SCHOOL SCOOPS: Wear orange for bullying awareness


Sharon Dooley |

Make a statement to end bullying by wearing orange Wednesday as part of UnityDay2017.

Kellyanne Bartleson, founder and creator of an online family resource guide,, promotes Color the Coast Orange as a means of bringing attention to eliminating bullying by families, educators and communities.

“I am passionate about this cause, having been personally bullied myself in elementary school,” Bartleson said through a press release. “I always envisioned my daughters, their friends and classmates growing up in a safe, bully-free and happy community, which isn’t always the case.”

Enjoy an evening of the best vocals produced by the Okaloosa middle and high school chorus programs.

At 7 tonight, the Okaloosa All-County Honor Choir Concert will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville. Admission is free.

Keep in mind that families are welcome, but the students have spent weeks rehearsing. As a courtesy to the students, turn off cell phones during the performances and consider lining up a sitter for small children.

Northwest Florida State College has scheduled its annual College Night from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Raider Arena on the Niceville campus.

More than 60 colleges and universities will be represented, allowing high school students to gather information about their next level of education.

Mossy Head School has scheduled its Fall Fling on from 4-6 p.m. Friday. This family oriented event includes a hay ride and obstacle course, a themed basket auction, concessions and more.

Eglin Elementary School students can earn their first physical education toe token this week by completing the Pumpkin Run. Parents may attend and participate with their students.

Friday, the students may dress as a favorite book character and participate in a school parade.

Antioch Elementary School student Clarence Ansley earned a perfect math score on his third-grade Florida Standards Assessment while taught by Melissa Fincannon and Amy Brown. Clarence received a certificate from Gov. Rick Scott.

In Accelerated Reader news, the September Super Readers include Stella Hull, Samuel Murrell, Bristol Adkins, Michael Richards and Muhkayah Ferguson.

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