Scholastic Book Fair coming to CKS
By Jessi Robinson
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Cedar Key School library starting this Friday, Dec. 7 and ending next Friday, Dec. 14. It'll be open from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.
On Thursday, Dec. 13, the book fair will be open after the elementary Christmas program, so parents will be able to get the chance to scope out all of the books and other merchandise too.
Also, be watching for a wish list of books coming home from each teacher, of the books that they are wanting for their classroom that can be purchased from this year's Book Fair.
Teachers are also asking students to donate money for classroom books. They are setting up a system in which Monday is "Penny Day," Tuesday is "Nickel Day," Wednesday is "Dime Day," Thursday is "Quarter Day," and Friday is "Dollar Day."
If you're around on school campus, be sure to drop on by, and help support our local school.
By Claire Brown
The annual fourth - eighth grade spelling bee is approaching quickly! To kick off the competition each class will have a small classroom spelling bee to determine who will move on to the next round.
The top three winners from each class will then move on to compete against each other in the school's auditorium for the right to move on to the district competition.
The auditorium competition will be held on Dec. 18 at 8:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to come and support their children!
The first place winner will move onto to compete in the district competition against other spelling bee winners from Chiefland, Williston, Yankeetown and Bronson.
The district competition will be on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. and will be held at the meeting room at the school board offices in Bronson.
Hamlet onstage at CKS
By Zoe Stuber
An adaptation of the Shakespearean classic, "Hamlet" was performed by the middle school Read 180 students before the entire middle school, the tenth grade high school students, and parents and friends. The students had been working on the production since before Thanksgiving.
The set included coats of arms, faux castle walls, and medieval tapestries. The props are part of the school's collection of scenery and backdrops, which has been accumulated over the years.
The cast is pictured separately and the adults who provided assistance with the play are Mrs. Brenda Coulter, Ms. Debbie Mansala, Ms. Cindy Roach, and Ms. Pam Alexander. The production was videotaped by Mrs. Tina Berger, and directed by Ms. Carmen Doyle.