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Third grade makes Science Projects on Solar System

The 3rd grade classes have been learning all about the Solar System.  Several students decided to do creative projects to expand their knowledge on the planets, the Sun, and the entire Solar System.

Kindergarten celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style!

On Friday, May 8, Kindergarten held their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.  They made brightly colored hats and vests, they ate tacos and chips, and enjoyed activities to learn about the culture of Mexico.

Third graders at Blountstown Elementary studying energy

Third grade students have been learning about different types of energy.  This week they learned about wind power being kinetic energy of air flow which creates mechanical or electrical power. They had to use this knowledge to construct a wind powered car. For the final step, they raced their cars to see who created the […]

BES 5th grade holds pep rally

On Friday, April 10, the 5th grade teacher held a Pep Rally for our students who will take the ELA Assessment test starting Monday. They played the “Minute to Win It” games and then they were treated to snow cones!  It was a great Pep Rally.

Alicia Goodman honored with ‘Make Their Day Better’ award

CALHOUN COUNTY – Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced that Alicia Goodman was recently recognized as the recipient of the “Make Their Day Better” award. This monthly award was instituted by Superintendent Yoder to recognize individuals that make a difference in the day of fellow staff members, students and/or parents. Alicia has been […]

Drone Day at BES

Fourth and fifth grade classes at Blountstown Elementary School got a special treat when Laban Bontrager of Bristol visited and demonstrated The Journal’s drone camera by doing a flyover at the school Friday. Ashley Everett’s class was studying drones when she noticed some photos he had taken with one in a recent issue of the […]

Blountstown, Altha High Schools earn high marks

Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced improved school grades for Calhoun County’s high schools, as reported by the Florida Department of Education in its annual release of school grades. Altha Public School’s “B” grade was a one-letter grade improvement from the previous school year. Altha School was one of only five K-12 schools […]


W.R. Tolar open house to be held this Friday The W.R. Tolar staff is excited and ready to welcome students back for the 2014-2015 school year. Students and their families are invited to Open House on Friday, Aug. 15 from 3 - 5 p.m. This will be a time for students to find their classrooms and […]

Ashley Everette receives Shine Award from Gov. Scott

On March 18, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized three outstanding North Florida educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards.   The teachers were recently named District Teachers of the Year for their respective counties. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have positively helped […]

Altha School and Blountstown Elementary kids learn about fire safety

October is National Fire Safety Month and last week Altha School’s Kindergarten, first and second grades visited the Altha Fire Department. The students enjoyed touring the fire station, seeing the fire truck and many of the tools and devices the fire fighters use in keeping them safe. The kids also learned safety tips including; don’t […]