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2018-2019 School Year Controlled Open Enrollment

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 16. 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

From Mrs. Rieger's Class

December 8, 2017

From Mrs. Rieger's Class: We are currently studying rocks and minerals. For the students to get interested in the topic, we did an experiment with glaciers. The students had aluminum foil, which represented the land. They also had a glacier made of ice with various items embedded into it. As the ice melted they observed the "glacier" tearing the "land" and depositing the items that were embedded into it.

Student Council Food Drive

November 17, 2017

The Student Council at Van R. Butler Elementary School conducted a food drive to help fill the food pantry at Caring and Sharing of South Walton.  Students throughout the entire school donated canned and boxed non-perishable foods to help support families in the community who need support throughout the holiday season.

Student Council Car Wash

November 17, 2017

Rub-a-dub-dub, these cars got a scrub!  The Butler Elementary Student Council recently held a carwash to raise funds for the school.  Each year the Council purchases items for the school.  Some of the most recent purchases of the group include picnic tables, flags, and signage for the campus. 

Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast

November 17, 2017

From Pre-K - We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast last night for our students and families. It was so great to see everybody!

Veteran's Day Assemblies

November 9, 2017

Today we had two wonderful assemblies to honor those in our community that served. Thank you so much Veterans!

From Ms. Wright's class

October 30, 2017

Ms. Wright’s first graders at Butler Elementary School are nocturnal animal experts!  The class has enjoyed learning activities devoted to the topic. One of the highlights of this unit was dissecting owl pellets!

From Second Grade

October 30, 2017

Butler Elementary second graders have enjoyed learning about rocks. Shown are students from Mrs. Barnhill and Mrs. Shubert’s  classes enjoying culminating activities marking the end of the unit. 

Good Character at VRB!

October 30, 2017

Red ribbon week was celebrated October 23-27 at Butler Elementary School. Students and staff dressed as their favorite storybook characters to show “Good Character” by saying no to drugs!

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