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Ms. Katie Johnson, representative from Silver Sands Premium Outlets, presented a check for $11,000.00 to the Walton County School Board during their regularly scheduled meeting on March 17, 2015.  Accepting the check on behalf of the school district is Phil Tisa, Athletic Director of South Walton High School.

The Howard Group and Silver Sands Premium Outlets partnered with the Walton County School District in 2015 to ensure students are exposed to high-quality fine arts instruction, and for the provision of medical industry-standard instruction to high school students enrolled in the Allied Health Academy of South Walton High School. 


Emerald Coast Middle School Presents The 3rd Annual Paint’n the Rays Fun Run Friday, April 10 2015 1:30-3:00pm


What is a “paint’n run”? Runners will begin the race “clean” and throughout the course runners are coated with powder paint creating a work of art in motion! The 2015 Fun Run will be held during school hours, we invite all ECMS students and families to participate in this fun and fitness promoting event. We will have music, refreshments & Paint’n the Rays SWAG.  All paint is cornstarch based and non-toxic!


Who Benefits? Paint’n the Rays Fun Run is a community charity event with all proceeds to benefit Emerald Coast Middle School technology programs.


Who Can Run? We invite all students at ECMS to participate. Parents please contribute a $20 donation if you join your student.


Registration:      Complete the form below by April 1, 2015 to guarantee your ECMS Paint’n the Rays sunglasses


Awards:                     Students who bring in a $10 donation by April 10, 2015 will receive a free dress day. Students are encouraged to seek additional pledges from family, neighbors and local businesses.

·         The HOMEROOM CLASS with the most donations wins a PIZZA PARTY

  • ·         THAT’S NOT ALL ! Top grade level prizes for most money raised too!
  • ·         3 FREE DRESS DAYS for all students if ECMS raises $6,000
  • ·         1 WEEK of FREE DRESS for all students if ECMS raises $7,000 Pledge collection may continue until the day of the event April 10, 2015

·         2 FREE DRESS DAYS for all students if ECMS raises $5,000.


Paint’n the Rays Registration and Permission Form

Please complete one form per participant, student participation in this event requires a Parent/Guardian Signature whether or not pledges are collected. Please sign below and return by Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Safety is one of ECMS and PACTS greatest concerns. Accordingly, reasonable efforts are made to make school events safe.

However, participation in an event such as, or similar to the one mentioned above carries with it certain unavoidable, unpredictable, and inherent risks and dangers that no amount of care, caution, or instruction can eliminate. By signing below, the minor and parent/ legal guardian of the minor understands, acknowledges and agrees: 1.That the undersigned parties have read and understand all the information on the consent form. 2. The minor is physically fit and has not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. 3. Parents will make sure that their child wears appropriate footwear to participate in this event.


Student’s Name

Grade & Homeroom Teacher                                                       


Sponsorship Amount $                                                                             ($10 minimum for a FREE DRESS DAY)


Parent Signature                                                                                                        Yes, I give permission for my child to participate


Parent Signature                                                                                                   No, I DO NOT give my child permission to participate



History Team members participating in the Regional Finals of the National History Bee in Baton Rouge were:

  • Sydney Eby
  • Rachel McCann
  • Eric Plunk
  • Maddox Rhea
  • Emma Sewell
  • Nick Sirmans
  • Cooper Weakly

Eric Plunk, Maddox Rhea, Nick Sirmans and Cooper Weakly advanced to the next round and will compete in the National Finals in Louisville, Kentucky in May.

Eric Plunk, Nick Sirmans and Cooper Weakly medaled by placing in the top ten.

And finally, ECMS’s own Nick Sirmans took first place overall in the regional tournament.

Way to go ECMS history team!

"We proud to announce Emerald Coast Middle School has raised  $4,000 for the Change for Children Campaign.

Our students stood behind this worthy cause and were excited to help the children." - ECMS Principal Jeff Infinger

Artz Out Loud presenters Donna Wissinger and Joy Myers performed The World Turned Upside Down:  Music & Stories of the American Revolution in seven district schools.  Students experienced stories from the Revolutionary War, and participated as patriots, loyalists, and courageous leaders in the world changing period of American history. 

Thank you Silver Sands Premium Outlets for sponsoring this wonderful experience for our students.

Students, parents, faculty and staff from all grade levels  filled the cafeteria at Butler Thursday night to have a little fun with MATH!  Students participated in math games that led them to Kilwin's Ice Cream with all of the toppings!  Students enjoyed weighing their ice cream, measuring sprinkles and much more!  

"This is one of our favorite events," said Principal Tammy Smith who enjoyed seeing families having fun while enjoying math

Van R. Butler Elementary raised $17,897.71 for Jump Rope for Heart this year!  All donations went to the American Heart Association to help others with sick hearts. Students participated in jump rope activities all week and learned about their heart. Congratulations VRB!

 Top Fundraisers:

1. Mason Rougeaux, 3rd grade $1050

2. Marley Bucher, 3rd grade $1000

3. Cordy Nolan, Kindergarten $505

4. Trip Tanner, 1st grade $500

5. Romie Nolan, Kindergarten $445

5. Adler Nation, 2nd grade $445

7. Isabella Hazucha, 3rd grade $440

8. Cade Chataignier, 1st grade $360

9. Corbin Meadows, 4th grade $325


Freeport Middle School Spring Fling

Friday, March 6th

FMS Football Field

Please join us for a great night of family/community fun!