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During the last full week of school prior to Holiday Break, Emerald Coast Middle School held an Entrepreneur Day.  Ms. Gerhardt's 5th grade math classes hosted the event. In an effort to expand the ideas of math past the walls of the classroom students were given the task to create, engineer and market their items for sale to their peers using classroom economy money. Students created prototypes and conducted market research to determine marketability and viability of their product. They were given a budget of 5-10 dollars to spend to create their products. Teachers and staff were invited to use "classroom economy money" provided by Ms. Gerhardt to shop as they browsed through the aisles of homemade engineered items created from things that would commonly be thrown away.  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

          

     

           

           

       

The PHS Science night was a huge success and enjoyed by students and adults. Congratulations to all the participants who took home prizes. The Science Department cannot wait until next year!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Mrs Perk’s First Grade class hid kindess rocks on the playground for other students to discover.  Found rocks may kept or students can pay forward the kindness to others.  Thank you Mrs Perk for sharing kindness with our students!

Special Olympics of Florida - Walton County had an exciting weekend at the 2017 State Bowling Championship recently! They participated in the Bowling competition held at Boardwalk Bowling in Orlando on December 9. Their scores were impressive, and they brought it all together at State with both Gold and Bronze medals, and succeeded in breaking some of their own individual team records!
 
Winning teams and individuals were:
 
4-Person Traditionally Team
Gold Medal
Michael Embry
Jakob Schumacher
Connor Snitko
Craig Miller
 
4-Person Unified Team
Bronze Medal
Jeffery Allen
Hutch Weeks
Robert Garrett
Robbie Garrett
 
Double Traditional Team
Gold Medal
Anna Klemkosky
Andrew Williams
 
Unified Double Team
Gold Medal
Trevor Simpler
Josh Smith
 
Singles
5th Place Ribbon
Madison Hongyee
 
Way to Represent! SOFL-Walton! You Rock!
Special Thanks to Nancy Simpler and Mike Schumacher of Special Olympics Walton for the great pics!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

     

     

Congratulations to Joan Kennett (left), Biology instructor at South Walton High School for being selected as SWHS Teacher of the Year! 

Congratulations, also, to Misty Sievers (right) for being selected as  SWHS Educational Support Personnel of the Year!

Walton County School District Office \is proud to announce the ESP and TOY for 2018!


Christine Petersen has been selected from the Curriculum and Instruction Department as the District Office Teacher of the Year!
Susan Odom from the Curriculum and Instruction Department has been selected as Educational Support Professional of the Year!
Congratulations to these individuals for performance above and beyond!
Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Pictured left to right: Crystal Appel, Christine Peterson, Kay Dailey, Susan Odom.

Congratulations to the ECMS 5th Grade Tropicana Speech Competition winners, and thank you to our 5th Grade ELA Teachers for their hard work in helping our Stingrays write and deliver such wonderful speeches! The winners and titles of their speeches are as follows.

 

1st place: Sofia Samalot – "Now vs. Back Then"

2nd place: McKazlyn Payne – "Why People Should Adopt Animals"

3rd place: Madison Shaver – "My Little Brother: The God of War"

 

5th Grade Overall Winners (Pictured L to R)

McKazlyn Payne (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Madison Shaver (3rd Place)

Submitted by Candy Bodie

The Paxton Music Department would like to invite everyone to Bringing in the Holidays! on December 18th at 6 o'clock in the PHS Auditorium. There will be special performances by Sound of the Pride, Second Grade's 'Christmas in the OK Corral,' and the Paxton Band. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.