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The FES Student Council recently sponsored a canned food drive to benefit a local food bank and a family that recently lost their home to a fire in Freeport.  They wanted to see which holiday character could be the most generous.  Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, Jack Frost, and the Elves participated in the challenge.  Over 650 canned food items were collected.  The Student Council counted the items and found that the Elves were the most generous followed closely by Santa and The Grinch! The Student Council appreciates everyone for their generosity! 

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Mr. Hughes visited Freeport Schools and ran into Santa at Freeport High School! He asked Santa to "Give all of his students, employees and families a wonderful Holiday Break", and ensure that they can all return to school in January to complete an AWESOME school year!  While he was there he also had a chance to stop by the gym to visit with students! 

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

During the last full week of school prior to Holiday Break, Emerald Coast Middle School held an Entrepreneur Day.  Ms. Gerhardt's 5th grade math classes hosted the event. In an effort to expand the ideas of math past the walls of the classroom students were given the task to create, engineer and market their items for sale to their peers using classroom economy money. Students created prototypes and conducted market research to determine marketability and viability of their product. They were given a budget of 5-10 dollars to spend to create their products. Teachers and staff were invited to use "classroom economy money" provided by Ms. Gerhardt to shop as they browsed through the aisles of homemade engineered items created from things that would commonly be thrown away.  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

          

     

           

           

       

West DeFuniak Elementary students participated in the District Tropicana Speech Contest and came away with the following awards!

Fourth grade: Gracelyn Daniel – Most Informative, Chandler Shoaf – Most Entertaining and 1st PLACE WINNER and in 5th grade Addie Ingle – Honorable Mention.

WDE is so proud of our Tropicana District Speech Contest Winners!

submitted by Jessica Dawkins

The faculty, staff, and students at Walton Middle School proudly recognize Mrs. Katie Williams as Teacher of the Year and Ms. Laurie Tucker as ESP of the Year.  Both ladies feel incredibly honored to be recognized by their peers to represent the school they love so dearly.  Ms. Tucker, instructional aide, states that the best part of her job is working with students.  Mrs. Williams,  Civics teacher, enjoys sharing her passion for our country with her seventh graders.  Each day, she makes a committed effort to show all her students that they are cared for and that they can be successful regardless of their circumstances.  Please help us congratulate Mrs. Williams and Ms. Tucker for this well-deserved honor.

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

The PHS Science night was a huge success and enjoyed by students and adults. Congratulations to all the participants who took home prizes. The Science Department cannot wait until next year!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Congratulations to Joan Kennett (left), Biology instructor at South Walton High School for being selected as SWHS Teacher of the Year! 

Congratulations, also, to Misty Sievers (right) for being selected as  SWHS Educational Support Personnel of the Year!

Walton County School District Office \is proud to announce the ESP and TOY for 2018!


Christine Petersen has been selected from the Curriculum and Instruction Department as the District Office Teacher of the Year!
Susan Odom from the Curriculum and Instruction Department has been selected as Educational Support Professional of the Year!
Congratulations to these individuals for performance above and beyond!
Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Pictured left to right: Crystal Appel, Christine Peterson, Kay Dailey, Susan Odom.