• Crawfordville students battle at brain brawl

    On Thursday, May 12, Crawfordville Elementary School hosted the annual fifth grade Brain Brawl.
    Each team consisted of five members, including a team captain and alternate. 
    Leading Team A to victory was Team Captain Daniel Sullivan and teammates Beau Baker, Nikolas McKay, Sam Picard and serving as alternate, Mackenzie Kleinpeter.
    Team B included Team Captain Danielle Whiting, Zac Boone, Nathan Cushard, Anthony Modzelewski and alternate, Rian Diehl.

  • Class size changes coming for next year

    THE CAPITAL, May 7........Florida lawmakers approved legislation that drastically limits how many classes have to meet the state’s class size requirements.
    Under the proposal tucked into the education budget agreement approved earlier this month, foreign language classes, Advanced Placement courses and certain social studies courses which now fall under class size restrictions, would be exempt.

  • Important dates for WHS graduating seniors

    Baccalaureate for Wakulla High School will be held Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at J. D. Jones Stadium at Reynold’s Field. Gates will open at 6 p.m.
    Graduation will take place on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at J. D. Jones Stadium at Reynold’s Field. The gates will open at 6 p.m.

  • Springer is employee of the month for Wakulla

    Bill Springer, computer technician, is recognized as the School District Employee of the Month for May.
    Superintendent David Miller and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the technical expertise Springer has demonstrated on behalf of the students, schools and communities he serves.
    Springer has been sharing his technical prowess with the District for more than a decade.
    He was first hired as computer technician in October 2000 prior to working with Landmark College in Vermont and as a UPS driver in New Hampshire.

  • Shadeville students test their knowledge

    Principal of Shadeville Elementary
    Shadeville Elementary held its annual Brain Brawl competition on Friday, May 13.
    The Brain Brawl is sponsored by the Coastal Optimist Club and supported by Superintendent David Miller in an effort to encourage children to stretch their minds and compete in an academic arena.
    Students are asked a series of questions from mathematics, science, social studies, geography, language arts and current events.

  • Medart Elementary holds Brain Brawl

    Medart Elementary School held its Brain Brawl on Wednesday, May 11. The event was sponsored by the Coastal Optimist Club.
    Jeff True, Tammie Barfield and Tim Jordan served as moderator, scorekeeper, and timekeeper, respectively.
    Team B won the competition with 242 points. Colin Briggs, son of Lyle and Kathy Briggs, was high scorer for Team B with 48 points.

  • Wakulla Christian holds special Mother’s Day program

    On Friday morning, May 6, the Wakulla Christian School student body held a special program to honor their mothers right before Mother’s Day. 
    This event is known as Muffins for Moms which is an annual event that the Wakulla Christian School Booster Club hosts for the school, its students and their respective mothers.
    After a brief program performed by the students, there was a special time of fellowship and refreshments before the students returned to their classrooms.

  • Riversink gets moon rocks and meteorite samples

    Special to the News

    On March 4, four teachers from Riversink Elementary in Wakulla County attended a special NASA security training hosted by the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee.
    Fourth grade teachers Margy Callahagn, Megan Crombie and Diane Driggers, along with fifth grade teacher Laura Hume, worked with NASA Aerospace Education Specialist Lester Morales, to learn how to handle and care for Lunar and Meteorite samples.

  • Three Riversink Elementary students win top prizes in Leon-Wakulla essay contest

    The Leon-Wakulla Retired Educators Association (LWREA) sponsors a fifth grade essay contest each year for all fifth graders in both counties.
    This year, all three winners are from Riversink Elementary School.
    Each participant wrote about “A Memorable Experience with a Grandparent or a Grandparent Figure.”
    The first place winner was Brandon Shields from Nick Weaver’s class who received a $100 savings bond.
    Second place winner was Connor Scott from Stan Ward’s class who received a $50 savings bond.

  • Craig named Park Scholar

    Taylor Craig, a senior at Wakulla High has earned the distinction of being named a Park Scholar for 2011 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
    She is one of 45 seniors from across the nation selected for the award in 2011, which is valued at about $80,000 for North Carolina residents and $136,000 for out-of-state students.