Sharon Dooley | sklscoops@cox.net

The elementary students of Paxton School earned recognition for participating in the Physical Education Department’s “Schoolyard Stomp.” Each student received an apple toe token.

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Kiwanis advisor for K-Kids Jean Pulley saw 26 students participate in the first meeting of the school year held at Edge Elementary School. The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso sponsors this group.

“ K-Kids was set up to teach children great ways to become leaders through service, and Edge Elementary has historically had a tremendous group of K-Kids working to help others,” Pulley said. “This year's 26 K-Kids have at least three projects that they will be working, and they are excited about working all of them.”

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Late in September, the West DeFuniak Elementary School Donuts with Dads brought a large number of fathers to the school. The dads visited classrooms with their students, and they participated in activities such as reading Accelerated Reader books with their children. They also worked on math problems or visited the library.

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It is satsuma time as the Fort Walton Beach High School Art Department holds its annual satsuma sale through Oct. 23. The fruit should arrive between late November and mid-December. Funds raised help purchase art supplies.

To order a box of satsumas, contact an FWBHS art student or send an email to morank@okaloosaschools.com.

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Longwood Elementary School’s Take your Dad to School enjoyed the company of 117 adults who started their day with breakfast and classroom activities.

Many adults participated in reading, cutting and coloring. Each adult received a student-decorated button as a keepsake for this September event.

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Also in September, Eglin Elementary School students and staff watched the life cycle of the monarch butterfly.

The caterpillars feasted on milkweed in the school’s butterfly garden just prior to forming their chrysalises. The chrysalis begins green and darkens as time closes in on the butterfly emergence.

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Fort Walton Beach High School’s Advisory Committee meets on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room 210.

This meeting is open to parents, staff, students and the general public and provides a volunteer opportunity.

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