Archive for September, 2010

More schools are making peace with skateboarding

Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:59pm PDT More schools are making peace with skateboarding By: Chris Mauro, There was a time, not that long ago, when skateboarders and school officials were hostile warring parties. Administrators, school boards, and city officials fearing the long arm of litigation declared war on skaters years ago, making them outlaws for […]

ChronicleOnline: ‘Day of Caring’ 9/22/2010

‘Day of Caring’ By Nancy Kennedy For Hugh Adkins, supervisor of the Marine Science Station in Crystal River, Tuesday was like winning the lottery or being on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The site was chosen as one of about a dozen Progress Energy Day of Caring local projects. Read more by clicking here Copyright […]

Citrus Springs Middle 9/21/2010


This morning I had the privilege of visiting  Citrus Springs Middle School.  CSMS is the school where my wife teaches 7th grade reading so I am more familiar with their campus, but I was interested in seeing some of the classrooms I had not seen before. CSMS has been a Florida graded “A” middle school […]

CHS & FRE 5th grade SAEC Reps 9/20/2010


Monday I had the pleasure of visiting  Citrus High School with Principal Dale Johns.  Mr. Johns and I had a chance to catch up some before touring the campus.  Mr. Johns was principal at Citrus Springs Middle School before Mr. Johns was brought to CHS.  Mr. Johns and I visited the CHS Cafetorium as students […]

Constitution Day & East Side 9/17/2010


Today is Constitution Day!  Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.  Congress passed in 2004 a bill  that requires that  every school and college that receives federal money must teach about the Constitution on Sept. 17, the day our great document was adopted.  […]

School Food Services 9/16/2010


Today I had an opportunity to sit down and spend some time with Roy Piston, Director of Food Services at the Citrus County School Department.  He is also a Registered Dietitian.  Mr. Piston shared with me many inside aspects of the operation of our schools’ breakfast and lunch programs.  Some I already knew and others […]