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Education

  • 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.

  • Banker Al Qualls named alumni of the year

    Banker Albert P. “Al” Qualls Jr. of Fort Walton Beach was honored as the Alumni of the Year by the Levy County Schools Foundation at its annual STARS Gala.

    The Gala, which raises money for classroom grants, scholarships and sponsors education projects held its annual bash at the Bronson High School cafetorium.  About 220 people attended, a slight drop from last year's 232 attendees. The event also raised, according to early unofficial estimates, over $20,000 plus $1,600 from a silent auction.

  • WES earns the Silver

    When everyone cooperates and politeness fills the room, the mood is happier and more conducive to learning.

    The students and staff at Williston Elementary School have done such an extraordinary job with the Positive Behavior Support (PBS)ee^program that recently they were honored as a Silver Level Model School for their efforts by the University of South Florida.

    PBS is a system that rewards students for their good behavior.

  • Joseph Wolfe wins with ‘supplement’

    Supplement.

    Function: noun.

    Definition one: something that completes or makes an addition.

    Definition two: the word Joseph Wolfe correctly spelled to win the Levy County Spelling Bee on Monday.

    Wolfe, a sixth-grader at Chiefland Middle School, outlasted nine other students at Bronson Middle/High School to win the District Champion title.

    Spelling through several tense rounds in front of parents, judges and school officials, Wolfe stepped to the podium, thought for a few seconds, and spelled out his final word with little difficulty.

  • WMS students named to honor roll

    A/B Honor Roll 1st 9 weeks

    6th

  • School honors life long learner

    Smiles glowed and tears flowed as the entire student body of Williston Elementary School gathered inside the third grade courtyard the morning of the Oct. 21 early release day to pay their respects one final time for the late Sherry Scott, who died in June.

    Principal Cynthia Lewis introduced the family members and close friends in attendance: Lee Scott, brother, and his wife Sandra; Grace, Dannie and Margaret Scott, sisters; Takesia Scott, daughter; Chastity Frazier, granddaughter; Latoya Donald, niece; and close, long-time friends Hattie Rowe, Amiyah and Bruce.

  • ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’

    The First Grade classes of Joyce Bullock Elementary will perform “It’s a Jungle Out There” Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Thursday, Nov. 12.

    The theme of this program fits in well with Joyce Bullock’s year-long theme, “Wild About Learning”. The program features a very unhappy lion, King Leo, and his quest to find happiness. With the help of his royal court, the key to happiness is found in a most unusual place.

  • WES honors ‘students of the month’

    The first Friday in October found parents, grandparents, and guardians galore flocking to the multipurpose room at Williston Elementary School for the first ceremony of the 2009-10 school year: honoring the September 2009 Students of the Month.

    Classroom teachers tap students in one of three categories – academics, most improved and citizenship – and each student receives a certificate acknowledging his/her accomplishments which garnered that particular award.

  • Volunteers needed at Williston Middle School

    Several parents and community members have asked about volunteer opportunities at Williston Middle School.  Here are some school and class projects that would benefit from help from volunteers.  Please contact the office, 528-2941, or Dedee McLeod if you are interested in helping in these areas:

    • PBS (Positive Behavior Support) will hold an incentive event very 4 ½ weeks and volunteers are needed to help with it. This would be about a two-hour commitment.

  • Eager interns with CAB

    Jackie Eager, a senior at the University of Florida, is an Industry Information intern with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) for fall 2009. Eager is an agricultural communication and leadership development student, with a concentration in meat science.

    She works with the CAB team of writers and editors to compose technical and feature articles, and assist with other projects that help communicate the benefits of high-quality beef production.

    Eager grew up in Williston, where she gained an appreciation for agriculture through her involvement in the local FFA chapter.