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Education

  • CFCC receives $20,000 grant for literacy

    Reinforcing its commitment to help people gain basic literacy skills, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced that it has awarded Central Florida Community College with a $20,000 grant. Central Florida Community College will use the funds to further its literacy and basic education outreach efforts.

  • Johnson named Farm Credit scholar

    Tyler Johnson of Chiefland has been chosen as a Farm Credit of North Florida scholarship recipient. He will receive $1,000 to aid in his 2009 studies.

    Johnson, the son of Chad “Cracker” and Angela Johnson is a senior at Chiefland High School. After graduating at the end of this month, Johnson plans to attend Santa Fe Community College and then transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a degree in entomology with a minor in biotechnology.

  • Chiefland Middle School Honor Roll

    Chiefland Middle School Honor Roll-Third Nine Weeks

    January 6-March 26

    Sixth Grade All A’s – Joli Birchfield, Madison Deer, Darian Everett, Wyatt Plemmons, Rebecca Thomas, and Jacob Wade.

  • School district changes ‘Resignation’ category after contract non-renewals

    The School Board Consent Agenda has been changed to more accurately reflect school district personnel changes. It now states “Employment Status Changes” instead of “Resignations.”

    The change came after the last board meeting two weeks ago when more than seventy members of the public attended to protest the dismissal of 21 veteran teachers because of budgetary cuts.

    During the April 7 meeting, questions arose regarding the Consent Agenda’s language.

  • Treder places at State Forensics Tournament

    Dallas Treder, a homeschooled, dual-enrolled student at Central Florida Community College, won Third Place in Informative Speaking, and Sixth Place in Parliamentary Debate, at the 2009 State Forensics Tournament. Although forensics may remind you of the latest episode of CSI, in this case forensics actually means debating and speeches. The tournament was held at Tallahassee Community College in February, and took place over an exhausting four days.

  • School district says goodbye to seven centuries of teaching experience

    Twenty-one Levy County teachers were notified two weeks ago that their services would no longer be needed after this school year because the school district can no longer afford to pay them. The veteran educators boast a combined total of approximately 700 years of teaching experience.

    A sample look at teachers the district chose to dismiss

    Lisa Posteraro has 33 years of teaching experience, with approximately 30 years in Levy County.

  • Outdoor Classroom arrives at CHS

    Chiefland High School has received the "Outdoor Classroom" picnic tables.

     Thanks to a generous grant from the Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District and the generous donation of labor to build the picnic table from the Cross City Correctional Institution under the supervision of Assistant Warden Shannon Varnes, Vocational Instructor Jarrell Everett and Col. Daniel Bannister,  Chiefland High School now has an outdoor classroom with four picnic tables that will seat up to 32 students.

  • Levy teachers rally with thousands

    Four Levy County teachers traveled to Orlando Saturday to join efforts with about 6,000 other educators, parents, and students from all over the state eager to get the attention of Florida lawmakers preparing to convene the 2009 legislative session. The message: Make Our Schools a Priority.

  • Community supporting education through a career shadowing experience

    Chiefland High School’s 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Business, Graphic Design and career class spent most of their day, on Feb. 3, with local area businesses to find out what it takes to work in the real world of business.

  • CFCC Classes

    Daybook

    The Central Florida Community College Levy Center invites you to experience a “Journey Daybook Adventure” at Fanning Springs State Park on Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    This class is for people who love to travel and want to create a visual memory of a journey that goes beyond the photograph or the video clip. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to create a visual legacy. The practice of creating Journey Daybooks can increase powers of observation and heighten the ability to be in the moment.