• Hammett Bowen holds career day

    Hammett Bowen Elementary School recently held a Career Day for its students. Professionals from all walks of life came and spoke to the students. Here are some photos of that day.

  • Rasmussen holds ribbon cutting

    The new Rasmussen College campus conducted its ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday in conjunction with the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    School and government officials toured the campus on State Road 200, in front of West Marion Hospital, and then were entertained under a tent in front of the facility.

    Pete Beasley, campus director, welcomed the crowd to the school library, and spoke of the school’s commitment to the community. Later he led the cutting of the ribbon in the main hallway of the building.

  • VPK applications due

    Applications of interest are now being accepted for the Pre-K/VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) program operated by the Title One Office of Marion County Public Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 2011-2012 school year and is not related to Summertime VPK programs.

  • Liberty 7th grader writes short story

    EDITOR’S NOTE: For the second straight year, Liberty Middle School teacher Amy Ryffel-Kragh, a former reporter for the Citizen, assigned her English students to write a short story, and the Citizen participated in judging the material. We came up with this one as the one to be published.

    Alexander Brooks

    Special to the Citizen

  • Parents encouraged to complete school surveys 01-28-2011

    With more parents taking more interest in their children’s education, Marion County Public Schools once again makes its latest Parent Survey available on the district website and at each school.

  • Hammett Bowen students get to spend their "bear bucks"

    Tuesday is shopping day at Hammett Bowen Elementary Schools.

    It’s the day well-behaved students get to spend the “bear bucks” they have earned.

    Bear Bucks represent money and they are handed out students exhibiting the traits of good behavior.