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Jones Sisters have great Rodeo Season

Sisters Jordyn and Jayme Jones of Trenton compete in the Florida Little Britches Rodeo Association (FLBRA). The 2020-2021 season had 18 rodeos around the State of Florida. Jayme competes in the Little Wranglers division ages 5-8 and Jordyn competes in the Junior Girls division ages 9-13 years old. Jayme was the 2020-2021 Little Wranglers All Around champion, Barrel Racing champion ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Chapters Holds Annual Banquet

By Carsen McKenzie, Trenton Sr. FFA Reporter It was a night full of laughs, achievements, and memories. On May 13, 2021, the Trenton Middle and Senior FFA Chapters combined to hold their annual banquet. This year’s theme was, “Growing Leaders for Success”. The banquet was started by the invocation from Trenton Sr. Chaplain, Dalton NesSmith. Food was catered by Dustin’s. ... Full Story »

Bell High School Graduation 2021

A happy group of Bell High School Seniors were proud to walk onto the football field on Thursday evening, May 20, 2021, for their high school graduation. The BHS Purple Powerhouse Band played for the processional and the Bell High School JROTC presented the colors. Madison Sapp, class Historian, lead the Pledge of Allegiance. After the seniors were seated Logan ... Full Story »

2021 Trenton High School Graduation

The 2021 Trenton High School Graduation was held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the school football stadium. The Trenton Symphonic Band played a wonderful rendition of Pomp and Circumstance as the Seniors came onto the field. Keeli Zingaro lead the crowd as they said the Pledge of Allegiance. Then senior Steven Wright played the National Anthem on the baritone ... Full Story »

93rd Annual Bell FFA Banquet Celebrates the Achievements of chapter members

The 93rd Bell FFA Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 11th at the Bell Elementary cafeteria. The event started with the recognition of their former and longtime FFA Advisor, Bill Martin. Martin was the agricultural teacher at Bell High School for the past 28 years. Martin told the students that last year, his final year teaching, had ended so unexpectedly ... Full Story »

Bell Middle/High School Receives Water Resource Funding

Bell Middle/High School has received a $1,495.34 grant from the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) through the Educational Water Resource Funding Program for the Native Florida and Florida Friendly Plants Landscaping with Drip Irrigation project. This project is focused on the use of Florida native and Florida friendly plants that will use drip irrigation to provide the campus with ... Full Story »

2021-2022 Gilchrist School Calendar

August 9-13 Teacher Work Days 16 First Day for Students September 6 Labor Day Holiday 15 Progress Reports (1st Qtr) 22 Early Release Day October 15 End of 1st Qtr (44 days) 22 Teacher Work Day 26 Report Cards (1st Qtr) November 11 Early Release - Veterans Day 17 Progress Reports (2nd Qtr) 22-26 Thanksgiving Break 25 Thanksgiving Holiday December ... Full Story »

School District Hires New Director of Resource Development and Career and Technical Education

By Janet Bradley At the April 6, 2021 Gilchrist School Board Meeting, Dorota Micale was hired as the new Director of Resource Development and Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the Gilchrist School District. She comes to GCSD from the Osceola County School District with seventeen years of experience in education. She worked as an elementary and special needs teacher, ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team to Represent State of Florida

The Senior 4-H Livestock Judging Team competed in the state contest in Gainesville on April 10th. They placed 3rd in the contest and earned the opportunity to travel to Kansas City for the American Royal to represent the State of Florida at this national contest. This group has been extremely dedicated, practicing throughout the year along with other team members ... Full Story »

Criminal Justice Students honor 911 Telecommunicators

Last week was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in America. The Bell High School Criminal Justice 911 Public Safety Telecommunication students honored our local 911 Telecommunication workers by inviting representatives from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office to BHS. The students presented the 911 Telecommunicators with a cake and banner in appreciation of their hard work in our community. Michelle Jones, ... Full Story »