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Maude Saunders 5th grade students participated in a “book tasting” in order to explore the different genres of literature. They were exposed to just a taste of a variety of books to learn an appreciation of a variety of genres.  These fifth graders are preparing to participate in a 40 Book Challenge which encourages students to read across genres to build their vocabulary and build schema.  The students had a lot of fun and found many “tasty” books! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

Paxton school had a successful Open House! Pictured: Tanner Mock, 2nd Grader.  Sumbitted by Samantha Martin.

Congratulations to Kaley Norris, Bama DeRameus, Kasandra Bizek, and Colten Phillips who will have their art work displayed at the Biophilia Center.  From left to right:  Kaley Norris, Bama DeRameus, Kasandra Bizek, Colten Phillips.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Mrs. Gwen Wright’s first grade class had an exciting time doing a science experiment this week. The students enjoyed learning about matter, but more specifically a polymer. They also learned through making gak that a polymer may not be a solid or a liquid. Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

South Walton High School Crowned their Homecoming King and Queen on Friday, Dawson Westberry and Savannah Burden. Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

FES had “Bring Your Dad to School Day” on September 30 where we had over 300 dads participate in classroom activities with their students.  Submitted by Nancy Currie.

8th grade technology students participated in a team challenge to "Sumo wrestle" basic robots. Liam and Michael came out victorious in the double elimination tournament. During the next round, students will be able to modify their basic robots to their own design based on how the robots performed initially. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

All third grade classes at Butler Elementary are participating in Grasses in Classes. Grasses in Classes is a hands-on, environmental education program that gives students a direct role the restoration of Choctawhatchee Bay. 

Grasses In Classes students tend salt marsh nurseries throughout the school year, and receive monthly education on local estuarine topics that meet our science standards from CBA (Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance) and CBA partners (e.g. AmeriCorps members). At the end of the school year, Grasses in Classes culminates with students planting their shoreline grasses at one of our salt marsh restoration sites along Choctawhatchee Bay. The program instills a love of local habitat, restores shoreline and inspires the next generation of watershed stewards. Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

Donuts with Dads at FES

October 7, 2016

Over 700 parents and students participated in the FES donut breakfast. Submitted by Nancy Currie.