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GHS students pitch ideas for closing east-west gap  Gainesville Sun

Local leaders have spent countless hours brainstorming how to invest more in east Gainesville.And the latest group to present ideas comes from a much ...



Legacy of FAMU celebrated at gala  Gainesville Sun

Florida A&M University's legacy of excellence, caring and *service* extends beyond the university's footprint into the communities where alumni live and serve.



Achievers  Gainesville Sun

The Kimball Wiles Elementary School Wildcats Chorus excelled at a Music USA Festival, held recently at Universal Studios in Orlando. The choir earned straight ...



Gainesville High students among the best in Cambridge exam  Gainesville Sun

Seven former and current students from Gainesville High School earned top marks this year in college-level exams, with one student earning a score among the ...



Gainesville High Students Use 5K Run To Raise $4K For Hurricane Michael Victims  WUFT

As 130 participants prepared to run a 5K Sunday morning in support of hurricane relief, the rain poured down as if to remind them of the wind and rain that ...



Half-Cent Sales Tax Brings Improvements And New Elementary School To Gainesville  WUFT

Southwest Gainesville will get a new elementary school with money from the half-cent sales tax Alachua County voters approved in November. Construction of ...



Tom Petty portrait gifted to Gainesville High School  WCJB

Gainesville High School became the home of the newest Tom Petty tribute in Gainesville today. Bill Harlan and Jackie Hoover presented this portrait of Petty, ...



Gainesville High School athletic field named after prominent Gainesville native  WCJB

The athletic field at Gainesville High School was renamed on Saturday to honor the late Perry McGriff. McGriff was a Gainesville native who supported the school ...



Gainesville High broadens reach of challenging courses  Gainesville Sun

Some seniors at Gainesville High School are earning college credit in English by taking a course established last school year to challenge them to become ...



Achievers: Local high school wins fourth consecutive state championship  Gainesville Sun

Newberry High School Academy won 42 team and individual awards at the Florida Public *Service* Association state leadership conference, including the ...



Most K-12 Schools Don't Teach It, But These Gainesville Students Are Learning to Code  WUFT

Above: Click play to hear an audio version of this story that aired on Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM. Their friends may just play computer games, but some Gainesville ...



Untold Florida: The Man Behind The Marching Band  WUFT

Like thousands of high schoolers across the country, Arjuna Myles spends weeks every summer at band camp. Sweltering under the hot sun, he directs ...



Alachua County Public Schools earns recognition from Cambridge International  WCJB

Cambridge International awarded Alachua County Schools the District of the Year award for the quality and diversity of the program at Gainesville High School.



Gainesville High School Student No Longer Enrolled After Offensive Social Media Posts  WUFT

A Gainesville High School student is no longer enrolled after administrators learned of racially-charged and threatening social media activity posted by the ...



Andrew Gillum's High School Adviser Predicted Years Ago He Would Be Florida's Governor  WUFT

During her 40-year career as a teacher and student activities director at Gainesville High School, Linda Awbrey opened the eyes of countless future community ...



19-year-old falls through Buchholz High School skylight during wrestling match  WCJB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- According to Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the 19-year-old fell through a skylight at a wrestling tournament between Buchholz ...



GHS, Oak Hall girls win district tennis titles  Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville High girls tennis team captured its fifth straight district title on Tuesday, winning District 5-3A at Jonesville Tennis Center.The Hurricanes won the ...



Buchholz High math team back on top - News  Gainesville Sun

After two years of falling short in its impossibly high goals, the Buchholz High School Math Team is back on top. A team of 56 students won first place at the Mu ...



Photos: Photos: Eastside Slams Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

[1/25] Brad McClenny. Eastside High School forward Anthony Richardson (21) dunks the ball during a basketball game against Gainesville High School held at ...



‘How long before I die?’  The Independent Florida Alligator

Whenever Catherine Sarosi heard a fire alarm at school, she'd grab her things, roll her eyes and trek to her assigned location while her classmates groaned at ...



