• Back-to-School Jamboree is Saturday

    The 17th Annual Back-to-School Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Williston Middle School. 
    This event is designed to promote school readiness and to show our support and commitment to education.  All parents, students, teachers, and administrators are invited to attend.  Come and receive valuable information about important services being offered; door prizes; refreshments and free school supplies for all grades.
    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or 352-528-2170.


  • Learn about 4-H at the Roundup

    Each year the Levy County 4-H opens its year by having a Roundup.  Round-up marks the official first day of the 4-H year for Levy County youth and volunteers.  This year it will be on Saturday, Aug. 27.
    The morning will begin at 8 a.m. with the Hartley Barbecue contestants registering to compete for making the best barbecue chicken.  There are three age categories and the winners receive checks and awards.  For more information on the Barbecue contest please contact Muriel or Lacy at 486-5131.

  • WES has new tardy policy

    New Tardy and Checkout Policy for Williston Elementary School Students
    This policy was approved by the Levy County School Board at the meeting  Aug. 2.
    1. A tardy is defined as an arrival to class or school after the designated starting time or the tardy signal has sounded. Reasons for excused tardies are the same as for excused absences.
    2. Parents must follow the same process to excuse a tardy or early check out as they do to excuse an absence.

  • School board approves lower budget, millage



    Near the end of a meeting in which the School Board of Levy County approved, among other things, a tentative millage and budget for 2011-12, board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson offered up a cost-savings idea.

    Asbell didn’t prepare any notes to introduce his idea before Tuesday night, all he did was hold up the more than 100 sheets of paper he had been handed during the two-plus hour meeting. It was timely considering lack of funding was discussed several times.

  • Council honors May Students of the Month

    At its first meeting in May, Williston City Council and Mayor Gerald Hethcoat saluted May Students of the Month.

    Sabrina Spearin, was chosen from Williston Elementary School.

    The fifth grader is the daughter of Daniel Spearin.

  • Joyce Bullock Elementary notes honor students

    Joyce Bullock Elementary School names its honor roll and Principal’s List for the third quarter.
    Principal’s List- All As
    2nd grade- (Geiger) Victoria Dosey, Ryan Staley, Anthony Griffith; (Milton) Carter Boyd, Abigail Lowrimore, Adam Sistrunk; (Martin) Chase Eschbach; (Osteen) Abigail Carey, Sarah Dykstra; (Hunt) John Markham (Nobles) Caroline Pudlo; (Langworthy) Narisa Ali, William Kruk, Taylor McDaniel, Trinity Peacock, Noah Spillane; (Spence) William Owens, Brody Starkey; (Legler) Alexis Dillard, Michael Hopson, Allison Lies

  • WMS honor roll students named

    Williston Middle School names its Principal’s list and honor roll students for the third nine weeks.
    6th grade
    Aaron J. Grant
    Alexandria F. Wells
    Alexis D. Strange
    Andrew C. Holcomb
    Baylee N. Etheridge
    Breanna R. Porter
    Chance R. Harrell
    Cheyanne M. Mills
    Cory L. Sarrels
    Crista E. Gaz
    Crystal R. Barrett
    Derek L. Newsome
    Dylan W. Chaffee
    Emily E. Lowrimore
    Emily M. Launiere
    Emory A. Allnutt
    Hunter L. Stolfus
    Jasmine N. Waters

  • Star Gazing

    At the request of 5th grade Alpha teacher Kathy Brewington, members of the Alachua Astronomy Club brought two telescopes to the campus of Williston Elementary School recently so her students and those in Steve Van Zwienen’s class could look at the “star,” the earth’s sun.

  • JBE Carnival is Thursday

    Joyce Bullock Elementary will host a  Spring Carnival Thursday, April 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the JBE Playground

    There will be fun booths with food, games, and activities.  Educational booths will be set up with information about your child’s grade level next year. 

      Tickets are 4 for $1.   

  • Williston High School Students ‘Go Legal’

    By Natasha Alley
    Special to the Pioneer

    Williston High School students from Mrs. April Palmer’s 4th and 7th period Law Studies classes will take on roles in a mock trial, which will take place on April 27 in the Williston High School auditorium 4th through 7th period.