Nov 03 2017
Students and staff at Mossy Head School enjoyed dressing up as their favorite book character and parading around the school for parents and visitors. Students also displayed a word that described their character on their costume. Our annual Character Parade helps promote and celebrate reading at MHS!
submitted by Elizabeth Gaither
Nov 03 2017
Butler Elementary students with perfect attendance for the month of October were treated to a “Facepaint and Tattoo” Party. Students also had the opportunity to color a butterfly mask and enjoy time outdoors celebrating this achievement. Parent volunteers helped supervise the event that was enjoyed by all! Submitted by Tammy Smith.
Nov 02 2017
WDE 2nd grade students enjoyed participating in a “Genre Carnival” on Tuesday! Students began the day with Mrs. Tammy Goodman, WDE librarian, and learned about book genres through a character known as “Mr. Wiggles”. Students sorted books by genres through an interactive game. Second graders also enjoyed exploring library books and sorting them by genre. Throughout the day, students rotated classrooms while learning about different types of genres and earning special treats! Sharing lots of different kinds, or genres, of books with young readers exposes them to different words, different pictures, and whole new worlds.
submitted by Jessica Dawkins
Walton High School sophomore students, Shelbee Castrillo and Cheyanne Cordle, received monetary awards from Florida Farm Bureau for placing 1st and 2nd place respectively in the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Speech Competition. The topic of this year's speech was "Today's food companies employ many tactics including food labels to gain a marketing edge. How can farmers and ranchers ensure that consumers understand these labels and have confidence in the safety and quality of their food?" Shelbee and Cheyanne are students in the Youth Leadership class at WHS under the supervision of Kelley Stephenson, WHS Instructor. Pictured below is Shelbee Castrillo (1st place winner). Pictured on the left (from left to right) is Charlie McKinley - Farm Bureau, Dale Anderson - Farm Bureau, Cheyenne Cordle (2nd place winner), Kelley Stephenson - WHS Instructor and Allen Scheffer - Farm Bureau. Submitted by Christy English.