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Congratulations to Lillie Keiszek for receiving her certification in Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, PowerPoint, & Excel! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
ECTC Electricity students finishing a project at the Walton County Jail. If you would like to be a student in the electricity program or other programs offered at ECTC, please visit www.ectc.edu or call (850) 892-1241 for additional information. Submitted by Carol Rothgeb/FB.

MHS is pleased to announce that Alicia Cook, 3rd grade teacher (on left), has been selected as Teacher of the Year and Elizabeth Gaither, School Secretary (on right), has been selected as ESP of the Year.  Congratulations to these ladies!  Submitted by Allie Lee Blanton.

Congratulations to Freeport High School Teacher of the Year, Joyce Harp, ESE teacher!

Congratulations also to Freeport High School Educational Support Professional, Michele Martin, Student Services!

Submitted by Patty Woodard

Mr. Hughes is spending a part of his Saturday with ECMS's Beta Club at E.O Wilson Biophilia Center. Service is important to our students and District. In the picture are Jocelyn, Lauren, Sydney and Madeline! We are making wreaths!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The FES Student Council recently sponsored a canned food drive to benefit a local food bank and a family that recently lost their home to a fire in Freeport.  They wanted to see which holiday character could be the most generous.  Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, The Grinch, Jack Frost, and the Elves participated in the challenge.  Over 650 canned food items were collected.  The Student Council counted the items and found that the Elves were the most generous followed closely by Santa and The Grinch! The Student Council appreciates everyone for their generosity! 

Submitted by Nancy Currie

West DeFuniak Elementary students participated in the District Tropicana Speech Contest and came away with the following awards!

Fourth grade: Gracelyn Daniel – Most Informative, Chandler Shoaf – Most Entertaining and 1st PLACE WINNER and in 5th grade Addie Ingle – Honorable Mention.

WDE is so proud of our Tropicana District Speech Contest Winners!

submitted by Jessica Dawkins

During the last full week of school prior to Holiday Break, Emerald Coast Middle School held an Entrepreneur Day.  Ms. Gerhardt's 5th grade math classes hosted the event. In an effort to expand the ideas of math past the walls of the classroom students were given the task to create, engineer and market their items for sale to their peers using classroom economy money. Students created prototypes and conducted market research to determine marketability and viability of their product. They were given a budget of 5-10 dollars to spend to create their products. Teachers and staff were invited to use "classroom economy money" provided by Ms. Gerhardt to shop as they browsed through the aisles of homemade engineered items created from things that would commonly be thrown away.  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

          

     

           

           

       

 Congratulations to the ECMS Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year!

Mr. Michael Howell was chosen by his peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Teacher of the Year. 

Ms. Jenna Brabham was chosen by her peers as Emerald Coast Middle School's Educational Support Professional of the Year.

Submitted by Angela Vance

Mr. Hughes visited Freeport Schools and ran into Santa at Freeport High School! He asked Santa to "Give all of his students, employees and families a wonderful Holiday Break", and ensure that they can all return to school in January to complete an AWESOME school year!  While he was there he also had a chance to stop by the gym to visit with students! 

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe