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  • Open house dates scheduled for Wakulla County schools

    The schedule for Open House at Wakulla County schools has been released.

    Pre-K students will be held on Aug. 10 from 3-5 p.m.

    Elementary schools will hold open houses on Aug. 10 from 4-7 p.m.

    Open house for Wakulla area middle schools will be held on Aug. 9 from 4:30-7 p.m.

    Wakulla High School’s open house is scheduled for Aug. 9 from 5:30-8 p.m.

     

  • Wakulla students rank in Top 10 on FCAT scores

    By BETH O’DONNELL

    Assistant Superintendent

    for Instruction

     Wakulla County School District students ranked in the top 10 in the state for 20 of 22 areas tested by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) given in Reading, Math, Science and Writing to grades 3 through 11. 

    Scores for the 2009-10 school year were released June 29.

    Compared to other districts in the Big Bend, Wakulla County students ranked first in 13 areas tested, second in five areas, and third in the remaining four areas tested. 

  • Franklin is Wakulla School District employee of month

    Dennis Wade Franklin is the June Wakulla School District Employee of the Month.

    He began working as a custodian at Wakulla Middle School in August 2005.

    Fortunately for the Wakulla County School District Maintenance and Custodial Department, Mary Green recruited Franklin. Even though he has only worked with the district for five years, he is quite familiar with the schools as he attended and graduated from Sopchoppy Elementary School, Wakulla Middle School and Wakulla High School.

  • School information

    Special to the news

    Wakulla High School will have underclass picture days on Sept. 13 and 14 in the auditorium.

    Students will receive order packets in their English class a week prior to the picture day. Oct. 19 will be the underclassmen make up picture date, if they miss the first picture date.

    Seniors’ last chance to have their senior formal pictures made will be on Sept. 14 in the gym if they did not have them made over the summer at Stan Wilkerson Photography. There will be a small sitting fee.

  • WPBWA Awards Scholarships

    On Wednesday, May 19, Wakulla Professional & Business Women’s Association (WPBWA) awarded scholarships totaling $4,000 to six Wakulla High School graduating seniors.

    Summer Stokley, who received $1,000, will attend Faulkner State in Alabama, where she earned a volleyball scholarship. She was the WHS volleyball team captain and also received an offensive award in softball. Stokley will pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and plans to go into law enforcement.

  • Kindergartners visit the state Capitol

    State Representative Leonard Bembry (D-Greenville) hosted six Crawfordville Elementary School kindergarten classes on their recent visit to the Florida State Capitol.

    The day began with a scavenger hunt in the historic Old Capitol followed by a tour of the new capitol building.

    The kids later enjoyed a picnic on the 22nd floor of the Capitol where they were treated to a great view of the area.

    Representative Bembry’s district consists of all or part of 10 rural counties, of which six are coastal, spanning over 321 miles of shoreline.

  • AVID scholars tour Florida State University
  • Summertime reading takes to the outdoors

    Summer has arrived and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are encouraging students to head outdoors with a book from DOE’s 2010 recommended summer reading list. The annual reading list, part of DOE’s Just Read, Florida! mission, is designed to promote nature-based literature while fostering in students an appreciation for the both reading and the outdoors.

  • Wakulla County Graduation 2010
  • Fourth graders harvest crop at agriculture day

    The Wakulla County Farm Bureau recently sponsored an Agricultural Education Day at Medart Elementary School for Beth Brown’s fourth grade class.

    Brown received a Florida Farm Bureau Agriculture Mini-grant last year and her class planted broccoli. The students took care of, watered and harvested the crop. They also had the opportunity to eat the crop they grew.

    This spring, the students decided to plant Irish potatoes. On May 26, they were able to harvest the crop.