Nov 13 2017
The Freeport schools combined efforts to honor local veterans and active service members on Thursday, November 9th in the FMS gym. Over 900 people including students, teachers, and community members were on hand to witness what could only be described as true patriotism exhibited by all who were in attendance. It took several months of planning and preparation to make this event happen and the efforts did not go unnoticed. Please see the program to view the list of people/groups who helped make this special event happen. A special thank you goes out to our guest speakers Lt. Devin Rushing and Staff Sgt. Monica Garcia. Submitted by Sharie Smith.
Congratulations to 5th grade Freeport Middle School teacher Ms. Carroll for being awarded a $9,600 grant to be used to purchase laptop computers for her science classroom. Also a big thank you to St. Joe Community Foundation for providing us the opportunity! Pictured are Superintendent Hughes, Janet Greeno, Ms Carroll, and Kim Kirby
Pictured is Ms Cheryl Carroll, science teacher
Submitted by Sharie Smith.
Congratulations to FMS instructional coach Ms. Brianna Leavins! She was recently awarded an NDIA ACCEL grant for robotics.
http://www.ndiagulfcoast.com/scholarship/grants_info.htm Submitted by Sharie Smith.
Nov 13 2017
Students, teachers, parents, and staff joined together on November 9th to honor those who are serving or who have served in our armed forces during a Veteran's Day Program. The Headliner's performed patriotic songs to honor our Veterans. MHS students had the privilege of listening to Lt. Colonel Patton “Spike” Causey tell about his service in the military. It was a wonderful celebration honoring our Veterans. MHS says THANK YOU to all Veterans for your service!
Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither
Nov 10 2017
Ms. Nancy Britton’s 5th grade class at ECMS paid special tribute to Veterans on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017. Students were asked to research any veteran from the present or past and then to share their reports to classmates. Students asked parents, grandparents and family members to visit their classroom and share their military experiences.
Shown in pictures are: Captain Ryan Hatfield, Air Force (father of Sophia Hatfield) Operations Specialist-Navy, Adam Jacobs (uncle of Sophia Hatfield) PFC First class specialist-Army, Mike Kennedy (Kaitlin Thompson's uncle) First Lieutenant, Mr. Robert Martin, Marine Corps (father of Zane Martin) Sergeant Jon Elliott-Marine Corps (uncle of John Sullivan) Private First Class, Manuel Garcia-Navy (grandfather of Kira Williams) and Private First Class, Daryl Hertz-Army (Military Speaker) What a wonderful opportunity for the students and the veterans to share this time together!
submitted by Candy Bodie
Walton Middle School presented their 45th Annual Veterans Day Celebration today, November 9, 2017, with guest speaker and former Walton Middle School Warrior, Chaplain (Capt.) Jacob Williams, US Army. The school invited all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel in the surrounding area to show their appreciation and respect for their service and sacrifice!
Ch Williams is pictured here with WCSD Superintendent Russell Hughes, and WMS Principal Jason Campbell.
Veterans, the Walton County School District honors YOU!
submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
Nov 09 2017
MSE would like to share their Veteran's Day Program 2017 with each of you. Please click on the link to view the program in its entirety. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlEyxIIMnyg&feature=youtu.be Submitted by Krisy Spence.
Nov 08 2017
Students at WDE participated in the "Change For Books" fundraiser. Each grade level competed to see who could raise the most money for books. The winning grade level was rewarded with the opportunity to dunk our assistant principal, Mr. Rodney Free, or our school resource officer, Deputy Matthew Key. The winning grade level - 3rd grade - brought in $238.99 with a total of $883.26 being raised throughout the school. Thank you for helping us - and a special thanks to those who were dunked! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.