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Congratulations to the four middle school students from Paxton who were selected to participate in the 18th annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy University December 7-9, 2017!!! Students are (left to right) Marissa Daughtery, Lacey Campbell, Samantha Lee, Riley Hughson.

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Mr. Nathan Hight and the 1st grade students of West DeFuniak Elementary recently entertained parents and teachers with their musical program called Teddy Bear Christmas.  The students wore teddy bear masks and even shared how Christmas would not be the same with one of their loved ones missing.  Santa arrived to everyone's delight and helped save the day.  Check out our Facebook page to view a portion of the program.

https://www.facebook.com/WestDeFuniakElementary/

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

MHS is pleased to announce that Alicia Cook, 3rd grade teacher (on left), has been selected as Teacher of the Year and Elizabeth Gaither, School Secretary (on right), has been selected as ESP of the Year.  Congratulations to these ladies!  Submitted by Allie Lee Blanton.

MHS would like to congratulate our students who placed in the District Tropicana speeches.  Emery Hagan (pictured right-5th Grade) won 2nd place overall and Noah Hicks (pictured left-4th Grade) won for "Most Persuasive" speech. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

Congratulations to Freeport High School Teacher of the Year, Joyce Harp, ESE teacher!

Congratulations also to Freeport High School Educational Support Professional, Michele Martin, Student Services!

Submitted by Patty Woodard

Mr. Hughes is spending a part of his Saturday with ECMS's Beta Club at E.O Wilson Biophilia Center. Service is important to our students and District. In the picture are Jocelyn, Lauren, Sydney and Madeline! We are making wreaths!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

During the last full week of school prior to Holiday Break, Emerald Coast Middle School held an Entrepreneur Day.  Ms. Gerhardt's 5th grade math classes hosted the event. In an effort to expand the ideas of math past the walls of the classroom students were given the task to create, engineer and market their items for sale to their peers using classroom economy money. Students created prototypes and conducted market research to determine marketability and viability of their product. They were given a budget of 5-10 dollars to spend to create their products. Teachers and staff were invited to use "classroom economy money" provided by Ms. Gerhardt to shop as they browsed through the aisles of homemade engineered items created from things that would commonly be thrown away.  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

          

     

           

           

       

 Congratulations to the ECMS Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year!

Mr. Michael Howell was chosen by his peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Teacher of the Year. 

Ms. Jenna Brabham was chosen by her peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Educational Support Professional of the Year.

Submitted by Angela Vance

West DeFuniak Elementary students participated in the District Tropicana Speech Contest and came away with the following awards!

Fourth grade: Gracelyn Daniel – Most Informative, Chandler Shoaf – Most Entertaining and 1st PLACE WINNER and in 5th grade Addie Ingle – Honorable Mention.

WDE is so proud of our Tropicana District Speech Contest Winners!

submitted by Jessica Dawkins