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School

  • Teachers and employee of the month announced

    Special to The News

    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

    Special to The News

    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

    Special to The News

    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.

  • Free resources available to elementary teachers

    Special to The News

    Florida’s elementary school teachers have free resources available to support the state’s transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2013-14.

    Following the successful CCSS Summer Institutes for educators, the Department has released the CCSS Professional Development Toolkits for English Language Arts for grades K-5. The helpful toolkits are available online and may be used by teachers as they explore the new curriculum and create their English Language Arts lesson plans around the new standards.

  • WHS grads exceed state in ACT scores

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Assistant Superintendent

    Wakulla High School’s Senior Class of 2012 outscored their counterparts in Florida on the American College Test (ACT) in all areas tested: English, mathematics, reading, science and the composite score.  This is one of the tests used for college entrance.

  • Employee and administrators of the year are recognized by school board

    Wakulla County Schools Administrators of the Year and Employee of the Year are recognized at Aug. 20 School Board Meeting. The district-level Administrator of the Year was Superintendent David Miller; School-level Administrators of the Year were Jackie High and Melinda Young, Riversink Elementary School principal and assistant principal; and Employee of the Year was Larry Shiver, Wakulla Middle School operation foreman.

  • CTE classes offered at WHS and both middle schools

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Assistant Superintendent

    Wakulla High School has several Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities for its students. These programs, formerly termed as Vocational, offer students the chance to learn many skills that can lead directly to employment after high school graduation; to certificate programs in postsecondary schools like Lively Technical Center; and/or on to college degrees.    

  • Students travel to Europe over the summer

    By CASSIE TUCKER
    WHS Art Teacher

    What did you do this summer? Travel to Europe will be the reply from the 10 of us who went to London, Paris, Florence, Rome and Sorrento on the Wakulla 2012 Eurotrip.

    I had the pleasure of leading my group of seven fantastic, young ladies and two tremendously helpful parents on this educational journey through Explorica. Much of our enjoyment came from our friendly and amusing Oxford/Cambridge graduate/guide, Thomas who fluently spoke French and Italian besides his “British” English.

  • Cross country starts Aug. 16

    The Wakulla High School cross country teams, both boys and girls, will begin practices for the 2012 season this week on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the high school track. Thursday’s practice will begin at 12:30 p.m., but the rest of the practices will start at 2:30 p.m., beginning on Friday. 

    Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience, and there are no cuts – everyone runs. All interested athletes should show up with running clothes/shoes and a current physical. Questions, call Coach Paul Hoover at 509-7861.

  • NJROTC unit underway

    By HUNTER MCKAYE
    Public Affairs Officer

    It’s time to start a new school year and that means a new Navy Junior ROTC unit as well. The summer’s been promising, even with the disasters caused by Tropical Storm Debby. We’re confident that the school year will go well based on the attitudes displayed by cadets during the annual summer mini-boot camp and the clean ups held in response to Debby.