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5th grade students have been studying growth mindset and character traits that people need in order to be successful. For Open House, the students shared with their parents their very own growth mindset writings and emojis that represented character traits needed for success. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Ripley's Educator Appreciation

September 14, 2016

Ripley's is proud to announce this year’s educator appreciation days September 6 thru October 16. This is a free event for educators (teachers, administrators, counselors & support staff), and all guests are ½ off of our regular prices. Just be sure to bring your school I.D. and your current paystub. We can’t wait to see the people that help shape our children’s lives. Ripley’s appreciates Florida’s educators! Submitted by Linda Winthurst.

Barbara Bush Foundation

September 14, 2016

Many of our third-graders were TV stars last week during the “Reading Rally & Book Giveaway” to celebrate the importance of “reading on grade level.” The District has partnered with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and St. Joe Community Foundation – and Butler is the pilot launch school. A subset of third-graders will receive intensive special reading assistance this year in what is a nationally acclaimed, STEM-focused program. Check out the video about why reading is so important in third grade, and years prior. We were honored to have Superintendent Anderson come join the fun --- and Thank You to @ChoctawhatcheeElectricCooperative,Inc. and @KellyAnne and so many local businesses involved in having ALL of our 210 third-graders excited about reading this year!

The Freeport Middle School Art Department, led by Kendra Peloquin, created collaborative multi-media flags to hang in the school in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01.  The students learned to reflect social and political conditions in their art.  Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

 

Ms. Mills class participated in an AIMS activity where they launched rockets…

Stomp rockets is a great hands-on activity that concluded our lessons on Earth and Space. In this lessons the students use the scientific method to hypothesize, conduct the experiment, analyze the results, draw conclusions and report results. They also reflected on how they could have changed or improved the experiment. The discussed and analyzed design aspects, environmental factors and other things that could change the results. In addition to the science aspect students used a real life number line to decipher their results and estimate their final distances based on where their rockets landed and how close or far they were from the positions that were marked. Submitted by Darlene Paul.

Youth Leadership classes from three high schools in Walton County participated in the Florida Farm Bureau Speech Contest held at Freeport High School on 9/7/2016.  Each student presented a 5 minute speech on "What is an Unmanned Aerial System and how can it be used to impact agriculture?"  Freeport High School was represented by Martha Freeman, Wendy McCormick, and Kathryn Dier.  South Walton High School was represented by Greg Garrett, Matt Garrett, and Brynn Touchstone.  Walton High School was represented by LaTayia Gregg, Evan Cowie, and Jacob Alford.  Submitted by Donna Honish with picture provided by Christy English.


Congratulations to Walton's senior leadership students who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd yesterday in the Florida Farm Bureau Speech Contest at Freeport HS!  Latayia Gregg - 1st place (left), Evan Cowie - 2nd place (right) and Jacob Alford - 3rd place (center).  Latayia will move on to the next round of competition on Wednesday, September 14, in Bonifay.  Submitted by Christy English.

Clifford!

September 7, 2016

Look who came to visit us last night at Open House! He was there to greet everybody and invite them to visit the book fair. Hopefully he will find time to join us at Open House Thursday night as well.