Kenwood Elementary School has scheduled its annual fall carnival from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. This family oriented event open to everyone.

Booths are free, and prizes are rewarded.

Food will be available for sale, and armbands will be for sale for unlimited entry to rides and the bounce house.

“The event is put on with volunteer support,” said Principal Joan Pickard, “and all are welcome to help out or attend.”

Through a program called Children Helping Children, students raised $312 to assist students impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Students brought extra change to class, with the class that collected the most getting to eat lunch with one of the administrators.

The money went to the American Red Cross for distribution.


As a lesson about community helpers, the kindergarten students of Butler Elementary School dressed up as what they want to be when they grow up. Many dressed as first responders.

School Resource Officer Deputy Casy Lloyd also participated in the day.


Freeport Middle School teacher Dan Bump used a game of Vocabulary Password to help his students reinforce word knowledge.

Students worked in groups of four to determine vocabulary based on clues provided by teammates. The contestants had a minute to guess the correct word.


Teacher Jenny Goodwin worked with her class at West Navarre Primary School as the students collected school supplies for a class at Shadow Oaks Elementary School in the Houston area. Goodwin’s second graders adopted this Texas class, which was impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


Butler Elementary School hosts a STEM Club after school, with the first activity being a cup stacking challenge.

The club meets once a week as part of a school improvement initiative supplement to the science, technology, engineering and math provided at the school.


Runners can help support the Fort Walton Beach High School cheer squad in its inaugural Cheer Color Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

Preregistration for FWBHS is $20, while non-student preregistration fees are $25. The registration goes to $35 on the day of the race.

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