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Education

  • 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.

  • Classrooms get $39,000 in grants from Foundation

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) awarded over $39,000 to classrooms and teachers for the 2008-2009 school year.

    The funding for classroom grants comes from several different sources. The largest of these sources is the State Legislation Matching Fund Grant. This past year the State of Florida gave over $12,000 to the Levy County Foundation which in turn matched that contribution with corporate and private donations.

  • Bullying won’t be tolerated

    Parents now have a new tool to safeguard their children against school bullies.

    New bullying and harassment policy 5.38 was adopted by the Levy County School Board last week to conform to state requirements. The policy prohibits bullying and harassment and seeks to prevent an “intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.”

  • Video: Chiefland Elementary Kindergarten Field Trip
  • School Calendar

    March 10 - FCAT Testing (Grades 3-10) 3/10 - 3/23

    March 26 - End 3rd Grading Period (56 Days)

    March 27 - Teacher Workday (No School)

    March 30 - Suwannee Fair Day (No School)

    March 31 - Early Release Day

    April 1 - Early Release Day

    April 3 - Distribute Report Cards

    April 10 - Good Friday (No Attendance)

    April 13 - Spring Break (No School 4/13 - 4/17)

    May 13 - Early Release Day

    May 25 - Memorial Day (No School - Offices Closed)

    June 4 - Last Day for Students

  • FFA teams grade Dixie soil

    It was a day of tense observation at Oak Grove farm in Dixie County on Saturday, where FFA Teams from six area schools gathered for the annual Tri-County FFA Land Judging Competition.

    Students and adults from as far away as Cedar Key and Williston were in attendance for the event, where area FFA teams gathered to explore and grade for different land-sites on the farm.

    The teams were looking for seven ‘key soil characteristics’ ranging from soil erosion and permeability to surface texture and rooting zones.