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Freeport Elementary School teachers and staff viewed The Ron Clark Story after school on  Thursday.  FES is implementing the House System, modeled after The Ron Clark Academy, next school year. Teachers and staff are excited to start this new behavior, motivation, and team building system.   A team will visit the academy in May. Submitted by Laurie Campbell

 

Mr. Bobby Dove from Hits 4 Heroes speaks to the South Walton and Walton Baseball teams. He also passed out dog tags to the veterans in attendance. All gate proceeds from Thursday night's baseball game between South Walton and Walton are being donated to the Hits 4 Heroes Organization to help wounded veterans. Submitted by Phil Tisa

Hits for Heroes

Hits for Heroes Bobby Dove

K-5 students learned about dozens of career paths today at the MSE Career Fair. Thank you so much to our Guidance Counselor, Lisa Jones, for coordinating this event, and to all the community members who volunteered to share their professional knowledge with our Little Warriors. Submitted by Krisy Spence

Career Nurses

Career Chelco

Yee-haw Y'all!  Bay Elementary hosted 40 families on Tuesday, March 5th for their annual "Kindergarten Round-up."  This year was extra special because it's the last year Bay Elementary will host such an event as the school prepares to move to Dune Lake Elementary in August 2019.  South-end families were invited to the “round-up" to register their student for Dune Lakes Elementary School, tour a “typical classroom,” meet the BES Kindergarten Team and receive information on ways to prepare their child for Kindergarten.  Bay Elementary Principal, soon-to-be Dune Lakes Elementary Principal, Meredith Spence led the evening by welcoming families and sharing renderings and details of the new facility with eager parents - PLUS – the new logo and mascot were revealed!  Bay Elementary is proud to become a Dune Lakes Elementary Sandpiper!

 

South-end families can register their Kindergarten student through March 15th during regular school hours at Bay Elementary School, 118 Gilmore Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.  Packets are available at the front office and any registration questions should be directed to Julie Mason, masonj@walton.k12.fl.us.

 

Pictured: (1) Registration table with Mrs. Pam Warren, BES Guidance Counselor

(2) Photo Booth, BES Kindergarten Team: Betsy Roberts, Ann Quinn, Debbie Blount, Allison Shehan, Sara Beth Thigpen;

(3) Photo Booth, Kindergarten Team and Principal: Betsy Roberts, Ann Quinn, Debbie Blount, Allison Shehan, Sara Beth Thipen, Meredith Spence.

Submitted by Lindsey Harp

We would like to thank all of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) students and teachers for their enthusiastic response to February's CTE MONTH BULLETIN BOARD CHALLENGE..."What CTE Means to Me." Through this challenge students were encouraged to highlight their accomplishments, raise awareness of the role that CTE has in readying our students for careers and college, and generate excitement as an advocate for CTE programs in Walton County. Congratulations to the Early Childhood Education Program at Walton High School and the Culinary Arts Program at South Walton High School for their winning entries. Both groups were able to bring their programs to life with creative displays that highlighted each component of CTE and what it has to offer students. The winning groups will be awarded a pizza party for their effort and participation. Submitted by Michele Carter

CTE Bulletin Board challenge

South Walton High School senior Mason LeVasseur signed his letter of commitment to play football for Oberlin College in Ohio.  He is surrounded by his mother, Connie LeVasseur, step-father Charles Barr, Head Football Coach Phil Tisa and Football Coach Bruce Bates.  Submitted by Barbara Stratton

FMS 6th grade science students were given the question “How do you think the nervous system works?”. Allowing students to turn, teach and expand on one another’s expertise, student are stretching their knowledge of the nervous system through collaboration learning and research. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison

This month's video was recorded at Freeport Elementary School, the home of the newly selected Walton County School District Educational Support Professional of the Year, Eddie Farris. Superintendent Hughes shares information about upcoming events during the month of March, as well as important dates and recognitions!
Students from all grades participated in minute events for heart healthy activities such as jump roping, jumping jacks, dribbling and jogging!  Medallions were given out to those moving as long as 3 minutes!  We are proud of our Paxton Elementary students! Submitted by Kalli McMillan