Every month Williston-Elko High School participates in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
As a reward for student's good behavior we have a school-wide event and a community service event. For students to be able to participate in the community service event, their names must get drawn out of all the students with good behavior for that month.
In September, students cleaned the Williston Town Park. It was a good chance for the students at Williston-Elko to give back to a community that gives so much for them.
Current 4th graders: Nakiyah Adams, Kelvonte Allen, Rodrick Baxley, Hayle Carson, Caleb Donaldson, Makaela Gillard, Lacey Holliday, Corissa Jamison, Shirlantis Jones, Marquez Lawrence, Derranique Lewis, Jaylun Parker, Donte' Payne, Isabelle Ruggiero, Donte' Staley, Hunter Still and Tamia Thomas
Current 5th graders: Ronald Franklin, Arianna Gibson, Nyla Jenkins, Keirra Jenkins, Gracie Scott, Atiyana Sharpley, Dekota Stanley, Cameron Walker, Desmond Williams and Jada Smalls
More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region.
Barnwell Academy will host their second annual golf tournament Oct. 26 at Sweetwater Country Club. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
The tournament, which is a four-man captain's choice, will raise funds for student programs and activities, especially continuing their art education. This is important because "a lot of times these are things students find as an outlet," said Sally Fickling, the school's head teacher, of the arts.
Total Comfort representatives Greg Stewart and Paul Springett spoke before the board Oct. 15 about the school's need for a new chiller. Representatives from Carrier and Augusta Chiller Service also made their proposals before the board in recent months.
Eva Strong was recognized Oct. 16 by the Williston District 29 School Board for being named a coach at the game, which will be held Nov. 15-17 at Erskine College. "We're certainly proud of her accomplishments," said Superintendent Dr. Tom Siler of Strong.
Highsmith is a teacher and coach at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va.
He is the son of Rita Williams and George Highsmith Sr., both of Barnwell. He has two sisters, Lisia Hudson of Barnwell and Andrea Brown of Columbia.
"As a student I have never been in an environment where everyone had the same mindset as I have," said Mole. "Even though we all met each other, exchanged information and created new friendships, it was competition at its best."
Mole said he was surprised with the chance to speak in front of everyone, but "thankfully I was prepared for anything."
Teen Leaders have been challenged to organize a 4-H Health Rocks program for elementary or middle school students in their community this school year. Local schools which participated are: Blackville-Hilda High School and Williston-Elko High School.
Superintendent Dr. Teresa Pope told the board the move would "guarantee" a therapist in their schools three days a week, compared to their "as needed" system now - which is free for the district. "We use the services all the time," said Pope.
Lane won a $25 prize drawing for being such a "Great Valuable Trash" collector.
Students and teachers collect "Valuable Trash" all year and use the funds to buy new things for the classrooms such as new desks, chairs, tables, bookcases and other classroom supplies.
We are also seeking community support in our "Valuable Trash" school contest.
Most Outstanding: (front row) Meagan Grubbs, Tierra Garvin, Sydney Whittle, Jazeon Washington, George Pruess, Owen Davis, Aleceya Edwards and Mia Horton; (back row: De’Markis Doe, Tyran Parker, Emily Williams, Evan Overton, Brynn Layden, La’Nya Green and Dizmen Owens
The Clariant Corporation in Martin (Allendale County) donated a pallet of 50 boxes of plain white copy paper to the schools Sept. 25 where a number of their employees and their families attended or currently attend. The Allendale County school district also received a pallet.
"We appreciate your service and consistency," said BCCC Director Sam McKay to Staley who retired. "I'm a little bit jealous (of her retiring) but am very happy for her."
After nearly 20 years, Staley said it's going to be weird not being at work by 6:45 a.m. each morning. "I may get up Monday and come in," joked Staley.