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School

  • RMS band earns superior rating again

    The Riversprings Middle School Symphonic Band scored straight Superior Ratings again on March 11, when they participated in the Florida Bandmasters Music Evaluation at Godby High School.
    This event occurs once a year and it is one of the most prestigious events that FBA sponsors.
    This makes the second year in a row that Riversprings has scored Superior at this event. This may not have ever occurred at the middle school level before in Wakulla County, making it a historic event.

  • Teachers and employee of the month

    Special to The News

    Superintendent David Miller and the Wakulla County School Board announce the March teachers and employee of the month.
    Miller applauded the dedication and tradition of excellence these employees have demonstrated on behalf of the students, schools and communities they serve.

    Tony Marra

    Tony Marra, March Teacher of the Month, has been teaching at Crawfordville Elementary School since 1977 as a sixth, fifth, fourth and third grade teacher.

  • Riversink students receive dental care

    Wakulla County students are the beneficiaries of a partnership between Wakulla County School Board and Liberty and Franklin county Health Departments.
    Their dental van will be on site at all pre-kindergarten through middle schools during the rest of March, April and May. 
    Participating students who qualify will have their teeth examined, cleaned and sealants applied to permanent teeth. 
    Riversink Elementary School was the first school to host the dental van. 

  • WMS Drama Club shows off its talents at play

    The Wakulla Middle School Drama Club recently performed its 2011 presentation, “Natalie’s Super Humongous Freak Out!”
    It was directed by P.J. Piland, assisted by Amy Galladay.
    Drama club members displayed their talent on stage, as well as behind the scenes managing lights, sound, curtains and special effects.

  • Riversprings students listen to stories from WWII veteran

    Recently, students in Marlene Adams’ reading classes from Riversprings Middle School had the opportunity to learning about WWII first hand from Roger Lewis.
     Lewis served in both the European and Pacific theatres of the war as a navigator on B19 and B29 bomber planes.

  • Wakulla County gifted students share inventions with local inventor

    On the evening of Feb. 24, Rod Presnell, local inventor from Chattahoochee and marketer of the Bass Lasso, spoke to Wakulla County gifted students on creativity, patents, economics and marketing strategies.
    The talk was interactive and students were encouraged to ask questions and participate.
    After the presentation, students shared and displayed their own inventions.

  • Donations sought for project graduation

    During the final week of the school year, the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor the 28th Annual Project Graduation.
    The goal is to provide a safe celebration for the seniors.
    This year the celebration will be held at Fun Station in Tallahassee where seniors can enjoy gifts, music, cash prizes, games and beverages and snacks. This event is conducted at no cost to the graduate.
    Project Graduation is an expensive venture and the WCSO depends on the support of our people in the community to help raise funds.

  • Atkinson performs in All State Band

    Mitchel Atkinson is an outstanding trombonist in the Riversprings Middle School Bear Band.
    He was chosen to perform in the prestigious MENC, The National Association for Music Education’s  All State Honors Band held in Tampa in January.
    He was the only student from Wakulla County to perform at this great event this year.
    He represented himself, Riversprings Middle School, and the Riversprings Band Program with honor and integrity.
    He is the son of Dr. Mike and Donna Atkinson.

  • Hodges is selected Sunshine Scholar for Wakulla County

    Special to the News

    Kristie Hodges was selected as this year’s district Sunshine Scholar as part of the Sunshine State Scholars Program.
    The concept is to find the top performing students of the STEM program. This program highlights students who are leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in their schools.
    The hope is to guide these students to right university in the state to ensure they get the best education, and to increase the likelihood that they stay in Florida

  • Joe Rozanski is Teacher of the Year

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Assistant Superintendent for Instruction