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Education

  • New WMS principal has vision for her school

    At Tuesday’s Rotary Club meeting, Pam Asbell wanted to clarify two things up front.

    “Iee^am not a new principal. Iee^am not new to Williston,” said the recently appointed principal at Williston Middle School.

    Asbell, who spent the last three years at Chiefland High School said she, in fact, lived in Williston until her parents moved to Archer when she was 11.

    Asbell, an educator for nearly 30 years, fills the void left by retiring principal Ernst L. Kordgien.

  • Meet teachers at Joyce Bullock Aug. 21

    Class lists will be available on Monday, Aug. 3 for parents of students at Joyce Bullock Elementary.

    You may call the school at 528-3341 to find out your student’s teacher and meet the teacher will be Aug. 21 from 9-11:30 a.m. Supply lists are also available in the front office.

     

  • Garbage fees raise big stink with school board

    An increase of 143 percent in the cost to collect garbage for Williston schools has the Levy County School Board steaming. At Tuesday’s meeting of the board, Superintendent Bob Hastings said the city of Williston had recently stopped providing its own waste pickup service and instead contracted with vendor Emerald Waste Services. In the process, the city had raised the cost to collect trash from Williston’s four school sites from $2,673 per month to $6,555 per month, coming to an annual cost of almost $79,000, an increase of about $46,000 more than last year.

  • Johnson named outstanding social studies teacher

    Anthony Johnson was recognized as one of Florida’s Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of the Year for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Johnson is the recipient of the “Dr. Theron Trimble Florida Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award” -Elementary level for 2009.

    This award is sponsored by the Florida Council for the Social Studies, a professional organization of Social Studies educators striving to maintain and enhance the importance of Social Studies in Florida education.

  • Middle school principal: We’re going to take care of your children

    It has come as no surprise that Pam Asbell chose her career path in education.

    “I was a great student,” said Asbell, new principal at Williston Middle School. “Iee^loved school. Iee^love learning. This is not a surprising end.”

    From those early years both attending, and playing school with friends, Asbell found role models in teachers and worked her way up the educational ladder by starting out as a teacher’s aide.

  • Open house set at JBE

    Joyce Bullock Elementary will host an open house Monday, Aug. 31.

    Times will be as follows: kindergarten parents, please report to your child’s classroom at 5:30; 1st grade parents please report to your students classroom at 6:15, and 2nd grade parents to classrooms at 7.

  • Head Start open house is Aug. 21

    Childhood Development Services, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start will hold Open House Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at All Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms

    Staff will be there to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Come and meet your child’s teachers.

  • High school open house is Aug. 20

    Williston High School will hold its open house on Thursday, Aug. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Student schedules will be distributed at this time, along with a general supply list for all classes. Additional supply lists will be provided to students by teachers in each course during the first week of school.

    To register your child for classes, please see Ms. Tindale at WHS to pick up an enrollment package as soon as possible. The school is currently open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you may call at 528-3542.

  • Board, union clash over pay for experienced teachers

    Levy County Education Association President Cindy Roach says a recent change to school board policy, designed to save the district money, could end up costing more than it saves.

    In Tuesday’s meeting of the Levy County School Board, the board held a public hearing on three proposed changes to board policy. The first, pertaining to a plan to return to weighted GPAs in order to more fairly determine valedictorians and salutatorians, passed with minimal comment.

  • WHS Open House is Aug. 20

    Williston High School will hold its open house on Thursday, Aug. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

    Student schedules will be distributed at this time, along with a general supply list for all classes. Additional supply lists will be provided to students by teachers in each course during the first week of school.

    To register your child for classes, please see Ms. Tindale at WHS to pick up an enrollment package as soon as possible. The school is currently open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you may call at 528-3542.