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VRB had its Tropicana school-level competition this past Thursday, December 1. All of the speeches were so good, it made a very difficult decision for the judges. Our judges this year were Kathryn Youngblood, Bonnie Shelton, and Michelle Curtis. First place went to Ella Ekenseair. Second place was Elysia Koch, and third place was Cole Graham. Congratulations to our winners that will be representing Butler well in the district completition! Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

Elrod Vo recently won the distinction of being an Achieve3000 WorldWide winner in Mrs. Amy Bennett's eighth grade reading class.  He won the most points by completing reading texts and tasks and receiving points for passing scores.  Two years ago, Elrod won the most points nationwide when he was a sixth grader in Mrs. Bennett's class.  This year, Elrod entered the new school year determined to advance from being the nationwide to the worldwide level winner.  Remarkably, Elrod accomplished his goal before the end of the first semester.  Walton Middle School is very proud of Elrod's accomplishments. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

FES- 4th Grade 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest Winners

Left to right:   1st Place- Savannah Smith

                     2nd Place- Hagen Marse

                     3rd Place-Destiny Toole

Submitted by Nancy Currie.

Due to inclement weather, please be advised of the following changes pertaining to the WCSD Science Fair. Please note the Award's Ceremony has been moved to Thursday Evening at the WISE Center. Set-up and Judging have been moved to tomorrow evening at the Community Center in DeFuniak Springs. 

Thank you for your assistance and understanding! 

Tuesday – December 6, 2016

2 PM to 5 PM – Project registration and set up at the  Community Center, DeFuniak Springs– Students/parents will be asked to leave the exhibit room at 5 PM. There will be a waiting room set up for them at that time.

5:45 PM – Students must be back for orientation and judging (report to the waiting room).

5 PM to 6 PM – Exhibit room closed for judges to initially view projects.

6 PM to 8:30 PM – Judging.  Parents must remain in waiting room.  This is an estimate of the time needed.  The students will be dismissed when the judges are finished judging their division.  Students must stay until they are dismissed because judges may want to return to see them a second time.

NOTE:  Please be prepared to take projects home at the end of judging!

Thursday– December 8, 2016

6 PM – Awards Ceremony at the WISE Center (old Walton High School) on 555 Walton Rd., DeFuniak Springs  

We held our class competions over the past few weeks. Those winners were Atreya Agney, Cole Graham, Hailey Brown, Tate Bailey, Jake Ticknor, Mallie Bourgeois, Luci McDonald, Tysen Camargo, Nick Almeida, Alissa Aucoin, Ella Enkenseair, Ely Koch, Jack Smith, Carter Hollifield, Sofia Samalot, Ana Flores, Liana Emanuel, and AvaKate Bonjean. Congratulations to everybody!
Bay Elementary was honored to have author Julie Smith visit our school and read her newest book “ Bugs In My Breakfast”. Mrs. Smith was at the Sun Dog bookstore in Seaside Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4. Submitted by Cindy Stewart.

The Algebra Nation Math tutor Chelsea Jones came to visit Mrs. Meyer’s 7th period class at Freeport High School. They made videos and posters to thank Governor Scott for funding the program. Submitted by Patty Woodard.