight “Academic Champions” picked up their diplomas on Thursday, June 4, in the auditorium at the old Bronson High School.

    The Levy Learning Academy, which offers an alternative environment for education for middle and high school students, graduated the Class of 2015 with pomp and circumstance, and also a lot of love, hugs and enthusiasm.

  • Big STEPS

    Two fifth grade students received Chiefland Elementary STEPS to CF scholarships last Thursday morning before the fifth grade graduation ceremony at CES.

    Coburn Hardee received one established by Jack Wilkinson in honor of Coach Doyle McCall.

    Destiny Castillo received the Robert O. Hastings scholarship.

    The two are pictured with School Superintendent Bob Hastings. 

  • Grad love

    Chiefland graduate Heather Deaton sends love to her fellow bandmates during Friday’s Class of 2015 commencement service at Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 30.

    More graduation photos will be posted on Friday in the Multimedia section of this website. 

  • Students of the Month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Chris Jones, left, presented the Student of the Month Award for April to Lauren Lanier, 4th grade, of Chiefland Elementary School, and Dylan Castell, 7th grade of Chiefland Middle High School.

    Lanier is the daughter of Lendal and Tammy Lanier and Castell is the son of Deanna McCall and Tim Castell. Not pictured is Tiffany Hightower, 9th grade, of Chiefland Middle High School. 

  • Graduation tonight!

    This big group is the Class of 2015 at Chiefland Middle High School as they prepare “to walk” out of school on their last day, Friday, May 22.

    And tonight at 7 p.m. they will take their last walk as seniors when the graduate at the Chiefland football stadium.  

    The balloons were sold by AVID as a fundraiser and netted the organization approximately $450. The walk made the seniors’ last day at school just a little sweeter.

  • CMHS earns silver ranking with U.S. News

    Chiefland Middle High School has earned a silver ranking and theree other high schools in Levy County have earned bronze rankings in U.S. News and World Reports magazine's rankings of the best high schools in the country.

    Chiefland also achieved a national rank of 2,488 and a 135 in the ranking of Florida's High Schools.

  • CES Teacher of the Year

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Angel Thomas, right, presents Cindy Hughes, a second grade teacher at CES, with the Teacher of the Year award on Thursday afternoon. Hughes has been teaching for 35 years and started at CES back in 1993.

  • Learning agriculture through reading

    Every year Tonya Townsend does a agricultural related lesson with her class in honor of Ag Literacy Day, celebrated this year on April 21.

    “I enjoy it because we live in an agricultural community,” Townsend said. “I take a lot of pride in it … using and showing kids how important our farmers are.”

    Every year Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. writes and produces a book for students. Townsend said this is her tenth year participating in the activities with her class.

  • Philpot Way to cross schools

    Longtime Williston High School teacher and former Levy County School Board member Robert Philpot is being memorialized with the renaming of County Road 316 between U.S. Highway 41 and Southeast 8th Street as “Robert Philpot Way.”

    The name change for the late educator and member of the FFA Hall of Fame was unanimously approved by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the action will not change anyone’s current address along the road.

  • Students of the month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson honored the Students of the Month during the April 13 meeting. They are, from left to right, Lauren Jones, 5th grade, Chiefland Elementary School; Draymore Battles, 8th grade, Chiefland Middle School; both for the month of March, and Curtis Williams, 6th grade, Chiefland Middle School, for the month of February.

    Not pictured is Dustin Hill, 12th grade, Chiefland High School, for the month of March.