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After extensive district-wide professional development provided by Ms. Beatrice Palls of B & B Educational Consultants, Inc., and collaboration with district and school personnel, we are excited to announce the launch of Walton County School District’s first Newcomer Program for our non-English speaking students.  Van R. Butler has become the flagship elementary school for Walton County’s bold initiative to develop and implement an academic and social program to support our recently arrived immigrants and their families. 

Recently enrolled students who are non-English or limited-English speaking in grades two through five will receive intensive English Language Development and English Fundamentals of Reading instruction in a classroom that has appropriate and culturally- sensitive curriculum aligned to Florida Standards.  In addition, the students will participate in cultural awareness activities that are designed to assist them in acclimating to their new country.  We are looking forward to the success of these students and this program.

Newcomers Program VRB

Newcomers Program VRB

Newcomers Program VRB

Newcomer Team VRB

Newcomers Program VRB

Newcomers Program VRB

Science Fair #1 Place Regional

February 19, 2020

Congratulations to Freeport Middle School students Nicole Gross and Seri Brown for their first place win in their category at the Regional Science Fair!

FMS Science Fair Winner

FMS Science Fair Winner

Congratulations to Fisher Marks on his score of a 1500 on the PSAT/NMSQT. Fisher is a junior at South Walton High School. Not only did Fisher scored a 1500 on the PSAT/NMSQT, he also had a perfect score on the math portion of the test. We are so proud of Fisher!

MSE 4th graders are busy creating opinion compositions.  They use the “PAT” down method to analyze the prompt, followed by intense writing.  The students love sharing their opinion pieces with their classmates, as they become very confident writers!

MSE 4th Graders write opinion compositions

MSE 4th Graders write opinion compositions

Over 1,000 5th graders from Okaloosa and Walton County were guests of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra as they performed “The Chenoo Who Stayed for Dinner” by Peter Schickele at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center today! Jeffrey Rink conducted the orchestra, and founding NFSO conductor, John Leatherwood, performed the narration of “The Chenoo Who Stayed For Dinner,” by Peter Schickele. This is an annual event sponsored by the NFSO, and a great opportunity for students to see and hear a live symphony orchestra in performance. Special guest performer was 10 year old violinist, Kyle Richardson, Junior Division winner of the NFSO Concerto competition in performance of the 1st movement of Mozart’s G major violin concerto.

Congratulations to Freeport Middle School students Lily Stacy and Paisley McCormick for their 1st and 2nd place awards in the Picture the Music art contest sponsored by Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra!!!
The students are pictured with art teacher Kendra Estes.

FMS Art teacher and student contest winners

First Place Winner Lily Stacy

2nd Place FMS Art Contest winner Paisley McCormick

NFSO 5th Grade Concert

NFSO 5th Grade Concert

NFSO 5th Grade Concert 2020

     

Mossy Head School students, families, and staff celebrated Science with MHS Family Science Night. Families got to view Science Fair projects on display and participate in some awesome experiments and activities provided by Emerald Coast Science Center. 
MHS Valentines
MHS Valentines
MHS Valentines
MHS Valentines

Paxton Agriculture students have worked diligently over the past several weeks in creating engaging lessons for their peers on different poultry topics. This week, students were able to share their knowledge and activities with their classmates about the industry. Students learned about the Layer and Broiler industry, as well as poultry management practices, products, by products, egg parts, and grades.

Paxton Ag students

Paxton Ag students

Paxton Ag students