Dual Enrollment Gains Popularity Among Gainesville High School Students  WUFT

Katie Simpson, 20, remembered the long, fretful days that lead up to her admittance into the University of Florida. The trepidation of test scores and eligibility ...



Lottery adds a new path to Alachua schools magnets  Gainesville Sun

Magnet programs in Alachua County Public Schools will use a new application process that opens next month, aimed at increasing diversity in the specialized ...



Lane Ranger: What happened to those trees behind GHS?  Gainesville Sun

The way some trees were trimmed along Northwest 16th Terrace behind Gainesville High School caught the attention — in a bad way — of Richard Moyer.



Local high schools teach financial literacy  WCJB

NEWBERRY, Fla. (WCJB)-- April is National Financial Literacy month and Newberry High School students learned how to be responsible with their money.



Alachua County Schools responds to rumors about online postings by GHS student  WCJB

Alachua County Public Schools released a statement involving a Gainesville High School student.



Eastsides Williams inching closer to win No. 500  Gainesville Sun

With a 41-40 win over District 6-6A foe Santa Fe High School in Alachua on Thursday night, the Eastside High School boys basketball team improved to 17-2 on ...



Teen falls through gym’s ceiling during high school wrestling match  WDAM

GAINESVILLE, FL (WCJB/Gray News) - A 19-year-old fell through a skylight at a wrestling tournament between Buchholz High School and Fleming Island High ...



County Teacher of the Year finalists named  Gainesville Sun

The finalists are: Alachua Elementary School media specialist Geoffrey Bramlett, Fort Clarke Middle School math teacher Laura Wykoff and Eastside High ...



Stress, working conditions make teaching a tough sell  Gainesville Sun

The number of people entering the teaching field has taken a nosedive, and schools across the nation are feeling the effects, including those in Alachua County.



Gainesville residents lament inequity at Alachua County schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

They gathered to talk about how black parents are blamed.



Hope Squad Comes To Alachua County High Schools For Suicide Prevention Training  WUFT

Hope Squad is a new nationwide program that trains students for peer-to-peer counseling to prevent suicide attempts among high schoolers, and the program is ...



PAM at Loftens principal wins statewide award  Gainesville Sun

Principal Bill McElroy bailed on dentistry for a career in education, and his students are happy he did.



Photos: Photos: Gainesville High Graduation  Gainesville Sun

A graduate high fives a fellow grad after crossing the stage during the 2018 Gainesville High School Graduation Ceremony at the O'Connell Center in ...



Andrew Gillum endorses Mayor Lauren Poe for mayoral race  The Independent Florida Alligator

Andrew Gillum endorsed incumbent Mayor Lauren Poe's campaign for re-election Tuesday. Poe said he asked Gillum to endorse him. Florida Department of ...



Gainesville DT Gentle Hunt Verbally Commits to USF Football  The Daily Stampede

Shortly after Saturday's spring game, USF football picked up its second Class of 2020 verbal commit when Gainesville High School defensive tackle Gentle Hunt ...



Andrew Gillum speaks at GRU banquet  Gainesville Sun

“Bring It Home” was a slogan former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum often said along the campaign trail to motivate voters of all ages. But on ...



New book to chronicle the desegregation of Alachua County Schools  Gainesville Sun

Titled "We Can Do It: A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation" and written by Gainesville native Michael Gengler, the book uses ...



Alachua County Public Schools unveils equity plan to close achievement gap  The Independent Florida Alligator

When the results of the 2018 Florida Standard Assessment came out, Alachua County Public Schools found itself at the top — for the widest achievement gap ...



Achievers: UF professor engages in fieldwork in Africa - News  Gainesville Sun

University of Florida Ph.D. student Gregory Jongsma each summer engages in fieldwork in Gabon, a country on the west coast of Africa, to study a vast array of ...



