December 8, 2017
Submitted by Debbie McBroom
Submitted by Debbie McBroom
Walton High's DCT students recently completed EVERFI's Financial Literacy Course, which included modules on savings; banking; payment types; interest rates; credit cards; credit scores; financing higher education; renting vs. owning; taxes & insurance; consumer fraud; and investing. These students earned 70% or higher on each module and were awarded the EVERFI Financial Literacy certification through Hancock Bank Financial Cents Program.
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Way to go, Braves!
Submitted by Christy English
Mrs. Cook’s third grade class participated in a festive Christmas tree STEM challenge. Students worked in teams to create the tallest Christmas tree using gumdrops and toothpicks.
Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither
Butler Elementary families enjoyed an evening of Literacy related activities including guest readers, games, hot cocoa, and a visit from Mrs. Claus during Family Reading Night. All children were able to select a variety of “gently used” books to take home with them. Five lucky students won door prizes including two Kindle Fire Tablets! Submitted by Tammy Smith
Congratulations to our 3rd grade Science Fair winners! (Top picture)
3rd grade Biological
1st place - Liam Holley "A Deer's Choice"
2nd Place - Kari Hanscome "Taste Perception"
Honorable Mention - Lila Sharpston "Meal Time in the Forest"
3rd grade Physical
1st place - Jackson Howell "Simple Electric Motor"
2nd place - Danika Cottle "Is My Mascara Running?"
3rd place - Raegan Wright "Crystals"
Honorable Mention - Jeremiah Perrucci "Why Doesn't the Ocean Freeze?"
Congratulations to our 4th grade Science Fair winners! (Middle Picture)
4th Grade Biological
1st Place - Ava Susenbach "The Mold and the Beautiful"
2nd Place - Camden Zodrow "Which Bubble Gum Produces the Biggest Bubbles?"
3rd Place - Alyson Mars "Which Flavor of Gum Lasts Longest?"
4th Grade Physical
1st Place - Braedon Paul "Water Purification"
2nd Place - Gracie Daniel "Helium vs. Latex"
3rd Place - Riley Sheehan "Rethink your Drink"
Honorable Mention - Tinsley Smith "Penny vs. Liquid"
Honorable Mention - Antonio DeRycke "How Far Will it Fly?"
Honorable Mention - Sean Stegall "Lego Ice"
Honorable Mention - Tessa Tucker "Slime, Slime, Slime"
Congratulations to our 5th grade Science Fair winners and to our Principal's Award winner - Ellie Clemmons! (Bottom picture)
5th grade Biological
1st place - Emma Lathinghouse "How Does Caffeine Affect Plant Growth?"
2nd place - Addie Ingle "Deer Treats"
3rd place - Kaylie Joyner "Does Sight Effect Taste Perception?"
Honorable Mention - Maya Abbott "What Molds First?"
Honorable Mention - Emmalee Alford "Natural vs. Artificial"
5th grade Physical
1st place - Jackson Davis "Signal Block"
2nd place - Lavaris Randle "What Helps Yeast Ferment the Best?"
3rd place - Libby Morris "What Should Humpty Dumpty Have Worn?"
Honorable Mention - Jake Furbee "What Type of Wood Lasts Longer?"
Honorable Mention - Maddox Flynt "Going the Distance"
Principal's Award - Ellie Clemmons "Which Shampoo Strips the Color Out of Dyed Hair?"
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
The PHS Key Club has been honored as the Key Club of the Month for the State of Florida by the Florida District of Key Club International. The club has volunteered at their school's orientation, hosted a Hurricane Harvey relief drive, painted a mural, and volunteered at a Halloween event. Thank you for your service! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
WMS applauds its sixth grade Tropicana winners for their outstanding speeches. Pictured here are the school competition winners with their English Language Arts teachers. (L to R: Ms. Alex Rhodes, Mrs. Emily Kent, 3rd place Aaron Wilmoth, 1st place Mason Nowling, 2nd place Kadin McNaughton, Mrs. Rachel Jones). The WMS school competition was held November 15th in the WMS cafeteria, with a total of twenty-two sixth grade participants. Mason Nowling (1st place) and Kadin McNaughton (2nd place) will now represent WMS at the district level competition. We congratulate these students for their excellent performances and offer best wishes to them as they advance to the next level. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.
Congratulations to Rileigh Council-Stalvey and Joshua Permenter for earning 1st and 3rd places (respectively) in the VFW Voice of Democracy competition! Submitted by Christy English.
Emerald Coast Middle School held a Spirit Night Event at the South Walton-Miramar Beach Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, December 5. The Chick-fil-A Cow made an appearance early Tuesday morning at the school to cheer the Stingrays on and support the event. Thank you Chick-fil-A!
Submitted by Angela Vance
Butler Elementary School held its Tropicana Speech Contest on Friday, December 1. The winners for fourth grade were Lauren McMurphy (1st place), Alexander Koehler (2nd place), and Jacob Colletta (3rd place). Lauren and Alexander will be competing in the district contest on December 14th. Congratulations! Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.