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Trenton FFA goes to Washington D.C.

By Lauren Roberts Last week, Trenton FFA members Adam Smith, Makenzie Smith, Lauren Roberts and advisor Ashley Thoron traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Washington Leadership Conference hosted by the National FFA Organization to learn about servant leadership. On their first morning they paid their respects to those who had died fighting for our freedom at the Arlington National ... Full Story »

School District Gears Up for Start of School

Proposed Tentative Budget Presented to Board By Janet Bradley With the opening of the 2018-2019 school year just a few weeks away, the School Board listened to a proposed budget for the school year at the July 17 meeting. They were also updated on current projects that are preparing the campuses for the first day of classes on August 13. ... Full Story »

Gilchrist School District Receives An “A” Grade Status

The Florida Department of Education released district and school grades on June 27 for the 2017-2018 school year. Bell High School, Trenton High School and Trenton Elementary received school grades of an “A”. Bell Elementary received a school grade of “B”. The district received an overall grade of “A” for 2017-2018. School grades provide a way to measure the performance ... Full Story »

School Board Approves Framework for Safe and Successful Schools

By Janet Bradley At the June 19 meeting, School Board members approved a Framework for Safe and Successful Schools, which includes the employment of a Mental Health Services Director for the school district. The position, along with the services and training, will total $156,770. These services are being funded through a state allocation which was passed in Senate Bill 7026 ... Full Story »

Trenton and Bell FFA Chapters Shine at the 90th Florida FFA Convention

Jones elected Area II Vice President By Lauren Roberts The Bell and Trenton FFA chapters received many prestigious recognitions and awards at the 90th annual Florida FFA convention and expo. Bell brought 16 members and Trenton carried 31 members to Orlando where the convention was held. Bell Middle and Trenton Middle were recognized as premier chapters. Trenton Senior was awarded ... Full Story »

2018 4-H Summer Camps fun for local youth

Summer will be busy for local 4-Hers as they attend a choice of six camps. 2018 4-H Summer Camps feature a Beginner Cooking Camp, Advanced Cooking Camp, Kabob Camp, 4-H Camp at Cherry Lake, All About Animals Camp, Crafty Creations Camp and 4-H University at the UF Campus. Most of the camps are already full but if you need additional ... Full Story »

C.W. Ellis 2018 STEM Scholar

The 2018 Sunshine State Scholars program was held May 17-18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Each of Florida’s school districts selected their top 11th grade students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). C.W. Ellis of Trenton High School was selected as Gilchrist School District’s STEM Scholar. C.W., along with his parents, Charles and Jenni Ellis and sister ... Full Story »

Trenton High’s 2018 Graduation

By Cindy Jo Ayers The Trenton High School 2018 senior class graduated on Friday, May 25. The graduation ceremony was moved from Tiger Stadium to the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion due to rainy weather. Graduation went off smoothly even after the location change, and the senior class was very happy to receive their diplomas. Jackson Feather, the class president, welcomed ... Full Story »

2018 Bell Graduation held Thursday evening

Photo by Donny Joiner By Matthew Harrell The rain succeeded in moving it indoors, but it failed to dampen the spirit at Bell High School’s graduation Thursday night, May 24. Salutatorian Alexis Weeks thanked the community for its support and asked her classmates to be successful and not wish their lives away. “Love every day like it’s your last and ... Full Story »