In July, Freeport High School’s advanced manufacturing technology instructor, Ted Missildine, was named the 2018 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator of the Year award. To earn the Florida Advanced Technology Education recognition, Missildine demonstrated an impact on technology education.

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Earlier this month, Spacebox Storage of Niceville donated physical education supplies and $394 to Edge Elementary School.

Edge Elementary also benefited from a donation by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, which held community and military drives. The ECAR collected school supplies for 10 Okaloosa County schools.

The Okaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 312 presented a check for $200 to new Edge Elementary teacher Meghan Ryan. The funds will purchase supplies for her classroom.

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Several schools will hold open houses and parent orientations during the next few days. Check with your specific school for details. Some programs are for the entire family, while others may be geared toward parents and guardians.

Eglin Elementary School holds an open house on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.

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Freeport Elementary School has initiated its WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a national family and community engagement educational initiative. WATCH D.O.G.S. provides information and ideas for fathers and father figures who want to volunteer in schools.

Freeport Elementary will host a local meeting for the group from 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 23.

For information about WATCH D.O.G.S., visit www.dadsofgreatstudents.com.

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Rocky Bayou Christian Academy Principal Tony Clymer initiated a new schedule for the academy students.

The schedule mirrors that of a university with the concept that it will help prepare students for the next level of education. The school’s eight academy classes will be split into four per day, with an adjusted Friday schedule.

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While attending a summer National Dance Alliance camp, the Fort Walton Beach High School team earned all superiors and a bid to compete in the national level of competition.

Six team members were selected for All-American status: Alexis Bosnake, Amber Lett, Chassidy Engelkens, Kameron Kerns, Erin Winstead and Lexi Bobb.

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