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Paxton is pleased to announce the Teachers and ESP of the Year.

Elementary Teacher of the Year - Jennifer Bradley

ESP of the Year - Tricia Owens

Secondary Teacher of the Year - Susan Rockman

Congratulations to these ladies!

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.

The WISE Center is pleased to announce their Teacher of the year, Lisa McKee (Magnet program) and ESP of the Year, Tyana Kendall (Pre-K Program). Congratulations to the these ladies!

Congratulations to Bay’s Teacher of the Year Ms Susanne Martin and Educational Support Person of the Year Ms Chloe Abney.

Ms Martin is a 4th grade teacher at Bay.  She serves as the grade level chair, STEM Team Leader on School Improvement, and is leading our schoolwide PLC this year.

Ms Abney is a member of our facilities maintenance team and always willing to lend a hand.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Submitted by Meredith Spence

MHS would like to congratulate our students who placed in the District Tropicana speeches.  Emery Hagan (pictured right-5th Grade) won 2nd place overall and Noah Hicks (pictured left-4th Grade) won for "Most Persuasive" speech. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

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

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