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School

  • School safety after Parkland

    By BETH O’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    “Within one week after the February 14, 2018 horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School, we were reviewing and ramping up safety measures at all of our schools,” said Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce. “We didn’t need to wait on legislative bills to know that anything can happen on any school campus, and we had better be as prepared as possible.”

  • Wakulla High tops Florida, U.S. for passing AP scores

    The Florida Department of Education recently announced that Florida has the 3rd highest percentage in the U.S of students passing their Advanced Placement exams at 31.7 percent. Florida is behind only Massachusetts with 32.9 percent, and Connecticut with 32.2 percent.

  • Robotics Team to host expo on Saturday

    The Wakulla High School’s F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team will host their First Annual Robotics Expo this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Wakulla High School cafeteria.
    All faculty, students, parents, and community members are invited to attend.

  • National Honor Society to screen ‘Girl Rising’

    Wakulla High School’s National Honor Society invites the community to the screening of “Girl Rising” on Monday, Feb. 25, to raise awareness for girl’s education.
    This is part of a service project for the student’s club and is part of a goal of raising awareness for one local and global charity a year and this will be their first global charity for the 2019 year.

  • WMS hosts AVID training

    Special to The News

    Wakulla Middle School hosted an AVID training on Jan. 16 and 17. Fifty-six educators from various districts in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and New Hampshire were present at this event.
    AVID Path to Schoolwide Implementation offered educators, coaches, guidance counselors, and administrators an opportunity to improve the implementation of AVID within their schools. This training provided specific needs to increase rigor at both the elementary and the secondary level.

  • Shadeville 5th graders battle in Brain Brawl

    Special to The News

    Do you know how many counties are in Florida? Well, Shadeville Brain Brawlers do! Stay tuned for the answer. Shadeville Elementary hosted its annual Brain Brawl Competition on Friday, Jan. 18.
    Two teams of four players and two alternates participated in the competition. Two students were chosen from each of the five fifth grade classes of Shadeville educators Kerry Adams, Debbie Marsh, Suzie McCord, Camden Smit, and Judy Paris.

  • School board honors Morgan, Tucker, Randolph-Smith

    By BETH o’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    Wakulla County School Board honored January’s Teachers and Employee of the Month at the Jan. 22 School Board Meeting.

  • Student art on display

    Special to The News

    Wakulla County students have art on display at locations around the county.
    WAKULLA COUNTY COURTHOUSE:
    Kinslee Benton, Emma Posey, Jacob Strickland, Logan Chisler- Crawfordville Elementary
    Jace Maxwell, Natalie Paynter- Pre-K
    Wyatt Kaschmitter- COAST
    Mason Nipper, Samantha Henderson, Isabelle Scott- Shadeville Elelmentary
    Anna Green,  Sierra Toole- Riversprings Middle

    CENTENNIAL BANK/WOODVILLE:
    Alaina Denson -   Wakulla High

  • Odyssey of the Mind teams prepare

    By BETH o’DONNELL
    Special to The News

    More than 70 Wakulla County students and 15 coaches are gearing up for Odyssey of the Mind Regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 16.
    Ten Wakulla County public school Odyssey of the Mind teams are busy putting the finishing touches on their presentations for the initial round of competition in this international creative problem-solving challenge.

  • WHS Theatre advances in competition

    Special to The News

    This past weekend Wakulla High School’s Troupe 5036 headed to Niceville for the annual District One Thespian Competition.
    Students competed among other schools in the district with acting pieces, musical theatre and technical events such as set design, publicity and playwrighting.
    The theatre sponsor, Krissy Sanchez, accompanied 25 students to this event where they returned having won several awards advancing 23 students to State Competition in March.