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Teachers make presentations to the Education Foundation

Three 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year made presentations to the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County Board Members a few weeks ago. Each teacher explained what they had used the $500 teacher grants provided by the Education Foundation for to enhance their teaching. Jamie Guy who teaches first grade at Trenton Elementary told board members she had purchased Hot Dots for ... Full Story »

Florida Department of Education Releases 2019 School Assessment Results

by Janet Bradley Last week Florida school districts received Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) scores for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math, along with science and social studies scores. Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran announced improved state assessment results and indicated a later, shorter spring testing window allowed students to spend more time in the classroom learning and more time for ... Full Story »

Austin Bagby excels at Genius Olympics

Today, we have youth who are passionate about making improvements in our agricultural practices and production challenges. One such youth in our area is Austin Bagby, a Sr. graduate from Bell High School and member of Bell FFA. Austin would be the first to tell you about his love of agriculture, his milk cows and the outdoors. He has grown ... Full Story »

Bell FFA Attends the 91st State FFA Convention in Orlando

The Bell FFA Chapter had 24 FFA members and many adult Alumni members attend the 91st FFA Convention in Orlando. Three of our members Bertha Sutterfield, Carleigh Newsom and Janice Nazworth were on the FFA Courtesy Corp. These members help to keep everything running smoothly at the many contests and events. Caitlin Anthony and Austin Bagby received their FFA State ... Full Story »

Lauren Roberts elected State FFA Area II Vice President

Trenton FFA had a ReMARKable week at the 91st Florida FFA Convention and Expo This year’s convention also marked the 50th anniversary of girls being allowed to join FFA. Lauren becomes the first girl from Gilchrist County to serve as a Florida FFA State Officer. With her election Lauren will join a distinguished list of fifteen Trenton FFA alumni who ... Full Story »

Lisa Barry new principal at Bell Middle/High School

Lisa Barry is the new head principal at Bell Middle/High School. Barry has a long career with the Gilchist County School District. She started at Trenton Elementary and later moved to Bell Elementary as an ESE teacher in a self contained classroom. She then moved to the high school where she worked as a guidance counselor. In 2010 she became ... Full Story »

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Phase 1 of Trenton Middle/High School Special Facilities Project

By Janet Bradley A large crowd gathered on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to mark the beginning of construction on Phase 1 of the Trenton Middle/High School Special Facilities Project. School personnel, community members, and invited guests celebrated the official groundbreaking of Phase 1, which will include a cafetorium to serve Trenton Middle/High School as well as the community. The cafetorium ... Full Story »

Bell High Class of 2019 Graduates

Smiling parents filled the seating on the high school football field Thursday evening, May 23, to proudly watch their children graduate. This year Bell High School graduated eighty-three seniors. During the Commencement Ceremony Vanessa Merle, the class Vice President, welcomed those attending the special event saying, “Thank you, we will never forget the school that shaped us into the people ... Full Story »

2019 Trenton High Seniors Graduate

On Friday evening, May 24, eighty Trenton High School seniors walked onto the football field to Pomp and Circumstance played by the THS Band. 2019 senior Lauren Roberts lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States. Senior Grace Guthrie welcomed guests to the graduating ceremony. Guthrie said, “Our class has been a winner.” Referring to the ... Full Story »