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Our Next Superintendent Dr. Jim Surrency

Dr. James “Jim” Surrency will be sworn in as the new Gilchrist County School Superintendent on November 17, at the School Board Meeting. For the past eight years Robert Rankin has been the Superintendent of Schools but he chose to not seek re-election in 2020. Dr. Surrency and family first came to Gilchrist County in 1974 to accept a teaching ... Full Story »

Bell High crowns Mendoza and Cooper homecoming King and Queen

Submitted by BHS Student Government Bell High School’s 2020 Homecoming, “Lights, Camera, Homecoming!”, was once again a huge success. Students, faculty, and the community enjoyed the festivities and excitement that Homecoming brings to Bell High School every year. BHS students and faculty members dressed up as their favorite Disney, Pixar, and Nickelodeon characters on “Hakuna Matata Monday”, showed off their ... Full Story »

Lady Bulldog Volleyball team, 2020 District Champs

Left to right, back row: Stacy Waddle, Tracy Smith, Maddy Sapp, Taria Liles, Michelle Heilig, Emma Hutto, Ashlee Thomas, and Sydney Waddle. Front row: Amani Salem, Melonie Piechocki, Shelby Waddle, and Adriana Vasquez. Full Story »

2020 Bell Homecoming Attendants

Standing from left to right, 9th Grade,  Karys York and Cason Rose. 10th Grade, Madison Frey and Zach Powell. 11th Grade, Carleigh Newsom and Patrick Smith. Sitting from left to right, 6th Grade, Noah Bagby and Maddy Whittington. 8th Grade,  Elias Toruno, Jodi Waddle, Caelum Surrency, Lizzie Bagby, Issac Johnson and Rylee Johnson. 7th Grade,  Jonathon Belasky and Kate York. Full Story »

Bell High School Awarded Sportsmanship Award

By Janet Bradley Bell High School coaches were present at the October 6th Gilchrist County School Board Meeting to be recognized for receiving the 2019-2020 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for class 1A. There is one winner awarded in each class. This award is named after Fred E. Rozelle who was the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Commissioner from ... Full Story »

Trenton Middle FFA wins State Opening and Closing Ceremonies competition

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 State Opening and Closing Ceremonies Leadership. Teams participated in a virtual event earlier last week. The 2020 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Leadership Development Event was won by Trenton Middle FFA, the Second Place team was from Martinez Middle School FFA, and the Third Place team was Kennedy Middle School ... Full Story »

2020 Bell Bulldog Homecoming Oct. 23

Bell High School’s Homecoming festivities begin the week of October 19-23. This year’s theme is: “Lights, Camera, HOMECOMING!” Our Spirit Days will be as follows: Monday is “Hakuna Matata Monday” wear Disney, Pixar, or even Nickelodeon attire. Tuesday is “Be An Original Tuesday” dress as your favorite characters on Netflix or Hulu Original Shows. Wednesday is “Wild West Wednesday” wear ... Full Story »

2020 Trenton High School Homecoming Royalty

The 2020 Homecoming Queen was Raelin Colley and the King was Blake Herrington. The 2020 Trenton High School Homecoming Tiger Growl and Parade were enjoyed by all. The Thursday night Tiger Growl was lots of fun with cheer dance routines by the JV and Varsity Cheerleaders. The Tiger Football team was cheered on by the loud crowd. High School classes ... Full Story »

Gilchrist’s Outstanding 4-H members

The 4-H Outstanding Members for each age division are recognized each year at the August banquet. This year, the 4-H banquet was cancelled due to COVID-19. We would like to showcase the members who are being recognized for their 4-H accomplishments by giving you an excerpt of their 4-H involvement. Linden Teague won the Junior Outstanding member for 2019-2020. Linden ... Full Story »

2020 Trenton Homecoming Attendants

Left to right: 6th Grade Attendants: Brayleigh Skelton and Wyatt VanLandingham; 11th Grade Attendants: Alexis Hill and Clayton Bass; 10th Grade Attendants: Aurianna Castor and Walker Holder; 9th Grade Attendants: Rayanna Chapman and Zachary Dumas; 8th Grade Attendants: Nevaeh Pogue and Tanner Swilley; 7th Grade Attendants: Jackson Gentry and Ainslee Welbers. Full Story »