Thanks to the generosity of the Dugas Family Foundation, every child at Maude Saunders was allowed to select a book from the school’s Book Fair. The Foundation teamed up with the school and Scholastic to ensure that no child left the book fair empty-handed. The Dugas Family Foundation is committed to supporting literacy through their “All for Books” program. Submitted by Krisy Spence.
Sep 29 2016
Last week, Freeport Middle School sixth-grade students went to Henderson Beach for Dunes in Schools and Coastal Clean Up. During the Dunes in Schools presentation, students learned about the importance of sand dunes on the coast as well as the vegetation that grows on them. Students also took time to clean the beach for Coastal Clean Up which is a nationwide program aiming to keep the coastlines clean. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.
Walton Middle School, in its second year as a Title 1 school, hosted the first parent training of the school year on Tuesday, September 20th, from 6:00-8:00. The event's theme was "Back to the Future of Learning" to symbolize the school's recent move back to its original location into a brand new facility with state-of-the-art, twenty-first century capabilities. Parents, grandparents, and students who attended enjoyed a free dinner of pizza, desserts, and soft drinks, followed by the annual Title 1 parent meeting presentation and transitional demonstrations focused on organization, digital citizenship, and middle school survival techniques. Though no one showed up in a time machine made out of a DeLorean, over 350 people did attend the event, tremendously enjoying their journey back to the future at WMS. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
Sep 26 2016
Maude Saunders welcomed 329 Dads to school on September 22nd as part of Florida’s State Initiative to get fathers involved in their children’s academic life. The dads at Maude Saunders helped plant vegetables and herbs, built diaramas, created solar systems, built boats and planes, launched rockets, simulated oil spills, and much more. Several Walton County Sheriff’s deputies also participated as male role models to students whose dads were unable to attend. Submitted by Krisy Spence.
Sep 26 2016
Mossy Head School hosted their annual Title 1 meeting and Reading Night on September 22nd. Parents visited activity stations with their children and were given different strategies to use at home to help their child reach their reading goals. Each student that attended received a free book to add to their home library. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.
Seahawk Baseball was the recipient of a $9,000.00 grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation. The team will use the funds to purchase two pitching machines, some screens for the batting cage, and other equipment to help improve the baseball facility. Accepting the donation are Athletic Director Phil Tisa, Adam Richards, Head Coach Nick Borthwick, Paul Stoppert, Hunter Crawley, Tyler Holland, Janet Greeno from St. Joe Community Foundation, Assistant Principal Jimmy Ross and Principal Dr. Alexis Tibbetts. Thank you St. Joe! Submitted by Barb Stratton.
Sep 26 2016
The Rosemary Beach Foundation recognized district art teachers and schools for their participation in the 2016-2017 annual “Music in Pictures” program, which is a year-long educational art initiative for all students in grades K-12. The Foundation donated $3,000 to the schools' art departments. Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.