Citrus County schools close for Irma

Citrus County Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" HimmelCitrus County Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" Himmel told county parents that due to Hurricane Irma there will be no school on Friday, Sept. 8 or on Monday, Sept. 11 . 

County awarded state Safe Routes to School grants

BOCC SealCrystal River High School will be the recipient of new sidewalks due to the Florida State Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant Program.
The grant program funding is offered in an effort to improve the health and well-being of students by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.  The Citrus County BOCC approved the Work Authorization to apply for the grant on Oct. 11, 2016.

'Blessings' and 'Feed The Kids' programs supported by United Way

Pictured are United Way’s CEO, Amy Meek and COO, Meghan Pitzer. Amy and Meghan are shown packing Blessings’ bags.

Inverness, FL (7/17/2017) –- Citrus County Harvest has been awarded $40,000 by United Way of Citrus County. It is the largest grant to be received by Harvest since the creation of their Blessings program in 2009.

“The United Way grant will help fund two programs in the 2017-2018 academic year,” said Grace Hengesbach, Harvest’s Executive Director.  

CHS teacher attends Duke Energy-sponsored science event in Colorado

Amanda McKenna (right), a science teacher at Citrus High School in Inverness., examines insects from a water-quality testing activity at Keystone Science School’s Key Issues Institute on June 23. Duke Energy sponsored 14 Florida teachers to attend the STEM education-focused training, along with 19 other teachers from across the country. Duke Energy has sponsored 116 teachers from its seven-state service territory to attend KSS over the past 20 years who have implemented innovative STEM concepts in their loc
Citrus High School teacher Amanda McKenna this year was invited to a special training session in Colorado, thanks to a grant from Duke Energy.
McKenna joined 13 other Duke Energy-sponsored teachers for five days of training in Keystone, Colo.
Since 1976, Keystone Science School, or KSS, has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences.

Crystal River students collect Pennies for Pets

Business academy students, names left to right:  Bryant Fernandez, Vu Pham and Shannon Hancock.  Not pictured are Gunnar Consol and Adrianna Ordiway.

Special thanks have been given to the Crystal River High School Business Academy students.

The students collect pennies for pets for their community service project each year.

From the money they collect they are able to purchase pet food for the Citrus County PetMeals program, which is part of the homebound Meals on Wheels program. Teacher Melody Dobbins and all of her students who help with this worthwhile project are all part of the effort to make the program a success.

Citrus County Utilities announces poster contest winners

Division 2 winner Sophia Watson with teacher Kelly Zoucha).

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Citrus County Utilities, in partnership with Citrus 20/20 Inc.’s annual Save Our Waters Week campaign and the Florida Section of American Water Works Association, are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Drop Savers Poster Contest. 

The contest teaches elementary aged school children and reminds middle and high school aged teens about the importance of water conservation.


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