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Lieutenant Colonel Jim Duthu to be New JROTC Instructor

By Antoniette Meyer Lieutenant Colonel Jim Duthu will be the Senior Army Instructor for the JROTC program at Bell High School starting the 2016-2017 school year. Lt. Col. Duthu and his family moved to Florida from Alabama in June of 2016. Lt. Col. Duthu has instructed ROTC at both the college and high school levels for five years. He taught ... Full Story »

BHS Beta Club competes at National Convention In New Orleans

Submitted Student members of the Bell High School Beta Club travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana during the week of June 27 – 30 to participate in the thirty-sixth annual National Beta Convention. Accompanying sixty members of the Dixie County High School Beta Club, four members of the BHS Beta Club competed in several academic events and also brought along five ... Full Story »

Gilchrist County students shine at State FFA Convention

By Antoniette Meyer The 88th Florida FFA convention was held last week in Orlando.  This year’s convention theme was Cultivate a Legacy. The students from Gilchrist County had the opportunity to conduct FFA business, attend workshops, and elect new FFA state and district officers. Bell FFA state finalists include Dakota Smith who received his State Star Discovery Degree  finalist award. Full Story »

TES Teacher Seeks Funding

By Antoniette Meyer Audrey Allen has been a first grade teacher for three years at Trenton Elementary School. Due to the desktop computers she originally had in her classroom no longer working, she noticed a need for laptop computers in her classroom. The computer situation has been an issue for years, and Mrs. Allen said that she understands that the ... Full Story »

2016 Graduates honored at Trenton High School

By Antoniette Meyer Trenton started off their graduation with Pomp and Circumstance played by the Trenton High School Band as the graduates walked to their seats. Madison Mower, student government president, began the ceremony by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the pledge, Linda Gartin sang the National Anthem. Madyson Feather, senior class vice president, welcomed everyone to the ceremony ... Full Story »

Bell High Celebrates 2016 Seniors at Graduation

  Bell graduate Jori Waddle. Photo by Donny Joiner Photography.  By Cindy Jo Ayers “More than a decade of work is wrapped up in a one night celebration” said Cole Diepersloot during the 2016 Graduation at Bell High School on May 27. The football stadium was filled with proud parents, adoring grandparents and many friends as they gathered to give ... Full Story »

MacLean is Co-Salutatorian of the THS Class of 2016

Liam has had a stellar academic career at Trenton High School.  He graduated on May 6, 2016 from Florida Gateway College with an Associates of Arts degree.  Few students achieve such an accomplishment.  While at Trenton High School, Liam completed the Engineering Program and obtained the Auto Cad and Solid Works industry certifications. Full Story »

School Board honors retirees

On May 2, the Gilchrist County School Board and Superintendent Rob Rankin honored retiring teachers. Pictured back row, left to right, retiree John Hauprich (Bus Garage Mechanic), School Board Attorney Lindsey Lander, Superintendent Rob Rankin, School Board members Bob Clemons, Julie Thomas, Michelle Walker-Crawford, Deen Lancaster, and Christie McElroy. Retiring teachers and administrators are pictured front row, left to right, ... Full Story »