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Pictured: Shaleigh Geoghagen cruising in for her
3rd place finish (22:05) at district and qualifying her to run at regionals.

The Paxton team  was all smiles as they earned the District Cross Country runnerup trophy and a berth to regionals.

Pictured left to right: Coach Laurie Gilbert, Tristan Coleman, Eugene Hall, Caleb Davis, Trenton Melcher, Phillip Anderson, Hailey Myddleton, Shawn White, Blaine Johnston and Principal Cindy Neale.

Also finishing in the top 15 at the district competition from Paxton was  Hailey Myddleton  (18:53) with a 4th place finish and Blaine Johnston (19:52) with an eighth place finish.

The Rosemary Beach Foundation presents cellist Carrie Miller in a visit to Freeport Elementary School's 4th grade class. The musician's performance is part of the annual music/art contest known as Music in Pictures. The students will create a painting based upon a choice of selected classical music pieces.

West DeFuniak Elementary is proud to announce the October Students of the Month. 

Front row left to right:  Cielo Zavala—Kindergarten, Jesus Estrada-Sanchez—1st Grade, Kiley Brooks—2nd Grade 

Back row left to right:  Clarice May—3rd Grade, Graison Dorr—4th Grade, Brantley Betts—5th Grade

 

WDE Students and Florida Cookie  WDE Students and Florida Cookie

Fourth grade students at West DeFuniak recently studied Florida's regions and landforms.  To culminate their study, groups created Florida cookies and shared information with their classmates. Yum, Yum!

The SWHS Boys Golf Team defeated Pensacola Catholic by 17 strokes on Tuesday, October 13th to win the district championship!

 

Team:  Flint Bekkers, Walker Lehman, Josh McGrath, Tyson Sanders, Jackson Weatherall, Coach Scott Michie

Maude Saunders Elementary teachers share strategies for differntation and engagement during a recent professional learning session.

SSTRIDE©: Science Students Together Reaching Instructional Diversity & Excellence

"SSTRIDE© is an outreach effort of the FSU College of Medicine with support from Florida's Area Health Education Centers.

SSTRIDE©'s mission is to identify students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in science, engineering, mathematics, health, or medicine and to give those students the support services important for them to develop the sense of responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields." (http://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=SSTRIDE.home)

Freeport Middle School and Freeport High School students were recently inducted into the SSTRIDE© program. Each SSTRIDE© student in 8th (FMS) and 9th grade (FHS) received a lab coat, words of encouragement, and a stethoscope. A special thank you to the Walton County SSTRIDE© Coordinator Penny Eubanks, SSTRIDE's Director Thesla Anderson, Julianna Godwin, a former USSTRIDE student and keynote speaker, and Anna Dyess, a SSTRIDE© Advisor.  A big thank you also goes out  to all of the induction attendees,  SSTRIDE© parents, FMS adminstration, Mr. Appel, the 8th grade SSTRIDE© instructor, and  the FHS SSTRIDE© students who assisted with the induction.