Archive for February, 2018

Gutierrez Family plays National Anthem

Gutierrez Family plays National Anthem I had the honor of being in charge of the opening exercise for our February School Board meetings and I asked Citrus Springs Middle School teacher, Mayo Gutierrez (aka “Mr. G”) to play our National Anthem on his trumpet with his sons James and Steven, who are seniors at CRHS. […]

Thank you to our Citrus Sheriff Men and Ladies in GREEN!

Thank you to our Citrus Sheriff Men and Ladies in GREEN! Special thanks to our Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Deputies for their extra and reassuring presences in and around our school campus.

Important Message from Superintendent of Schools

Important Message from Superintendent of Schools This message was sent to parents and families of Citrus County Public Schools on February 20, 2018. You can CLICK HERE to listen to message or read below. Good evening: This is Sam Himmel, Superintendent of Schools.  I am calling you today regarding the district recently receiving several calls […]

Kennedy files for re-election

Kennedy files for re-election Always advocating for students When I first ran for this office, I promised you that I would serve the needs of the students, families, teachers and schools of Citrus County every day, I have kept my promise.  With all of us working together, much has been accomplished, but much more is […]

Anti-teacher union bill author in 2017: ‘No teacher runs in to a building when everyone else runs away’

Anti-teacher union bill author in 2017: ‘No teacher runs in to a building when everyone else runs away’ ​Tell that to Mr. Beigel, Mr. Feis, and Mr. Hixon Duval County School Board Member and former public school teacher, The Honorable Becki Couch (who I greatly respect and admire), recently reminded several of us about comments […]

School Policy: Stand for National Anthem

School Policy: Stand for National Anthem At our February School Board meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, I was honored that the School Board unanimously approved my policy recommendation to school board policy 3.60 – ‘FLAG DISPLAY AND PLEDGE’, to be revised to include the additional language in Florida Statute 1003.44 which requires that students […]