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Maude Saunders Elementary School students discovered the power of music through visual arts, classical performance, and classroom presentation on Friday, November 17 when the  Lux Quartet:  Violin (Robin Tozzie & Maggie Ernst), Viola (Amanda Hamilton), Cello (Todd Humphrey) performed while the students painted to the music.  

Presented by the Rosemary Beach Foundation, Music in Pictures is an educational art initiative and juried art contest created in collaboration with professional musicians and university faculty.  Music in Pictures encourages lifelong appreciation of symphonic music, enhances learning and provides educational enrichment. 

Submitted by Krissy Spence and Kathy Harrah

Congratulations to our 3rd grade Science Fair winners! (Top picture)

3rd grade Biological

1st place - Liam Holley "A Deer's Choice"

2nd Place - Kari Hanscome "Taste Perception"

Honorable Mention - Lila Sharpston "Meal Time in the Forest"

3rd grade Physical

1st place - Jackson Howell  "Simple Electric Motor"

2nd place - Danika Cottle "Is My Mascara Running?"

3rd place - Raegan Wright "Crystals"

Honorable Mention - Jeremiah Perrucci "Why Doesn't the Ocean Freeze?"

Congratulations to our 4th grade Science Fair winners! (Middle Picture)

4th Grade Biological
1st Place - Ava Susenbach "The Mold and the Beautiful"
2nd Place - Camden Zodrow "Which Bubble Gum Produces the Biggest Bubbles?"
3rd Place - Alyson Mars "Which Flavor of Gum Lasts Longest?"

4th Grade Physical
1st Place - Braedon Paul "Water Purification"
2nd Place - Gracie Daniel "Helium vs. Latex"
3rd Place - Riley Sheehan "Rethink your Drink" 
Honorable Mention - Tinsley Smith "Penny vs. Liquid"
Honorable Mention - Antonio DeRycke "How Far Will it Fly?"
Honorable Mention - Sean Stegall "Lego Ice"
Honorable Mention - Tessa Tucker "Slime, Slime, Slime"

Congratulations to our 5th grade Science Fair winners and to our Principal's Award winner - Ellie Clemmons! (Bottom picture)

5th grade Biological
1st place - Emma Lathinghouse "How Does Caffeine Affect Plant Growth?"
2nd place - Addie Ingle "Deer Treats"
3rd place - Kaylie Joyner "Does Sight Effect Taste Perception?"
Honorable Mention - Maya Abbott "What Molds First?"
Honorable Mention - Emmalee Alford "Natural vs. Artificial"

5th grade Physical
1st place - Jackson Davis "Signal Block"
2nd place - Lavaris Randle "What Helps Yeast Ferment the Best?"
3rd place - Libby Morris "What Should Humpty Dumpty Have Worn?"
Honorable Mention - Jake Furbee "What Type of Wood Lasts Longer?"
Honorable Mention - Maddox Flynt "Going the Distance"

Principal's Award - Ellie Clemmons "Which Shampoo Strips the Color Out of Dyed Hair?"

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WMS applauds its sixth grade Tropicana winners for their outstanding speeches.  Pictured here are the school competition winners with their English Language Arts teachers.  (L to R:  Ms. Alex Rhodes, Mrs. Emily Kent, 3rd place Aaron Wilmoth, 1st place Mason Nowling, 2nd place Kadin McNaughton, Mrs. Rachel Jones).  The WMS school competition was held November 15th in the WMS cafeteria, with a total of twenty-two sixth grade participants.  Mason Nowling (1st place) and Kadin McNaughton (2nd place) will now represent WMS at the district level competition.  We congratulate these students for their excellent performances and offer best wishes to them as they advance to the next level. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

The PHS Key Club has been honored as the Key Club of the Month for the State of Florida by the Florida District of Key Club International. The club has volunteered at their school's orientation, hosted a Hurricane Harvey relief drive, painted a mural, and volunteered at a Halloween event. Thank you for your service! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Superintendent Hughes stopped by Mrs. Kennett's biology class at SWHS and took a selfie with students as they were learning about Photosynthetic Tissue.  

Mr. Hughes stated that "during the review, students didn't miss a single question! Wow! EPIC at its Best!"

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe