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Special Guest Train Conductor, Officer Caleb Davidson, takes students in Ms. Permenter's 1st grade class at Paxton for a ride on the Polar Express!

Submitted by Rachel Yeager

 Congratulations to the ECMS Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year!

Mr. Michael Howell was chosen by his peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Teacher of the Year. 

Ms. Jenna Brabham was chosen by her peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Educational Support Professional of the Year.

Submitted by Angela Vance

The FES Student Council recently sponsored a canned food drive to benefit a local food bank and a family that recently lost their home to a fire in Freeport.  They wanted to see which holiday character could be the most generous.  Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, Jack Frost, and the Elves participated in the challenge.  Over 650 canned food items were collected.  The Student Council counted the items and found that the Elves were the most generous followed closely by Santa and The Grinch! The Student Council appreciates everyone for their generosity! 

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Mr. Hughes visited Freeport Schools and ran into Santa at Freeport High School! He asked Santa to "Give all of his students, employees and families a wonderful Holiday Break", and ensure that they can all return to school in January to complete an AWESOME school year!  While he was there he also had a chance to stop by the gym to visit with students! 

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Congratulations to the ECMS 5th Grade Tropicana Speech Competition winners, and thank you to our 5th Grade ELA Teachers for their hard work in helping our Stingrays write and deliver such wonderful speeches! The winners and titles of their speeches are as follows.

 

1st place: Sofia Samalot – "Now vs. Back Then"

2nd place: McKazlyn Payne – "Why People Should Adopt Animals"

3rd place: Madison Shaver – "My Little Brother: The God of War"

 

5th Grade Overall Winners (Pictured L to R)

McKazlyn Payne (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Madison Shaver (3rd Place)

Submitted by Candy Bodie

Mrs Perk’s First Grade class hid kindess rocks on the playground for other students to discover.  Found rocks may kept or students can pay forward the kindness to others.  Thank you Mrs Perk for sharing kindness with our students!

Special Olympics of Florida - Walton County had an exciting weekend at the 2017 State Bowling Championship recently! They participated in the Bowling competition held at Boardwalk Bowling in Orlando on December 9. Their scores were impressive, and they brought it all together at State with both Gold and Bronze medals, and succeeded in breaking some of their own individual team records!
 
Winning teams and individuals were:
 
4-Person Traditionally Team
Gold Medal
Michael Embry
Jakob Schumacher
Connor Snitko
Craig Miller
 
4-Person Unified Team
Bronze Medal
Jeffery Allen
Hutch Weeks
Robert Garrett
Robbie Garrett
 
Double Traditional Team
Gold Medal
Anna Klemkosky
Andrew Williams
 
Unified Double Team
Gold Medal
Trevor Simpler
Josh Smith
 
Singles
5th Place Ribbon
Madison Hongyee
 
Way to Represent! SOFL-Walton! You Rock!
Special Thanks to Nancy Simpler and Mike Schumacher of Special Olympics Walton for the great pics!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe