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IMPORTANT DATES:
    Dec. 18.....Early Release @ 2:40pm (Winter Break)                    Mar. 20.....TWD/Student Holiday                    Jan 8............Early Release @12:50                                                     Mar. 23-27......Spring Break 
    Jan. 15........End of First Semester                                                       May 25............Memorial Day Holiday
    Feb. 5.........Early Release @ 12:50                                                     June 4..........Last Day for Students
    Mar. 19........End of 3rd grading period                                            June 8...........Last Day for Teachers

*Remember to check the calendar for more important dates....*

 

Students will be released 35 minutes early for the Winter Break on

Thursday, December 18th

Dismissal is at 2:40

We’ll See You Back On

Monday, January 5th 2015

 

 


 

Latest News & Events.......

 

Bluewater Introduces..."A Buddy Bench"

 

With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, we have some exciting news to share from Bluewater Elementary.  Thanks to the summertime efforts of Olivia Burch, the Bluewater Elementary playground now has a “Buddy Bench”! Olivia, a second grade student, heard about the Buddy Bench Project happening at other schools around the nation and thought it would be a wonderful idea to incorporate at our school.  With the help of her parents, she approached the manager at Home Depot for the donation of the bench and was also able to secure a donation from Accent Signs for the bench placard. A special thank you to these companies for supporting our school!

 

The Buddy Bench Project is an opportunity for a student that feels sad or lonely- or just needs a friend- to

sit down and have someone join them as a buddy.

The basic premise of the bench revolves around friendship and inclusion.

 

A special ribbon cutting ceremony was performed on Bluewater's playground on Friday, October 17.

Olivia's parents, classmates,  Principal Connie Hall, Assistant Principal Amy Klugh  and

Deputy Charles Self were in attendance.

 

For more info, please see:

http://buddybench.org/get-involved/strategies-using-buddy-bench/

 

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A + School Recognition Plan Addendum 2015

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TAM 2015 - 013 School Recognition Prelim Info

   

2015 Elementary All-State Chorus

Announces Members and Concert

 

(TAMPA, FL-JANUARY 15-16, 2015) Lindsay Marrion, Caige Baum, and Sarah Hancock, students of Music Specialist, Kara Bell at Bluewater Elementary School, were chosen after a strenuous audition process for the 2015 Elementary All State Chorus.  The FMEA Elementary All State Chorus is a unique music education opportunity for Florida students. Elementary school students with unchanged voices in 4th and 5th grades are eligible to audition.

The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida students as a part of their complete education.  The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to the All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choruses. It is attended by more than 8,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, and parents of performing students. The 2015 Elementary All-State Clinician is Dr. Susan Brumfield.  She is Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University, and holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. She is widely known throughout the United States and the United Kingdom as a clinician, consultant, author, composer, arranger and conductor of children's choirs, and is an internationally recognized Kodaly educator.

 

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TIME:  Friday, January 16, 2015, 1:00 PM

 

LOCATION:   Tampa Convention Center

 

CONTACT: Kara Bell, Bellkara@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us,  850-826-0940

Bluewater Earns Another A!

Bluewater Elementary has earned an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. FLDOE has graded schools on an A-F scale since 1999, offering parents, teachers, students and taxpayers a simple and effective way to see how well their schools are doing. This year's school grades were calculated using more rigorous standards and higher achievement levels. As a result, only 43% of elementary and middle schools in the state of Florida earned an A rating, compared to 58% last year. Bluewater Elementary continues to rise to the challenge of meeting more rigorous standards for educating our students.

 

4545 Range Road

Niceville FL 32578  

Dr. Connie Hall, Principal

(850) 833-4240  

Fax (850) 833-4232

Office Hours: 7:45 - 3:45

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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