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ECMS Staff-  The Boy's Soccer Team completed an undefeated season, 12-0 over the weekend.  They won their tournament games on Saturday in Freeport by scores of 8-0 over Seaside and 5-0 over Lewis Middle School of Niceville.  The final goal total was 85 goals scored by ECMS and ( just as astounding is that) they only allowed 4 goals ALL YEAR!  They are the Northwest Florida Middle School Champions!  If you have any of the following players in your class, please congratulate them on a remarkable season.


Zach Pendleton

Ashton Brennan

Dylan Ortiz

Chase Maas

Conor Wright

JR Graham

Tanner Howell

Tommy Dunn

Rob Guss

Bryce Southerland

Beau Adams

Ernie Castellanos

Pablo Robles

Christopher Mauricio

Trey Toups

Nick Pendleton

Kieran Yra

Zander Cobb

Caden Cassillo

Arturo Cobo

Luke Messer

The results of the Walton County District Science Fair Awards. As you can see, ECMS did very well. These students will be competing in the Regional Panhandle Science Fair in February.

Congratulations to all!

Junior Physical

1st place: Feeling Salty, Grace Liles ECMS $100

1st Place: Formidable Frigid Magnet, Joseph Sills ECMS $100

3rd Place: Are You Blue?, Eden Kuykendall ECMS $75

3rd Place: Don’t Burst My Bubble, Pia Paval ECMS $75

Honorable Mention: Growing Greens, Keeley Mears ECMS $50

Junior Biological

1st Place: Bio Char, Barrett Waldrop ECMS $100

Honorable Mention: Back to School Bacteria, Cody Ryles-Endres ECMS $50

Junior Environmental

3rd Place: Disinfecting Contaminated H2O, Mackenzie Petty, ECMS $75

Honorable Mention: Water World H20 + Earth, Isabella Rose ECMS $50

Honorable Mention: Heating Up!, Jessie Miller ECMS $50


Carlene Anderson Emeritus Award (in honor of David Jeselnik) – Grace Liles $100

Choctawhatchee Hemerocallis Society Botanical Award – Barrett Waldrop $50


Food and Nutrition Services-Technology  Update



An Interactive Menu


The WCSD Food and Nutrition Department has partnered with Nutrislice to create an interactive menu that provides specific information about the WCSD menu such as nutritional content and allergy information. This new virtual menu is available on the district website at Click on the parent or student tab and then click the link to menu.  The Nutrislice menu is perfect for health conscious parents and students looking to make healthy choices for breakfast and lunch, or anyone who wants to learn more about the foods they eat at school. Download the FREE app today to access school menus on your smartphone. Search for “Nutrislice”. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Thank you for the wonderful job you do safely transporting our ECMS students to and from school every day!  We are lucky to have such wonderful bus drivers at ECMS and appreciate them very much. 


(L to R):  Marie Thornton, Charles Dodson, Sara Disler, Bob Fowler, Kathleen Corneliuson, James Harl, Cynthia Bickley, Jimmy Harrison, Elsie Powers-Coursey, Bruce Coursey, Candy Bodie (Assistant Principal)


Not Pictured:  Tom Mendez, Amelia Kirkland, Tammy Grigson, Angela Fields, Jack Cornelius


It was such a wonderful treat to come to school this Monday morning to find this awesome display of art and appreciation. The art combined with the kind words each student expressed is truly a gift for all who experience it. Thank you to Mrs. Rhea and the Awesome Stingray Art Students!!!


5th Grade Tropicana Finalists

November 10, 2016

Back Row (L to R):  Patrick Chimento, Kaitlyn Christensen, Allison Hoge, Adley Schnell, Mary Kate Adams Front Row (L to R):  Isabella Carter, Auburn Hamer (3rd Place), Collin Tipton (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Jordyn Velasco


November 3, 2016

WCSD Superintendent Mrs. Anderson made a visit to Emerald Coast Middle School this morning and stopped by the ECMS 2016 Science Fair led by Mrs. Nancy Parker. 8th Grade students were being interviewed about their projects by community volunteers. Winners will be announced later this week. 


Pictured left to right: Mrs. Nancy Parker, Superintendent Anderson and ECMS Principal, Mr. Jeff Infinger:


Project Title


Arthur, Lindy

Soiled Waters


Edwards, Summer

Swimming Safe?


Kuykendall, Eden

Are You Blue?

Food Chemistry

Liles, Grace

Feeling Salty


Van Oudtshoorn, Alexis

Has the Magician Been Fooling you with Virtual Images?


Burgis, Bailey

Save the Strawberries

Food Chemistry

Crawley, Ferrell

From Bitter to Sweet

Food Chemistry

Cunningham, Tobie

Yeast vs Yeast

Food Chemistry

Dunn, Meghan

Delete the Meat?

Food Chemistry

Epplin, Xavier

Sugar vs Ants

Biological Science

Marshall, Riley

Quick Sip!

Food Chemistry

Motter, Aaron



Paval, Pia

Don't burst My Bubble


Pettitt, Cole



Plunk, Eric

The Shocking Truth About Soil Electrical Conduction

Physical Science

Waldrop, Barrett


Biological Science

Young, Naomi

Keeping My Apples Fresh

Food Chemistry

Mears, Keeley

Growing Greens

Biological Science

Miller, Jessie

Heating UP!

Earth Science

Petty, Mackenzie

Disinfecting Contaminated H2O


Ryles-Endres, Cody

Back to School Bacteria

Biological Science

Sills, Joseph

Formidable Frigid Magnet

Physical Science

Williams, Addison

Cool Crystals


Fields, Catherine

Light it UP

Physical Science

Messer, Luke

Environmental Math


Rose, Isabella

Water World H2O + Earth

Earth Science

Scott, Skylar

When Air Masses Collide

Earth Science

Garcia, Noelle

Soil Side Affects

Earth Science

We are proud to announce that the girls finished in 1st place at the state meet out of over 40 teams. The boys finished 8th out of over 50 teams.