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School

  • RMS band starts year with summer camp

    Special to The News

    The Riversprings Middle School Band Program, under the Direction of Carmen Williams, finished their second Annual Summer Band Camp.

    Riversprings Middle is the only middle school to offer a summer band camp for middle school students in this area.

    The camp was an incredible success and the students had a fantastic time.

    The students were able to prepare football game music, prepare audition material and music to be played during this semester.

    It was a great head-start for the fall, Williams said.

  • Substitute teacher donates prize money to RMS

    Special to The News

    Marilyn Lewis, an active Wakulla substitute teacher and school volunteer since August 2008, is the recipient of a $1,000 prize sponsored by Dollar General.

    Lewis attended the summer 2011 National American Library Association Conference in New Orleans and was one of only three prize winners. She made sure the money was sent directly to the Wakulla School District.

  • School Advisory Council meetings scheduled

    Riversprings Middle School will hold a School Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the school’s library. The public is welcome.

    WHS will hold its first School Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the WHS library from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • Bright Beginnings will hold open house

    Bright Beginnings Preschool and Daycare will be holding an open house on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. until noon.
    All of the teachers will be on hand to meet everyone and to answer all questions. 
    Please show your support and make plans to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.
    Bright Beginnings Preschool and Daycare is located at 360 Shadeville Highway in Crawfordville.

  • Summer program prepares freshmen for high school

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

    Seventy incoming freshmen to Wakulla High School had the advantage of knowing their new school, textbooks, administrators, some teachers and even a few new friends thanks to a High School Prep Summer Program.

  • Wal-Mart recognizes local teachers

    Special to The News

    In August, Wal-Mart gave the teachers of Wakulla county their annual appreciation luncheon at Riversink Elementary. 
    This year’s theme was “festival.”

    Teachers had fun winning school supplies at the cake walk, fishing booth and dart toss games.
    Entertainment included a fortune teller and clown, all provided by the Wal-Mart Associates.

  • Requirements to qualify for reduced price meals are announced

    By GAIL MATHERS
    Director of School Food Service, Wakulla

    Wakulla County School Board recently announced its policy for free and reduced-price meals for students under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
    Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility.  An application can not be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information. Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.

  • Wakulla High School will have three more new faces this year

    Special to The News

    Additional new teachers have been hired for the 2011-2012 school year.
    Even though they were not officially hired until the eleventh hour, the following teachers have hit the ground running in an effort to be prepared for the first day of school, Thursday, August 18, 2011. Their commitment and high energy level are already evident.
    A quick glimpse of the newest WHS War Eagle teachers is as follows:
    •Heather Marie Kampert (Spanish Teacher) – Her hometown is Crawfordville. She now lives in Tallahassee.

  • Wakulla High School student pictures scheduled for September 12 and 13

    Wakulla High School underclassman pictures will be taken on Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the auditorium during English period.
    Tuesday, Sept. 13 is the last day for senior portraits and they will be in the gym. For students to have their senior picture made on that date, they must sign up in the front office or in room 77 (Mrs. H .Tuckers).
    The student is responsible to pay a $15 sitting fee.
    Seniors must have a formal senior picture made by Stan Wilkerson Photography (SWI) to appear in the yearbook.
    For questions call SWI at 425-1010.

  • WHS yearbook staff wins three awards

    Special to The News

    Wakulla High School yearbook staff brought home three awards for WHS at this year’s Yearbook University in Gainesville. Nineteen schools and 73 students attended the three-day workshop, which teaches all aspects of creating a yearbook, including design, photography, leadership and writing.
    WHS won awards for Best Cover, Best Layout Spread and Best Mod. Mod (modules) are strategically placed elements that create a sense of consistency throughout the yearbook.