Oct 31 2017
2nd grade students in Mrs. Jessica Dawkins’ class at WDE participated in a month long reading challenge. Students who read 16 books during the month of October were entered into a drawing. Mr. Rodney Free is pictured with our lucky winners, Emmalin Monsen and Jonah Baur. Each student received a jar of candy corn! Thank you Mr. Free for drawing the names of our winners!
submitted by Jessica Dawkins
The Walton County School District is proud to announce that 5 of our schools have been selected by the Florida Department of Education as "Schools of Excellence."
Schools are designated as Schools of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade groupings (elementary, middle, high, and combination) for at least two of the last three school years if the school meets the qualifying criteria.
Congratulations to Van R. Butler Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle School, Seaside Neighborhood School, South Walton High School, and Freeport High School for receiving this high honor!
submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
Oct 30 2017
Oct 27 2017
The Freeport High School Manufacturing and Pre-engineering Academy students recently enjoyed industry visits to celebrate Manufacturing Month. The students were treated to tours at L3 Crestview Aerospace and American Elite Molding in Crestview. L3 is an industry leader in all areas of aircraft manufacture, aerostructures fabrication, and aircraft modification. American Elite Molding is America's leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties, producing over one million "zip ties" a day. Submitted by Ted Missildine, Instructor.
Maude Saunders 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade ELA teachers participated in the “Good to Great Teaching Institute” this week. This EPIC professional learning activity with The New Teacher Project provided teachers with the opportunity to unpack standards and text and analyze student work. Submitted by Krisy Spence.
Oct 27 2017
Second grade students at WDE embarked on an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise located at HarborWalk Village in Destin. The tour interactively entertained students with sword fights, water gun battles, storytelling, singing, dancing, and treasure hunts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
FHS Student, Jenna Martin, received a monetary award from Florida Farm Bureau for placing 3rd in the 2017 Speech Competition. The topic of this year's speeches 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?" Jenna is a student in the Youth Leadership class at FHS, which is under the supervision of Jamey Goddin, FHS Instructor. Pictured left to right is Allen Scheffer - Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Jenna Martin, and Charlie McKinley – Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Submitted by Jamey Goddin.