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School

  • School board sets calendar for next year

    Next year, the first day of school is Aug. 10, and students will be out for the summer before Memorial Day.
    The school calendar for 2017-18 was approved by the Wakulla County School Board at their meeting on Monday, March 20.
    The Christmas break will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 20 – Christmas is on a Monday this year. And school resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
    Spring break is the week of March 19-23.

  • Sodexo adds variety to school meals

    Superintendent Bobby Pearce introduced changes in breakfast and lunch service to Wakulla’s public education students beginning in the fall of 2016. Sodexo, a worldwide “quality of life” organization, is now managing Wakulla’s Food Services.

  • Model UN team earns distinction

    The Wakulla High School Model United Nations team, led by President Elijah Mullens and Vice President Jason Paris as well as veteran members of the team Dallas Harris and Andi Hutto, attended the Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations conference on Friday, February 17.
    This year’s conference consisted of over 300 middle and high-school students from across the southeast.

  • Top (pint-sized) Chefs

    The first annual Wakulla Elementary School Culinary Competition and Future Chefs Event was a delicious success as two dozen pint-sized chefs competed to win top honors for their original recipes.
    The contest, held at the Wakulla High School Cafeteria, gave the young chefs access to a full kitchen and the chance to present their dishes to a panel of judges before a live audience.
     Children from across the county submitted more than 162 recipes for the chance to compete. A school district selection committee narrowed these down to 21 finalists.

  • Students think outside the box at Odyssey of the Mind

    Odyssey of the Mind is an international, non-profit competition that encourages students to “think outside the box”. They spend six months finding creative solutions to problems that include technical, mechanical, communication, structural, and performance challenges.  In addition, teamwork is a key element to success.
    Eight Wakulla public school Odyssey teams qualified for the next level after placing high enough in the Emerald Coast Regional competition on February 25. The University of Central Florida in Orlando will host State Finals on April 8.

  • Riversprings Middle team wins Brain Bowl

    The Coastal Optimist Club held their annual Middle School Brain Bowl Competition on Friday, March 3.
    Academic Team members from Coast Charter, Riversprings Middle and Wakulla Middle schools competed against each other to see who could answer the most questions correctly and in the fastest time.
    This year, the tossup and bonus questions were in the National Association of Quiz Teams (NAQT) format. This format is now used by national competitions and rewards students for answering questions even before the entire question is read.

  • March is Youth Art Month

    The goals of Youth Art Month are:
    To recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
    To recognize art as a necessity for the full development of a better quality of life for all.
    To direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
    To expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
    To encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.

  • Conor Bassham wins Peace Poster Contest

    Riversprings Middle School Student Conor Bassham was named winner of the International Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Crawfordville Lions Club.
    The contest was open to students ages 11, 12 and 13 and the theme  was “A Celebration of Peace.” Each student was encouraged to creatively express - with no words - their own interpretation of the theme.
    The contest encourages greater tolerance and understanding among various races and nationalities.  

  • World-renowned scientist visits Medical Academy

    Students in the Wakulla High School Medical Academy recently met with Dr. Peter Barlow to hear him talk about his current research into infectious diseases.
    Dr. Barlow is Director of Research of the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. He regularly appears as an expert on news shows, including ABC, NBC, BBC, Sky News and VOA News.  

  • Wakulla teams ace Odyssey of the Mind

    Eight Wakulla County Odyssey of the Mind school teams qualified for State competition with their scores from Regional competition in Crestview on February 25.
     Teams from Medart Elementary, Wakulla Middle, Riversprings Middle (two teams) and Wakulla High (three teams) will now advance to State competition on April 8 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
     The Shadeville Elementary Primary division team (grades k-2) qualified but they are not taking the team of all first graders due to their age in such a large environment.