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School

  • Sullivan named National Merit Scholar at FSU

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla High School 2018 graduate James “Daniel” Sullivan III has been named a National Merit Scholarship recipient in this prestigious program that awards scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and leadership qualities.

  • Students earn hundreds of industry certifications in 2017-18

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla High School students earned over 300 industry certifications through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and programs during the 2017-2018 school year.
    Add in the “Microsoft Office Specialist” certifications earned by Riversprings Middle School and Wakulla Middle School students, and almost 400 middle and high school students earned industry certifications.

  • Praise for Cook’s years on board

    By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
    Editor

    Retired Superintendent of Schools David Miller praised retiring school board member Becky Cook as a “strong leader” and “an advocate for the school system.”
    Besides serving on the board, she volunteered and taught Pre-K music for years, Miller said. “I don’t know how many thousands of kids she touched with that,” he said.
    Miller also noted she was at every event for school staff – whether an event honoring an achievement or a retirement meal.

  • Knights of Columbus donate to Wakulla WEC

    Special to The News

  • Becky Cook will retire

    Once upon a time... It seems so long ago, yet like it was only yesterday.
    “The past 24 years have been both challenging and rewarding,” Cook said, “but we have kept our focus on student achievement and success. I am proud to have been a small part of the Wakulla County School District.”

  • ‘A’ District again

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla County School District earned an “A” rating and ranked 5th in the state of all 67 public school districts in Florida for the 2017-18 school year.
    District grades were released by the Florida Department of Education on June 27.
    “To be fifth in the state for the percentage of points possible earned in Florida’s grading system speaks to the dedication of our teachers, students, administrators, and parents,” states Superintendent Bobby Pearce.

  • DOH says: Don’t wait, immunize now

    Special to The News

    The Florida Department of Health in Wakulla County encourages parents to contact their health care providers now to have their children vaccinated for the 2018-19 school year.
    Wakulla County public schools open Aug. 10.
    “It’s never too early for back-to-school vaccinations,” DOH-Wakulla Health Officer Pad Juarez said. “Beat the rush that we see every summer and get your child vaccinated for school now.”

  • Sharin, Pafford named to Leadership Positions

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla School District Superintendent Bobby Pearce recently announced two new leadership positions for the 2018-2019 school year.
    Krista Sharin will take over district-wide testing and federal programs such as Title I when Director of Special Programs and Assessment Sue Anderson retires later this summer.
    Sharin will start as Dean of Special Programs and Assessment for the upcoming school year.  

  • RMS and WMS participate in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Unmanned Systems STEM Summer Challenge

    Special to The News

    Riversprings Middle School became home away from home to faculty members from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and PAEC (Panhandle Area Educational Consortium) personnel on June 12, 13, and 14.
    Faculty provided the “Unmanned Systems STEM Summer Challenge” to a group of 64 middle and high school students from Wakulla, Gadsden, and Liberty Counties.

  • Wakulla schools in final contract phase for BP monies

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    On June 12, Triumph Gulf Coast‘s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move to the contract phase with the Wakulla County School District for Wakulla’s first proposed grant project.
    Under the terms of Florida’s settlement with BP after the 2010 oil spill that impacted regional coastal areas, over $300 million has already been deposited in the Triumph Gulf Coast account to be used by impacted Northwest Florida districts.