The Youth Vote: What's Happening In Alachua County Schools to Heighten Election Knowledge?  WUFT

Turnout is everything on Election Day. Floridians will cast votes on several local and statewide races in the state's most pivotal midterm election in years, many of ...



This Gainesville political family started Andrew Gillum on his politics path  Miami Herald

A high school friendship in Gainesville connected Andrew Gillum to politics through close association with a state lawmaker's family. Now he's the Democratic ...



Perfect scores for Vanguard students  WCJB

Three Vanguard High School students are ending the year with quite the achievement. Joshua Nwakoby, Conrad Hellwege, and Graham Cope have all ...



I integrated Gainesville High School in 1965: The scars endure  Orlando Sentinel

I was 6 in 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education that laws establishing separate public schools for black and white ...



Scene Calendar: Fun things to do  Gainesville Sun

A comprehensive list of Gainesville-area entertainment events.



UF unveils Joel Buchanan Archive  Gainesville Sun

The late Joseph “Joel” Marcus Buchanan was known to be a man of many words, especially when it came to the history of blacks in Gainesville and Alachua ...



What Led The Alachua County School District To Install Water Filters To Prevent Lead Contamination  WUFT

When Kathy Anderson learned about water testing in Hillsborough and Leon counties during a Florida PTA convention in July, she naturally wanted to share her ...



Editorial: Teachers deserve better pay, conditions  Gainesville Sun

If Florida wants to fix its teacher shortage, state lawmakers should stop scapegoating educators and start showing them they are valued.After all, teachers have ...



Alachua County magnet programs offer opportunity — for some students  Gainesville Sun

Some say programs aimed at high-achieving and career-focused students leave out many students who need access.



Gainesville residents share stories of segregation, racial tension and progress  The Independent Florida Alligator

The story of racism in Gainesville is one of two worlds experiencing different realities for generations of black families.



Gainesville student places in prestigious science competition  WCJB

A Gainesville high school student has placed in the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS Competition held in Washington, DC.



Tom Petty Song “Gainesville” Released In Advance Of New Box Set  WUFT

“Homegrown in the headphones” is the opening line and “Gainesville was a big time” is the refrain in Tom Petty's latest song, an homage to his hometown ...



Community leaders hold a forum on the needs of Alachua County Public Schools  The Independent Florida Alligator

Courtney Thurston Simmons' son attends private school but that didn't stop her from getting up bright and early Saturday to learn about how she can help ...



Alachua County Schools Facilities Crisis And Tax Referendum On Forum Agenda  WUFT

Troubled with roof leaks, broken air-conditioners and overcrowding, Alachua County Public Schools officials assert that a districtwide facilities crisis adversely ...



Cox honors students in 2nd annual Inspirational Student Hero Awards  WCJB

The Cox Inspirational Student Hero Awards Program began over 25 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. The program has spread to other Cox markets in the ...



Alachua County Public Schools could receive major renovations  The Independent Florida Alligator

Alachua County Public Schools could get a major makeover if voters pass a half-cent sales tax initiative on November's ballot. The school district released a list ...



Lincoln High School: Paying tribute to a community treasure  Gainesville Sun

On Jan. 29, 1970, Lincoln High closed its doors permanently. The school had educated African Americans in Gainesville for generations.



Before he was a candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum cut his teeth in Gainesville  The Independent Florida Alligator

He dove into government during his four years at Gainesville High School.



UPDATE: Danielle White found in Ocala  WCJB

Danielle White was located by the Ocala Police Department and returned to the Arc of Alachua County.



Len Cabrera: School Board should push achievement, not equality  Gainesville Sun

The focus of the Alachua County School District's equity office and an equity plan passed in August are misguided and guaranteed to produce bad policy.



Buchholz grad named to Forbes 30 under 30 list  Gainesville Sun

A former Buchholz High School student, who spent her time at the Gainesville high school playing clarinet and on the school's championship math team, was ...



18 years since the death of GPD Officer Scott Baird  WCJB

It has been 18 years since Gainesville Police Officer Scott Baird was struck and killed while moving a batting cage out of the road near Gainesville High School.



