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APRIL TESTING SCHEDULE:
FCAT 10th Grade Reading - April 15th -21st (No school on the 18th – Good Friday)
FCAT 9th Grade Reading – April 24th – 30th
Early PERT Testing - April 22nd and 23rd (this is for sophomores and juniors who are interested in Dual Enrollment for 2014-2015)
US History EOC – April 28th -30th
Williston High School will be conducting P.E.R.T. testing on Tuesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 23rd. This test will be given to students who are potential Dual Enrollment candidates. They will need to post a passing score on Reading (106), English (103), and Mathematics (114). Some of our students have taken the ACT or SAT and have made concordant scores to the meet college enrollment requirements. If they have not taken the ACT or SAT or have not met the score requirements they will be required to take the P.E.R.T. before being able to participate in Dual Enrollment.
Have a great Easter weekend!
Williston High Media Center
We will be closing our media center on May 23 to start our end of the year procedures.
Please have your students return any books they may have checked out, they can still bring them in up to the last day of school. Notices are sent out once a month. If you would like to have your email added to their library account to get the notifications, please send a request via the contact form by the school address on this page.
Congratulations to Williston High School for making the Washington Post: America’s Most Challenging High Schools list for the second year in a row. Below is a brief explanation of the ranking. There are more than 22,000 public high schools in America and over 10,000 private high schools. Williston was ranked 1901 of 2063 schools on the list in America. Only 9 percent of all public high schools in America made the list.
We take the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. I call this formula the Challenge Index. With a few exceptions, public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.00, meaning they had as many tests in 2013 as they had graduates, were put on the national list at washingtonpost.com/highschoolchallenge. We rank the schools in order of ratio, with the highest (21.91) this year achieved by the American Indian Public Charter in Oakland, Calif., which repeats as the top-ranked school.
The Drama Club Presents
"Much Ado Out West"
Performance May 9th, 6pm & 8 pm
$1 Admission, WHS Auditorium
ATTENTION DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR
Make sure you turn in your Santa Fe Applicatons or complete your Central Florida application on-line no later than April 11, 2014 (this Friday). CF students need to print their parent permission page and turn it in to the guidance office.
“This is for students who drive cars to Williston High School campus. Mr. Gibbs and Mrs. Legler conducted a parking pass check last Friday March 14, 2014 and found 35 of 116 vehicles with no displayed parking pass. This is a safety and liability issue for Williston High School that must be addressed immediately.
Students who drive vehicles: You have between now and March 21, 2014 to:
A. Purchase your parking pass, write your name on the back and get it displayed in the front of your car.
B. If you have purchased your parking pass, write your name on the back of the pass and get it displayed in the front of your car.
If you have a current parking pass and drive a replacement vehicle to school with no pass on it, come to Mr. Stone’s office to get a temporary pass for that day.
Beginning Monday March 31, 2014, vehicles parked in the student parking lot without a current year parking pass are subject to being towed at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.
Eulin E. Gibbs, Principal
The 2013-2014 Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Parent Survey will be open from February 1 to May 31, 2014. We encourage districts and schools to advertise the online survey which can be accessed at http://www.esesurvey.com
College and Career Day May 14, 2014 (click for info)
March 3, 2014
Williston High School had the privilege of hosting author, Sharon Draper. She is the author of Copper Sun, Panic, and many other teen realistic fiction novels. The generosity of school board member, Robert Philpot, ESE Director, Dr. Hall, and community members Robby and Marry Harris created this opportunity for our students
Attached is correspondence from Governor Scott
(article from the Gainesville Sun)
7:55 for Zero period and 8:45 for 1st period.
ALL Freshmen need 1 - 2” binder
Students without a parking permit will get their vehicle towed.
Want a 2013 Prom DVD - Please see Ms. Willis in the art room A32. There are still a few left from 2012 if you did not get one.
Parents and Students, you can tell your child or friend Happy Birthday or Congratulations on the TV announcements. Please see Mrs. White for details.
Bright Futures Evaluations that were on FACTS.org are now on www.flvc.org. Your login and password are the same. If you have forgotten either one, just click on forgotten username or password and it will be emailed to you.
Students - Do not park at Dr. Webber's or Dr. Henderson's office - YOU WILL BE TOWED
Make sure you check out the PBS section for pictures
and our Dynamic Devils