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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 »

Students visit Emergency Operations Center

The 911 Public Safety Tele-communication students from Bell High School took a trip to the Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, April 13th. Since the students learn about the different emergency response vehicles that fire fighters utilize, they were given the task of washing the vehicles for the firefighters. The students had a great time and the firefighters greatly ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Graduations Planned

Bell and Trenton High Schools have announced their plans for the 2021 Baccalaureate and Graduation. The Bell High School Baccalaureate will be held at the Iris Roberts Auditorium at Bell High School on Sunday, May 16 at 3 in the afternoon. Trenton High School will hold Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 16, at 6 in the evening, at Pine Grove Baptist ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Alumni hold Fern Sale

Jr. and Sr. Trenton FFA Chapter members gathered at the Trenton Elementary bus loop to help with a Trenton FFA Alumni Fern Sale on Saturday, April 3. The Alumni would like to thank all those who came out and supported the Trenton Chapters by purchasing a fern. Funds raised at this event will be used to support the Chapters as ... Full Story »

Bell High School Prom Promise

Submitted By: BHS Junior Class Bell High School 11th and 12th grade students participated in the annual “Prom Promise” presentations to help educate students of the dangers of drinking, drugs, and driving. Prom Promise was sponsored by the Junior class of BHS. Students went through a heart wrenching scenario involving four teenagers in a deadly car accident and two other ... Full Story »