March 14, 2019
Bay Elementary Second grade has been busy with a broad curriculum of applied knowledge and problem solving using STEM and the recent celebrations of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day through a series of daily centers. Second Grade student, Rori, read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss to the class, then each student colored a part of the piece to reveal the hidden message. Students talked about how we are all different and unique which makes them special. Teachers read aloud “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” and then students used their themes from the book to work math problems graphing and plotting points with goldfish. After reading “Cat in the Hat” students worked in groups to create a crazy hat for their teammates. From “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” students were asked to complete a journal playing off of ELA-structured questions that asked students to form an opinion and make predictions about the author’s meaning.
In STEM, students used applied knowledge of, “How Natural Disasters Can Impact Building Structures,” with hands-on learning. They built structures and tested their strength with a hair dryer and then problem solved. Keep up the good work Second Grade! Submitted by Lindsey Harp
March 14, 2019
Freeport Middle School art students studied Traditional African Adinkra Cloth making for Art in World Cultures. We created original stamps with historical symbolic meanings to learn about the Ghana Ashanti culture. Way to go FMS artists!
Submitted by Kendra Estes
March 14, 2019
Mrs. Amanda Callahan’s 3rd grade class at WDE explored the character trait - Love of Learning - by completing a STEM project about the strength of cylinders. The class asked the question, “How many books will one piece of paper hold, when it is rolled into a cylinder?” Students were amazed at how strong a paper cylinder could be! One group was able to stack 16 books!
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
March 13, 2019
Safety remains a commitment of Superintendent Hughes and priority for our school leaders, teachers and district! He stopped at a school to observe and give feedback on an ALICE Training drill!
March 12, 2019
At our annual AVID Night, 12th grade dual enrolled and AVID student, Nick Morgan, spoke to the students and parents. Nick spoke about his experience in AVID and his first day of college. Thank you, Nick, for sharing with the participants of AVID Night. Submitted by Kalli McMillan
Matthew Lynch (12th) and Holden Mitchell (10th) tied for third place in the Northwest Florida Regional Seaperch Competition. Held at the University of West Florida's Aquatic Center, they competed against thirty-two teams in two underwater challenges with an underwater robot that they built from scratch. Way to go, STEM-Cats! Submitted by Kalli McMillan
The Freeport Middle School Art Department students created STEM Linear Sculptures. Students studied linear sculptures made from other artists to learn the design involved to create their own work of art. Way to go art students! Submitted by Kendra Estes
March 8, 2019
MSE fourth graders earned their performance black belts this week. Congratulations to Braelyn Burch and Henry Montoya. Now they join the Double Black Belt series. Submitted by Cathy Drake