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Education

  • Lessons learned from square-foot gardening

    Mr. Dennis Voyles' agriculture wheel class has been busy tending to their gardens located behind the CKS lunchroom. This ag class, while learning about water and land conservation, decided to try a new method called square-foot gardening. Square foot gardening is a new concept. Instead of growing crops in rows, students think in terms of square feet sections within a small plot. Each student is assigned a 4' by 4' plot enclosed by 8-inch walls of plywood. This gives each just 16 square feet of area to work with.

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    LASC meets Senior Beta

    By Caely Hibbits

    A Levy Advisory Student Council (LASC) meeting was held in Chiefland Tuesday, April 22. A few school board members showed up as well as a few students from Cedar Key Student Government: President Jaclyn Stefani, Vice President Michelle DiMaggio, Jordan Watson, and Caely Hibbits. Williston, Bronson, and of course Chiefland also attended. This meeting is held four times a year. The representatives get together and decide on things to improve the schools.

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    Sharks' baseball season ends with close game

    By Josh Berger

    The season ended with a heartbreaker against Seven Rivers. The game went into an extra eighth inning and ended with the score at 7 to 6. Coach Joe said "it was the best game of the season." The game went back and forth, first with the Sharks ahead, then tied, until in the eighth inning. With the game knotted at 6-all, Cedar Key didn't score in the top half of the inning and the Warriors put up the go-ahead run for the win.

    Second- and third-graders visited by pen pals

    By Claire Brown

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    Cedar Key School Island City Young Authors' Conference

    The annual Young Authors' Conference will take place on Friday morning, April 25.

    K-5 students will share their published works during the Authors' Chair. Our featured guest artists include author and illustrator, Rebekah Raye and storyteller Kaye Byrnes.

    The conference will include a book sale sponsored by Barnes and Noble.

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    Chicken Dinner Fund Raiser is a Tasty Success

    By Lindsay Edmunds

    The chicken dinner fund raiser was a tasty success, raising $1,465 in all. The fundraiser was pure profit for the playground and was made possible by the generosity of several local people. Mrs. Thelma McCain donated the chickens, and Mr. Kenny McCain smoked them. The brownies were donated by Ms. Kathy McCain, and the rolls were from the ladies in the CKS lunchroom. Thank you to all of those who bought the dinners and gave donations in support of the school!

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    Mark Your Calendars

    By Claire Brown

    Thursday, March 27: Home baseball game at 4:30 against Meadowbrook.

    Friday, March 28: Take-out chicken dinner, advance sales only

    Monday, March 31: Suwannee Fair Day-No School.

    Tuesday, April 1: SAC Meeting, Early Release; Track meet - Levy County Championship

    Wednesday, April 2: Parent Teacher conferences. Notices of times for parents were sent home last week. This is also an early release day

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    Senior Spotlight on Jaclyn Stefani

    By Justin Esposito

    This week's Senior Spotlight shines on Jaclyn Elisa Nicole Stefani. Jaclyn's parents are Peter and Gina Stefani, and she has one brother, Pete Stefani. Jaclyn's favorite subject in school is pretty much anything science. Her favorite teacher is Mr. Whitman "because he makes everything interesting," says Jaclyn.

    Her most memorable moment was "the Keys trip because we were able to relax and go snorkeling, fishing, and swimming in the freezing cold water!"

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    Senior spotlight shines on Ian McNulty

    By Claire Brown

    Ian McNulty is one of this week's senior spotlights. Ian's family consists of his parents, Scott McNulty and Kathleen Walz, and his siblings, Christian, Athena, Jesaiah, Arin, and Orion McNulty.

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    Playground fund-raiser a success

    By Lindsay Edmunds

    The next fundraiser for the playground will be a Pie and Dessert Auction held on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

    The Pie and Dessert Auction follows the Clam/Oyster dinner held last Friday night, which was a huge success!

    Over $3,500 was raised, all of which goes to the playground fund.

    The Clam and Oysterman's Association generously donated and cooked their seafood, and the school lunchroom ladies made the side dishes and helped with serving the dinners.

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    Boat donated to CKS Marine Science class

    Shark News Staff Report

    Mr. and Mrs. Buzz Healy donated a 20-foot aluminum pontoon boat, which seats 10 passengers, along with its trailer and a 50 Hp outboard motor. The Marine Science class has modified the boat this year by removing some of the seats as well as some of the cleats to provide more work space. The solid aluminum sides have also been replaced with posts and nylon net. Indoor-outdoor carpet has been laid down on the deck, and a frame has been built and secured there as well to support holding tanks for specimens.