• Wakulla students participate in STEM project

    Special to The News

    When the last school bell rang this summer, thousands of Florida high school students headed for fun in the sun, summer jobs, or maybe just lazy days relaxing after a hard year of academics. But for a group of highly motivated ninth and 10th graders in Florida’s small, rural school districts, the end of the school year signaled the beginning of summer learning challenges staged by the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars project.

  • WMS football drills start July 19

    The Wakulla Middle School Football team will start summer conditioning drills on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The drills will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and continue until Fall Practice begins.

    All participants must have a current FHSAA physical and consent form. These forms can be found on the school website under the Athletics link.

  • Volleyball tryouts coming up on Aug. 6 and 7 for WHS

    Wakulla High School Volleyball Team will be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2012-2013 season.

    Tryouts will be held Aug. 6 and 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wakulla High School Gym.

    There will be a meeting for parents on Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. to discuss the upcoming season.

    Questions, contact Coach Lawhon at 528-2922.

  • Schools earn top grades

    Assistant Superintendent

    Florida Department of Education released elementary and middle school grades for the 2011-2012 year and Wakulla County School District rated top scores.

    “Even with new, more rigorous standards and higher cut scores, our students and teachers did an amazing job of meeting the challenges,” said Superintendent David Miller.

    Riversink Elementary, Crawfordville Elementary, Shadeville Elementary and Wakulla Middle School each earned an “A” rating.

  • FCAT individual student scores available at each school

    Parents may pick up FCAT Individual Student Score Reports are now available at their child’s school.

    The summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Thursday.

    Please call the school before going to pick up score reports. If score reports are not picked up over the summer, they will be sent out on the first day of school, Aug. 16.

  • Wakulla VPK registration open for 2012-13 school year

    Special to The News

    The Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Program with the Wakulla County School District still has spaces available for the regular school year program.

    Parents can register their child Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wakulla Education Center front office.

    Children who turn 4 years old by September 1, 2012, (born September 2, 2007- September 1, 2008) are eligible for the prpgram.

    The VPK Program has a limited number of slots and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

  • Crawfordville Elementary School announces the winners of the Creative Writing Bowl

    Special to The News

    Twenty-eight students in grades third, fourth and fifth recently participated in the Crawfordville Elementary School’s Creative Writing Bowl.

    Students combined their creative thoughts with writing techniques to create narratives depicting selected pieces of art.

    The winners were Gabrielle Beaulieu, first place, Ally Harden, second place, and Lilly Simons, third place.

    Ace Hardware of Crawfordville donated the trophies.

  • Shiver is employee of the month for June

    Special to The News

    The June Employee of the Month is Larry Shiver, operations foreman for Wakulla Middle School.

    Shiver started his career with the Wakulla County School District in 2003 as the operations foreman at Wakulla Middle School.

    Prior to holding the foreman position at WMS, Shiver was the shop foreman at Peavy and Sons Construction.

    Shiver moved to Wakulla County to be closer to his grandchildren. When he heard there was an open position at Wakulla Middle School, he applied, interviewed, and was hired by Jay Wiggins.

  • Algebra 1 bootcamp offered

    Special to The News

    This year’s 2011-12 eighth and ninth graders who did not pass the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Exam will have a choice this summer.

    The Learning Curve Tutoring Center will offer Algebra 1 Bootcamp offered June 12 through July 19.

    This class is offered by Algebra 1 certified teachers and will meet Tuesday through Thursday of each week, one hour per day for a total of 15 hours of intensive preparation for the July retest date.

  • Algebra class available at Wakulla High School

    Assistant Superintendent

    Wakulla High School will offer an Algebra 1 Intensive Math course from June 26 through July 12.  The course is free to eligible students and transportation and lunch are provided at no cost.

    Students in grades eight and nine for the 2011-2012 school year have to pass the Algebra 1 End of Course (EOC) exam in order to earn high school credit for Algebra 1.  This is a state requirement for graduation.

    This course is for students who did not pass the Spring, 2012 Algebra 1 EOC exam.