• Assessing the situation

    Spring is in the air, and for students that means spring assessments are right around the corner. 

    The Citrus County School Board recently offered tips to ease the stress of parents and students, while promoting success with the assessments throughout the district in the Winter Communication newsletter. 

  • Becoming leaders with Junior Achievement

    Students in Brandy Gibbs’ early childhood education class at Citrus High School spent a day teaching elementary students on Jan. 25 as part of the Junior Achievement program. 

  • Love ... and support

    Crystal River Primary School paraprofessional Christina Barfield loves her job — and it shows.

    “I was shocked when they called my name. I didn’t know what to say,” Barfield said. “I thought they meant someone else — another Christina,” said Barfield, who on Jan. 19 was named the Citrus County School District’s 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year. 

    The honor came as a surprise.

  • Free tuition? Not the same as free college, students say

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — They don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who would stand to gain from the nation’s most ambitious free-tuition proposal are quick to point out a sobering reality from their own meager finances: Free tuition doesn’t mean free college.

  • Lifelong learning

    A sign hanging above the door of Theresa Ryan’s classroom states, “We are family.” On the walls there’s a kaleidoscope of colors. And on her face, there’s a warm, welcoming smile.

  • Fishing trip for Gator Club

    This year, the Citrus County Gator Club (CCGC) will award a $1,500 scholarship to a University of Florida-bound senior from each of Citrus County’s four high schools.

    The CCGC Charles R. Bellamy Endowment Fund also awards a $1,500 scholarship to a Citrus County high school graduate transferring to the University of Florida from a community college. 

    Thus, the CCGC makes available scholarship money to five Citrus County high school graduates attending the University of Florida.  

  • Register now for Kids Marathon Citrus

    The eighth annual Five Points of Life Kids Marathon Citrus will be held Friday, March 3, at the Lecanto High School track, 3810 W. Educational Path, starting at 6 p.m.

    Approximately 750 children took part in the Citrus Marathon in 2016. To participate, kids in kindergarten through eighth grade complete 25 miles, one at a time, during the months prior to the marathon, logging each mile on a log sheet. To finish the full marathon, kids will run the last 1.2 miles on March 3. 

  • A lesson in hardship

    Julie Gorham

  • Cardboard Challenge: Students’ STEM skills put to test in fun activity

    Julie Gorham

  • Nature Coast research internships give University of Florida students an edge

    GAINESVILLE — Last summer, Cory Gillis found himself waking before dawn at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, where he’d been assigned to track the breeding calls of the northern bobwhite quail as part of an internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But he wasn’t complaining.