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Education

  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Reception to honor former Principal Kordgien

    A retirement reception will be held for Ernst “Ernie” Kordgien Monday, Sept. 21 from 5-6:30 p.m, in the Williston Middle School Media Center.

    RSVP by Sept. 18 by calling 528-2941. Please wear orange and blue in support of Mr. K.

     

  • Levy students get more AP choices to ready them for college

    Levy County students have more Advanced Placement options this year than ever before to ready them for college, says Levy County School District Director of Curriculum Patrick Wnek.

    “We believe that by providing more AP courses, students will be better prepared for college,” he said.

    “Eighty percent of students say they want to go to college,” Wnek said. “In these rural areas – many of them will be first generation. AP courses will prepare them.”

  • Donation makes JBE a little safer

    The generosity of a Newberry businessman has ensured that students and staff at Joyce Bullock Elementary School will be safer this coming school term.

    On Monday, Jeffrey E. Ference donated the funding necessary for the school to purchase software that will enable administrators to know just who is on their campus.

    Late in the school year, Frances LaSalle, assistant principal, came before the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce to inform members of software the school wanted to purchase to help regulate the more than 6,000 visitors to their school each year.