• RMS is Brain Bowl Champion again

    By Jo Ann Daniels
    Special to The News

    The Coastal Optimist Club held their annual Middle School Brain Bowl Competition on Thursday, April 12.
    Academic Team members from COAST Charter, Riversprings and Wakulla Middle schools competed against each other to see who could answer the most questions correctly and in the fastest time. The tossup and bonus questions were in the National Association of Quiz Teams (NAQT) format.

  • MES is first elementary school in Wakulla to have Jr. Optimist Club

    By Jo Ann Daniels
    Special to The News
    The Medart Junior Optimist Club was officially chartered and fifteen new members were inducted on Thursday, March 29. This is the first time a Jr. Optimist Club has been started at an elementary school in Wakulla County. Fifth grader, Jayla Harris, was sworn in as the President and Isabella Ayotte was sworn in as Secretary/Treasurer. Third grade teacher, Ms. Jessica Johnson, is the sponsor.

  • RMS Student wins poster contest

    Special to The News

    Haley Bruce, a seventh grader at Riversprings Middle School, is this year’s winner of the Crawfordville Lions Club International Peace Poster contest.
    The Crawfordville Lions Club has sponsored this local contest for the past five years. Haley competed against 35 seventh and eighth grade art students. The theme this year was, “The Future of Peace.”

  • ‘Innovative’ school proposal rejected

    News Service of Florida

    The Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday rejected a ballot proposal that would have allowed the creation of “innovation” school districts.
    The measure (Proposal 6008), sponsored by Commissioner Roberto Martinez of Coral Gables, would have given “high-performing” school districts the option of applying for the innovation label, which would have freed the districts from some normal laws and regulations.

  • Kilbourn and Watson crowned prom king and queen
  • Allen, Jamison and Barrett honored

    Special to The News.
    Crawfordville Elementary chose Amber Allen as their Teacher of the Month for March.  Educated in Wakulla County, Allen attended Crawfordville Elementary, Wakulla Middle, Riversprings Middle, and graduated from Wakulla High School.
    She went on to earn her Associate of Arts (AA) degree at Tallahassee Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Flagler College.

  • Reduce stress of standardized tests

    Special to The News

    Standardized testing has drawn its share of criticism from teachers, students and parents. One of the most common complaints is the stress that all three groups feel – from preparation through performance.

  • Elementary schools can win cash from WoodmenLife contest

    Special to The News

    By sharing a 30 to 60 second video on the topic “What America means to me,” students and school representatives across the nation have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 for their school.
    The videos will be viewed on WoodmenLife’s Facebook page where the public can vote for their favorite. Prizes will be awarded to the top three videos with the most online votes.
    Visit www.facebook.com/WoodmenLife for information on other prizes awarded.

  • RMS symphonic band excels at MPA

    By Jennifer
    Special to The News

    The tradition of excellence in music continues at Riversprings Middle School. On March 1, the RMS Symphonic Band traveled to Tallahassee to perform for judges in the Florida Music Educators Association Music Performance Assessment (MPA).
    The MPA is held each year as a way to give bands an opportunity to be evaluated critically by experts, as well as experience performing in a formal setting and as a motivational goal for students and directors. The MPA consists of two parts.

  • Teachers honored at annual breakfast

    Special to The News

    The 2018 Wakulla County Teacher of the Year Breakfast to honor all of Wakulla’s public school teachers took place at Wakulla Middle School on Monday, March 26.
    Prime Meridian Bank sponsored the event.
    Executive Vice President Susan Payne Turner and her staff decorated the WMS cafeteria and presented substantial cash gifts and gift baskets to the 2018 School-Level Teachers of the Year and the 2018 District-Level Teacher of the Year.