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Today's News

  • Cedar Key Community Give-Back program

    Seahorse Key has felt the support of the Cedar Key community very strongly and this is part of our way of giving back.  We have already begun offering annual free day trips for the Cedar Key historical society and this year will add the Lions Club, the Women’s club and the City Hall staff and Council (to be planned)

    Island Biology – A 10-day field course with SKML Associate Director Dr. Coleman Sheehy will be held at a later date.

  • Watermelon Festival Schedule

    Please plan on attending the 62nd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival to be held in historic downtown Chiefland centered at the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park, on Saturday, June 4. This will be a wonderful day of family, fun and fanfare. We will have scores of vendors offering crafts, food and information. There will be a parade featuring businesses, organizations and even Watermelon Pageant winners from our local Tri-County community of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties.

    All events are scheduled to take place in the Chiefland Train Depot park unless otherwise noted.

  • Levy County STEM initiative and Sharks at Seahorse Programs

    The UF Seahorse Key Marine Lab is partnering with the Levy County Public Schools to offer discounted programs for Levy County schools and free programs to the Cedar Key School.  Several classes have already visited.

    On June 2-3 – Bronson Middle-High School – Stacy Drummond teacher

    On June 13 – Cedar Key school professional Development day at Seahorse Key – teachers from Cedar Key school out to seahorse for training 

  • Open House at Seahorse Key

    After taking a four-month hiatus to allow for the bird nesting season on Seahorse Key, the island and its lighthouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Access to the island and its beaches has been restricted since March 1 of this year, as it is annually, to protect against any interruption to the breeding and nesting activities of the rookery.

    Visitors will have to use private boats, kayaks or canoes or tour boats from Cedar Key to reach the island that is a refuge for wildlife.

  • Community Calendar for the week of 6-2-16

    Mondays

    Retired Educators Meeting

    The Levy/Gilchrist Retired Educators Association meets on the third Monday of every month at the Gathering Table in Chiefland with no June or July meeting. The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch. Any retired educator from Gilchrist or Levy County is invited to attend.

    Free Summer Yoga in Cedar Key

    8-9:15 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cedar Key Library. Yoga CDs are used for instruction and some experience is necessary.

  • School events this week

    The school year is winding down and the number of events at Cedar Key School are picking up. Here's a few to mark on your calendar:

    • Thursday, June 2, 9 a.m., kindergarten graduation, auditorium

    • Friday, June 3, 9 a,m., middle school awards, auditorium

    • Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m., high school awards, auditorium

    • Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m., high school graduation, school gym

    • Tuesday, June 7, 9 a.m., elementary awards, auditorium.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2016

    A new tradition arose this year as the senior class took a walk around the campus in their cap and gowns.

    The seniors walked into the elementary building which erupted with applause and cheering. The walk around campus brings excitement to the seniors as well as the underclassman. 

  • Shark News for the week of 5-26-16

    Cedar Key athletic awards banquet

    Hannah Stallworth; 

    Shark Correspondent

    On Tuesday, May 17, students, coaches and family gathered together in the Cedar Key School auditorium for the Athletic Awards Banquet. Over 100 people were in attendance at the banquet. 76 students were recognized for playing on one or more sports teams during the 2015-2016 school year. 

  • UF President visits Shell Mound

    Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Jack Payne UF/IFAS vice president, Dr. Mike Allen, director of NCBS, Dr. Kent Fuchs, president of University of Florida and Dr. Ken Sassaman, professor of Florida Archaeology Department of Anthropology visiting Shell Mound.

  • Bringing biological station to school

    Staff from the Nature Coast Biological Station visited Cedar Key School on Monday, May 23, sharing with students a unique species of Alligator Snapping Turtle found in the Suwannee River. 

    Students were inquisitive and interested in the talk from biologist Travis Thomas, who works with NCBS.  Thomas received his masters in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida and previously worked for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.