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Education

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  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the city council honored October Students of the Month at last week's meeting.

    Ava Fret, daughter of Jennifer Fret and a second grader at Joyce Bullock Elementary, was nominated by her teacher, Kaitlyn Bannon.

    In her nomination, Bannon wrote: "Ava was nominated for our class's student of the month because of her outstanding attitude and character during the first weeks of school.

    "She is already showing leadership traits by following the rules of our classroom and school.

  • Bridge to Middle School

    By Shyann Shepard

    Special the Pioneer

    During the first week of summer teachers, staff and high school student volunteers came together for the Summer Bridge Program at Bronson Middle High School (BMHS). This program was put together to help prepare incoming sixth grade students for the transition into middle school.

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  • Mackenzie Goode accepted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Mackenzie Goode of Williston was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Goode was initiated at University of Florida.

    Goode is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

  • Superintendent, school board join opposition to education bill

    By Sean Arnold

    Staff writer

    The School Board of Levy County and Superintendent Jeff Edison have joined a chorus of calls opposing the Florida legislature’s K-12 education budget proposal and a related bill widely seen as too favorable to charter schools at the expense of the state’s public school students.

  • WES students earn honor roll status

    Williston Elementary School lists its honor roll students for the first nine weeks, grading period Aug. 10 through Oct. 7:

     

    Third Grade

    All As

    Braden Muthard, Rosa Ramirez, Kai Gowland, Avery Lewis, Cannon Sims, Cason Spence, Lacy Lovejoy, Austin Putman, Karley Boyer, Kyler Ingram, Bryan Rosado, Natalie Moxley

     

    A/B

  • School Board millage sees slight drop

    By Sean Arnold

    The School Board of Levy County unanimously adopted its final 2016-2017 millage and budget, setting the combined millage rate at 6.876, and the total budget at $77,264,131.00.

    The budget was revised up from the original advertised estimate by $1,503,385, largely due to $1,259,923 in additional anticipated costs for capital projects.

  • Burglaries on the rise

    Levy County homeowners are being asked to use extra caution with their property in the wake of a recent rash of daytime burglaries.

    According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, homes here and in adjacent counties are being entered forcibly and ransacked.

    The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash, as well as other valuables.

  • Camille Thompson is WMS Teacher of the Year

     

    Special to the Pioneer

    Nancy Perez, ESPY and Camille Thompson, TOY, were elected by their peers because they possess qualities that others see as outstanding and exceptional in their field.