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Education

  • Tarmac awards science scholarships to 2010 grads

     Tarmac America, in partnership with the Levy County Schools Foundation, awarded science scholarships to graduates from the Class of 2010 at four area high schools, selecting students who demonstrated a proficiency in math and science coursework. This is the third consecutive year that Tarmac has awarded $500 college scholarships to graduates from Levy County high schools.

  • 14 complete Levy Center CNA course

     The College of Central Florida Levy Center recognized 14 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program on Wednesday, June 23.

  • Education briefs

    n College of Central Florida offering computer courses

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center is offering two courses to help computer users keep their machines in top condition.

    First, the school is holding a Computer Repair and Troubleshooting course, scheduled for Aug. 6 and Aug. 13. Class time is slated to be 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to disassemble, configure and assemble the basic computer; and how to install the Windows Operating System. They also will learn about computer maintenance, upgrade and repair.

  • GED offers MORE for college

    The College of Central Florida's successful Adult Education Program, which serves about 750 students per year, wants to do more than bestow Florida High School diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas to students.

    The program's seven educators at the Levy Center want to help graduates get something MORE — a successful entrance and graduation from college.

  • Cedar Key Junior FFA takes State

    Special to The Beacon

    The smallest school in Florida brought home a state championship in FFA forestry on Friday.

    The Cedar Key Middle School FFA Chapter won in spectacular fashion. Collectively the team placed first in four of the six categories and placed third in another. Each of the four team members was thewinnner of one of the categories and one team member, Kira Telgen, was named the middle school individual champion.

    This is the first state championship for the three year old FFA chapter.

  • Cedar Key grads clean up in scholarships

    CKS Scholarships

    Joseph Bishop

    Doug and Pam Bishop, $2,000

    Emily Pearl Rhodes Lawrence Memorial, $500

    Parent Teacher Organization, $500

    City of Cedar Key,

    Perkins Financial Group, $500

    Senior Beta, $100

    Florida Future Educators of America, $500

    Future Business Leaders of America, $50

    Bright Futures Florida Medallion

    Shealene Campbell

    Future Business Leaders of America, $50

    Jacob Crosby

    Rayson and Norah Salt, $1,000

  • Levy teachers rally with thousands

    Four Levy County teachers traveled to Orlando Saturday to join efforts with about 6,000 other educators, parents, and students from all over the state eager to get the attention of Florida lawmakers preparing to convene the 2009 legislative session. The message: Make Our Schools a Priority.

  • Shark News

    Kindergarten Circus is Back!

    By Josh Berger

    Shark Contributor

    The annual kindgarten circus was back at Cedar Key last Thursday, the twenty-first of

  • Hastings on FCAT: “We must raise academic standards”

    FCAT results are in and they're a mixed bag, to say the least. Levy County School Board saw a report by Director of Secondary Education Patrick Wnek on the schools' grade-by-grade results in each subject, plus comparisons to state numbers, and a lead-in to the county's Deep FRI training for enhanced reading instruction.

    Wnek showed a slide of grade-level scores in reading, math and science county-wide depicting gains or losses in the last three years.

  • School board grapples with budget and job security

    The school district budget and the security of teacher positions was again top in everyone's mind at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board.