• PTO helps teachers

    The Chiefland Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) awarded more than $3,000 in classroom grants to teachers on Monday, Feb. 8, during a faculty meeting. The recipients were:

    • The Growafrog Life Cycle Kit – Amphibian Decline Lesson, Brooke Smith, $65;

    • Core Connections Kids, Celeste Aracena, $196;

    • Classroom Computers, Clayton Allen, $300;

    • Students for Prezi, Kristin Pomeroy, $59;

    • Kindles for Book Club, Kristin Pomeroy, $282;

  • Business people needed for career day

    Chiefland Student Government is hosting a Career Day on Wednesday, March 16, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and needs local business people that are interested in speaking to students about their career field.

    The students will be in 25-minute rotations and there will be an outdoor area for businesses that have equipment or displays. Lunch will be provided.

    Interested? Call Valerie Perez at 352-493-6000 or email Valerie.perez@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • Schools Foundation Gala sold out

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is presenting its “Denim & Diamonds” Stars Gala event on Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Bronson Middle High School but don't expect to attend if you do not already have tickets.

    The county's biggest formal event has sold out, according to Donna Turner, the Foundation's executive director.

    The 16th annual STARS (Student, Teachers & Respected Supporters) event is an opportunity for friends of education to support the scholarship program and classroom projects.

  • The Royal Closet collects prom wear

    The Chiefland High School Health Academy is collecting donations of male and female formal wear and accessories to provide students who may be in need with the opportunity to attend the CMHS prom in April.

    Drop-off locations are the CHS and CMS front offices.

    Questions? Call Kelly Beauchamp at 352-493-6000.

  • President’s Day holiday for school

    Parents, be forewarned, there is no school on Monday, Feb. 15, in honor of President’s Day.

    The next day off for students is Monday, Feb. 22, when teachers have a district in-service.

  • Fuller's time to take it easy

    By Lacy S. Harris

  • CF offering connect to UCF

    The College of Central Florida has joined DirectConnect to UCF. This partnership with the University of Central Florida guarantees UCF admission to students who earn an Associate in Arts or an articulated Associate in Science at CF.

  • 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.