• Focus on Ability picnic in the park is Friday

    In recognition of October as Disability Awareness Month, Wakulla County School Board’s Exceptional Student Education Office will host a Picnic in the Park on Oct. 5 in Azalea Park.

  • Knights of Columbus donates to Pre-K

    Members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Knights of Columbus Roundtable, Edgar Burroughs, Vaughn Mikeworth and George Grause present a check to Kim Dutton, principal, and students of the Wakulla Education Center Pre-Kindergarten Program. Each year, members of the Knights of Columbus conduct a fundraiser known as the Tootsie Roll Drive. WEC Pre-Kindergarten was the recipient of this year’s local efforts.

  • Nominations for African-American History Calendar are being accepted until Oct. 19

    Special to The News

    Tallahassee Community College’s African-American History Month Planning Committee is now accepting nominations for the annual Cherry Alexander African-American History Calendar.

    The individual nominated must have made significant contributions resulting in the betterment of Leon, Gadsden and/or Wakulla counties, and that align with the 2013 national theme: At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

  • Homemakers donate to the GED program

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    The Sopchoppy Homemakers Club recently donated $500 to Wakulla Adult Education to help needy students complete their high school diploma in the General Education Development (GED) program.

  • Spots are available for upcoming pre-K class

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    Spaces are available for the Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Program in the Wakulla County School District. A new class is opening on Monday, Oct. 8.

    Children who turn 4 by September 1, 2012, (born September 2, 2007- September 1, 2008) are eligible.

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

  • Teachers attend honorary society conference

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    Four local educators attended the Delta Kappa Gamma Fall Conference on Sept. 14 and 15 in Orlando.

    The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators who have shown excellence in the teaching field. The society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education.

  • Annual 4-H Youth Science Day is almost here

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    For the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), The Ohio State University Extension has designed the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge: the 2012 National Science Experiment.

    The experiment will introduce youth to robotic engineering concepts as they program an autonomous robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill.

  • Teachers and employee of the month announced

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    September Teachers of the Month are Shadeville Elementary School’s Mandy Gerrell and Wakulla High School’s Tom Graham. They are recognized with Food Service Department employee of the month Amanda Leach.

    Superintendent David Miller and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the dependability and dedication these employees bring to the district, as well as the positive attitude they display on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they serve.

  • Florida Astronaut Challenge registration is now open

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    Student team registration for the second annual Florida Astronaut Challenge is now open to high-school students across the state (grades 9 through 12). The 2013 competition follows the successful 2012 Florida Astronaut Challenge that took place on May 19 in Tallahassee.

    Florida’s Astronaut Challenge is an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge of Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering (STEM), through a series of team-oriented experiments and challenges.

  • Shadeville announces its 29th annual fall festival

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    The Shadeville Elementary School’s 29th Annual Fall Festival will be held Oct. 6.

    Come join the fun.

    The coronation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the lunchroom. Booths will open following the coronation at 3 p.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

    Only tickets are accepted at all booths, including purchasing food.