• Awards ceremony is held at Riversprings Middle

    Special to The News

    Eighth graders at Riversprings Middle School gathered on Wednesday, May 30, to celebrate their accomplishments.  

    Award recipients included those students making the highest GPA in their individual classes, along with those receiving top honors.

    The WAB Headstart Scholarship winners are Kurstin Douin, Carly Rudd, Yese Reyes, Libby Sutton and Oakley Ward.  Each of the winners will be receiving $500 for TCC.  

  • Free intensive math course offered for students

    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. Transportation and lunch is 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 to earn high school credit for Algebra 1.  This is a state requirement for graduation.

  • Graduation at Sopchoppy Education Center

    Students at the graduation ceremony for Sopchoppy Education Center prepare to receive their diplomas on May 29.

  • Congrats Wakulla Christian graduates

    Wakulla Christian School’s kindergarten graduation took place on Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. The 5K students performed “A Day in Kindergarten at WCS” for their families and friends before they received their diplomas. 

    Congratulations to the following WCS kindergarten graduates: Seth Barwick, Seth Cobb, Logan Kennon, Freddy McClendon, Cole Sanders, Madeline Jones, Hannah Land, Hailey Risoldi, Leaston Spears, Brandun Carroll, Camden Methvin and Tyler Howe.

  • Free workshops for college planning

    Special to The News

    Melisa Taylor with The Learning Curve Tutoring Center will be offering free seminars this summer designed to answer many of the questions parents and students may have as they begin to plan for college.

    There will be two separate workshops. Get Me to College Now is offered for students who will be seniors in the 2012-13 school year.

    These students must expedite the process of completing activities, community service, financial aid, college and scholarship applications.

  • Third grade FCAT scores rank in top 10

    Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

    Wakulla County School District third grade students came in tied for first in the region and fifth in the state for their Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Reading scores recently released by the Florida Department of Education.

    Of the nine districts in the region consisting of Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty, Franklin, Madison, Calhoun and Taylor, Wakulla came in tied with Calhoun County.

  • Moore is employee of the month

    Special to The News

    May Employee of the Month is Riversprings Middle School Bookkeeper Sandy Moore.
    Moore started her career with the Wakulla County School District in 1994, transferring to Riversprings Middle School in 2000, when the school opened.

    Prior to working with the district, she worked in the family business at the Wakulla IGA.
    Moore is a third generation native Wakulla County resident, attended school at Sopchoppy Elementary and graduated from Wakulla High School.

  • Yearbooks still available for purchase

    There are more than 100 Wakulla High School seniors who have not purchased yearbooks this school year.   

    The yearbook staff will be set up at baccalaureate on May 30 at 7 p.m. and at graduation on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at J.D. Jones Stadium at  Reynold’s Field.

    The books are $85 and the school is only accepting cash, money orders or cashiers checks.
    Look for the yearbook stand inside the main gate.

  • DOE unveils numerous resources for parents

    Special to The News

    The Florida Department of Education (DOE) launched a host of resources geared toward communicating directly with Florida’s parents about public education.

    The purpose of this effort is to help parents understand Florida’s assessment and accountability system, increased standards and how these changes will help prepare K-12 students for college, career and life.

  • CES surpasses 200 million word goal

    Special to The News

    Crawfordville Elementary School’s students are not letting the end of school or summer weather distract them from continuing their hard work and relentless effort toward reaching the school’s goal of reading 30,000 books and 200 million words. The closer it gets to the end of the year, the harder the students seem to be pushing themselves.