• Students connect art and math

    Besides all those geometric shapes students can find in those prints of famous paintings, what else can they learn from art? In the art classroom of Helen Darling, art teacher at Williston Elementary School, Ocala artist Connie Ferreira recently shared her vast knowledge about polymer clay as she engaged the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders for eight days during an "artist-in-the-school program," jointly funded by the Florida Arts in Education program (using matching funds from the School Board of Levy County), the Linda Green Proctor Memorial Fund and the Williston Art League.

  • Gala gets $13,000 for Levy County schools

    When all was said and done after Saturday night’s 2009 Superintendent’s Gala, the Levy County Schools Foundation raised approximately $13,000 for scholarships for area students. The Gala, held this year at Chiefland Elementary, was attended by 240 community members and featured live music by the Central Florida Community College Patriot Jazz Combo.

    Two additions to the program this year included an award for outstanding alumni and a memorial scholarship for aspiring teachers.

  • Family Fun Night held at JBES

    Here at Joyce Bullock Elementary we strongly believe that learning begins at home and view our role in education as complementary to the educational experiences children have at home. In order to integrate the home/school experience we have designed Family Fun Nights three times per year. These nights are designed to keep parents in the loop of what students are learning here at school.

  • FFA team invited to Tallahassee

    Williston Senior FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team members were recently invited to do a demonstration for the Department of Education to celebrate the kick off of Career and Technical Education Month.

  • Ninth annual Superintedent's Gala is Feb. 7

    The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its ninth annual Superintendent’s Gala on Saturday, Feb. 7. The event, which includes dinner and musical entertainment, will take place at 6 p.m., at Chiefland Elementary.

    The Gala is the premier fund-raiser for the Levy County Schools Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established in 1989 to support Levy County schools. The event has become a Levy County tradition, providing an opportunity for members of the business community, civic leaders, and local residents to gather in support of local education.

  • Local students honored

    Williston Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the February Student of the Month awards at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

  • WES students help families in need

    This year, instead of having children draw names and swap gifts for the holidays, 4th graders in Mrs. Joelene Vining and Mrs. Melissa Lewis' class at Williston Elementary School purchased gifts for a family in need within the Williston community.

    The teachers contacted the First United Methodist Church in Williston to "adopt" two families for Christmas.

    Students were then asked to bring gifts for the families and had the opportunity to wrap the gifts on the last day of school before the holiday break.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Mayor R. Gerald Hethcoat presented the January 2009 Student of the Month awards at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting.

    Each student is awarded a personalized certificate of achievement and a coupon for a pizza from King Munchie’s.

    From Joyce Bullock Elementary school, the designee is Kindergartener Maclayne McGowan, daughter of Paul and Scarlett McGowan. Maclayne was nominated by Mrs. Cecillia Edwards, her teacher, who made the following comments:

  • CFCC's CNA program holds graduation

    Central Florida Community College recognized 13 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Elsie Couch, Joyce Doyle, Elaine Gore, April Hudson, Nicole Jones, Tiffany Jordan, Sabrina Lindy, Hannah McRoberts, Rosiea Nichols, Shaina Strickland, Nicholas Swoboda, Letha Wright and Josephine Ylagan. Receiving recognition for perfect attendance were Doyle, Hudson, Jones, Jordan, Swoboda, Ylagan, McRoberts and Strickland. A Special Achievement Award was presented to Swoboda.

  • Students of the Month honored

    Three Williston school students were honored by Mayor Gerald Hethcoat last week as Students of the Month for December.

    Everett Warren, Joyce Bullock Elementary first-grader, son of Curt and Karen Warren, was nominated by Mrs. Griffith, his teacher, who made the following comments: