April 2, 2018
The Freeport Middle School Art Department, with Teacher Mrs. Kendra Peloquin, organized a whole school event to share kindness. #kindnessproject was an event created by art students who wanted share a little kindness to each and every student at FMS. All students were called out of class at the end of the day to visit the picnic area and participate in kindness activities. Activities at the event included making a link for the kindness chain, guessing how many Skittles in the water bottle and win, and passing out lollipops and random acts of kindness cards. Music, lots of bubbles, and laughter filled the air. Submitted by Kendra Peloquin.
March 30, 2018
FES 4th grade student, Emily Simmons won the Scholastic Storyworks Essay Contest! The editor of Storyworks wrote Emily a letter stating that she "loved Emily's creative and effective essay"!
Submitted by Nancy Currie
SWHS Web Application Development and Programming Students Demonstrate Knowledge by Passing Industry Certification Exams
March 30, 2018
Pictured from left to right: Connor Cross, Jacob D'Aleo, Julian Slater, Mrs. Yu, Tyo Smith, Black Shipp, Alex Nguyen, Ben Sirmans, Steven Dersy (absent)
Submitted by Rich Komando.
Patrick E. Kennedy, attorney at Law, spoke this week via teleconference to Paxton High School's third year aerospace students about constitutional law and its impact on the future of unmanned aerial systems, or drones. These students earn high school and university credit from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University through the aerospace program. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
March 30, 2018
Mrs. Becking's and Mrs. Booth's second graders get a "taste" of fractions!
Students in Mrs. Becking's and Mrs. Booth's classes work on understanding fractions by becoming chefs and creating baked goods. Students then calculated what fraction of their play-dough pizzas, cakes, and brownies they "ate."
Submitted by Allie Blanton
During the March 27, 2018 Walton County School Board Meeting, School Board Member Kim Kirby and Superintendent Russell Hughes presented certificates to several Walton County teachers for being recognized by the Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, as some of the highest impact teachers in the state of Florida.
Pictured left to right: Kim Kirby, WCSD Board Member; Lydia Cochran, Van R. Butler Elementary; Jeannine Abadie, Emerald Coast Middle School; Dana Akridge, Seaside Neighborhood School; Nina Borthwick, Constance Morreale, Deborah Shost and Christine Solomon from Emerald Coast Middle School; Taylor Griffith, Seaside Neighborhood School; Superintendent A. Russell Hughes, and Charlotte Sause, Seaside Neighborhood School. Not pictured were Brandy Wesson, Emerald Coast Middle School; Sandra Goulding, Sharon Martin and Joy Robbins, Seaside Neighborhood School; and Angela Reilly, South Walton High School.
A big congratulations and thank you to these teachers for their hard work in and out of the classroom. Once again, proof that Walton County is the best school district anywhere.
Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
March 28, 2018
These six students recently attended the FBLA State Convention in Orlando. They represented WHS and Walton County well and learned a lot. They are ready to win state, not just district, next year!
Pictured from left to right:
Submitted by Christy English
Submitted by Robert Escamilla
March 27, 2018
On Friday, March 23, the Marching Braves departed for Disney World at 3am for three days in the parks along with a parade performance and instrumental workshop with one of Disney’s clinicians.
The students had a great time and represented themselves, their school, and their county well with model behavior and quality performing – as they always do. The students traveled to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and ended with Hollywood Studios.
The students performed in a parade at Magic Kingdom on Saturday evening to a crowd of about 40,000 people and were well-received by all spectators! Many screaming, clapping, and excited families watched the Braves march right in front of Cinderella’s Castle down Main Street.
On Sunday, while at Hollywood Studios, the Symphonic Band had the great opportunity to collaborate with a Disney Clinician for 2½ hours working on never-before-seen music and learning the tricks of the trade on how Disney Musicians record soundtracks. The students recorded almost the entire session and even had a chance to work on music from the movie "Tarzan" and see the footage edited together with their recording by the Video and Sound Engineer once they finished.
The students were engaged and responsive to the clinician, who was phenomenal. They received a trophy following their parade performance...and they also received a set of custom Mickey Ears!
We are proud of our Marching Braves & know this was an experience they will never forget!
Submitted by Chisty English.