• Deadline for Out of Zone applications due March 31

    Special to the News

    Due to school districts needing to comply with the state’s Class Size Amendment, there will be changes in the availability of out of school zone seats available in Wakulla for the 2014-2015 school  year.
    Schools must serve the students who live in their school zones first. These in-district Student Reassignment Applications are for students living in Wakulla who apply to attend another elementary or middle school in Wakulla.

  • Teachers, Employee of the Month honored

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    Superintendent Robert Pearce and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the optimism, positive energy and compassion each of these individuals give to the children of Wakulla County and the enthusiasm they display on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they serve.


  • School Board announces Teachers of the Year

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    Superintendent Robert Pearce announced the 2014 School Level Teachers of the Year on Dec. 13.
    Surprising the teachers with flowers, candy, and balloons, Superintendent Pearce received enthusiastic responses from students as he entered each classroom to present the honor to their teacher.

  • Local teams receive large donation

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    Team Wakulla supports local teams. The Wakulla High, Riversprings Middle, and Wakulla Middle schools wrestling teams received donations that totaled $9,000 to support their respective teams.
    All of the local coaches would like to express their appreciation for this generous donation.

  • RMS having successful season

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    The Riversprings Middle School wrestling team is off to another stellar season.
    The Bears won the Cairo Jr. Syrupmaker Classic back in December. The closest team was over 60 pounds behind the Bears. The middle school tournament had 21 weight classes and the Bears placed in 19 of them.
    The Bears hosted the Bearclaw Classic on Saturday, Jan. 11.

  • WHS Thespians earn awards at festival competition

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    Wakulla High’s Thespian Troupe # 5036 recently returned from their District One Thespian Festival at the Northwest Florida State College.
    There were 28 students, along with teacher & chaperone Ms. Susan Bistrican, bus driver, Mr. James Maxwell along with teacher and thespian sponsor, Susan Solburg, who traveled over to Niceville, Fl. for the Festival on Jan. 4 and 5 held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.
    The students performed a One-Act play, “Portals” on Friday, Jan. 3, and received a Superior.

  • Discovery Place to host ADHD seminar

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    Discovery Place is offering a seminar for parents of middle school children with an emphases on discovering a new view and attitude regarding the traits of ADHD.
    Come and learn about how to help your child discover how to put the brakes on his Ferrari brain.
    The seminar will take place on each of the four Tuesdays in February beginning on Feb. 2.
    Please call Rita Haney, MSW, LCSW (850) 926-2039 and/or email Catherine Harris Small, Ms.Ed.S/MSW, at ms.catherapy@gmail.com for location and fee information.

  • School Board names December Teachers, Employee of the Month

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    December Teachers of the Month Riversink Elementary School’s Katie Hart and Wakulla Pre-K School LeNita Winkler are recognized with Crawfordville Elementary School’s Bonnie Kyle.
    Superintendent Bobby Pearce and the Wakulla County School Board applaud the allegiance and creative energy each of these individuals, who give to the children of Wakulla County. The get-up-and-go they supply on behalf of the students, schools, the profession of education and communities they serve continues to make a positive difference.

  • Crawfordville Elementary holds annual spelling bee

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    On Friday, Dec. 6, Crawfordville Elementary School held its annual fourth and fifth grade Spelling Bee.
    Twenty-seven students from nine homeroom classes were selected to participate and battled their counterparts for the first and second place positions from each grade level.

  • Medart School of Music holds annual Christmas recitals

    Special to The News

    The Medart School of Music held its annual Christmas recitals on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Ochlockonee Bay United Methodist Church.