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International Day of Peace was celebrated at Butler Elementary School on September 21st.  All students created a pinwheel in art class which they “planted” on campus symbolizing “Whirled Peace”.  Classes discussed how they can help create peace in their classroom, home, community and the world.  This event is celebrated each year at Butler Elementary under the direction of Art Teacher Constance Rogers. Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Members of the Freeport High School Key Club braved the rain showers and participated in the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17th. Submitted by Patty Woodard.

Students at WDE are off to a great start in math! Teachers in second grade taught addition by using hundreds charts, base ten blocks, markers, and white boards.  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

5th grade students have been studying growth mindset and character traits that people need in order to be successful. For Open House, the students shared with their parents their very own growth mindset writings and emojis that represented character traits needed for success. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Ripley's Educator Appreciation

September 14, 2016

Ripley's is proud to announce this year’s educator appreciation days September 6 thru October 16. This is a free event for educators (teachers, administrators, counselors & support staff), and all guests are ½ off of our regular prices. Just be sure to bring your school I.D. and your current paystub. We can’t wait to see the people that help shape our children’s lives. Ripley’s appreciates Florida’s educators! Submitted by Linda Winthurst.

The Freeport Middle School Art Department, led by Kendra Peloquin, created collaborative multi-media flags to hang in the school in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01.  The students learned to reflect social and political conditions in their art.  Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

 

Youth Leadership classes from three high schools in Walton County participated in the Florida Farm Bureau Speech Contest held at Freeport High School on 9/7/2016.  Each student presented a 5 minute speech on "What is an Unmanned Aerial System and how can it be used to impact agriculture?"  Freeport High School was represented by Martha Freeman, Wendy McCormick, and Kathryn Dier.  South Walton High School was represented by Greg Garrett, Matt Garrett, and Brynn Touchstone.  Walton High School was represented by LaTayia Gregg, Evan Cowie, and Jacob Alford.  Submitted by Donna Honish with picture provided by Christy English.