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Education

  • 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.

  • Summer Shark: What to do this summer

    The temperature is rising and summer activities are heating up accordingly! There are numerous activities planned throughout the summer for Cedar Key youth, some located here on the island and others in surrounding areas.

    To start with, the Cedar Key Youth Summer Program began on June 23, and is open for any youth ages 6 to 18.

  • Students help replant Atsena Otie's eroded shore

    Plants and core logs were placed on the shoreline of Atsena Otie Key on May 8 and Nov. 15, 2007 and again this year on May 8 where the old Eberhard-Faber pencil factory was in operation back in 1896.

    A hurricane destroyed the mill and the town of Cedar Key's infrastructure that year. Cedar Key was re-established at its present location across the channel on Way Key after clean-up was completed at Atsena Otie Key. Unfortunately, construction costs and a sagging market prevented the pencil factory from being rebuilt.

  • Summer Shark: Satellites, our early warning system

    As a computer junkie, I have to admit that I am extremely dependent on technology, but so are each of you, even if unknowingly. After a bit of research (in other words, a quick Google search), one can find that, according to NASA, even something as common as a conversation on a cell phone involves satellites, since satellites relay your voice. More importantly, matters like weather reports on TV and radio depend on satellites, as well. As a result, satellites are becoming increasingly essential in today's society.

  • School Board looks past budget cuts to opportunity

    Against a backdrop of budget cuts and skyrocketing costs, the School Board of Levy County heard arguments Tuesday trumpeting Levy County's windows of opportunity. They approved aggressive education programs vital to prepare area students and emerging high-tech job market.

  • CKS Media Center open Wednesdays

    The Cedar Key Media Center at Cedar Key School will be open on Wednesday during the month of June from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for Accelerated Reader Testing for Cedar Key Students.

    It will be open in July on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

    The AR test for Sunshine State Readers are available and students may test on these books.

    If parents cannot make it at this time, call at 352-562- 6472 (cell) or at 352-543- 5722.

  • Shark News

    Back to the Past

    By Caely Hibbits

    The English III class has been reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, to celebrate the end of the year and the finishing of The Great Gatsby. This party was set in the 1920s, the era when The Great Gatsby was written.

  • Shark News

    High school and middle school awards

    By Josh Berger and Dylan Webster

    The high school and middle school award ceremony is to be held on June 2 in the auditorium the high school will be at nine am followed by middle school at ten.

    The awards will be given to students in the classes who have the highest grade point averages. These classes include math, language arts, social studies, science, art, writing, and reading. Additional awards that will be given at the ceremony include the citizenship award and the perfect attendance award.

  • Shark News

    Cedar Key goes virtual

    By Josh Berger

    As most of you know Cedar Key was recently visited by Rebekah Ray and Kaye Brynes for the young author's conference but this year there was a twist. Polly Werner from Florida Virtual Schools was here to set up a live feed so Florida virtual students could see and interact with the authors along with Cedar Key students.

  • Shark News

    Gallery and auction event for middle school photographers

    The First Annual Middle School Photography Gallery and Silent Auction will be held Thursday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. at The Cedar Key Community Center (formerly Lions Club).

    All students auctioning art will be present. Please come and see the wonderful pictures these students have taken! Refreshments will be served!

    Upcoming Dates

    By Jessi Robinson

    With the end of the school year coming closer, students and teachers at CKS are going be busier than ever these next few weeks.