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Adult Education Information Adult Education photo

Adult Education Information  Please click here to see flyer.

Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 School Board of Trustees welcome students and staff back to school Photo of Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 Board of Trustees

Dr. Marcella Heyward and the WSD29 School Board of Trustees would like to welcome students and staff to the 2018-2019 school year.

We are looking forward to a very successful and prosperous school year.

#WELead #StandUp4SCPublicSchools

Promise Zone Scholarship Opportunities Promize Zone Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity is available for recent graduates in all Barnwell County School Districts and many surrounding districts.  

New Student Enrollment (updated) New Student Enrollment


(Please Watch the Tutorial First)

Enrollment tutorial for new students and currently enrolled students

We have a new online enrollment form for NEW students that will be enrolling at Williston School District 29 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please click here to be carried to that link  The District Code for that form is WSD29.

NOTE: This is for NEW enrollees only. 


If your student has been or is currently enrolled at Williston School District 29, you will create an account or log into Parent portal here

to complete the eCollect forms. The district code for Parent Portal is SMTP

We will also have information at registration to update your information in PowerSchool for already enrolled students.



5th Annual Back to School Bash Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash Image

July 4th Holiday July 4th Photo

The District Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 through July 6th, 2018 to celebrate Independence Day.

Community Biscuit and Coffee Drop-In Dr.  Marcella Heyward Photo

Williston School District will be hosting a community Biscuit and Coffee Breakfast (Drop-In) with the new Superintendent, Dr. Marcella Heyward.

on Wednesday June 27, 2018 from 8:30am -10:am at the district office.

We invite and welcome all community members to come out and meet our new Superintendent.

Williston School District is taking Bids for New Phone System RFP for New Communications System

Please click on the links below for information on the bidding process for K-12 Communication System


Williston School District Invitation for Bid on Phone System

Request for Proposal for Williston Elko Phone System

The Summer Feeding Program Summer Food Program

Summer Food program is as follows:

June 11-July 31

Breakfast hours- 7:30 am -9:00 am

Lunch hours, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, free to all children 18 and under.

Call Me Mister Program Call me Mister Photo

Call Me MISTER's goal is to attract more minority men to teaching

Click here to learn more.

Williston School District 29 Welcomes New Superintendent Superintendent Dr. Marcella Heyward


The Williston School District 29 Board of Trustees voted to select Dr. Marcella Heyward as the

school district's next Superintendent.  Dr. Heyward will assume the duties of Superintendent on July 1, 2018.

Dr. Heyward currently serves as the Chief Instructional Officer for Lexington School District Two. 

She received her Doctorate of Education degree from South Carolina State University. 

Prior to becoming the Chief Instructional Officer in Lexington Two, she served as

Director of Elementary Education,  principal, assistant principal, teacher specialist

with the South Carolina Department of  Education and a classroom teacher.  

Dr. Heyward stated, "Together, we will celebrate the many successes of the district and work

diligently to advance Williston School District 29 as the district to watch across the state and beyond."



WEMS Middle School Tag Students participate in Rubik's Cube Competition Rubik's Cube

Safety Announcment Important Announcement

Please click here for Announcment in regard to an allegation of a threat made at Williston Elko Middle School yesterday, March 12, 2018

Volunteer Page Volunteer-Make-A-Difference

Please visit our volunteer page.


Please visit our volunteer page

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Get Your Flu Shot! Get Your Flu Shot!

Get Your Flu Shot!

Child Find Explanation of Child Find

Child Find will be held Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Kelly Edwards Elementary School from 12:pm to 4pm or Friday, Feburary 16, 2018 from 9am to 1pm. See attached

Child Find PDF

Welcome Interim Superintendent Dr. Everette M. Dean, Jr. Dr. Everette Dean, Jr.





Survey for Superintendent Search Survey Photo

Attached is a Superintendent Search survey that Williston School District 29 would like all stakeholders (community, staff, teachers, students, and administrators) to participate in.  Your input is important to us.  Results will be reported to the School Board on February 20, so please take a moment to participate in this 3 question survey prior to February 7, 2018.  There will also be paper copies at the school.


Updated School Closings Weather update

Williston School District 29, Barnwell School District 45, Barnwell School District 19 will be closed for students and employees Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. 

Barnwell Elementary School will open as an emergency shelter at 10am Saturday morning. 

As always, we would like to extend gratitude to our county’s Emergency Management officials and thank them for all they do to prepare us for emergency situations like this. Our priority is the safety of our students and families, and we encourage everyone to take measures to prepare for the potential impact of this storm.

Flu Season (A guide for parents) Flu emoji



The Flu: A Guide for Parents Flu Information Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose,



Why the Flu Infects Mostly in Winter: 





Weather Make Up Days 2017-18 School Make-Up Days

Weather Make Ups 2017-18