For years, Cedar Key School has been operating their gymnasium concession stand with outdated equipment. Something had to change and it did, thanks to the local service organizations.
The Cedar Key Lions Club generously outfitted the concession stand with everything we need to feed hungry Shark fans: cooler, ice maker, hot dog warmer, popcorn maker, and upright freezer. Then the Woman’s Club delivered two new crockpots to make it possible for everyone who wants nacho cheese on their fries and chips and hot dogs to get some.
The donors told school officials that these items were another way to continue the good works of the late Thelma McCain who had a lifetime commitment to the children of Cedar Key School. These essentials will dramatically increase our sales at home games so that we can continue to support our school activities.
We owe a big thank you to these supporters!
Old and new pictured here.
It took 21 rounds of intense, head-to-head competition Friday, January 26, morning to determine the winner of the CKS middle school spelling bee. When it was over, 6th grader Cole Bentley prevailed over 7th grader Alexis Crum by being able to spell both commendable and Pacific. Third place in middle school went to 6th grader Devin Haines.
At the elementary level, the top finishers were: 5th grader Kaytie Bailey, first; 4th grader Austin Hinkle, 2nd; and, 4th grader Kayley Sloan, third.
Cole and Kaytie will now represent CKS at the district spelling bee next week.
Good luck, Sharks!
Elementary and middle school winners pictured here.
GUEST READER IS SUPERINTENDENT
Superintendent Jeff Edison was one of the guest readers Wednesday, January 24, as part of the Sharks' celebration of Literacy Week. Mr. Edison read the book Beware of the Bears to Ms. Kathy McCain's kindergarten class. According to some of the newest readers at CKS, Mr. Edison didn't miss any words in the book!
Thanks to all the guest readers who took their time to share their love of reading with the Sharks.
It’s time to PLAY BALL! And that means it’s time for the baseball, softball, and track student athletes to spend their afternoon at the fields and track in Rosewood.
Spring sports practices will be held afternoons, with students expected to be in the area from about 3 pm until dark, so please be aware that there will be more traffic in the area.
The Literacy Week activities at CKS wrapped up on Friday, January 26, with the recognition of students who have made the biggest gains in reading skills since the school year began.
The students have been using a program called Achieve 3000. Language Arts teacher Ms. B.J. Arrington said 13 of the 17 students in her reading class has shown growth in their ability to read increasingly complex materials.
The students on hand to accept the awards on stage Friday are pictured here, from left, Laura Jones, Allie Collins, Haiden Simpson, Michael Collins, Alie Brown, Cadence Girdler, Trinity Keller, Douglas Rains-Singleton, Matt McCall, and Kaitlyn Tindall.