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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

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

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

The faculty, staff, and students at Walton Middle School proudly recognize Mrs. Katie Williams as Teacher of the Year and Ms. Laurie Tucker as ESP of the Year.  Both ladies feel incredibly honored to be recognized by their peers to represent the school they love so dearly.  Ms. Tucker, instructional aide, states that the best part of her job is working with students.  Mrs. Williams,  Civics teacher, enjoys sharing her passion for our country with her seventh graders.  Each day, she makes a committed effort to show all her students that they are cared for and that they can be successful regardless of their circumstances.  Please help us congratulate Mrs. Williams and Ms. Tucker for this well-deserved honor.

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Freeport Elementary instructor, Mrs. Allie Curtis, had so much fun with her classes last week during their "Book Tasting"!  The kids rotated and "tasted" 6 of this year's Sunshine State Readers list books by watching the book trailers and reading the synopsis of each title.  Submitted by Nancy Currie.

FES Book tasting

FES Book tasting

Special Guest Train Conductor, Officer Caleb Davidson, takes students in Ms. Permenter's 1st grade class at Paxton for a ride on the Polar Express!

Submitted by Rachel Yeager