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Education

  • JBE Carnival is Thursday

    Joyce Bullock Elementary will host a  Spring Carnival Thursday, April 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the JBE Playground

    There will be fun booths with food, games, and activities.  Educational booths will be set up with information about your child’s grade level next year. 

      Tickets are 4 for $1.   

  • Williston High School Students ‘Go Legal’

    By Natasha Alley
    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston High School students from Mrs. April Palmer’s 4th and 7th period Law Studies classes will take on roles in a mock trial, which will take place on April 27 in the Williston High School auditorium 4th through 7th period.

  • VCA accepting fall enrollment applications

    Just three miles north of Williston off CR 335 in the community of Raleigh, Vision Christian Academy is an alternative to the educational system in Levy County.  
    VCA offers students an opportunity to grow both spiritually and academically through a staff of  teachers, sound Biblical teaching and well-designed, customized, individual learning strategies, all within small classroom environments.

  • April Students of the Month honored by city council

    Williston City Council honored the April Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday night.
    Mayor Gerald Hethcoat presented honors to:
    Williston Elementary School:
    Anna Petteway, fifth grade student at Williston Elementary and daughter of    Carl and Brandy Petteway.        
    She was nominated by her teacher,  Nancy Bowman, who made the following comments:

  • Register for kindegarten at JBES

    Joyce Bullock Elementary Kindergarten registration begins Tuesday, March 22.  
    You can complete your packet at the Joyce Bullock Elementary School office Monday-Friday from 8:30-3 p.m.
     Children must be 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2011.
     You must bring the following documents with you: child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, and current physical and immunization record.  
    These items must be on file before the first day of school.  
    For more information, please call (352) 528-3341.

  • City council honors March Students of the Month

    Williston City Council honored the March Students of the Month at its last meeting. Students were given commemorative certificates and free pizza coupons, courtesy of King Munchie’s.
    Honored from Joyce Bullock Elementary was Sarah Dykstra, a second grade student, who is the daughter of Duane and Tina Dykstra.
    Sarah was nominated by Mrs. Osteen, her teacher who made the following comment:

  • Cruzin’ for Kidz raises almost $9,000

    A beautiful spring Saturday morning and the sound of 70 motorcycles wheeling into the bus loop made for a very happy group of fifth graders, all members of the Williston Elementary School Safety Patrol. The organization’s Third annual “Cruzin’ for Kidz” motorcycle ride, held  March 5, was a success!
     Sponsors, t-shirt and lunch sales as well as donations brought in close to $9,000, almost as much as last year. The fund-raiser helps defray the cost of the 64 patrols who will make the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., in June.

  • STARS Gala slated for Feb. 12

    The 2011 STARS (Students, Teachers, And Respective Supporters) Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at Williston Middle School
    The evening will include:
     • Dinner
     • Student Entertainment
    • Recognition of Gala patrons  and special guests
     • Door Prizes  
     • Silent Auction
    Contribution Levels are:
    Gold Table Patron:    Contribution of $1,000
    Silver Table Patron:    Contribution of $500

  • 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest held

    The environment, sisters, a hero dad, pets, faith. The speech topics ranged the gamut for 4th and 5th graders at Williston Elementary School at the recent     4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest.
    Fifth grade teacher Carol Glass sent the speech information to all the 4th and 5th grade teachers, who coached their students. The students were responsible for writing their own speeches.

  • Can you spell ‘rambunctious’?

    Ten wordsmiths from the Levy County School District tested their spelling prowess during the district selling bee at the Bronson High School cafeteria on Friday.
    Cedar Key sixth grader Ariel Alexander carefully, but correctly, spelled out the word "rambunctious" to win the event.
    "I was really nervous," Alexander. "I practiced every day for about an hour. I've been practicing for weeks."