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School

  • Wakulla’s Impact Program helps students graduate with peers

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    Reasons why some students get out of sync to graduate from high school with their peers are as individual as the students themselves.
    Some have struggled academically in one or more subjects; some have personal reasons why they have to repeat a grade; some pass their required subjects but grapple with passing state tests required for graduation; others wrestle with attendance.
    But they have one thing in common: they really want to graduate with the same group they started kindergarten with, known as their cohort.

  • Shadeville students compete in Brain Brawl

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  • Wakulla High Academic Team wins second place

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    The Wakulla High School Academic Team finished second at the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge, the official academic championship for the State of Florida. The team, consisting of Samuel Roddenberry, Daniel Sullivan, Riddhi Patel, Sarah Smith, and Zac Boone, coached by Brian Jacobs, finished ahead of four other counties in a tight, six-team final match to win the honor.

  • Riversink Elementary holds Art To Remember fundraiser

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  • McGrew Football Camp is coming

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    Sam McGrew and The McGrew League are preparing for the 2nd Annual Wakulla-McGrew Football Camp.
    Recently McGrew also visited Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Center to spread cheer.
    McGrew started the camp last year. This year he is adding a cheerleading camp that will be facilitated by local cheerleading coaches and cheerleaders, as well as members of a collegiate dance team.  

  • Cenergistic helps school district save energy, help environment

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    The Wakulla County School District is benefitting from a five-year partnership with energy conservation company Cenergistic. Using a behavior-focused approach, Cenergistic seeks to save institutions money while also teaching people the benefits of caring for their environment.
     “Not only are we using the cost savings to put towards programs for our students,” said Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “we are also being good stewards of the finite amount of energy we have available in this country.”

  • WHS seniors earn most dual enrollment degrees

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    Nine Wakulla High School graduating seniors will leave WHS this year with their first two years of college behind them as they recently earned their Associate of Arts degrees through Florida’s Dual Enrollment program.
    That’s more dual enrollment degrees than from any surrounding counties, including Leon, according to officials.

  • Students blossom in garden club

    By KELLY MITCHEM
    4TH GRADE TEACHER

    Crawfordville Elementary School does more than plant seeds in children’s minds. Teachers and volunteers maintain a successful Garden Club of third, fourth, and fifth grade students. The Club was developed by third grade teacher, Kimberly Bartnick, in August 2013. “Gardening for the members involves planting, caretaking, harvesting, and enjoying the nutritional benefits when eating some of the home-grown produce. To plant a garden is to believe in the future,” Bartnick says.

  • Connect with Help Me Grow

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    For 47 years, 2-1-1 Big Bend has connected people to services and programs in the Big Bend region. Anyone can call 2-1-1 or 850-617-6333 for 24/7 hotline assistance, including community referrals. 2-1-1 Big Bend offers specialized information to parents who are concerned about their child’s physical or emotional development, behavior or learning. The Help Me Grow program enriches the agency’s services to include specialized care coordination and advocacy to parents with children aged 0-8.

  • Local families support TCC scholarship program

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    Three recent gifts to Tallahassee Community College continue a focus on scholarships for current and future students.
    “This year, our fundraising goals are definitely emphasizing scholarships,” said Heather Mitchell, executive director of the TCC Foundation. “We know that scholarships make a tremendous difference in students’ lives, allowing them to stay in school, focus on their studies and reach their goals.”