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During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mr. Dennie Smith’s eighth grade AVID students expressed heartfelt gratitude for teachers who have gone above and beyond for them at WMS.  All good teachers know that teaching is a calling, not just a profession.  It warms their hearts when students recognize their sacrifices and commitments as they pour into the future. Thank you, AVID students!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

5th Grade Running Rays members participated in the Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5k on May 5th. This event ends a great first season for Running Rays at ECMS.

Submitted by Angela Vance

       

Freeport Elementary School celebrated their 30th anniversary on Friday, May 4, 2018!  Guest speakers included Mr. Wayne Miller-first principal at FES and Superintendent A. Russell Hughes. The SophistiCats chorus sang, and each class sent items to be put in a time capsule to be opened in another 10 ten years. Former staff were invited to attend and former administration. Mr. Dickey, Mrs. Pam Jones, Mrs. Tammy Smith, and Mrs. Carlene Anderson were in attendance in addition to other former teachers and support staff. At the end of the program a drone took an aerial photo of the students/staff seated in the big 30 formation. Guests were invited inside for refreshments and to look at old capsule items, yearbooks, and class photo albums. Visitors had an opportunity to take a tour of the facility.  It was a wonderful event, recognizing 30 incredible years at Freeport Elementary School! 

Aerial photo was taken via drone by photographer Chandler Williams 

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Freeport Elementary School SophistiCats sang at Relay for Life Saturday, May 5 at Freeport Middle School! Songs included: Not Done Yet by Superchick, The Things That Matter by Teresa Jennings, Take Time in Life - African traditional, and Turn The World Around by Harry Belafonte. ?? Great job, SophistiCats!

Please join us for the SWHS Classroom Addition Groundbreaking Ceremony at SWHS, May 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm! 

There will be a reception to follow in the Media Center.  

The 10 classroom addition will house a computer lab, a foreign language lab, as well as math, science and social studies classes.  This is a much needed and welcome addition to the SWHS facility!

Second graders at WDE recently took a field trip to the Rocking B-A-B Ranch in DeFuniak Springs. Students were able to learn interesting facts about both common farm animals and exotic animals at the ranch. Students really enjoyed being able to pet the young animals and were excited about getting to play and eat their lunch in the Big Barn!
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

       

Superintendent Hughes sent Marcello Garrison, an eighth grader in Mrs. Amy Bennett's reading class, a medal for completing 350 Achieve3000 reading activities at 75% or higher on his first attempt.  Achieve3000 recommends a student try to reach eighty activities by the end of the school year to reflect growth, and Marcello has surpassed the goal by 270 activities.  Marcello says that he was able to do so by completing his activities in the car drop-off line before school.  True dedication to learning at Walton Middle School!

 Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Walton Middle School Guidance Counselor Jodi Howell offered a helping hand when it was time to dig potatoes on May 3rd.  As expected, Mr. Joe Proffitt’s Ag students’ plants were loaded!  Students graciously shared the harvest with members of the WMS tribe.  Spring is a beautiful thing at WMS.

Submitted by Kristen Nelson