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ServSafe Food Protection class offered in Citrus County

ServSafe Food Protection class offered in Citrus County

Citrus County, Florida-- The Citrus County UF/IFAS Extension Services is offering a ServSafe Food Protection Manager's Certification class on Wednesday, August 7. 

The ServSafe® Manager's exam is given at the end of the training, which provides a national certification that is good for five years. 

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

Start dates for '13-'14 school year in 10 Tampa Bay area counties

It seems like just  yesterday we were celebrating school's end and summer's start, but time has flown and the first day of the '13-'14 fall semester is not far off!

Here is a list of start dates for the majority of schools in 10 Tampa Bay area counties:

Citrus County first responders to practice 'active shooter' drill at school

Citrus County first responders to practice 'active shooter' drill at school

Inverness, Florida-- With tragic events such as the Aurora, CO movie theatre shooting, and the Newtown, CT elementary school shooting, it cannot be denied that any and all law enforcement, fire and rescue officials and emergency medical personnel need to be fully trained in an "active shooter", mass casualty scenario.

Citrus High teacher makes top-five in Macy’s Teacher of the Year contest

Citrus High teacher makes top-five in Macy’s Teacher of the Year contest

 

Citrus County, Florida-- Out of over 180,000 teachers in the state, one of Citrus County's own has been chosen as a top-five finalist in the 2014 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year contest!

Nancy Smith of Citrus High School received quite the surprise Thursday morning as the school's principal, students and Florida Department of Education and Macy's reps did a special "Teacher of the Year Shake Dance" around her and delivered the exciting news.

Local students collect pet supplies for animal shelter

Local students collect pet supplies for animal shelter

Citrus County, Florida-- As part of an ongoing effort of the International Baccalaureate Program at Lecanto High School, 11th grade students collected pet supplies for the Citrus County Animal Shelter. 

The International Baccalaureate Program is dedicated to student creativity, action, and service. 

Supplies will be delivered in three different installments throughout the month of March. 

Thank you to all the students who donated and helped collect all the pet supplies to deliver to the Animal Shelter.

Citrus School District hold Food Drive

Citrus School District hold Food Drive

Citrus County, Florida -- If you child hasn't already told you, the Citrus County School District is holding a Food Drive Feb. 4 -15. 

Any household that has any non-perishables they would like to donate, you can give them your child and they can bring them to their teacher.