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Makayla Galloway of Mossy Head School was recommended by her music teacher, Krystina Lyon, to attend the Kids at the Symphony Program.  On December 9, 2016, at 7:30 PM, Makayla attended the Holiday Pops performance with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center.  Makayla was recommended to attend due to her good behavior and involvement in the Mossy Head Choir Program.  Makayla is pictured with Superintendent Russell Hughes.  Congratulations on your recognition. Submitted by Laura Smith.
Newly-elected Superintendent Mr. Hughes visited Freeport Middle School today. In this photo, he had a meet and greet with some of our fifth graders at lunch. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison/FB.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) has identified 2015-16 high school graduates for the Bright Futures (BF) Academic Top Scholar (ATS) awards for the 2016-17 year.
Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) who received funding for the fall term at an eligible Florida postsecondary institution are ranked based on the product of their highest Bright Futures GPA and their best SAT® combined or ACT® composite score as reported for their FAS award eligibility. OSFA notifies each Academic Top Scholar of their award.
The Academic Top Scholar in your county, Walton, is Garrett Shost from Seacoast Collegiate High School.
Submitted by Kay Dailey.

Emerald Coast Middle School represented well at the WCSD Science Fair. We congratulate all participants and winners. We thank Mrs. Nancy Parker for her excellent support of these students. Also, we send gratitude to the Stingray families for their continued support as we continue to strive for academic excellence. 

Junior Physical

1st place: Feeling Salty, Grace Liles ECMS $100

1st Place: Formidable Frigid Magnet, Joseph Sills ECMS $100

3rd Place: Are You Blue?, Eden Kuykendall ECMS $75

3rd Place: Don’t Burst My Bubble, Pia Paval ECMS $75

Honorable Mention: Growing Greens, Keeley Mears ECMS $50

Junior Biological

1st Place: Bio Char, Barrett Waldrop ECMS $100

Honorable Mention: Back to School Bacteria, Cody Ryles-Endres ECMS $50

Junior Environmental

3rd Place: Disinfecting Contaminated H2O, Mackenzie Petty, ECMS $75

Honorable Mention: Water World H20 + Earth, Isabella Rose ECMS $50

Honorable Mention: Heating Up!, Jessie Miller ECMS $50

 

Carlene Anderson Emeritus Award (in honor of David Jeselnik) – Grace Liles $100

Choctawhatchee Hemerocallis Society Botanical Award – Barrett Waldrop $50

Submitted by Angela Vance.

VFW Patriot's Pen Winners

December 16, 2016

The Patriot's Pen Competition, sponsored by VFW, focused on "The America I Believe In" this year. Grade 6-8 students submit a 300-400 type written essay for this topic.  Winners for this competition were all from Walton Middle School and are as follows; Atterol Walters, 3rd Place (left), Deseria Boyer, 2nd Place (center) and Andrew Ellis, 1st Place (right).  These students will be recognized at the January 3rd School Board Meeting at 5:00 P.M. at which time they will receive their monetary awards and certificates from the local VFW. Congratulations to these students. Submitted by Donna Honish.

During the weeks of November 28th-December 14th, WDE students were challenged to earn as many 100’s on Accelerated Reader tests as possible. The catch was students were working for a reward for their teacher! Mr. Andy Stafford, a fifth grade teacher, was the recipient of a car detail cleaning! His students made 100% on 515 books during that time. That was an average of 24.5 tests per student. During that time, WDE earned close to 5,000  points for AR. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

MakerSpace students are learning computer programming skills using Sphero robotic balls. The students programmed Sphero to move in a square, change colors, and learned to put geometry skills into practice. The MakerSpace group is an afterschool club composed of about 60 students in 4th and 5th grade. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WCSD Students, Faculty and Staff are out for Christmas & New Year's Holidays beginning on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, we have school Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th.  On Monday, January 2, 2017, there is a teacher work day and on Tuesday, January 3, 2017,  there is a teacher professional development day so students are out both of these days.  Students should return to school on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!