• Riversink Elementary remembers Sept. 11

    On Sept. 11, all the students and faculty at Riversink Elementary School went outside and held hands and formed a large circle and had a moment of silence and remembered Sept. 11, 2001.

  • ACT scores of WHS graduates exceed state

    Special to The News

    Wakulla High School’s Senior Class of 2011 outscored their counterparts in Florida on the American College Test (ACT) in all areas tested: English, mathematics, reading, and science. This test is used for college entrance.

    More WHS seniors took the ACT than ever before, increasing from 129 in 2010 to 153 students in 2011.

  • September teachers and employee of the month are announced

    Special to The News

    At the recent School Board meeting, September Teachers of the Month Wakulla High School’s Missy Rudd and Shadeville Elementary School’s Lisa Brown were recognized with the Food Service Department’s Manager Ingrid Funderburke.
    Superintendent David Miller and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the dedication and commitment these employees have demonstrated on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they serve.

  • Computer classes at TCC

    Tech@Night begins Sept. 8 with a free course offering.

    In Wakulla County, the topic will be Getting Started: Computers, a workshop designed to help students get over the fear of using a computer.

    The fall series continues through Dec. 13 and will cover the following topics: graphics, web design and development, photography, Office 2007 and 2010, and Windows 7.

    Classes at the TCC Wakulla Center are held from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $25 for early registration. Walk-ins are $30 and will be accepted between 5:45 and 6 p.m. on the date of the workshop.

  • WHS NJROTC planning for a successful year

    NJROTC Public Affairs Officer

    August has come and gone, and what is August famous for? Yup, school starting.
    Wakulla County schools began on Thursday, Aug. 18. For a young group of high school juniors and seniors, however, it began Thursday, Aug. 11. The 17 officers of the WHS NJROTC unit began the planning and organizing required for the unit to run successfully this upcoming school year.

  • Coleman gets AP scholar award

    Special to The News

    Shelby Coleman, 2011 WHS Graduate, received notice this week that she has received the AP Scholar Award with Distinction.

    This is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

    Coleman is currently attending Florida State University.

  • Students represent Wakulla well at state

    Special to The News

    The Jake Pigott Memorial American Legion Post and Auxiliary 144 sent seven students to the annual Boys and Girls State Session to represent Wakulla County. The session was held in July in Tallahassee.

    The Wakulla High School students, who are currently seniors, took part in a mock legislative session similar to the session held by the Florida Legislature.

    Participants elect members to serve as governor and other state, county and city positions. The propose bills and pass legislature.

  • RMS principal and assistant win administrators of the year

    Special to The News

    Wakulla County School District continues a tradition of excellence with its sixth overall consecutive “A” rating and fourth consecutive year designation of an Academically High Performing District. Wakulla County School District was the only school district in the Big Bend to land in Florida’s Top 10. The school with the highest student learning gains in the District for the 2010-2011 school year was Riversprings Middle 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.