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Education

  • Shark News

    Progress Reports

    By Dylan Webster

    Progress reports will be coming out Wednesday, Sept. 17. Report cards come out at the end of a grading period, but for those students and parents who like to know how they are doing, Cedar Key School calculates the grades and sends them home after four weeks. This gives the students a chance to improve their grades before the end of the grading period in hopes of having higher grade-point averages.

    Home cross country meet

    By Josh Berger

  • Shark News

    Middle School Time Capsules

    By Jessi Robinson and Claire Brown

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    ASVAB

    By Zo Stuber

    Juniors and seniors took the ASVAB test, a career exploration test, last Tuesday. The ASVAB is a prediction test for upper classman, and based on the student's answers, offers a wide range of career options that the student may be interested in. The test is required and is taken in either 11th or 12th grade.

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    Shark sculpture for sharp students

    FCAT recognition was awarded to this year's sophomore class on Monday. CKS Principal Sue Ice presented a shark sculpture to the sophomore class, whose performance on FCAT was the best in the school.

    One hundred percent of the students in the tenth grade class scored at or above grade level on the Sunshine State Standards (SSS) Math portion of the FCAT, and eighty-one percent of the class scored at or above grade level on the SSS Reading portion of the test.

  • Summer Shark: Olympic History

    Every other year, the world's eyes turn to a single chosen city, wherein lie the most talented athletes from around the world who have come to compete with the best of the best. The Olympic Games are a part of a centuries old tradition. The games are most definitely inspiring, and are also a source of national unity. But where did the Olympics come from?

    According to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the Olympic Games were first launched in the form of a religious festival in honor of the father of the Greek gods and godesses, Zeus.

  • Summer Shark: There and back again

    In my previous article, I wrote about my family's journey to Pennsylvania, and all the places inbetween. Now you will find out about the journey home.

  • Summer Shark: On the road again

    My family's annual road trip has begun, and the adventures and experiences that come with traveling into the unknown are cropping up accordingly.

  • Summer Shark: A waterlogged weekend

    Even though I have spent my whole life in Cedar Key and live only minutes away from a beach, as well as dozens of publicly accessible islands, I hardly ever take advantage of these blessings. But when I do, I have nothing but a fun, great time. One recent weekend I did just that! To start things off, I celebrated my cousin's thirteenth birthday. This was when the waterlogged weekend began. My whole family got together for a big birthday pool party, complete with pizza and cake, a universal favorite. The following day, we all caravanned up to Ichetucknee Springs to go tubing.

  • Summer Shark: Tons of trash

    The amount of trash produced by each American per day is astounding, not to mention the amount generated throughout a lifetime. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, as of 2006, Americans toss out trash at the incredible rate of 4.6 pounds per day per person! If you do the math, that leads to 251.3 million tons each year. And even though this trash is conveniently taken out of your hands every few days, you can't help but wonder what actually happens to the trash.

  • Urban Legends: Are you spreading the menace?

    Many of you can relate to having your inbox full of emails, the greater part of which are usually junk. Others are chain emails that sometimes contain compelling facts and information. But how are we to know if these facts are true? Because all too often, they are not.

    Take for instance the widely spread email that depicts the similarities between the lives and deaths of John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. This particular email is made up of numerous interesting "factual" coincidences, of which only a few are actually true.