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Butler Elementary K-2 students enjoyed Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”  presented by the Atlantic Coast Theatre.  Thanks to the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation for providing our students with this wonderful experience! Submitted by Tammy Smith

Teachers at Butler Elementary made EPIC progress during vertical planning sessions as a part of their Professional Development Day activities!  Submitted by Tammy Smith

Controlled Open Enrollment

January 3, 2019

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Controlled Open Enrollment


DeFuniak Springs — Applications are now available for parents who are considering enrolling their children in a school other than their zoned school. Florida Statute 1002.31 requires district school boards to adopt and implement a plan to allow a parent from any school in the state to enroll a child in a school of choice.


The Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) application window for the Walton County School District will be from January 3 – March 15. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation to the COE school with available capacity. Parents/Guardians may obtain an application at any school, on the district’s website, or through the district office. To view Walton County School District’s Controlled Open Enrollment Plan and Application for Attendance or to see a complete list of schools and the capacity of each, please visit and click on the Controlled Open Enrollment link.



145 S. Park Street

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


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Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and EPIC year in 2019! We are looking forward to amazing educational opportunities and adventures in the coming year! 
We will see our faculty and staff back on January 3rd, 2019, and students on January 7, 2019!

Emerald Coast Middle School is excited to announce that Mrs. Amanda Pacheco is our Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations Mrs. Pacheco and thank you for all you do for our students and school!

In addition, Emerald Coast Middle School is thrilled to announce that Mrs. Cynthia Yates is our ESP of the Year!
Congratulations and thank you for all of your contributions to our school and students!
Submitted by Karen Wright