Feb 08 2016
Submitted by Tammy Smith, Van R. Butler
Mrs. Stuart's second grade class at Van R. Butler Elementary School recently participated in the 2016 Florida Chautauqua Assembly. This year's theme was "A Journey into America: Life since Leave it to Beaver." Mrs. Stuart's class won second place in the Chautauqua Assembly's People's Choice Awards. The class exhibit showcased the difference between segregation and integration. They really enjoyed researching and digging deeper into what life would have been like for game changers like Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and even Thurgood Marshall.
Feb 08 2016
WMS Celebrates Literacy Week
By Cathy Mosley
Walton Middle School celebrated Literacy Week January 25-29. Each day had a different dress-up theme. Students participating received a prize in their Language Arts class each day. This year there was an AR test challenge. During this week, students could put their name in a drawing for a $25 gift card if they took an Accelerated Reader (AR) test on their level and made a passing grade of 80 percent or better. The more books they read and tested on, the more chances they had to enter the drawing. Congratulations to the winners in each grade level.
Pictured L – R Mrs. Kip Baker (WMS Media Specialist), Case Wilkerson (8th Grade Winner), Jhacobe Adkison ( 6th Grade Winner), LaKayla Harmon (7th Grade Winner), Mr. Scott Hulion (Assistant Principal)
Photo by Cathy Mosley
Submitted by Krisy Spence, MSE
When a READing Paws dog is listening, children love to read. The READing Paws program utilizes Intermountain therapy animals, who are ideal reading companions, to listen to children practice their reading. This third grader, William, loves reading to the dog and it looks like the feeling is mutual!