• Back to School Information

    Kindergarten Registration at Joyce Bullock
    With school starting on Aug. 20, it is critical to register your incoming kindergartener as soon as possible. 
    Children need to be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1.  Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record and a physical that cannot be more than a year old from the Aug. 20 date.
     Class Assignments, Important Dates for JBES

  • WMS teachers selected for Agriscience Leadership Program

    Two Williston Middle School teachers, agricultural teacher Natalie Couey and seventh grade science teacher Elizabeth Horner are among 12 Florida teachers who have been selected for the Florida Agriscience Education Leadership Program.  
    The Agriscience Education Leadership Program is a joint effort between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Department of Education.

  • Holder named FFA Star Finalist

    The Florida FFA Association recently selected twenty-two (22) student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program, among them Michael Holder, (Star Farmer) from Williston High School and Landon Smith and John Robert Trimm Jr.,  (Star Greenhand) from Bronson High School.

  • Council honors Students of the Month

    Williston Mayor Gerald Hethcoat and the city council honored Students of the Month prior to the March 6 meeting.

  • High school law students open mock trial to the public

    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston High School’s Law Studies students and their instructor,  April Palmer,  invite the community to attend the second annual mock trial, in the WHS auditorium, Jan. 25, from 10:37 a.m. until 12:57 p.m.  

  • Candy Barber dished it out in 40 years

    When Candy Barber started working as a substitute in the  Chiefland schools lunchroom she only wanted to have a job that allowed her to be home with her children, Royce and Janet, when they were not in school.
    On Jan. 4 Barber, who estimates she has served or overseen the serving of over 5 million meals, will retire from her post as coordinator of food service for the county’s 13 schools. She is also president of the Florida School Nutrition Association.

  • WMS open house Sept. 8

    Williston Middle School Principal Pamela Asbell, says she is “hired up and fired up” for another great year in 2011-12, and there are several upcoming opportunities to get parents and students ready as well.
     A back to school rally was held last Saturday in the WMS cafeteria, hosted by the community, to put school supplies in the hands of needy students, along with great information and advice to help students “Soar” this coming year.

  • WHS open house tonight (Thursday)

    On Thursday, Aug. 18, WHS will be having an Open House from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  This will be a chance for students and parents to meet both new and returning staff members and visit classrooms.
    A few changes this year include dress code rules, food and drink rules, and some changes in the attendance policy.  Students will find a more controlled campus with more student accountability.  All students will be given a Student Planner/Agenda to assist with organization.

  • Back-to-School Jamboree is Saturday

    The 17th Annual Back-to-School Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Williston Middle School. 
    This event is designed to promote school readiness and to show our support and commitment to education.  All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to attend.  Come and receive valuable information about important services being offered; door prizes; refreshments and free school supplies for all grades.
    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or 352-528-2170.


  • Learn about 4-H at the Roundup

    Each year the Levy County 4-H opens its year by having a Roundup.  Round-up marks the official first day of the 4-H year for Levy County youth and volunteers.  This year it will be on Saturday, Aug. 27.
    The morning will begin at 8 a.m. with the Hartley Barbecue contestants registering to compete for making the best barbecue chicken.  There are three age categories and the winners receive checks and awards.  For more information on the Barbecue contest please contact Muriel or Lacy at 486-5131.