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  • Rhonda Stevens is School Employee of Year; Yeomans, Smith, Beach also honored

    By BETH O’ DONNELL
    WAKULLA SCHOOLS
     
    Wakulla County Schools’ Employee of the Year and Administrators of the Year for 2016-2017 were honored at the August 21 School Board Meeting.
     Employee of the Year is Administrative Secretary Rhonda Stevens.
     School-Level Administrators of the Year are Principal Michele Yeomans and Assistant Principal Shannon Smith from Riversprings Middle School.
    District-Level Administrator of the Year is Chief Financial Officer Randy Beach.

  • MyCareerShines -- online tools for success

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    More than 400,000 students and adults in Florida are taking hold of their futures with the help of MyCareerShines, Florida’s comprehensive education and career planning system.
    MyCareerShines’ online tools allow for personalized education plans to connect individual interests and skills to careers and jobs.
    MyCareerShines, managed by the University of West Florida Innovation Institute, is funded by the state of Florida and offered at no cost for students from middle school through college and for adults beyond.

  • TCC invites students to first-ever Convocation

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    WHAT: New Student Convocation 2017
    WHEN: Friday, August 18, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    WHERE: Lifetime Sports Complex, TCC main campus, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304
    DETAILS: Tallahassee Community College will host its first-ever New Student Convocation to officially welcome all new students to the campus and mark the beginning of their collegiate journey.
    TCC President Jim Murdaugh will welcome students along with Sheri Rowland, vice president for student affairs.

  • Optimist Club buys school supplies for kids in need

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

  • Wakulla County New Educators’ Boot Camp

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Hooah! Forty-one new teachers attended the “New Educator Boot Camp” on Monday, August 1st for a fast paced, action packed day!  
    Drill sargeant and veteran teacher Josh Sandgren facilitated the planned activities and helped welcome Wakulla County’s new teachers to our district.  
    Guest speakers shared their knowledge on ethics, Florida standards, classroom management, and basic procedures for the first few weeks of school.

  • Teachers win cash from McDonald’s

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    McDonald’s is hosting the first annual “Cash for the Classroom” Contest to celebrate the back-to-school season and reward three local teachers who demonstrate exceptional efforts in furthering students’ education with a $1,000 prize for classroom supplies.

  • State reminds drivers to be safe around school

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles  recognizes August as Child Safety Awareness Month and reminds motorists to focus on child safety on Florida roads.

  • Happy Otterversary, Riversink!

    OTTERS WHO TEACH. Staff of Riversink Elementary School celebrate 10-year “Otterversary.” More than 14 are Original Otters who have been with the school since the beginning. Can you spot them? They are: Cassie Burnham, Claudia Crotta, Bobbie Jo Crouch, Diane Driggers, Katie Hart, Molly Jones, Bobbie Dotson-Scarry, Regina Mitchell, Melissa Lytle, Bryan Roddenberry, Audra Stokley, Jennifer Williams, Ron Parker and Mike Weeks. Principal is Simeon Nelson.
     

  • Schools will alter release times for solar eclipse

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    On Monday, Aug. 21, due to the solar eclipse tracked to be at its peak in Wakulla County at 2:42 p.m., there will be a modified public school release schedule.
    For student, staff, and transportation safety, the schedule for student release (buses and parent pickup will be:   
    • 11:30 a.m. for Wakulla Institute (all District programs).
    • 12 noon for Wakulla High School.
    • 12:20 p.m. for Riversprings and Wakulla middle schools
    • 3:45 p.m. for Wakulla Pre-K.

  • First day of school goes smoothly

    STAFF REPORT

    Students returned to school on Thursday, Aug. 10.
    “We had a great start,” said Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce,  adding that there were no major problems.
    “There’s always bus delays the first few days,” he said, “but other than that, no real problems.
    “Everybody got in, everybody got fed, and everybody got home.”
    Pearce said there was no significant decline in enrollment numbers of students.