Shark News for the week of September 26

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Fourth Grade Welcomes a New Lead Shark

Cassie Lambert

Shark Correspondent


Cedar Key School welcomes Mrs. Jessica Sloan as the new fourth grade teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Mrs. Sloan taught at Whispering Winds Charter School in Chiefland before deciding to teach at CKS. “I love it! I’m so happy to be here!” Mrs. Sloan exclaimed. 

Mrs. Sloan’s goals for her students consist of improving their math skills and preparing them for the FCAT writing exam. As a residing member of the community, she says being familiar with so many students and families is a welcomed difference from her previous teaching experiences. 


SGA Ice Cream Social 

Mikayla Pope

Shark Correspondent


The Student Government Association (SGA) of Cedar Key School is starting fresh with a new year and looking to recruit students with enthusiasm. 

In order to gain new members and build excitement around the club, SGA will be hosting an ice cream social fundraiser on Friday, September 20th. The mission of the event is to allow the students to understand the goals, activities, and theme of the club. The cost will be two dollars per sundae. 

During seventh period on the 20th, students interested in attending will be let out at 2:15. "We want to really to get students pumped for SGA this year, and overall have fun with the club," said Vice President, Taryn Epperson. SGA encourages all students to come to the ice cream social and learn about the club.


Lady Sharks spike the competition

Shea O’steen

Shark Correspondent


The varsity volleyball team played the Bronson Eagles on September 10th. Two of the sets resulted in a victory. The first set was a close score of twenty-five to twenty; followed by the second set in which the Bronson Eagles won by five points. 

The Lady Sharks worked together for the last game and pulled off a win. Taryn Epperson stated "We might have won but what was most important was how we played. We played as a team, and had fun."


Cedar Key Cross Country Takes Over

Sarah Bartholemy

Shark Correspondent


The Cedar Key Cross-Country team hit the roads of Williston last Thursday at the Williston Quad Cross-Country Meet. For the girls’ team, MacKenzie Kirkbride placed first in the meet along with Lauren Bartholemy placing 6th, Sarah Bartholemy placing 7th, Brooke Allen placing 8th, and Caitlin Goss and Casey Williams placing afterwards. 

Kent Sloan also came in 10th place for the middle school boys. Senior, Lauren Bartholemy said, "It was a great run. We definitely have our work cut out for us, but I look forward to a great season!" The Sharks next meet will be in Bronson on September 24th , come show your support!

Hats Off to


Tabatha Hays

Shark correspondent


 Cedar Key School’s Hi-Q team starts the year with their first practice on September 17, 2013. Hi-Q is a trivia style game with questions varying from English, Science, History, Math, and Social Media. High-Q is in game show format with a buzzer system.  

Students from grades 8 and up are able to join the CKS High-Q team. Their very first game for the year will be in Williston on October 1st. 

Club sponsor Raymond Powers stated, “High-Q is an academic competition in which teams are asked questions and have only five seconds to respond. The questions cover all subjects and topics. It’s very much like a game show with lights and a buzzer system. It’s also lots of fun!”


Cedar Key School Welcomes a New Principal

Robert Kint

Shark Correspondent 


Mrs. Darby Allen, Cedar Key School’s new principal, is excited to be here; “Who wouldn’t want to be here? It’s a wonderful school,” Principal Allen remarked. 

She made the switch from Chiefland Middle School to Cedar Key School for many reasons, one being to experience a unique environment of a K-12 school. It is all new for her: Cedar Key is a smaller school, the range in ages, and she added, “We have almost the whole town behind our school.”

Principal Allen has been in the educational field for about 18 years. It’s not easy going from a middle school only to a K-12 school. She remarked, “It’s definitely challenging going from just middle school to a k-12 school, but it’s definitely refreshing.” 

When asked about the future of Cedar Key School, she responded, “To continue to be one of the best in the county and the state and for the graduates to be ready for the future.” 

Mrs. Allen has two kids, loves animals, love the outdoors (but does not hunt), enjoys reading, enjoys math, and most of all interaction with kids. 

Just take a look at Principal Allen’s shoes, her purple and gold sneakers say it all: She is proud to be a Shark.