• Don’t sniff a gift fish

    There is a saying in Cedar Key: “Don’t sniff a gift fish”, but that is what happened Tuesday morning at the Levy County School Board meeting.

    Cedar Key property owner, Linda Marie Brandt-Statham owns a a vacant canal front lot on Whiddon Avenue, that she would like to donate to the school district.

  • Young artists show their talents at the Arts Center

    Cats with giant talons, Egyptian Sarcophagus, ceremonial masks and self portraits were just a few of the wide varieties of arts on display at the Arts Center. It wasn't just the imagination of the artists that wowed the 30 or so people came appreciate the work, it was the age of the artists - all students of Cedar Key School.

  • $1000 Scholarship for Cedar Key students

    By Tom Deverin

    On Feb.15, 2011, the Florida Departmentof Environmental Protection awarded the Cedar Key School the statewide Recycle Pledge Drive Award at a special awards ceremony.

    The Sharks won this award because they solicited more recycling pledges per student than another other school in the state.

    In addition to receiving this recognition, the school received a new computer. The Energy Advisory Panel, who helped with the pledge drive, also announced the establishment of its new Environmental Scholarship.

  • Baseball team loses two

    Sarah Bartholemy 

    The Cedar Key Sharks were defeated by Seven Rivers Christian 26 to 5.
    CJ Parks, Kit Riley, and Brandon and Bradley Register scored four runs in the first inning.
    Bradley Register had both a second and third base hit in the first and fourth inning and due to an RBI the team was awarded two points.
    Bradley Register was brought home by CJ Parks in the second and fourth inning.

  • Clanton earns top honors at Land Judging event

    Submitted by Nathanael Brinkman and Denny Voyles
    The Cedar Key FFA chapters attended the Tri-County FFA land judging contest last Friday.
    The contest , which rotates to a new site each year, was held in Gilchrist County this year.  About 11 FFA chapters attended the event from three counties - Levy,Gilchrist and Dixie - but after weeks of practice, our teams came home with some impressive results.    Cheyenne Clanton scored high honors in the competetion, returning to Cedar Key with the first place ribbon for individual high score.

  • Save Box Tops for Education

    Did you know you are probably throwing away or recycling items that can be used to raise money and help fund programs at the Cedar Key School?
     You can and the mechanism to obtain that cash is as simple as saving your box tops — or bottoms — and dropping them off at one of the many collection spots around town. It is simple.
     Cut off the "BoxTop" logo from 100s of eligible products, and drop them into the collection box. Then, recycle the box. Last year, over $49 million was raised for schools around the country.

  • SHARK NEWS: November 18

    Shark News Editor

    Cedar Key’s Junior class will hold their 18thAannual Pie
    Auction this coming Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the school’s auditorium.
    The doors will be opening at 6 p.m. with the auction
    beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    The Juniors and their sponsors Malinda Roland and
    Tammy Bierman, are hoping for an attendance and sale such
    as the auction two years ago when nearly $4,000 was raised.
    Not only is the school group hoping for many pie-hungry

  • Teachers blast salary step decision

    In a quick decision on Oct. 19, the School Board of Levy County passed an
    addition to the contract between the district and the teachers union that made
    salary steps for teachers a negotiated item effective July 1, 2011.
    Previously, the step increases in pay were automatic. Now they must be
    negotiated annually starting in 2011. During an Sept. 14 impasse hearing,
    the board voted unanimously to make the steps negotiable. The decision was
    officially added to the current contract Tuesday.

  • Etheridge takes a school break after 20 years

    School Board of Levy County member G. Frank Etheridge was honored during Tuesday's meeting, with board members presenting him with a plaque honoring his 20 years of service.
    Tuesday's meeting was Etheridge's final day meeting as a board member. He is retiring from the board at the end of his term. Etheridge, who represents Williston on the board, is also the president of Perkins State Bank in Williston.



    Yearbooks on Sale
    Jessi Robinson
    Shark News Editor
         Cedar Key School’s 2011 full color yearbook is officially on sale now with personalization until Nov. 29. The book features 92 pages of student photos, sports and clubs.  Additionally there is a 16-page supplement that highlights news of the year so students can remember what was popular and record-breaking performances by sports figures, movies, songs.