May 04 2019
More pictures from the 2019 Special Olympics event held at Emerald Coast Middle School on Friday, April 26, 2019! Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently Special Olympics Florida - Walton offers 12 sports, and serves 67 athletes throughout Walton County.
Thanks to Chaela Floyd and Tracy Cline for the photos!
This month's video was recorded at the Walton County School District Office Tivoli Complex. The Tivoli Complex was the former home of the Tivoli High School Tigers! The school was an Elementary/Junior high school from 1908 until 1935, and in 1935 became the first black high school in Walton County. It closed in 1969 with a long tradition of successful graduates, and a 100% graduation rate!
In this video, Superintendent Hughes wishes students well during the May testing season, shares some upcoming important reminders, and encourages students to be diligent in their studies until the end of the school year!
The entire Bobcat family would like to congratulate our track team qualifiers (along with Coach Gilbert and Coach Wilson) and wish them good luck in the state tournament in Jacksonville. We know you will exemplify PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE in EPIC proportions!
PICTURES (L to R): Ke'ontae Sanders, Caylor Dixon, Lilly Kemp, Philip Anderson, Eugene Hall, Ciara Stricklin, and Jacqueline
Submitted by Kalli McMillan
Maude Saunders is thankful for the many community partners who help provide for the needs of our students. This week, the Mission Integration team at
Sacred Heart Hospital/Ascension provided boxes of non-perishable food to our school. This food will be included in our regular weekend food bags. Submitted by Krisy Spence
Pictured Here (L to R): Back Row - Cade Buharp (Curtains), Tyrel Molinets (Jimmy), Olivia Carson (Christy), Eric Thompson (Sound), Alex Bradshaw (Sam), Austin Ipock (Lights), Marissa Daugherty (Susan #1), Jesse Anderson (Light Cues), Bergan Armstrong (Makeup), Elizabeth Pippin (Makeup), Jordyn Summerlin (Makeup), Savannah Spann (Lights), and Riley Hughson (Script Reader). Front Row - John Hawkins (Zombie), Capri McCormick (Zombie), Kaitlin Kendrick (Zombie), Ellen Caruso (Zombie), Raven Reed (Nana), Rylee Fore (Narrator #1), Moira Cook (Narrator #2), and Elijah Falls (Curtains/Props).
Submitted by Kalli McMillan
Apr 29 2019
Freeport Middle School Art Department students painted under black lights with fluorescent paint in the art room. Students then created an installation of all their paintings and sculptures in the old dark room. They named the installation "The Glow Room." All the students, teachers, staff, and even Superintendent A. Russell Hughes enjoyed viewing "The Glow Room!" The project was funded by a grant from the Cultural Arts Alliance. Way to go FMS art students!!! Submitted by Kendra Estes
Congratulations to the over 360 students who were recognized on April 28 at a special awards ceremony at Freeport High School for their participation in the Rosemary Beach Foundation’s "Music in Pictures" Visual Art initiative!
The audience was treated to a screening of all the art submissions and live performances by musicians Jihye Chang Sung (piano) and Dr. Ben Sung (violin) during the Awards Ceremony. Following the awards, students had the opportunity to explore a musical instrument “petting zoo.”
Superintendent Russell Hughes stated at the awards ceremony that this collaborative effort truly makes a difference in the lives of children. Over 4,000 students were impacted as a result of the program brought to the students of Walton County by the Rosemary Beach Foundation!