Superintendent's Brag Book

Edge Elementary School

Edge ES Choir

Reanna Panarisi, Aidan Smith, Kate Nelson and Lydia Jordan from Edge Elementary School have been selected to attend the Florida Northern Regional Honor Choir. Edge Elementary music teacher is Shirley Andrews.


Davidson Middle School

Davidson MS Kids Vote

Kids Vote event on Election Day 11/06/2018


Richbourg School

Richbourg School Halloween

Fun day with Minnie Mouse and Richard Simmons!


Edge Elementary School

Edge ES Spider Day

Becky Holtery's Kindergarten class at Edge Elementary School recently held their annual "Spider Day" where the students engage with learning about the characteristics of a spider.  The students made their own spider; devised addition problems about the spider legs, eyes, and fangs; counted forward with spiders; labeled spiders; and completed a spider/not spider sort.

Top row left to right: Daxton Howard, Andrew Loftis, Aspen McWilliams, Selah Fuler; Bottom row: Alyssa Kleiser, Piper Wood, Lennon Easdon, and Becky Holtery.


Riverside Elementary School

Riverside Eagle


Kenwood Elementary School

Kenwood Bed 4 Me Donation

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 the student council, who coordinated this for our school, and representatives from A Bed 4 Me.


MLK Oratorical Contest

Gabby Valdez with Mrs. Jackson

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

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

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

Walker ES 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

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 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 set up her first classroom after 5:00 pm 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

Longwood ES Back to School 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

Shalimar Leaders

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 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 their 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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mSnO7W51Xs

Our House

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
And everywhere
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
(Repeat)

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 .