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Sixth Grade Requirements

Sixth grade students are required to complete and earn credit for the four core academic courses:  Math 1, Language Arts 1, Science 1, and World History.  In addition to these courses, students are also required to complete a Physical Education course.  If necessary, Reading is also offered to students.  Here at Freeport Middle School, we also offer Advanced Math, Advanced Language Arts, Advanced Science, and Advanced World History.  It is ultimately the determination of the Guidance Counselor, Ms. Benner, for a students placement in advanced academics based on grades, discipline history, and FCAT scores.

Meet the Sixth Grade Teachers

Mrs. Brenda Farris

Advanced Math & Science

Email:  farrisb@walton.k12.fl.us 

Remind: Text @scifarris to 81010 (Science). Text @mathfarris to 81010 (Math). Text @avidfarris to 81010 (AVID).

Mrs. Farris was born and raised in Texas, and spent summers in Walton County while growing up. After high school, Mrs. Farris attended Northwest Florida State College, where she graduated with a degree in Middle Grades Math Education.

Mrs. Shannon Morrison

Math & Advanced Science

Email: morrissh@walton.k12.fl.us

Remind: text @fe78kc to 81010.

Mrs. Morrison is a Walton County native, born and raised in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She is a graduate of Walton High School. Mrs. Morrison holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and master’s degrees in Educational Leadership, both earned from the University of West Florida. She also has a master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. She has twenty-six years teaching experience with Walton County School District.

Mrs. Morrison is married with three active high school students. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with her family on the bay or at the beach. She believes that saltwater heals the soul.

A quote that Mrs. Morrison holds dear: “The secret to education lies in respecting the student.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mr. Martin Vickers

English Language Arts & Advanced English Language Arts

Email:  vickersm@walton.k12.fl.us

Remind: Text @vickela to 81010 (ELA). Text @vickadvela to 81010 (Advanced ELA).

Mr. Vickers was born at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  He is a graduate of Crestview High School in Crestview, Florida.   Mr. Vickers went on to earn a B.A. in English/Liberal Arts with a minor in Professional Education from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.  He taught 7th grade ELA and science prior to teaching 6th grade ELA.  Mr. Vickers holds certifications in English 6-12 and Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9 and is ESOL Endorsed.  Mr. Vickers is very passionate about helping students develop a love for all aspects of English Language Arts: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.     

Mr. Dan Wilkerson

World History, Advanced World History, & Grade Level Chair

Email:  wilkersond@walton.k12.fl.us

Remind: Text @wcult6th to 81010.

Mr. Wilkerson is a Walton County native (born in DeFuniak Springs).  He graduated from Marianna High School in Marianna, Florida, and attended FSU and UWF.  Mr. Wilkerson has been a middle school teacher for over twenty years.