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Yee-haw Y'all!  Bay Elementary hosted 40 families on Tuesday, March 5th for their annual "Kindergarten Round-up."  This year was extra special because it's the last year Bay Elementary will host such an event as the school prepares to move to Dune Lake Elementary in August 2019.  South-end families were invited to the “round-up" to register their student for Dune Lakes Elementary School, tour a “typical classroom,” meet the BES Kindergarten Team and receive information on ways to prepare their child for Kindergarten.  Bay Elementary Principal, soon-to-be Dune Lakes Elementary Principal, Meredith Spence led the evening by welcoming families and sharing renderings and details of the new facility with eager parents - PLUS – the new logo and mascot were revealed!  Bay Elementary is proud to become a Dune Lakes Elementary Sandpiper!

 

South-end families can register their Kindergarten student through March 15th during regular school hours at Bay Elementary School, 118 Gilmore Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.  Packets are available at the front office and any registration questions should be directed to Julie Mason, [email protected].

 

Pictured: (1) Registration table with Mrs. Pam Warren, BES Guidance Counselor

(2) Photo Booth, BES Kindergarten Team: Betsy Roberts, Ann Quinn, Debbie Blount, Allison Shehan, Sara Beth Thigpen;

(3) Photo Booth, Kindergarten Team and Principal: Betsy Roberts, Ann Quinn, Debbie Blount, Allison Shehan, Sara Beth Thipen, Meredith Spence.

Submitted by Lindsey Harp

South Walton High School senior Mason LeVasseur signed his letter of commitment to play football for Oberlin College in Ohio.  He is surrounded by his mother, Connie LeVasseur, step-father Charles Barr, Head Football Coach Phil Tisa and Football Coach Bruce Bates.  Submitted by Barbara Stratton

FMS 6th grade science students were given the question “How do you think the nervous system works?”. Allowing students to turn, teach and expand on one another’s expertise, student are stretching their knowledge of the nervous system through collaboration learning and research. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison

This month's video was recorded at Freeport Elementary School, the home of the newly selected Walton County School District Educational Support Professional of the Year, Eddie Farris. Superintendent Hughes shares information about upcoming events during the month of March, as well as important dates and recognitions!
Students from all grades participated in minute events for heart healthy activities such as jump roping, jumping jacks, dribbling and jogging!  Medallions were given out to those moving as long as 3 minutes!  We are proud of our Paxton Elementary students! Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Bay Elementary is celebrating beloved children's author Dr. Seuss this week in the wake of his birthday on March 2nd.  

 

Pictured: Staff members Ana Tomblin, Third Grade Teacher, and Julie Mason, Data Entry Specialist, dress to impress for Monday themes to wear red or blue and read "One Fish, Two Fish."

Submitted by Lindsey Harp

Fall Registration

Participating VPK locations: Paxton, Freeport Elem, WISE Center – DeFuniak Springs, Van R. Butler, and Mossy Head schools.

 

Parents MUST register students at the school the students will be attending in the Fall or Spring.  Registration will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on the following dates:

v March 4 – Wise Center- DeFuniak Springs

v March 5 – Mossy Head School

v March 6 – Freeport Elementary

v March 7 – Paxton School

v March 8 – Van R. Butler Elementary (Fall VPK Registration will be at Van R Butler Elem, but the site location will be determined at a later date.)

 

Program dates and hours are dependent upon options offered at your school choice.

Full-Day program for 1 semester – FREE – Fall or Spring for 6 1/2 hours per day.

  • Ø Fall Semester – August 2019 to December 2019
  • Ø Spring Semester – January 2020 to May 2020

 

Full-Year Half-Day program – FREE – for 3 1/4 hours per day

 

For full-year, half-day students, schools will be offering Extended Child Care Services for $50.00 per week per the Walton County School District Calendar. This program offers parents the free 3.25 hours of VPK and additional hours of paid child care services.

 

Parents will be notified of their child’s enrollment status following the enrollment period.

 

Must have the following documents to register:

  1. VPK Child Eligibility and Enrollment Certificate from the Early Learning Coalition – Apply at the following website: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com

Please allow up to 5 business days for application review/approval

  1. Original Birth Certificate (child’s birthday must be from 2/2/14 – 9/1/15)
  2. Florida School Ready Physical (less than 1 year of your child's school entry date)
  3. Florida Immunization Record on Form 680
  4. Proof of Florida Residency

 

 

For more information, call (850) 892-1111

Every year, in Mrs. Sammie Watson's 8th World Geography class, students pick a country that they "adopt" for the year. Recently, the students were assigned a project in which they had to bring in food that was to replicate the flag of their country. The students did an excellent job and the flags were delicious!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

In Mrs. Sammie Watson's World History class, 10th graders completed a project in which they had to create a model of a Medieval European castle. These 10th graders definitely showed off their creativity and attention to detail. Submitted by Kalli McMillan