Congratulations to the recent Elks Lodge Americanism Essay contest winners! This contest was open to students across the district. The three Division 1 winners (grades 5/6) were Edge Elementary School students in Angela Barry’s 5th grade English Language Arts (ELA) class. Their essay topic was “What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to Me?” Essays were judged on originality, development of theme, and mechanics. The students were recognized at the annual Elks Lodge Community Service and Americanism Essay awards banquet held on February 29th.
Congratulations Sabina, Alexis, and Cailyn!
Journey Washingtonhigh, Fort Walton Beach High School, recently won the Scholastic Art and Writing Honorable Mention Southeast Art Region-at-Large award for her clay bust titled “Growth Mindset.”
The Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) recently awarded twenty-seven teacher grants, five CHELCO grants and twenty-two OPSF grants, this year for a total of $35,602. The grants were funded in part by CHELCO, the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, and the State of Florida through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and ranged anywhere from $400 - $1,500 per grant.
The teachers applied for the competitive grants, detailing the ways in which they would spend the grant funds and how the grant would help their students and classrooms.
In honor of Public Schools Week and “Give Thanks Thursday,” I would like to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am for public education and its impact on our area. We are blessed to live in a community known for its beautiful beaches and large woodland areas. We are known for our population growth, thriving tourism economy, and significant military presence. We are known for our diversity and our unique municipalities, each having its own culture and identifying characteristics. These are the things that make us a destination location.
Information, including false information, about the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) is spreading throughout our community. I wanted to take a moment to share with you what we know and assure you that we work hand in hand with the Department of Health in Okaloosa County in all areas related to student health.
2020欧洲杯手机投注Lexi Bobb, a Senior at Fort Walton Beach High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. Fort Walton Beach High School nominated Lexi for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.