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Bagby and Smith will compete at National Agriscience Fair

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bagby and Madalynn (Maddie) Smith of the Bell Middle FFA Chapter have advanced to National Finalist in the National FFA Agriscience Fair. The National Agriscience fair is extremely competitive and it is an honor to have our school represented on the national level. They will now compete in a virtual presentation submitted by Wednesday, September 16th, against the ... Full Story »

2020 Trenton Homecoming plans underway

Trenton High School Homecoming is planned for the week of Sept. 21-25. This year’s theme is 90’s Sitcoms. The dress up days for homecoming week are Movies of the 90’s on Monday, Tie Dye Tuesday, Wednesday is 90 year old day, Thursday is Grunge Day and Friday is Spirit day. Tiger Growl will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, at ... Full Story »

GCSD student numbers are down this school year

The student numbers at Bell and Trenton schools are down from last school term by a total of 249 students. A total of 2,546 students are attending school at the actual school campuses. Another 278 students are attending Gilchrist Virtual School. This is the breakdown from each school. Bell Elementary School has a total of 498 students attending school and ... Full Story »

Assistant Superintendent Ronda Parrish resigns to take job with NEFEC

Friends and co-workers at the Gilchrist School District were surprised to learn early this week that longtime Assistant Superintendent Ronda Parrish will be leaving the district. During Assistant Superintendent Parrish’s 28 years with GCSD she has served the students of Gilchrist County in various positions including Guidance Counselor, MIS Director, Principal, Assistant Principal, Director of Educational Services and Assistant Superintendent. ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County School District releases school opening plans

The COVID-19 Virus will make opening of schools this school term extra challenging throughout the state and country. Last week the Gilchrist County School District (GCSD) released their reopening plans. The plan calls for the staff at all four of the GCSD schools to be at work on Monday, August 3. Meet your Teacher will be held August 4-7 and ... Full Story »

Brett Wasden to be new FFA Advisor at Bell High School

Mr. Brett Wasden will be the new Bell High School Agriscience Teacher. Wasden earned a B.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Florida and an M.S. degree in agricultural education from the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, Mr. Wasden lead a national agricultural mechanics program and served as a teaching assistant for the agricultural ... Full Story »

Six Bell Seniors to join the military

Six of the 98 members of the Bell High School senior class have signed up to serve the citizens of the United States of America by joining the military. Brandon Thomas Adams enlisted in the Army and shipped out on May 26. Keith Dean Foster enlisted in the Army - Air Borne Infantry, he ships out on June 29. Keelin ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Farm Bureau awards three scholarships

The Gilchrist County Farm Bureau announced their 2020 Scholarship recipients last week. The Bell High School winner of the Gilchrist County Farm Bureau was J.W. Ripley. Sali Nadine Powers was the Trenton High School Farm Bureau scholarship recipient. Amie Jones was the Dixie County High School Farm Bureau Scholarship recipient. Each student received a $1000 scholarship to further their education. ... Full Story »

The Bell High School Class of 2020 has first ever Senior Parade

By Cindy Jo Ayers Of course the 2020 pandemic has changed a lot of things, including the graduating ceremony of Bell High School. This year’s graduation was closed to the general public with each graduate selecting four friends or family members as their special guests. But the administration at Bell High, lead by Principal Lisa Barry, worked hard to make ... Full Story »