Longwood Leopards are welcome to attend the Longwood Elementary School orientation, with kindergarten and first grade holding its event on Tuesday.

The second- and third-grade orientation takes place on Aug. 29, followed by fourth and fifth grades on Aug. 30.

Each evening begins at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria for the Title Parent meeting, with family and friends directed to grade-level areas after the meeting.

Children are expected to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


The Freeport High School Advanced Placement psychology students used a speed method to learn about famous psychologists and psychiatrists.

Each student assumed a role and then gave a one-minute presentation about the person, highlighting contributions to the practice.

“Students could bring visuals, props or dress like their person to help their classmates learn about the psychologist,” said teacher Vanessa Bump.


Edge Elementary School welcomes new school resource officer Tim Siren.


In an unorthodox outreach to inspire students, Lewis School teacher Liz Berry stenciled positive phrases from popular culture inside and outside the student lunchroom bathrooms. The upbeat graffiti inspired other teachers to consider adopting bathrooms throughout the school.


During the summer, Seaside School/Seacoast Collegiate High School students Max Whitney, Sierra Smith, Knoxye Grinstead, Lauren Terry, Selina Wilson, Olivia Wilson and recent graduate Cameron King shared their talents on stage as part of Rising Star Road Show 30A, a musical variety show hosted by Tommy Jackson at The Lakehouse in WaterColor.

The special event, designed to empower youth and support suicide prevention, brought together local and national talent of all types for a night of entertainment for all ages.


Paxton School, the northernmost school in the Walton district, received a visit from Superintendent Russell Hughes during the first week of school to motivate the students and educators.

During the first week of school Teresa Allen’s pre-kindergarten students participated in their first science experiment of the academic year. They expanded water beads, which are non-toxic, expandable jelly balls.

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