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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.

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.

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.

 

International Day of Peace was celebrated at Butler Elementary School on September 21st.  All students created a pinwheel in art class which they “planted” on campus symbolizing “Whirled Peace”.  Classes discussed how they can help create peace in their classroom, home, community and the world.  This event is celebrated each year at Butler Elementary under the direction of Art Teacher Constance Rogers. Submitted by Tammy Smith.

WDE second grade students explored the "CH" sound using play-doh. This is just one of the various multi-sensory strategies being implemented at WDE to teach language arts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

5th grade students have been studying growth mindset and character traits that people need in order to be successful. For Open House, the students shared with their parents their very own growth mindset writings and emojis that represented character traits needed for success. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Members of the Freeport High School Key Club braved the rain showers and participated in the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17th. Submitted by Patty Woodard.