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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.