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Students in Walton County have been working all year to prepare for their Algebra EOCs with the help of their teachers and utilizing a program called Math Nation. With their test dates just days away, “study experts” Darnell and Chelsea from Math Nation dropped by our secondary schools to encourage students to do their best. Students have been utilizing videos made by both Chelsea and Darnell in preparation for the EOCs. A visit from them truly brought their videos to life.

Building on the extraordinary success of Algebra Nation, the University of Florida Lastinger Center teamed with Study Edge, a local educational technology company in Gainesville, to create Math Nation.

Math Nation provides an effective, easy, and FREE way for teachers and students to prepare for the End-of-Course exams year-round.  MATH NATION has PreAlgebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 videos aligned with the Mathematics Florida Standards (with more courses coming soon).  There is also an adaptive On-Ramp to Algebra Tool, so students can review fundamental skills necessary for success in Algebra 1, like performing arithmetic with fractions.

Funded by the Florida Legislature, Math Nation is a comprehensive online teaching and learning system designed to help students improve their conceptual and procedural understandings of mathematics.  Developed with cutting-edge technology and supported by mathematics education research, Math Nation advances student learning through a series of interactive and informative web-based programs.  

At any time of day, Florida students have free, unlimited access to adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized remediation pathways, research-based content and videos that are engaging and standards-aligned, and opportunities for collaboration with students and math experts across the state.

As a starting point in Math Nation, students in middle school grades and algebra courses can navigate at their own pace through the On-Ramp to Algebra Tool.  This adaptive diagnostic program provides support and remediation on concepts and skills that are foundational and critical for students’ success in Algebra 1.  Additionally, students in Geometry and Algebra 2 have any-time access to tutorial videos, study experts, peer support through the Math Walls, and assessments to prepare for the state End-of-Course exams.

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The class of 2031, from WISE Pre-K, visited Maude Saunders today to get a preview of Kindergarten.  Current Kindergarten students assisted them as they completed their very first kindergarten assignment.   Submitted by Krisy Spence.

PreK MSE

Congratulations to the members of the 2018 Freeport Concert Band for their outstanding performance at the State Concert Festival this year!  On Tuesday, May 1st, the Freeport High School Concert Band performed at the FBA Northwest State Concert Music Performance Assessment.  The Freeport Band earned Straight Excellent ratings for their concert performance.  The band’s concert selections were “Genius” (Harold Bennett), “Celtic Echoes” (Larry Clark), and “Farandole” (Bizet/Clark).  

The “Straight Excellent Rating” earned by the Freeport Concert Band this year is the highest score a Freeport Band has ever earned at a State Concert MPA!  Congratulations to the 2018 Freeport Concert Band for their outstanding performance!      

Submitted by Michael Miller

 

Walton High's 1st annual College Signing Day was held on Friday, May 4, 2018, and was a huge success!  Seniors that were accepted by a college/university/technical college or have enlisted in the military were recognized.   We are so proud of our Braves! Submitted by Christy English.

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

WHS Signing Day

FHS AP Human Geography take advantage of a beautiful day to make chalk drawings of the important models and theories in human geography. Students drew their models and then explained them to the class. Submitted by Patty Woodard.

FHS AP

FHS AP

FHS AP

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mr. Dennie Smith’s eighth grade AVID students expressed heartfelt gratitude for teachers who have gone above and beyond for them at WMS.  All good teachers know that teaching is a calling, not just a profession.  It warms their hearts when students recognize their sacrifices and commitments as they pour into the future. Thank you, AVID students!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

5th Grade Running Rays members participated in the Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5k on May 5th. This event ends a great first season for Running Rays at ECMS.

Submitted by Angela Vance

       

FES is piloting a new program this spring and will fully implement it next year. WatchD.O.G. Dads (Dads of Great Students)is a program designed to get fathers involved in the school as another set of eyes and hands. Dads are encouraged to volunteer one day during the year to assist with activities and events and in the classroom to encourage education and to provide positive role models for the students. We look forward to fully implementing the program next year.

Pictured above is our first dad-Chris Moore with his son.

Submitted by Nancy Currie