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The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Sammie Watson as a 2017 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Mrs. Watson is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in the program in its second year. The AGS Geography Teacher Fellow program has been made possible by a generous gift to AGS from the Boundless Corporation.

Mrs. Watson teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography at Paxton High School in Paxton, Florida. As part of the award for being selected as an AGS Geography Teacher Fellow, Mrs. Watson will attend the AGS Fall Symposium on November 16 and 17, 2017 at Columbia University in New York City. The Symposium provides Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable cutting-edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today's geospatial companies.

“We are very pleased to be able to have Sammie among 50 of the best teachers in the country join us in New York City in November," said Dr. John Konarski, CEO of the American Geographical Society. "The collective experience and expertise of these Geography Teacher Fellows will be an integral component as AGS leads the cause for the future of geography and geospatial science. In addition, the teachers will be able to bring back to their classrooms practical and cutting-edge information and applications of the latest advancements in the geospatial world," added Dr. Konarski.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes stopped in at Walton Middle School on Monday, September 18, 2017.  He walked around the lunchroom, chatting with eighth grade students, offering them friendly words of encouragement.  Thank you, Superintendent Hughes, for showing up for and supporting WMS students! Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

WMS Super Visit

EPIC work at MSE is happening in data meetings with teachers, Administrators and the WCSD! Excited about the results that are coming due to this Collaborative Work! EPIC is the Way!

Submitted by Superintendent Russell Hughes

Mrs. Kent of WMS has taken EPIC to a deeper level in her Language Arts classroom. She used the District Acronym (EPIC) as a path for success in reading strategy and comprehension. A Guide for Super Reading Readers! This is EPIC! The I accentuated in this act of Innovation.

Submitted by Superintendent Russell Hughes

Superintendent Hughes, Faculty and Staff working with the In10sity Magnet Program students to build a sense of family and community. Plus, a new look for the entrance to In10sity Magnet Program. Changing the look and changing the future, one day at a time.  We would like to send out a special thanks to our community partner Piggly Wiggly for their involvement in this program.  Submitted by Lisa Pitts and Chelsea Martin.

Magnet school

Magnet school

Magnet school

Magnet school

Magnet school

Kindergarten students at Butler Elementary School have been learning about Community Helpers.  When they had a chance to dress up and show what they want to be when they grow up, it was no surprise that there were a lot of “First Responders” in the hallways!  Our School Resource Deputy, Casy Lloyd, was excited to gather this elite group for a picture! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Students in Mr. Bump's class reviewed their recent vocabulary by playing Vocabulary Password. Students worked in groups of 4 to determine the vocabulary words based off the clues their teammates gave them. Students only had 1 minute to guess the vocabulary words correctly before the timer went off. The students enjoyed working with their peers on this engaging review lesson. Submitted by Brianna Leavins.

Ten Apples Up On Top

Sep 18 2017

After reading "Ten apples up on top", Mrs. Mishko's Kindergarten students were curious about gravity. They tried dropping an apple and a crayon to see which object would fall faster and also tested to see how many apples they could stack or balance on their heads. Now they know why apples fall down, instead of up....gravity, of course! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

These MSE students are learning about sensory details by tasting candy and recording their finds. SWEET! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

MSE Erin Ray