Triple-Threat of Buchholz Swim - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

Whether it's swim season or not, odds are you'll find Talia Bates, Caitlin Brooks, and Katie Cronin together. The three have swimming to thank for their...



Blast Program Helps Gainesville High School Students Learn More About Law Enforcement  WUFT

Yesterday at Eastside High School teenagers were able to experience a different side of law enforcement through the Blast program that offers a chance for ...



Minor Charged For False Bomb Threats To Gainesville High School  WUFT

Update, Dec. 1: Fifteen-year-old Tyree Harris has been charged with two counts of “False Report About Planting Bomb,” a 2nd Degree Felony, for the bomb ...



Gillum to speak at scholarship dinner in Gainesville  Gainesville Sun

An annual banquet to raise money for Alachua County student scholarships will feature keynote speaker and former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew ...



Gillum vows to donate GRU speaking fee to scholarship fund  Gainesville Sun

A day after receiving backlash agreeing to receive $10,000 from the city of Gainesville to speak at a scholarship banquet, former Democratic gubernatorial ...



Keith Perry Holds On In Tight Race For District 8  WUFT

Keith Perry, R-Gainesville, will retain his District 8 State Senate seat. Perry won in a narrow margin Tuesday against Democratic candidate Kayser Enneking and ...



24 Alachua County students named National Merit semifinalists  WCJB

24 students in Alachua County have been named National Merit semifinalists and will now go on to compete for more than 30 million dollars in scholarships.



UF preps for outdoor commencement at stadium  Gainesville Sun

As workers prepared the stage for the University of Florida commencement ceremony set for Saturday morning at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, future graduates ...



Gainesville breaks 91-year record; Ocala feeling the warmth, too  Gainesville Sun

Temperatures will cool slightly Tuesday — returning to normal for a day — and then pick back up into the 80s.



FEATURE: Kelly Beckham, Gainesville High School Basketball Coach  WRUF

High school basketball season is officially underway, as Kelly Beckham looks to take his Gainesville High School Hurricanes back to the postseason. Coach ...



Gainesville Kmart location set to close by end of year  The Independent Florida Alligator

The Kmart aisles were mostly empty Monday night except for brothers Miles and Reese Forziano. They took advantage of the open space by tossing a football ...



Gainesville survives, to play Columbia for title  Gainesville Sun

OCALA — Lake Weir came in as the biggest underdog of the District 4-7A tournament, the longest shot as the No. 5 seed in the five-team boys basketball ...



Gainesville Food Bank, Feeding Community Year-Round, Is Ready For Holiday Action  WUFT

Twice a week, Buck Rollins fills up a shopping cart at Bread of the Mighty Food Bank with breads, produce, meats and desserts — feeding about 1,400 families ...



Buchholz High principal found to have harassed student, staff  Gainesville Sun

Former Buchholz High School Principal Michael DeLucas was transferred to the district's transportation department. Buchholz High School will have a new ...



Gainesville pulls away late at Lake Weir  Ocala

CANDLER — Lake Weir (3-1) and Gainesville (2-1) squared off in a battle of the Hurricanes Friday night. The district matchup proved to be an exciting slugfest ...



Alachua County seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies  Gainesville Sun

Nearly 2000 high school students in Alachua County are preparing to walk across the stage for graduation.Public high schools in Gainesville and the nearby ...



Gainesville high school student named Coca-Cola Scholar  The Independent Florida Alligator

At just 18 years old, Briana Berger has founded an international nonprofit organization and coded an Android app.



Suspect connected to multiple Gainesville robberies has first court hearing  WCJB

Gainesville Police arrested the 'Bike Bandit' after a sixth robbery in NW Gainesville.



Showers dont rain out UFs outdoor commencement Saturday  Gainesville Sun

About 1100 out of 3600 registered graduates showed up for University of Florida's university-wide graduation ceremony Saturday morning at Ben Hill Griffin ...



