• Energy Exploration

    Since September 2015, more than 500 fifth-graders have taken part in a hands-on pilot program through Duke Energy.

    The program consists of inviting students to tour the Crystal River energy complex to learn how Duke Energy generates power every day.

    Barbara Martinuzzi, Duke Energy executive assistant, worked to design the program in accordance with Citrus County School Board curriculum, alongside Scott Hebert, Citrus County elementary education director.

  • Skyping with Todd Strasser

    Hallie Czerwinski, Abigail Ruley and Lindsay Hurston
    Special to the Chronicle
    Thirty Lecanto High School (LHS) students attended a Skype call meeting Jan. 27 with Todd Strasser, award-winning author of “The Wave.”
    Students who participated had read the book in class and were chosen by their English teachers, Marie Wilber or Brittany Szunko. The Skype call is part of Literacy Week, which is an annual event that happens at LHS.
    While on Skype with Strasser, students were able to ask questions about the book and discuss it to get a deeper understanding of the message in the story.

  • Smiles 'worth a thousand words'

    Every day, computer aide Jennifer Woods walks into Lecanto Primary School with a positive outlook on supporting the needs of the students. 

    That’s one reason the staff at LPS nominated her for School Related Employee of the Year.

  • Teens given a voice

    For the second year in a row, the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County (ADC) held the annual Teen Town Hall on Jan. 22 at the Salvation Army. 

    Although ADC has brought this program for many years, it is only the second year in the format where teens seek solutions to problems, rather than hearing them from leaders. 

  • Digital citizenship

    Dan Koch, media specialist at Citrus Springs Middle School, strives daily to instill digital citizenship in each student.

    “This is a huge reason why teachers are more necessary than ever — to provide the proper ways to communicate and to guide them to make the most important decisions online,” Koch said, referring to students.

    Students use technology in their personal lives and now, more than ever, in the classroom as well.

  • Caring for our kids

    Imagine being 7 years old, jumping off the school bus, running home, locking the door and being alone until your parents arrive home from work.

    Situations like this happen daily across the county and the nation. Now that students are back in class following the holiday break, many are returning to that familiar routine.

  • Building a strong community — 4-H and you

    Marnie Ward

    Guest column


    The 4-H Pledge:

    I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

    My heart to greater loyalty,

    My hands to larger service,

    My health to better living,

    For my club, my community, my country and my world.

  • Seven Rivers Christian School Christmas concert
  • Pirates sail the Caribbean


    Katelin Clardy

    Brooke Discher

    Special to the Chronicle

  • Spirit of the season

    Seven Rivers Christian School is filled with many students who go above and beyond to show the community servitude and gratitude.The spirit of giving is fostered by fifth-grade teacher Jeffrey Goh.

    Annually since 2012, Goh has made it a point to bring his students to The Spot Family Center to serve the local community and to learn the gift of giving.