Superintendent's Brag Book
Kenwood Elementary School
Kenwood Elementary School students brought in change and raised over $250.00 to help children in need as part of the A Bed 4 Me program. Pictured above with the students are Jenny Calderone (right), one of the sponsors of student council, who coordinated this for our school,and representatives from A Bed 4 Me.
MLK Oratorical Contest
Gabby won 1st place during Dr. Martin Luther King's Oratorical Contest and 3rd place on the poster competition. "A really great day for my little Gabby," said her mother, Sandra Valdez, Logistics Mgmt Analyst, Sr., 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). "She was also really happy to meet a celebrity."
Edwins Fine & Performing Arts Elementary School
"We had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Edwins," said Stephanie Wheat, AP at Edwins. "There were doors decorated, Cafeteria lines decked out, teachers and students dressed up, and even the administration donned shirts for the occasion. We love Read Across America week!"
Destin Elementary School - Veterans Day Cards
After watching a special presentation and discussing our heroes, Destin Elementary School Kindergarten students made cards to send to Veteran's to say Thank You!
Walker Elementary School - Pumpkin Carving
These two Walker Elementary School students have never cleaned a pumpkin before! "Love this picture!" said Lorna Carnley, Walker ES Principal.
Walker Elementary School - Doughnuts with Dad
First grade students at Walker Elementary School, in Ms. Robinson’s class, recently cooked homemade donuts with Dad.
Kylee Saltsman, Ruckel MS, Competes with Team USA
Kylee Saltsman, Ruckel Middle School, competed recently with Team USA at the International Cup competitive baton twirling competition in Croatia. A competitive baton twirler, she earned a spot on the national team last summer in the advanced age 12-17 division.
“She is only twelve and came in 8th overall,” said her mother, Amanda Saltsman fifth grade teacher at Plew Elementary School. “She is a Ruckel Middle School Majorette and loves every second of performing for her school!”
Eglin ES Pulls Together to Help New Teacher
An Assistant Principal, six teachers and two staff members helped a first year teacher setup her first classroom after 5:00pm on the eve of the first day. Eglin Elementary School's old computer lab is now the home of 18 kindergartners and one excited teacher.
Longwood Teachers during Welcome Back Meeting
“They are ready to welcome students back!” said Principal, Yvonne Michna. “They have their bags in hand and ready to empower students to achieve their goals!”
There is a Leader in Us All
Debbie Maksymyk, Title 1 Reading, from Shalimar Elementary School has a strong conviction that there is a leader in us all. "I am almost set up and excitedly waiting for my leaders to join me next week," said Maksymyk.
Edwins Fine & Performing Arts School Holds Tacher Bus Tour
Edwins Fine & Performing Arts School teachers took a bus tour of the neighborhoods where the school’s students live. “We went to Ed Brown Street, knocked on doors where we saw kids bikes/toys, and dropped off school supplies,” said Assistant Principal, Stephanie Wheat.
The teachers visited the Recreation Center on Ed Brown Street and walked into a room full of kids who were stunned to see them with an arm full of school supplies for all. They also visited the Recreation Center on Jet Drive and visited the students there as well. They even stopped at the houses where some of thier walking students live and dropped off supplies.
“Imagine their faces when they saw four teachers standing outside their house!” said Wheat. “The teachers had so much fun seeing the kids, giving supplies, and rekindling those relationships that are so important for our students. We may have just started a new tradition.”
“This is one of the most incredible things I have heard!” said Superintendent of Schools, Mary Beth Jackson. “This is powerful!”
Mary Esther ES Use Music to Teach School Rules
Mary Esther Elementary School Guidance Counselor, Kay Green, and Assistant Principal, Amy Anderson, have spent much time talking to their students about how the rules are different at school - “maybe you can do that at your house, but this is OUR house, and we don’t do that here.”
“We prevailed upon our excellent music teacher, Calvin Jasper, to do a parody of a popular song to help the students remember our shared values, and he came through in a big way,” said Anderson. “We are very proud of Mr. Jasper and what he accomplishes with our students.”
Open up the doors and the day begins
A nice high five to all my friends
Looking good like the dress code says
Respectfully is how we behave
In the halls or the chairs
Let's show we care
In this school we share!
Welcome to our house
Mary Esther's Family Now
Our love never goes out
You know how we get down
Welcome to our house!
( Repeat 4X)
Niceville High School 3d Animation Club
Niceville High School's 3d Animation club teaches students how to model and animate in a free source 3d program called BLENDER. View the student produced reel above or here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzlLj5qX6grpU3JFMG04cWplakE/view?usp=sharing .