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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 »

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 »