• Wakulla Schools high performers recognized

    By Karen J. Wells
    WCSD Chief Human Capital Officer

    Wakulla County Schools Employee of the Year: Patricia Baker
    Ms. Baker has been employed with the food service department in the District for 14 years. During that time she has participated in continuing education meal pattern implementation training and maintained certification with the Florida School Nutrition Association and the National School Nutrition Association.

  • Grants available for teachers

    Special to The News

    Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school teachers can grow their project budgets for their classrooms by teaching their students about agriculture.  
    Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 mini-grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to 12th grade levels for the 2014-15 school year. The grants will be awarded for up to $250 for original and creative activities or programs that increase the understanding of agriculture among both students and educators.

  • COAST students are back to school

    By Christine Saulter
    First Grade Teacher

    The COAST Stingrays are back in school! We are excited about the start of a successful school year. This year begins with the addition of two beautiful brand new classrooms, as well as a third mobile computer lab for our expanding school. We are also implementing extended math periods and new intervention programs in reading, writing and math to help our students reach their academic potential.  

  • Students participate in STEM Summer Challenges

    Special to The News

    Many of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium’s FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project participants will begin the academic year with new skills, developed through participation in one of the project-sponsored Summer Challenges. The Summer Challenges gave gifted and talented students in the consortium-served small and rural districts opportunities to explore STEM content in depth, collaboratively problem solve and conduct investigations, enhance leadership skills and learn about STEM careers.

  • New teachers attend ‘boot camp’

    Special to The News

    Boot Camp 2014, facilitated by Drill Sgt. Catherine Cutchen, consisted of a full day of mini-sessions led by high-performing teachers and staff: Beth Brown, John Kane, Jan Pearce, Nick Weaver, Stan Ward, Josh Sandgren, Jeff VanSykle, Jodie Martin, Jessica Wells, and Diane Driggers.

  • Career and technical courses give students advantage

    Assistant Superintendent
    Students can now graduate from Wakulla High School one step closer to their careers.

  • Schools, health department partner for tobacco-free campuses

    Special to The News

    With a partnership between the Wakulla County School District and the Florida Department of Health of Wakulla County, Wakulla County school grounds are now tobacco free.
    Wakulla County School District was one of only five districts in Florida that did not have a comprehensive tobacco free policy until now.  During the June 2014 School Board meeting, the School Board adopted a policy that makes all of its campuses tobacco free. Smoking or the use of any tobacco product will no longer be allowed on any Wakulla County school campus.

  • Administrators hold retreat

    Wakulla County School District Administrators spent two days togeth-er this summer preparing for school year 2014-15 through team building, recognizing strengths and succession planning. This year’s theme was “We’re All Aboard.” Wakulla County art teachers provided the colorful train theme decorations for the retreat.

  • School improvements continue for 2014-15

    Assistant Superintendent
    Superintendent Bobby Pearce is excited to continue Wakulla County school improvements for the upcoming 2014-15 year that begins for students on Aug. 18.
     “We made some great strides last year, and I am happy to see that we can plan on doing some improvements at each level of elementary, middle, and high school while still keeping a careful eye on the taxpayers’ dollars,” Pearce said.

  • New faces at schools

    Of Wakulla Schools

    When the first bell rings at the start of school on Monday, Aug. 18, Wakulla County classrooms will be staffed with veteran and novice educators.
    Our high-performing teachers, coaches and staff are eager to kick off the school year in an excellent district.