• Strickland, Klees, and Lewis honored

    Special to The News

    Three Wakulla County School Board employees were honored at the Nov. 13 Wakulla County School Board Meeting.
    Noted Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “These ladies have in common that they truly care about their students and try to make a connection with each one of them every day. We are blessed to have so many dedicated instructors and paraprofessionals in our school system.”


  • WHS students participate in The Longest Table

    Special to The News

    On Sept. 23, more than 250 students from various high schools in Leon County met at Leon High School to participate in an event called The Longest Table. The Longest Table is an annual gathering where participants are afforded the opportunity to have an honest discussion with each other about their community all while sharing a meal at one continuous table.

  • PAEC meets at WEC

    Staff Report

    Members of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium held a meeting in Wakulla County last week.
    The group, based in Chipley, recently began taking their meetings to the different counties in the consortium.
    PAEC is made up of 14 small school districts in the Panhandle that are able to use their combined resources to meet their educational needs.

  • Wakulla 2019 Teachers of the Year named

    Special to The News

    Superintendent Bobby Pearce recently announced the 2019 Wakulla County School-Level Teachers of the Year. Surprising the teachers with flowers, candy, and balloons, students cheered as he entered each classroom to present the honor to their teacher.

  • Riversprings Middle School Band prepares for concert Nov. 8

    Special to The News

    The Riversprings Middle School Band Program is having a very busy and successful fall semester!
    In late August, sixth grade band students (known as the beginning band) received their instruments and began their band journey. Lots of progress has been made in a short amount of time!
    In September and October, the RMS Symphonic and Concert Bands performed for three of their home football games, as well as a WHS home football game in conjunction with the WHS and WMS band programs.  

  • Local schools help with hurricane relief

    Special to The News
    Wakulla County Schools accepted donations for our surrounding communities that were greatly impacted by Hurricane Michael.
    Each school site collected donations brought in by our students and families.
    Due to the overwhelming response by our community, multiple towns were served. Many local families in Wakulla were served.
    Three trailers and three truckbeds full of supplies made it to Blountstown.
    One truckbed full and a full U-Haul trailer delivered supplies to Marianna.

  • Schools of Excellence

    Special to The News

    Crawfordville Elementary School and Wakulla High School are on the list of Florida Department of Education’s recently released Schools of Excellence.
    To be designated a School of Excellence, a school must meet an 80 percent threshold of possible points earned in the DOE school grade designation. Plus, they must have made a school letter grade of “A” for two out of the past three years.

  • Teachers and employees of the month awarded

    Special to The News
    Teachers of the Month and Employees of the Month for October, plus Employee of the Month from September, were honored at the Wakulla County School Board Meeting on Oct. 22,.
    Selected by their peers, Teachers of the Month are Michele Lawhon from Medart Elementary School and Melissa Martin of Wakulla Middle School.

  • TCC to host discussion on protesting

    Special to The News

    Tallahassee Community College will host a community conversation to discuss current and historical perspectives on protesting. The discussion will take place on Friday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Workforce Development Grand Ballroom (WD 105) on TCC’s campus.

  • RMS’ ‘Next Victim, Please’ rescheduled

    Special to The News
    Riversprings Middle School’s fall play, “Next Victim, Please” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
    Colonel Maxwell Murdock is a rich old man who gathers his entire arrogant family together to announce his last will and testament.
    And every greedy one of them wants a piece of the estate.