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Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Nick as Assistant Principal to Bay Elementary School!

Mrs. Nick has served in the Walton County School District for 21 years. Her positions have included, special education teacher, regular education teacher, instructional coach and district administrator.  She currently holds an Educational Specialist Degree in Education, Master's Degree in Eduation and Special Education, and a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology and Education. 

Welcome Mrs. Nick!

The Florida Department of Education released 2017-18 school grades last week.  "I was very disappointed to see our school grade drop from an A to a C," said Mrs. Spence.  "Understanding the data is important to identify where we are strong and where we need to do more work to bring the school back up to an A.   First of all, I want to congratulate our students and staff for sharing the number one spot in the district with Butler Elementary for percent of students scoring on or above grade level in Reading and Math.  Though our students scored high in proficiency and our highest performing students made significant learning gains, our lowest quartile students did not which is how our school grade dropped.  We must address this so all students get the support they need to ensure learning gains for all on FSA.  I have been digging into the data since the release of grades last week and hope the following information answers some questions for our parents and community,” said Mrs.  Spence.

Just a little background, the FLDOE began calculating learning gains of all students and learning gains of the lowest quartile students on the FSA in 2016.  “Because Bay Elementary School scores high in proficiency (on grade level or above) some of our lowest 25% of students may actually be on or above grade level yet not score showing one full year’s growth,” said Mrs. Spence.

Here are the facts:

 MATH 

78% of all 3rd & 4th graders at Bay Elementary School scored a level 3 or above on FSA indicating on or above grade level   

 52% of all 4th graders who took the FSA in 3rd grade at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale.  62% of students who scored a Level 4 or 5 made learning gains compared to only 8% of students who scored a Level 1 or 2 who made learning gains.  54% of students who scored a level 3 made learning gains. 

 38% of students who are identified among the lowest 25% of 4th graders at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale

 

READING

77% of all 3rd & 4th graders at Bay Elementary School scored a level 3 or above on FSA indicating on or above grade level   

 47% of all 4th graders who took the FSA in 3rd grade at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale.   71% of students who scored a Level 4 or 5 made learning gains compared to only 5% of students who scored a Level 1 or 2 who made learning gains.

 20% of students who are identified among the lowest 25% of 4th graders at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale.    

 In addition to identifying the need to support the lowest quartile in learning gains, data also indicated a need to improve writing in 4th grade.  Therefore, you can expect to see more writing assignments in the coming year.

 For continual improvement, Bay Elementary School develops a School Improvement Plan each year which serves as a blue print for identifying areas of need and plan to improve.  The plan includes measurable goals for school accountability as well as continued improvement.  The School Advisory Council serves as an integral part of the plan.  All SAC meetings are open to the public should you want to learn more and be involved in the continual improvement process at Bay Elementary School.      

Meet the teacher

June 13, 2018

Meet your teacher!

Please join us Thursday, August 9th to meet your teachers for the 2018-19 school year. Bay Elementary Principal Meredith Spence, BES teachers & staff along with WCSD personnel will also be on hand to answer any back to school questions you might have. Please note the following times to meet for your child's grade level. 

Kindergarten 8:30-9:30 a.m.
1st & 2nd Grades 10:00-11:00 a.m.
3rd & 4th Grades 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

See you August 9th!

3rd Grade

Supply List

2018-19

*Please do not write names on items

  • Backpack
  • 1 pair of earbud headphones
  • 1 two inch wide 3-ring binder (with front and back pockets)
  • 5 tab dividers, with pockets (plastic preferred)
  • 1 plastic folder
  • 1 pencil box (not pouch)
  • 48 Ticonderoga pencils
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 small personal pencil sharpener
  • 1 box of thin colored highlighters (4 or more)
  • 1 pair of child scissors
  • 1 package of glue sticks
  • 2 packs of wide ruled lined paper
  • 2 spiral notebooks, wide ruled, 2 different colors
  • 8 black Expo markers
  • 2 post-it-note pads

Optional for class:

  • Markers
  • Construction Paper
  • Copy paper (white or color)
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Ziploc bags (gallon or sandwich)

2018-19 1st Grade Supply List 

  • 2 boxes of Dixon Ticonderoga brand pencils
  • 1 pack pink erasers
  • 1 pair Fiskar Scissors
  • 4 packs of 6 count glue sticks
  • 2 boxes of 24 count crayons
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 2 boxes of markers
  • 1 package of dry erase markers
  • 1 package of highlighters
  • 2 solid color plastic pocket folders with brads
  • 4 primary journals (found at Office Depot & on Amazon)
  • 1 plastic pencil box
  • 1 pack of index cards (white or colored)
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pair of over the ear headphones
  • 1 backpack (No rolling backpacks please)

Optional

Boys-

  • Healthy snack to share with the class (goldfish, pretzels, or animal crackers...)
  • Colored copy paper
  • Plastic zip-lock bags (snack, sandwich, or gallon size)
  • Lysol wipes

Girls-

  • Healthy snack to share with the class (goldfish, pretzels, or animal crackers....)
  • Construction paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lysol Spray

2nd Grade

Supply List 

2018-19

  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Erasers
  • Lined Paper
  • Pencils
  • Composition Notebook (2)
  • Scissors
  • Plastic 2 Pocket Folders
  • Pencil Box
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Kleenex
  • Paper Towels
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Spiral Notebooks (2)

*Please note that your child's teacher may ask for additional items.

 Kindergarten Supply List 

2018-19 

  • 1 Box of 64 count Crayola Crayons
  • 1 Box of 8 count jumbo Crayola Crayons
  • 4 Boxes of 24 count Crayola Crayons
  • 1 package of heavyweight construction paper
  • 1 primary Mead journal (with space for a picture, available on Amazon)
  • 1 12X7 Nylon pencil pouch (used for readers)
  • 1 plastic supply box
  • 1 pair of blunt tip scissors
  • 4 packs of 5 count glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of 8 oz. glue
  • 1 pack of pink pearl erasers (large rectangular)
  • 1 pack of black Expo dry erase markers
  • 2 packs of Ticonderoga pencils
  • 2 packs of "My First" Ticonderoga pencils
  • 3 plastic 3 prong folders (1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 red)
  • 1 pack of 10 count Crayola markers
  • 1 backpack (non-rolling)

Appreciated Classroom Items:

  • Kleenex
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Gallon zipper bags
  • Quart zipper bags
  • Baby Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol spray
  • Playdough
  • Shaving cream

4th Grade

Supply List

2018-19

  • 2 (12) packs Ticonderoga pencils (no mechanical pencils)
  • 3 Highlighters
  • 1 pack colored pencils
  • 1 (12) glue sticks
  • 5 (90-120 page) Spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • 1  1 1/2 inch binder
  • 1 pack pink erasers
  • 1 (3x3) post its
  • 3 (hole punched) plastic folders (red, yellow, green)
  • 1 pack wide ruled notebook paper
  • 3 boxes tissues
  • 1 pack 3x5 cards
  • 1 large pencil pouch for a binder
  • 1 pack clear page protectors
  • 1 scissors
  • 1 Lysol wipes
  • 1 pack of 5 subject binder dividers

Wish List

  • Paper Towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Construction paper

Every month, Mr. A. Russll Hughes, the Superintendent of Walton County Schools will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month Superintendent Hughes congratulates the 2018 graduates, and shares the exciting results of U.S. News and... World Reports "Best High Schools". Mr. Hughes also discusses summer safety and encourages students and their parents to engage in activities to help avoid loss of learning. 

Please watch and share to help us spread the grest news about Walton County School District!