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Congratulations to Butler Teacher of the Year, first grade teacher Gwen Wright, and ESP of the year, Carol Mitchell. They are pictured here with principal, Tammy Smith. Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

Triangle Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. donated $1,200.00 to Emerald Coast Technical College for Automotive Service Technology Program student scholarships.
Pictured Left to RIght: Taylor Lathinghouse, Triangle Chevrolet-Buick, Inc., Gary Price, Automotive Service Technology Instructor and Charlie Morse, ECTC Director. Submitted by Laura Smith.

We take a moment here to recognize our ECMS bus drivers and thank them for the wonderful job they perform in safely transporting our ECMS students to and from school every day!  We are lucky to have such wonderful bus drivers at ECMS and appreciate them very much. 

Pictured from left to right: Marie Thornton, Charles Dodson, Sara Disler, Bob Fowler, Kathleen Corneliuson, James Harl, Cynthia Bickley, Jimmy Harrison, Elsie Powers-Coursey, Bruce Coursey, Candy Bodie (Assistant Principal)

Not Pictured:  Tom Mendez, Amelia Kirkland, Tammy Grigson, Angela Fields, Jack Cornelius  Submitted by Angela Vance.

Kim Kirby on behalf of the board of directors of Grit and Grace, Inc. presented copies of the book, Down by the Riverside, written by Ronnie McBrayer and based on their 2017 production.
 
(Left to Right: Ronnie McBrayer, Kim Kirby and Superintendent Russell Hughes) Submitted by Laura Smith.

Parents and Wise Pre-K students enjoyed "Books and Breakfast" with Dr. Adams. After breakfast, Dr. Adams discussed the importance of reading daily to children and shared a fun book. Then students were allowed to choose a book to take home. Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

The Algebra Nation Math tutor Chelsea Jones came to visit Mrs. Meyer’s 7th period class at Freeport High School. They made videos and posters to thank Governor Scott for funding the program. Submitted by Patty Woodard.

On December 2nd, Walton County Career and Technical Education teachers participated in a training to assist them in understanding the importance of creating career pathways for their students.  Walton County's middle schools, high schools and Emerald Coast Technical College participated in this training.  There were also representatives from UF/IFAS (Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences) Extension Office, Chelco, Walton County Sheriff's Office, Toy Box Child Care Center, and WMBB News Channel 13 on hand to talk about the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. Maggie Solomon from WMBB News Channel 13 provided a story on this meeting which may be viewed at http://www.mypanhandle.com/news/walton-co-school-district-holds-cte-training. Pictured is Leslie Harrison from Emerald Coast Technical College presenting information to Walton County teachers on how to develop their own program advisory board.  This is the first of many community incorporated meetings that Walton County intends to hold in an attempt to make our CTE programs rigorous and relevant to current employer demands.  Submitted by Donna Honish.