Archive for May, 2011

ChronicleOnline: Third-grade FCAT scores up in Citrus

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Third-grade FCAT scores up in Citrus By Cheri Harris Monday, May 30, 2011 The numbers keep going up. Florida Department of Education recently released third-grade Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) reading and math scores for all public schools and Citrus County Schools show glowing results. Scoring well in reading is critical for third-graders because for […]

Week in Review for May 22nd – May 28th, 2011

This Week In Review

Week in Review for May 22nd – May 28th, 2011 “What just happened????” The students, teachers and most of the staff have left the schools and summer has officially begun for the Citrus County School District. Now the challenges of developing the budget for next year continues. On Thursday Governor Rick Scott signed the state […]

Florida House Speaker Responds to Governor

Florida House Speaker Responds to Governor Statement from House Speaker Dean Cannon – Hyperlinked “The people of Florida sent us to Tallahassee to make hard choices during difficult times. We produced a responsible state budget that prioritizes the critical needs of our state, and I am proud that budget was signed into law. “However, I […]

Breaking News – Governor Calls legislature to send vetoed funds to Education

Governor Scott has announced that he will veto $615 million from the State Budget. In his remarks he called the Legislature to redirect the vetoed funds into Florida’s Schools. Details are not yet available and we will keep you advised as information becomes available.

ChronicleOnline: Students, teachers swap roles for a day … for science!

Some Marion County teachers spent Friday being taught by students Sydney Bodden, Zach Cain and Alyssa Farrington at the Citrus County Schools Marine Science Center. The morning was spent in an outdoor classroom and the afternoon on a boat on King’s Bay.

Students, teachers swap roles for a day … for science! By Cheri Harris CRYSTAL RIVER — When do playing with modeling clay and poker chips turn into a scientific exercise? When students are in charge of the lesson plans. A group of 12 Marion County educators came to the Marine Science Station last week for a short retreat […]

Week in Review for May 15th 24th – May 21st, 2011

End-of-the-year-blast-off

Week in Review for May 15th 24th – May 21st, 2011 T-Minus 3 days (or 1 full and two .5 days) for students and 5 days for teachers and other 10 month pay staff. The sun shined on a wonderful week in and around our Citrus County Schools. While there is much concern about district […]