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Education

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elementary students earn honor roll status

    Students from Joyce Bullock and Williston Elementary were named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period.

    Joyce Bullock

    First grade:

    A/B Honor Roll

  • Students of the Month honored

    Williston Mayor Jerry Robinson and the city council honored December's Students of the Month at the meeting held Dec. 4.

    Melvin Walker, son of Shoshana Frazier, was nominated by Jennifer Moberg at Williston Middle High School.

    Moberg wrote, "Melvin is the most courteous, positive student I have the pleasure of teaching each year.

    "He comes in every day with a big smile and a day doesn't go by without him saying, 'Good morning, Mrs. Moberg. How are you today?'

  • 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.

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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.