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WDE Learns Mosquito Control

February 19, 2016

Submitted by Pam Leavins, WDE

Students in third grade at West DeFuniak Elementary had the opportunity to hear from North Walton Mosquito Control on the mosquito’s life cycle, types of mosquitos in our area, ways they prevent illness from spreading, and ways to spot areas where mosquitos can lay their eggs.

Submitted by Cindy Neale, Paxton School

Paxton Boys Basketball Regional Champs!

This is a historical moment for our Paxton Bobcats. It has been 42 years since our boys basketball team has competed at the state level.

Submitted by Leigh Glenn, Emerald Coast Middle School

Congratulations to ECMS Regional Science Fair participants for their awards.

M. Camaret – 2nd Place

M. Post – 3rd Place

G. A. Mottola – Honorable Mention

C. Bailey - Honorable Mention

S. Gilliam - Honorable Mention

K. Dargavell - Honorable Mention / Special Award - $15

M. Gilmore – Summer Chemistry Camp

Submitted by Leigh Glenn, Emerald Coast Middle School

ECMS Perennial Math Team Member Jireh Paul (pictured left) was recently recognized for earning a near perfect score on the January test.  She is now on the Perennial Math Website “Wall of Fame.”

Students participated in the final national competition on Friday, Feb. 19th, and the team did very well. Ava Razavi (pictured right) won special honors for earning a near perfect score on the February test. Ava will be featured on the “Wall of Fame” on the Perennial Math website. 

More Alaqua Pictures

February 17, 2016

More pictures of the money that the student council was able to raise for Alaqua. 
Our student council collected money for the Alaqua over the past month. They were able to raise and donate a total of $756.77 through their efforts.

Mrs. Stuart's second grade class at Van R. Butler Elementary School recently participated in the 2016 Florida Chautauqua Assembly. This year's theme was "A Journey into America: Life since Leave it to Beaver." Mrs. Stuart's class won second place in the Chautauqua Assembly's People's Choice Awards. The class exhibit showcased the difference between segregation and integration. They really enjoyed researching and digging deeper into what life would have been like for game changers like Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and even Thurgood Marshall. 

Submitted by Darlene Paul, West DeFuniak Elementary School

The Atlantic Coast Theater performed for students at West DeFuniak Elementary School.  Students enjoyed “The Mysterious Smile of Mona Lisa” which explored the art, science and music of the original Renaissance Man, Leonardo Da Vinci.

Submitted by Darlene Paul, West DeFuniak Elementary School

West Defuniak Elementary facilitated their own teacher-led professional development on Friday, February 12th. Teachers were able to  choose from a variety of different sessions to attend, based on their needs.  These sessions included teacher collaboration, student engagement, and using technology in the classroom. They also had the opportunity to participate in EdCamp and network with colleagues who had similar interests or concerns.  Teachers left the professional development feeling inspired and truly excited!

 

Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School

The WHS band had a great showing this past Friday and Saturday! 

Friday, Feb. 12, we had Solo & Ensemble, which is where students perform solos and small ensembles for a judge to receive a rating.  Last year WHS did not send any students, but this year we had a total of 14.  Thirteen students received a Superior Rating (highest possible), and one student received Excellent (second highest possible rating).

 

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the WHS Winter Guard had another great show at Escambia High School in Pensacola.  Competing in a bigger class than the previous week against schools such as Tate, Milton, Pace, and Choctawhatchee, our group placed 3rd
 

Thank you for your continued support of the WHS band!