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Students in Mrs. McKee's Kindergarten class at West DeFuniak Elementary are learning about the letter Tt. Students are covering the Tt with tissue paper. This multisensory activity also helps students with their fine motors skills when they tear the tissue paper. Students pictured, left to right: Jaxson Turner, Malika Patel, Mayson Hollingsworth, Ailea Harris, Anthony Serrano, and Gracelynn Smith.

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

MSE participated in the Coastal Cleanup by cleaning up the Wee Care Park. As they collected, they recorded their findings to be included in the state database that documents the benefits of Coastal Cleanup Day. Submitted by Krisy Spence

The Senior Class of South Walton High School selected Jackson Weatherall and Frida Licona as their 2018 Homecoming King and Queen.

Submitted by Barbara Stratton

 We are excited to announce our Students of the Month for September!


9th grade - Mackinnon Campbell-Work
10th grade - Karla Perez
11th grade - Jenna Adams
12th grade - Yeshua Zavala

Way to go, Braves!

Paxton Key Club members participated in United Way's Annual Day of Caring by completing beautification projects on Paxton’s campus. The members, along with adviser Laurie Gilbert and Chelco Marketing manager, Bryan Gilbert completed various projects around the campus.

Submitted by Kalli McMillan


Congratulations to FMS Interventionist Ms. Leavins for writing and receiving a $13,550.00 grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation!  The grant money will be utilized to purchase literacy intervention kits.  
Pictured left to right:  April Wilkes, Executive Director, St. Joe Community Foundation and Brianna Leavins, FMS Interventionist. Submitted by Sharie Smith. 

Congratulations to these energetic 3rd grade students from Paxton, who were the first to earn their September mileage awards: Dalton Larkins and Lay’Shawn Sanders. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Please join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Carlene H. Anderson Training Center (555 Walton Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435) at 6:00 pm for our School Advisory Council, SAC District Training. All new SAC members are encouraged to attend. 

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community–parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people and other interested community members. The purpose of a SAC is to assist in the preparation and evaluation of the results of the school improvement plan.

Each school in the State of Florida must have a SAC.  By law, each SAC must be composed of the principal and an “appropriately balanced” number of “stakeholders.” These individuals must be representative of the ethnic, racial and economic makeup of the community served by the school. High schools and vocational technical centers must have students on the SACs. Middle and junior high schools may include students on their SAC.   The majority of SAC members (over 50 percent) must not be employed by the SCHOOL DISTRICT on whose SAC they serve.

 We look forward to seeing you on September 20th.