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Education

  • ‘PAWS-itively’ powerful

    “Don’t do this!” and “Don’t do that!” all the whole day long. Maybe this was the approach with which many of us were most familiar growing up, but what if someone noticed when we made a good choice, did the right thing? Williston Elementary School’s assistant principal, Angel Thomas, has brought an additional piece to the discipline puzzle we call the Positive Behavior System (PBS).

  • Hastings says district cannot meet state goal

       During his closing remarks at Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting, Superintendent Bob Hastings voiced his support for changing the state's class-size amendment.
       Hastings said that there was "no way" the district could meet the amendment's requirements this year, which means the state could impose penalties that could total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    "There's no way we're going to meet it 100 percent," Hastings said. "One size does not fit all."

  • School Board overturns automatic pay increases

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously voted on Tuesday to change the language of the school district’s contract with the Levy County Education Association, altering the language so that automatic salary step increases for teachers and employees will now be negotiated annually between the parties.
    Both sides argued their cases before the board during an impasse hearing at the School Board’s offices in Bronson. The decision alters an agreement that has been in place for 30 years in the school district.

  • Levy schools back in contention for $1.1 million

    The School Board of Levy County is eligible for $1.1 million over four years from the federal Race to the Top fund, according to Superintendent Bob Hastings.

    Speaking before the school board on Tuesday, Hastings said he received word from the Florida Department of Education that Levy County was still eligible for the money from the federal education program.

  • The legacy will live on

    They came in droves to honor a teacher, a mentor, an outdoorsman, a sportman, a father, a leader.

    After teaching 37 years at Williston High School, Robert Philpot has decided to retire and Saturday marked a reception to honor his commitment to the students and people of Williston.

    For more than two hours, one by one–and sometimes in pairs and triples–people came forth and told the hundreds of people in attendance how much the teacher had influenced their lives.

  • WMS calls for parents of rising sixth graders

    Attention to Parents of Rising Sixth Graders:

    Williston Middle School is excitedly anticipating your child transitioning from fifth grade to sixth grade. Our desire is to make the transition a smooth one and positive academic growth and low anxiety. We believe the key to making this a reality for your child and your family includes having information about WMS and getting answers to your questions. To facilitate this we have scheduled the following dates of orientation:

  • JBES names honor roll students

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School announces the honor roll for the third nine weeks:

    A Honor Roll – First Grade

    Chorvat: Victoria Dosey

    Coleman: Anthony Griffith, James Loock, Carol Pudlo

    Cooper: Sarah Dykstra

    Griffith: Eli Davis, Delaney Holcomb, Kayla Munden

    Hogle: Narisa Ali, Abigail Carey, Zachary Chism, Silas Jacobs, Amari Robinson

    Milton: Carter Boyd, Alexis Dillard, Abigail Lowrimore, Maclayne McGowan, Adam Sistrunk

    Odom: Della Bird, Chase Eschbach, Trinity Peacock, Ryan Staley,

  • Former teacher gives CFCC $2.5 million

    Jack Wilkinson has taught generations of Levy County students during his lifetime, and a his gift to Central Florida Community College will ensure that generations more have access to higher education.

    Mr. Jack, as he is known in Chiefland, has donated $2.5 million to help build a new CFCC campus in Levy County. The donation is the largest, one-time gift ever received by CFCC.

  • Breakfast with superintendent is Feb. 24

    The next breakfast with the superintendent will be Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland Fellowship Hall.

    Tickets may be purchased for $10 per person and are available at Capital City Bank, Drummond Community Bank and Perkins State Bank in Chiefland or at the Levy County Schools Foundation office in Bronson.

    For more information contact the Levy County Schools Foundation at 352-486-3408 or email lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us .

     

  • Sherry Beauchamp tapped as Levy Teacher of the Year

    Years of dedication to students have paid off for Sherry Beauchamp, a fourth grade teacher at Chiefland Elementary School.

    Beauchamp was was honored by school and district officials Friday as she was selected as the Levy County Teacher of the Year.