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Mrs. Jennifer Rhea, Emerald Coast Middle School ‘s Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017, attended the Florida Teacher of the Year Governor’s Summit. During the Tallahassee event this past fall, chosen Florida teachers toured the Capital and Governor’s Mansion, participated in a roundtable discussion with Governor Scott, plus attended a legislative hearing and engaged in professional learning activities.

Pictured from Left to Right: Mrs. Jennifer Rhea, First Lady Ann Scott and Governor Rick Scott.

Submitted by Angela Vance.

Back Row (L to R):  Patrick Chimento, Kaitlyn Christensen, Allison

Hoge, Adley Schnell, Mary Kate Adams

Front Row (L to R):  Isabella Carter, Auburn Hamer (3rd Place),

Collin Tipton (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Jordyn Velasco

Submitted by Angela Vance

The WHS Drama Club & Thespian Society will present A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on December 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  The event will feature "The Fruitcake," "The Christmas Dress," and improvisational games.  Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Submitted by Christy English.

At Paxton High School, the elementary celebrated Veteran's Day with a program for all elementary students, teachers, and the families of the students. One student in particular, Kaden Graham, celebrated with his family of veterans. Kaden's family holds Veteren's Day with great importance and understands the sacrifice of military families. Kaden's grandfather, a veteran, expressed his appreciation for the Veteran's Day program. Kaden's father was unable to attend the program, as he is currently serving his 7th deployment. In honor of his father, Kaden wore his father's jacket and carried a picture of his dad. Kaden and his family can be seen in the attached picture. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Over 400 students and parents enjoyed a "Frozen" themed Family Math Night at Butler Elementary. Students visited a multitude of math themed stations and were rewarded for their hard work (and fun) with ice cream sundaes!  Submitted by Tammy Smith.