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Bell Volleyball Team standing with their hurricane donation box

Bell Varsity Volleyball Players shown from left, Ashlee Thomas, Madison Sapp, Tatum Duthu, Taylor Thompkins, Taria Liles and Jenith Hodge. The team collected items and donations for hurricane relief. On Thursday, September 7th, Bell High School hosted Layfayette High School in a District Volleyball match up. Admission was free for all fans, in lieu of admission, fans were asked to ... Full Story »

Local 4-Hers shine at 2017 Awards Banquet

4-H members from throughout the county were honored for their accomplishments over the last year. The 2017 4-H Awards Banquet was held at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion on Thursday evening, August 17. County Council President Kalin Siegel said “This evening was a celebration of all of the accomplishments of 4-H members this past year from all over the county.” ... Full Story »

Scholarship Showdown a fun event for Supporters

A large group of local supporters gathered Friday night at the 2017 Education Foundations Scholarship Showdown to support this worthy cause. Damon Leggett, President of the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County said, “We were very pleased with the turnout, the Foundation Board is thankful for the continued local support of our high school seniors.” Funds raised at this event after ... Full Story »

School District holds Welcome Back event

Gilchrist County teachers and school staff members are revved up and ready to go. Some 380 Gilchrist County School District employees came together on Wednesday, August 3 to celebrate the beginning of the school year. The morning began with a breakfast of Krispy Kreme donuts, fruit, bottled water and coffee sponsored by Florida Credit Union at the Bell High Gym. ... Full Story »

Elementary schools welcome new Music Teacher

For more than a dozen years now the students at Bell and Trenton Elementary Schools have been without a music teacher, but with the new school year beginning  on Thursday the schools will have a full time music teacher, Laura Antoni Beard. Laura Beard will spend the first half of the year teaching music at Trenton Elementary and the second ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Chapter members headed for Nationals in October

Trenton FFA will be recognized at the National FFA Convention in October. Tyler Herrington was announced as a National Silver Proficiency winner for his Agricultural Sales SAE program. At the Florida FFA State Convention in June Tyler was named the state winner and his application was forwarded to National FFA. Tyler’s SAE is based on his business JTC Beef which ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County Safety Patrols visit Washington

Submitted Early in June the combined Gilchrst County Safety Patrols from Bell and Trenton Elementary Schools enjoyed a week-long trip to visit Williamsburg, VA, Washington DC and the surrounding country. Tours of several of our nation’s monuments and memorials were involved in this busy week. From the Smithsonian Museums to Arlington National Cemetery to the Vietnam Memorial to the WWII ... Full Story »

5th Annual Scholarship Showdown August 11th

The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County will hold it’s 5th Annual Scholarship Showdown on Friday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion. The scholarship showdown is a reverse drawing. Your donation of $100 gives you the chance to win cash prizes! Only 250 tickets will be sold, and you do not need to be present to ... Full Story »

Education Foundation receives $2k

Education Foundation of Gilchrist County Board Members were pleased to receive a check for $2000 from Capital City Bank at their July 12th meeting. Shown from left to right, front row are Patricia Yates, Damon Leggett, Tiffany Bodiford, Clif Bradley of Capital City Bank, Marilyn Thompson, and Paula Marczynski. Back row, left to right, Stephanie Smith, Amy Owens, Adam Elliott ... Full Story »

Grades are in and Gilchrist scores an A

The Florida Department of Education released the school grades last week and Gilchrist students did well scoring “A” for the school district. The students, teachers and staff are to be congratulated for bringing the district grade from a “B” in 2015-16 to an A in 2016-2017. Superintendent Robert Rankin said, “We are proud of the students, teachers, and staff in ... Full Story »