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AVID students at Freeport Middle School learned about the importance of bees on the environment, how bees create honey, and life in a bee hive.  Melissa Register, from Register Family Bee Farm, was the guest speaker for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade AVID classes.  She brought protective gear, honey, candles, close up photos, and an actual live bee hive to the students.  AVID students are always preparing for their careers in one way or another.  Submitted by Kendra Peloquin.

Fifth Grade: 
1st Place: Addison Lovett
2nd Place: Gracie St. Onge
3rd Place: Nevaeh Garcia

Sixth Grade: 
1st Place: Estefania Gama
2nd Place: Trinity Gilbert
3rd Place: Beckham Tripp

The first and second place winners from each grade level will be competing at Freeport High School on Thursday, December 14th for the district title. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

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FMS Tropicana

MHS Tropicana Speech Winners

December 1, 2017

From left to right:

5th Grade:  Levi Elmore (3rd place), Trinity Collins (2nd place), Emery Hagan (1st place); 4th Grade:  Noah Hicks (1st place), Reese Cousins (2nd place), Foster Stephenson (3rd place)

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

Second grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed learning about Native Americans from Ms. Sylvia Glover. Ms. Glover is from Westville, Florida. She collects Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery, deerskin blankets, and other various tools from this era. She explained to the students how the items were used by the Native Americans in everyday life. Students enjoyed holding and observing the artifacts. 

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Maude Saunders is proud to announce the winners of our annual public speaking contest.  In 4th grade, winners were Braeli Baker (1st place), Cailyn Dickey (2nd place) and Parker Caldwell (3rd place).

In fifth grade, winners were Sara Ryann Avant (3rd place), Hunter Weimorts (2nd place), and Sophia Parker (1st place).  The first and second place winners will compete at the District Competition on December 14th.

Submitted by Krissy Spence

Superintendent Hughes and School Board members Kim Kirby and Marsha Winegarner are leading from the front by staying current with Professional Development at the Florida School Board Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents joint training conference!

WHS recently announced November's Students of the Month and Employee of the Month:

9th grade - Atterol Walters
10th grade - Deanne Barton
11th grade - Destiny Gomillion
12th grade - Ellie Johnson & Correne Knoll

Employee - Isaac Jackson

Congratulations, Braves!

submitted by Christy English

Mrs. Sammie Watson's 8th grade class studied the 8 Traits of Culture and groups were assigned one of the 8 traits. They had to gather information from different countries to compare cultural differences. The posters are a reflection of their research.