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Education

  • Calculus on a Saturday? Don't act so nonplussed

    For many, math is about as confusing as it gets: Why is a(b+2) = a(c+3) so important to learn, anyways? But for others, math is a passion and every equation has a purpose.

    That’s what 400 middle and high school Citrus County students demonstrated Saturday at the annual district-wide Math Field Day competition at the West Citrus Elks Lodge in Homosassa.

  • For first-rounder, fourth-graders the perfect crowd

    He can bench press 450 pounds, fold rebar into shapes with his bare hands and break a wooden baseball bat into splinters.

    William Green, the 235-pound retired running back for the Cleveland Browns, can impress a crowd with not only his physical strength and capabilities, but his message — mental strength. He brought that message to district schools recently as part of the Strength Team.

  • Easel money: For arts students, talent means dollars

    From the Great American Cooter Fest to the Florida Manatee Festival, Citrus County's festivals are unique in their own way and bring thousands of enthusiasts here annually. But there’s one component of the festivals that often goes unnoticed: scholarships.

  • From the front page to first period, NIE keeps students informed

    Sure, scissors, notebooks, pencils and crayons are all school supplies.

    But newspapers are, too!

    The Chronicle has partnered with Newspapers in Education, a nationally recognized collaborative effort between private and public schools and community newspapers to provide students with the opportunity to become more literate and knowledgeable citizens. NIE aims to enhance learning through real-life experiences relevant to students’ daily lives.

  • At CRHS, a 21st-century library for 21st-century students

    By Lynette Mitchell

    The Library Media Center (LMC) at Crystal River High School (CRHS) is a new space. Our newly renovated high school is a wonderful place to come to work each day. When we were renovating the media center, I wanted the new space to reflect the fact that our students are 21st-century learners. Many think that means the end of books or libraries. 

    That is far from what is actually happening. 

  • Sell yourself, or sell yourself short

    Students might think high school is a little too early to start thinking about a résumé — aren’t résumés for college grads looking for a full-time job?

    Not exactly.

  • A change in vocation

    By Denise Willis

    In 1994, Diane Tracy, a business consultant, wrote an article about change in the workplace. Her focus was how to change the perception people have about the workplace environment. Now, in dog years and in technology years, 1994 is about a century ago. But interestingly enough, changing people’s perception about something — whether it is a school, a hospital or a place of employment — is still being discussed today.

  • 102-year-old retired educator a living history of county's school system

    At 102 years old, Ethel Puckett Winn has spent nearly her entire life in Citrus County. 

    She graduated from Citrus High School with the class of 1930 and is the oldest living alumnus still in Citrus County. 

    Her class was the first to attend high school in Inverness in the 10th grade — prior to that, only 11th- and 12th-grade Floral City students went to CHS.

  • The politics of survival: AES, Supervisor of Elections team up

    Surviving at the Academy of Environmental Science is all the class of 2014 is worried about.

    And after nine weeks of hands-on writing, producing and editing, these 16 students can officially say they have endured that task. 

    “All in all, it was a great experience,” said one student. “There were some challenges, but that was nothing new, as we all face challenges every day.”

  • Florida's first lady pays visit to Crystal River Primary School

    Crystal River Primary School welcomed Florida first lady Ann Scott with cheer, songs and questions Thursday.

    Scott visited the school as part of her campaign for reading and literacy. She tours schools and libraries throughout Florida, encouraging children to read and write. To date, she has visited more than 100 Florida schools.