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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

          

     

           

           

       

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

Special Guest Train Conductor, Officer Caleb Davidson, takes students in Ms. Permenter's 1st grade class at Paxton for a ride on the Polar Express!

Submitted by Rachel Yeager

 Congratulations to the ECMS Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year!

Mr. Michael Howell was chosen by his peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Teacher of the Year. 

Ms. Jenna Brabham was chosen by her peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Educational Support Professional of the Year.

Submitted by Angela Vance

Freeport Elementary instructor, Mrs. Allie Curtis, had so much fun with her classes last week during their "Book Tasting"!  The kids rotated and "tasted" 6 of this year's Sunshine State Readers list books by watching the book trailers and reading the synopsis of each title.  Submitted by Nancy Currie.

FES Book tasting

FES Book tasting

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

Special Olympics of Florida - Walton County had an exciting weekend at the 2017 State Bowling Championship recently! They participated in the Bowling competition held at Boardwalk Bowling in Orlando on December 9. Their scores were impressive, and they brought it all together at State with both Gold and Bronze medals, and succeeded in breaking some of their own individual team records!
 
Winning teams and individuals were:
 
4-Person Traditionally Team
Gold Medal
Michael Embry
Jakob Schumacher
Connor Snitko
Craig Miller
 
4-Person Unified Team
Bronze Medal
Jeffery Allen
Hutch Weeks
Robert Garrett
Robbie Garrett
 
Double Traditional Team
Gold Medal
Anna Klemkosky
Andrew Williams
 
Unified Double Team
Gold Medal
Trevor Simpler
Josh Smith
 
Singles
5th Place Ribbon
Madison Hongyee
 
Way to Represent! SOFL-Walton! You Rock!
Special Thanks to Nancy Simpler and Mike Schumacher of Special Olympics Walton for the great pics!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

     

     

Mrs Perk’s First Grade class hid kindess rocks on the playground for other students to discover.  Found rocks may kept or students can pay forward the kindness to others.  Thank you Mrs Perk for sharing kindness with our students!