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Mrs. Amanda Callahan’s 3rd grade class at WDE explored the character trait - Love of Learning - by completing a STEM project about the strength of cylinders. The class asked the question, “How many books will one piece of paper hold, when it is rolled into a cylinder?” Students were amazed at how strong a paper cylinder could be! One group was able to stack 16 books!

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

       

 

Safety remains a commitment of Superintendent Hughes and priority for our school leaders, teachers and district! He stopped at a school to observe and give feedback on an ALICE Training drill!

Alice Drill

At our annual AVID Night, 12th grade dual enrolled and AVID student, Nick Morgan, spoke to the students and parents. Nick spoke about his experience in AVID and his first day of college. Thank you, Nick, for sharing with the participants of AVID Night.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan 

Matthew Lynch (12th) and Holden Mitchell (10th) tied for third place in the Northwest Florida Regional Seaperch Competition. Held at the University of West Florida's Aquatic Center, they competed against thirty-two teams in two underwater challenges with an underwater robot that they built from scratch. Way to go, STEM-Cats! Submitted by Kalli McMillan

The Freeport Middle School Art Department students created STEM Linear Sculptures.  Students studied linear sculptures made from other artists to learn the design involved to create their own work of art.  Way to go art students!  Submitted by Kendra Estes

Stem linear Art

Stem Linear Art

Stem Linear Art

Last week, students celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Elementary students dressed up, had Dr. Seuss birthday cake, read books, and were read to by high school students. Not only did high school students read to the younger students, they also got to have their own silent reading time. Way to show the importance of reading, Bobcats! Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Students in Mr. Phillips' 7th grade ELA classes have been reading The Outsiders. This novel teaches students about the cultural divide between the "Socs" and "Greasers". Students were encouraged to dress up as one of the characters today.

Submitted by Chelsea Ellison

Freeport Elementary School teachers and staff viewed The Ron Clark Story after school on  Thursday.  FES is implementing the House System, modeled after The Ron Clark Academy, next school year. Teachers and staff are excited to start this new behavior, motivation, and team building system.   A team will visit the academy in May. Submitted by Laurie Campbell