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FES is piloting a new program this spring and will fully implement it next year. WatchD.O.G. Dads (Dads of Great Students)is a program designed to get fathers involved in the school as another set of eyes and hands. Dads are encouraged to volunteer one day during the year to assist with activities and events and in the classroom to encourage education and to provide positive role models for the students. We look forward to fully implementing the program next year.

Pictured above is our first dad-Chris Moore with his son.

Submitted by Nancy Currie

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mr. Dennie Smith’s eighth grade AVID students expressed heartfelt gratitude for teachers who have gone above and beyond for them at WMS.  All good teachers know that teaching is a calling, not just a profession.  It warms their hearts when students recognize their sacrifices and commitments as they pour into the future. Thank you, AVID students!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

5th Grade Running Rays members participated in the Destin Bayou, Bay & Beach 5k on May 5th. This event ends a great first season for Running Rays at ECMS.

Submitted by Angela Vance

       

Freeport Elementary School celebrated their 30th anniversary on Friday, May 4, 2018!  Guest speakers included Mr. Wayne Miller-first principal at FES and Superintendent A. Russell Hughes. The SophistiCats chorus sang, and each class sent items to be put in a time capsule to be opened in another 10 ten years. Former staff were invited to attend and former administration. Mr. Dickey, Mrs. Pam Jones, Mrs. Tammy Smith, and Mrs. Carlene Anderson were in attendance in addition to other former teachers and support staff. At the end of the program a drone took an aerial photo of the students/staff seated in the big 30 formation. Guests were invited inside for refreshments and to look at old capsule items, yearbooks, and class photo albums. Visitors had an opportunity to take a tour of the facility.  It was a wonderful event, recognizing 30 incredible years at Freeport Elementary School! 

Aerial photo was taken via drone by photographer Chandler Williams 

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Please join us for the SWHS Classroom Addition Groundbreaking Ceremony at SWHS, May 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm! 

There will be a reception to follow in the Media Center.  

The 10 classroom addition will house a computer lab, a foreign language lab, as well as math, science and social studies classes.  This is a much needed and welcome addition to the SWHS facility!

Freeport Elementary School SophistiCats sang at Relay for Life Saturday, May 5 at Freeport Middle School! Songs included: Not Done Yet by Superchick, The Things That Matter by Teresa Jennings, Take Time in Life - African traditional, and Turn The World Around by Harry Belafonte. ?? Great job, SophistiCats!

(Pictured from left to right are JB Baker; our Athletic Trainer Mariah; and Eyin Cole.)

Congratulations to WHS students JB Baker and Eyin Cole for advancing to the Track & Field state meet! They will be competing in the 110-meter hurdles on May 4 and 5 in Jacksonville, FL.

Congrats to JB, Eyin, and Coaches Cooper and Brackin. Good luck at the state competition!

Submitted by Christy English

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, the Superintendent of Walton County Schools will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month Superintendent Hughes celebrates our graduating Seniors and shares the dates for the graduation activities.  Mr. Hughes also recognizes the wonderful teachers and educational support professionals in our district as we approach Teacher Appreciation Week.  He emphasizes the importance of remaining diligent, and finishing the school year out in EPIC fashion!