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Education

  • Citrus, Levy students attend DHS, CRHS

    Mike Wright

    The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, but it’s money that greases the wheels.

    And with counties saying the state reimburses about 60 percent of the true cost of transportation, school districts like Citrus watch the bottom line with students who live along county lines.

    About a dozen Levy County students attend Crystal River High School, Citrus Assistant Superintendent of Schools Mike Mullen said.

  • Funding woes mean tougher school choice for parents, students

    Andrew Caplan

    On the final day of school last year, Dunnellon High School student Alexander Wildey was sent home with a letter to notify his mother that the school bus would no longer pick him up in front of his house.

    Alexander doesn’t live in Dunnellon, or even Marion County. His family resides in Inglis.

    Rachel Wildey, Alexander’s mother, grew up in the area but attended Dunnellon High School as well, thanks to the Levy County School District offering door-to-door bus transportation.

  • Stars Gala shines on schools on Feb. 20

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is presenting its “Denim & Diamonds” Stars Gala fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m with doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Bronson Middle/High School.

  • CMHS students give back to the community

    By Kelly Beauchamp

    RN, CMHS Health Academy Teacher

    During the holiday season many of us reflect on our good fortune and make a conscience effort to find a way to give back to our community by reaching out to others who may be in need. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a few activities that CMHS students participated in this season.

  • Winter festival winds down year for Whispering Winds

    On Dec. 12, Whispering Winds Charter School had a Winter Festival, and guess who showed up? Santa Claus.He was escorted by Dr. Cornell, the principal, in a Corvette to visit VPK through 5th grade. Students were given the opportunity to make pine cone ornaments, go on a hay ride, play games and make s’mores.

  • Supervisor of elections scholarships available

      Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections has announced the opportunity for local college or university students to apply for a $1,200 scholarship through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election (FSASE), a statewide, professional organization of 67 Supervisors of Elections in the State of Florida.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary assists CHS athletics

    Suwannee Valley Rotary President Tom Andresen, right, presents Coach Kyle Parnell with a check for $705 at the club's meeting last Thursday. The club hosted a rib sale on behalf of Chiefland Middle High School athletics where the students sold tickets for ribs from BubbaQue's. The money will be divided between the athletic groups that participated such as football, cheerleading, volleyball, track and band.

  • LCDPS and CFD visit CMHS for First Responder Appreciation Week

    On Friday, Jan. 8, Levy County Department of Public Safety along with Chiefland Fire Department visited sixth grade Chiefland Middle/High School students to show them the different equipment used by First Responders during First Responder Appreciation Week. Crews discussed information with the students about the equipment, when and how to call 9-1-1, as well as career opportunities in the field of emergency response. LCDPS is making arrangements to return to the school to teach the students hands-only CPR.

  • Students can enter dairy recipe competition

         The Dairy Council of Florida is hosting its third annual Gridiron Cooking Challenge, a fun-filled food competition for elementary and middle school students throughout Florida. Elementary and middle school students in groups of four are encouraged to create and submit an original recipe that features dairy products, such as milk, cheese and yogurt.

    The deadline for submissions is February 29.

  • Levy Schools Foundation adds 2 scholarships

    The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation announces its partnership with the Levy County Schools Foundation to offer two $2,000 scholarship awards to high school seniors in Levy County. The Class of 2016, in the communities served by Suncoast Credit Union, have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education thanks to a $100,000 investment in scholarship this year by the Tampa based Credit Union’s Foundation.