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Mr. Hughes met personally today with an MSE student who remembered the "see something, say something" policy by alerting her teacher to a situation she had an uneasy feeling about. School safety is a top priority for the Walton County School District. Sumitted by Krisy Spence.

 
Classrooms and hallways at Butler Elementary School were filled with activities related to Dr. Seuss as the school celebrated his birthday during Read Across America week.  Students enjoyed a variety of dress up activities that included wearing silly clothing items associated with books such as Fox in Socks and Wacky Wednesday, guest readers including parents and characters from Dr. Seuss books, and art activities related to texts read during class. 
Submitted by Tammy Smith

Second graders at Butler Elementary were excited to learn about the weather when they were recently visited by Meteorologist Chris Smith from WJHG, Channel 7 News.  The students enjoyed learning about weather phenomena from a real expert! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

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Students at Butler Elementary School recently pulled together to raise $1485.58 during our recent “Change For Children” fundraising drive.  Student Council members led the drive by encouraging students to participate, collecting donations, and counting the funds!  Way to go Butler Bears! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

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The Cat Bus readers at FES have read over 100 books on the bus this year! Students cannot get off the bus until 7:30 AM so the bus driver, Norman Cyphers (06-04), decided a good way to spend this time would be with the students reading. A different student reads a book to the entire bus each morning when they arrive at school. The bus driver also encourages the students to take AR tests to become a Cool Cat Reader. Way to go Cat Bus! Submitted by Nancy Currie.

Retired educator, Greg Douglass, visited FES as the "Cat in the Hat" and read to kindergarten and first grade students during Dr. Seuss week. Submitted by Nancy Currie.

Paxton AVID students enjoyed a spectacular day on the Troy Campus learning about programs, class sizes, and other information in their pursuit of being college and career ready. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Team Pictured as follows: (Back Row - L to R) - Laurie Gilbert (Assistant Coach), Samantha Martin (Assistant Coach), Sadie Varnum, Caylor Dixon, Ashlyn Hall, Kenna Jordan, Michaela Cain, Andrew Norris (Head Coach), and Kim Corbett (Assistant Coach). (Middle Row - L to R) - Hydie Varnum (Manager), Clara Martin (Manager), Mya Young, Genesis Long, Maddie Varnum, Megan Davis, and Kaley Norris (Manager). (Front Row - L to R) - Hailee Bryan, Jordyn Bradley, Camryn Brazile, Cassie Varnum, Cadence Perez, and Paiyton Perry. 

After their victory over Holmes County, the Ladycats headed to Lakeland, FL for the FHSAA State Championship. The girls were sent off by a crowd of fans on Saturday, some of which would be following along on the trip. On Monday, Paxton students crowded into classrooms, the auditorium, and cafeteria to watch the girls play against the Port St. Joe Sharks. Paxton fans watched as the Ladycats put forth an EPIC and valiant effort against their opposing team. Although the Ladycats did not take the win, all Paxton fans are proud of their strength and determination. It was an honor for us all to see them work so hard to make it so far. Congratulations, Coach Norris and the Ladycats, for making it to the Final Four. Your Paxton family is waiting to greet you with open arms. We commend you for never giving up and exemplifying PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE throughout your season. To the senior Ladycats, thank you for giving your all throughout your basketball career. We will miss you. Way to go, Ladycats!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

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