Gainesville pastor, student honored at King Prayer Breakfast  Gainesville Sun

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida honored a religious leader and a high school senior, who received $8500 in college money at the 12th annual ...



High School Football: Gainesville High School vs Columbia High School - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

With several local teams starting their football seasons on the traditional Fridays, the Gainesville High School Hurricanes and Columbia High School Fighting ...



VIDEO: Teen falls through gym skylight at wrestling tournament  WJXT News4JAX

A teenager is recovering after he fell through the skylight of a high school gymnasium Friday evening in Gainesville during a district wrestling tournament, ...



About Us  FloridaHSFootball.com

About FloridaHSFootball.com. FloridaHSFootball.com was launched in February 2010 to serve a growing need for high school football coverage in Florida.



Gainesville High Teacher Cultivates Student Creativity  WUFT

Tony Malo's advanced video production students shuffle around putting the finishing touches on their collaborative end-of-the-semester projects. Some wield ...



This Gainesville political dynasty introduced Andrew Gillum to politics  Tampa Bay Times

Ask Andrew Gillum about when he caught the political bug, and it's more likely than not the Tallahassee mayor will talk about his early days at Florida A&M ...



Gainesville: Where Tom Pettys dreams began  Gainesville Sun

During the '60s and '70s, Gainesville created a musical environment that was both exciting and highly productive. The musicians who were a part of it have ...



Waldo, Florida: Fading Part Of Florida's History  WUFT

With closed storefronts and empty sidewalks in this small, drive-by town located between Gainesville and Starke on U.S. 301, it is clear the town's once vibrant ...



Four GHS students earn top scores on Cambridge exam  Gainesville Sun

Four current Gainesville High School students and one recent graduate earned top scores on rigorous college-level exams, including one who earned a score ...



Editorial: Cheers and jeers  Gainesville Sun

Providing support for Grace Marketplace, and other efforts to connect people who are homeless with needed services and get them into housing, is a far better ...



Four-way race for Gainesville mayor  Gainesville Sun

Mayor Lauren Poe has three opponents this year who want his seat on the City Commission.



Meet the mayoral candidates: Lauren Poe  The Independent Florida Alligator

Mayor Lauren Poe first ran for office in sixth grade for student government. He lost.



UF African American Oral History Symposium uses sound to connect students with history  The Independent Florida Alligator

Joel Buchanan's voice flooded students ears as he discussed the hardships of segregation on Thursday.



FDA Cracking Down On E-Cigarettes As Vaping Among Teens Reaches 'Epidemic Proportions'  WUFT

The Food and Drug Administration released a scathing report last month that states e-cigarette use among kids has reached “epidemic proportions.” As more ...



Gillum banquet appearance stirs debate over use of funds  Gainesville Sun

The former Tallahassee mayor's appearance isn't the only one that cost taxpayers $10000.



Rams pick up second straight win over Hurricanes  Gainesville Sun

Down by as many as 10 points early on, Gainesville clawed its way back against Eastside Friday night at Santa Fe College, and even tied it late in the third.



Alachua County School District High School Students Are Unhappy About Their 2016 Graduation Venue  WUFT

Seven months before high school graduation, Buchholz senior Julie Diehl is fighting the decision to hold her commencement ceremony under undesirable ...



Ella Bennett and Sami Gattshall: Keep our classmates from getting addicted to nicotine  Gainesville Sun

Walking in the halls of our high school, it's evident that many of our peers smoke or vape regularly throughout the day, despite many being underage. It's scary to ...



As Suicide Rate Climbs, Officials Encourage Mental Health Care  WUFT

Issues related to mental health have been increasing among teens in North Central Florida over the last several years, officials say. They often lead to self-harm, ...



Ex-Buchholz principal had prior sexual harassment complaint  Gainesville Sun

Michael DeLucas, former principal of Buchholz High School, was the subject of a Levy County School Board sexual harassment complaint before coming to ...



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