• WMS band members excel at festival

    Special to The News

    Sixteen band students from Wakulla Middle school performed solos at the Florida Bandmaster’s Solo and Ensemble Festival on Feb. 16. All sixteen students received the rating of “Superior” which is the highest rating awarded for performance at the Festival.
    Band Director Laura Hudson said the students had been practicing for several months and were very well prepared.

  • Shadeville holds Brain Brawl

    Special to The News

    Shadeville Elementary held its annual Fifth Grade Brain Brawl competition on Friday, Feb. 15. The Brain Brawl is sponsored by The Coastal Optimist Club in an effort to support and encourage youth to stretch their minds and to provide an opportunity for students to shine academically.

  • CES is awarded grant from Envision

    Special to The News

    The fall 2012 Envision Classroom Grant selection period started off with a bang. Not only did Envision increase the number of grants awarded per quarter from four to six, but each grant increased from $250 to $500. In response, more than 30 enthusiastic teachers submitted an application in the three categories: Financial Literacy, Community Service, and Technology.

  • Teachers and employee for February are announced

    Special to The News

    February Teachers of the Month are Medart Elementary School’s Ginger Tillman and Wakulla Middle School’s Karen Sanders. Food Service Department’s Elizabeth Becker is the employee of the month.

    Ginger Tillman began her teaching career 20 years ago at Shadeville Elementary School. She has been teaching and serving as the Media Specialist at Medart Elementary School since 1999.

    Tillman’s experience includes pre-first, first, second and third grades.

  • School Briefs



    School districts could start the school year earlier if needed for students to complete all their coursework and tests by five days before Christmas under a bill filed in the House on Tuesday.
    The measure (HB 657), sponsored by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, says school districts can start the year early as necessary to reach that goal. Currently, public schools in Florida can’t begin the school year until 14 days before Labor Day.

  • Crawfordville holds Creative Writing Bowl

    Special to The News

    Crawfordville Elementary School recently held its annual Creative Writing Bowl headed up by third grade teacher Kim Bartnick and assisted by art teacher Jennifer Brooks.

    The contest began with students in third through fifth grades participating in a class writing competition.

  • 22 achieve honor roll at PCA

    Special to The News

    Staff at Providence Christian Academy are pleased to announce the names of the students who achieved honor roll status during fall semester.  

    Students who achieved the Principals (A) Honor Roll by completing their required units of study as well as scoring an average of 94 to 100 percent during the first nine-weeks on all their written tests are Daniel Abraham, Liliana Abraham, Thomas Bryant, Cody Folsom, Kara Folsom, Justin Gunn, Lakota Ibarra-Bass, Hannah Jowers, Isaac Medina, Hannah Wells, Hunter Wells and Matthew Wilde.

  • Host families needed for foreign exchange students

    Academic Year in America (AYA) is seeking local host families in the Crawfordville area to host boys and girls from countries around the world. Students range in age from 15 to 18, and will be coming to the U.S. to attend high school during the 2013-14 school year.

    All students are screened, speak English, have their own insurance and come with their own spending money. The students arrive from their home countries shortly before school starts, and return at the end of their school program.

  • Teachers selected for NASA experience

    of Riversink Elementary School

  • Green Guide course begins Feb. 12

    Special to The News
    Tallahassee Community College’s Wakulla Center will offer a Green Guide Certification course beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    The Wakulla Center is at Crawfordville’s Centennial Bank building, located at 2932 Crawfordville Highway.

    The 90-hour course is designed for individuals who are interested in starting a nature-based business, finding employment in a nature-based field, and for those who simply wish to learn more about the Big Bend Region’s natural environment.