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Mrs. Moore’s 5th grade class at MHS investigated and collaborated together to build different types of electrical circuits using lights, batteries, switches, and different conductors of electricity.  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

Second graders at Butler Elementary were excited to learn about the weather when they were recently visited by Meteorologist Chris Smith from WJHG, Channel 7 News.  The students enjoyed learning about weather phenomena from a real expert! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

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Classrooms and hallways at Butler Elementary School were filled with activities related to Dr. Seuss as the school celebrated his birthday during Read Across America week.  Students enjoyed a variety of dress up activities that included wearing silly clothing items associated with books such as Fox in Socks and Wacky Wednesday, guest readers including parents and characters from Dr. Seuss books, and art activities related to texts read during class. 
Submitted by Tammy Smith

On Friday, March 2, Mr. Dennie Smith's eighth grade AVID students thoughtfully and respectfully voiced their opinions about controversial, culturally relevant topics through a Philosophical Chairs activity.  Not only did students develop and articulate their own arguments, but they also facilitated the discussion themselves with only minimal guidance from Mr. Smith.  Students walked away from the experience with a firm understanding that their opinions and those of others matter--and can thereby be used to meaningfully impact change in today's world.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

The Cat Bus readers at FES have read over 100 books on the bus this year! Students cannot get off the bus until 7:30 AM so the bus driver, Norman Cyphers (06-04), decided a good way to spend this time would be with the students reading. A different student reads a book to the entire bus each morning when they arrive at school. The bus driver also encourages the students to take AR tests to become a Cool Cat Reader. Way to go Cat Bus! Submitted by Nancy Currie.
Paxton AVID students enjoyed a spectacular day on the Troy Campus learning about programs, class sizes, and other information in their pursuit of being college and career ready. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, over 100 Walton County teachers, administrators, and district personnel gathered at the Sandestin Hilton Conference Center for the ECET2 (Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching) Conference hosted by the WCSD Curriculum and Instruction Department. Participants experienced guest speakers, colleague circles, and breakout sessions focused on closing the achievement gap and building teacher leadership. It was an E.P.I.C. day filled with collaboration, growth and celebration! Additional photos may be found on Twitter #wcsdecet22018  Submitted by Kristy Grey.

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ECET2

ECET2

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching

Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching