• Williston schools earn 'B'

    By Sean Arnold

    Chiefland Citizen

    The Levy County school district saw across-the-board gains on the latest annual school and district grades released by the Florida Department of Education this month, as the county increased its overall score by 11.5 percent to go from a C to a B district.

    The district earned its largest improvements in the areas of middle school student performance and English Language Arts (ELA) gains for the bottom quartile of students.

  • Elementary schools release honor rolls for last nine weeks

    Joyce Bullock Elementary names the following students to the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks:

    1st grade

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Mayor honors May Students of the Month

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the city council honored the school year's last students of the month at the May 7 meeting.

    Students chosen received a certificate of achievement, a pin from the mayor and a pizza, compliments of Angelina Mia.

    Seventh grader Alexis Weflen, daughter of Titus and Angela Weflen was nominated by Mrs. Markham from Williston Central Christian Academy.

    Markham wrote, "Alexis Weflen is both exceptional with her academics as well as her attitude.

  • April Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the city council paid tribute to the students of the month at last week's city council meeting.

    Joyce Bullock Elementary second grade teacher Monica Cooper nominated Tenley Lewis, daughter of Cecily Gleason. Cooper wrote:

    "Tenley is an amazing student and role model. She is intrinsically motivated, always putting forth great effort and working hard to do her absolute best. She is very bright but also very humble.

  • $10,000 Winners

    Alarmed at the number of plastic bags seen in and around Williston, members of the Williston Middle High School Recycling Club put their heads together to find solutions to the ever-growing problem.

    Two weeks ago the team learned those brainstorming sessions led them to a $10,000 prize in the Lexus Eco Challenge, a compeititon open to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students across the United States.

  • March Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the City Council paid tribute to the March Students of the Month at last week's meeting.

    Williston Elementary School teacher Michelle Ruiz nominated fifth grader Trace Green, son of Janet Green.

    Ruiz wrote, "Trace is an incredible role model and extremely hardworking student. Since the first day of school, I have been impressed with his work ethic, maturity and sense of responsibility.

  • Back to School Bashes Aug. 8

    Williston Back to School Bashes

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School will host a Back to School Bash and Meet the Teacher/Annual Title I Parent Meeting from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 in the JBE cafeteria.

    Students are encouraged to bring supplies, learn who their teachers are, visit the classroom and participate in giveaways.

    The student school day is 7:45-2:15.

    Williston Elementary School will hold its Back to School Bash, Meet the Teacher and Title One Annual Meeting from 3-5 p.m. also Aug. 8.

  • JBE names honor roll students

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School announces the following students for the third nine weeks' grading period:

    1st grade:

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Local scholarships available

    Williston Art League

    The Williston Art League has made a donation to the Levy County Schools Foundation to establish a fine arts scholarship in memory of one of it’s founding and most dedicated members, Betty Whitehurst.

    The scholarship is open to graduating seniors of Williston High School, who are pursuing a two or four year degree in fine arts.

    Students must meet the Levy County Schools Foundation scholarship requirements and complete the foundation application, which can be found in the school guidance department.

  • Superintendent unveils strategic plan

    By Suzette Cook

    Staff Writer

    Levy County Superintendent Jeff Edison stood at the podium at the Feb. 12 School Board meeting and pointed to the district mission displayed on the wall behind him.

     “Our mission is to educate all students in a safe environment and to graduate them ready for college and career success,” the statement reads.

    Every year, the school board approves a strategic plan. This year, Edison is changing how the board achieves that goal.