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Paxton High School’s AP Psychology class was honored to have the Walton County K-9 unit visit and demonstrate how they use classical and operant conditioning to train their dogs. Students were able to see their vocabulary terms in the unit put into action through the demonstrations and explanations given by the officers. Thank you to Kristin Pond and Kayne, Steve Tector and Drago, and Damon Byrd and Jester for an incredible experience.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

What’s better than getting to play astronaut for the day? Nothing that these Paxton eighth graders can think of after a day at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee where they got to carry out a space mission to Mars. Add to that an awe-inspiring behind-the-scenes tour of millions of dollars in wind tunnels, 3D printers, robots and more cool science tools at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and it was a banner day. PHS sends a huge thank you to the American Society of Civil Engineers and Space Grant Consortium for their monetary support of this trip. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Butler Pre-K parents were invited to family night on January 11. They had a wonderful time learning all about how play impacts how their child learns.

Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski

Dr. Tibbetts announced the Super Seahawks for the 2nd nine weeks at the pep rally on Thursday, January 11.

Front row:  Shannon Cole, Athlete; Kenna Betts, Junior; Grad Enslen, Junior; Josie Bekkers, Freshman; Fiona Morris, Sophomore; Spencer Eichberger, Freshman

Back row:  Gracie Ricci, Senior; Hayden Stroop, Athlete; Robert Rietenbach, Senior; Sean Libby, Teacher; SRO Nick McMillian, Staff

Submitted by Barbara Stratton

Freeport Middle School AVID 7th graders visited the University of West Florida in Pensacola.  Mrs. Kendra Peloquin, Mrs. Brenda Farris, and Mr. Steve Wassman led the AVID 7th graders on a college tour to educate them about the many aspects of college life.  FMS AVID students visit Northwest Florida State College in 6th grade, UWF Pensacola in 7th grade, and Florida State University in Tallahassee in 8th grade. Submitted by Kendra Peloquin.

FMS AVID

FMS AVID

Bay Elementary is proud to announce the Kiwanis Students of the Month for January. They are Jacob Oakes and Mallory Murphy. Ms. Susanne Martin, 4th grade teacher, says “both students are resourceful, stay on task, and always follow the rules. They are a great asset to our class.”

Congratulations Jacob and Mallory! Submitted by Cindy Stewart.
Ms Curtis' class at Freeport Elementary recently participated in a study on "author's craft in poetry."  As a culminating activity, Mrs. Devine (amazing title 1 tutor) read aloud her story, "Shoop the Sheep" to both of Ms. Curtis' classes during their "Poetry Picnic".  
The students were so enthralled!  Mrs. Devine allowed the students to illustrate the way they visualized the poem/story and will use some of the students' illustrations in her book (when it is published). 
Here are some pictures of this fun and engaging activity!
Submitted by Nancy Curtis

Mrs. Ellison's 5th grade class at FMS learned about volume through the use of marshmallows. Two of the strategies focused on were using the formula (l x w x h) and counting the number of cubic units in one layer and multiplying it by the number of layers (base x height). The class also practiced adding and subtracting hypothetical layers. The kids had so much fun! Submitted by Chelsea Ellison/FB.