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Applications are available in the guidance office for a scholarship for seniors planning to become teachers. The application requires an essay and 1 letter of recommendation. Deadline is Jan 30. Applications also at www.frea.org
Grades 9 - 12
(a) A credit for high school graduation is defined as a minimum of 150 hours of instruction in a designated course which contains student performance standards as provided in Florida Statutes. The hourly requirement for one-half credit is defined to be one-half the requirement for full credit.
(b) When a student accumulates any combination of five (5) absences in one (1) or more courses within a semester, the principal shall notify the parents that their child may be in danger of losing credit(s). A copy of the attendance policy shall be included in the notification. All absences (excused and unexcused) will be counted.
(c) When a student accumulates ten (10) absences in a course within a semester, credit shall be withheld. However, provided the student does not exceed fifteen (15) absences, the student may take a county approved examination to demonstrate mastery of the student performance standards for that course. If the examination is passed sixty (60) or above, the examination grade and any approved projects will be averaged with the two (2) nine-week grades to determine the semester average. However, if the student makes a failing grade on the examination [fifty-nine (59) or below], the student shall receive an "F" for the semester.
Congratulations Willie Duncan
Willie Duncan has been chosen the Levy County Sunshine State Scholar. This award is given to the top math and Science student in the county and is determined by looking at grades, test scores and degree of difficulty of their high school program.
Willie will attend a 2 day program in February in Orlando with the other county winners. WHS has won this award 4 out of the last five years - Go Big Red!
*Senior dues are $40 if paid before Christmas break, $50 after break
Your Student ID can be used as your library card. Please bring it to the library to check out a book.
Yearbooks pre-order is now available at the discounted rate
Sept. 1st – 21st - $50
Sept. 22nd – Oct. 21st Yearbooks - $55
Dec. 22nd – Jan. 1st - $65
Senior Page Rates
Full page - $175
½ page -$125
¼ page - $95
Shout outs - $25 (limited to two lines of text or 75 characters)
See Flame staff member or Mrs. Willis in room A32 for more details or to purchase your book or ad.
You may order your yearbook online with a few other custom gift options with the link and code below
Order Number: 478
GO BIG RED!!!
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.
“This is for students who drive cars to Williston High School campus.
Students who drive vehicles:
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. Whitaker’s office to get a temporary pass for that day.
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
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.
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