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Kindergarten students at West Defuniak Elementary enjoyed a fun filled day at the Rocking BAB Ranch. Students explored the farm and learned many new things about the animals.  Student pictured is Skylar Lawrence from Mrs. Amanda McKee's Class.

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

We are a District and Community of passionate compassion for children and families! Just look at the items the staff, faculty, students and community have waiting for our displaced children as families come to Bay Elementary School due to Hurricane Michael!

A huge thank you goes to Jasmyn "Jazzy" Gomez for helping get donations of Halloween candy for Emerald Coast Technical College's Trunk or Treat tomorrow at Cottondale Elementary school. In the midst of destruction and tragedy, we hope to bring a little happiness and fun to the kids tomorrow! 

Jazzy is a student at Emerald Coast Middle School and the reigning Junior Miss Walton County.  Submitted by Trecia Meadows

The 8th grade Advanced World Geography students created posters representing the 8 Traits of Culture. Students had to focus on their specific trait and show knowledge of how that trait was expressed globally. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

WDE Apple Tasting

October 30, 2018

Mrs. Donna Timmons’ kindergarten class at WDE recently experienced apple tasting! Students learned that apples have different tastes, compared the different tastes, and decided which flavor of apple they liked best. Students recorded their experience in a scientific manner by  creating a graph of their favorite apples.  The class also enjoyed making and tasting fresh applesauce. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

This past Friday, PHS hosted their annual Trick or Trunk on campus. The event was open to students and other members of the community. Trick or Trunk gives parents a chance to bring their children to a safe place to go trick-or-treating. The PHS middle and high school grades, clubs, and sports team members welcomed trick-or-treaters dressed in their themed costumed and passed out tons of candy. It was another EPIC Trick or Trunk for the Bobcat family.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan

NASA recently allowed Paxton School's eighth grade science students to program a space camera onboard the International Space Station to take pictures of landforms on Earth as part of the EarthKam program. They were able to snap this photograph of the San Martin Lake, nestled in the snowy Andes in the southern region of Argentina. The San Martin is the deepest lake in the Americas at a depth of 836 meters. The unique finger shape of the lake is formed by a series of flooded valleys. Congratulations to the students for carefully examining the Space Station groundtracks and programming the camera to take this photograph as the Space Station flew by. 

Submitted by Heather Stewart and Kalli McMillan

Science comes to life at West DeFuniak Elementary School’s annual Vocabulary Parade on Friday, October 26, 2018.
Students completed the projected in phases throughout the month of October.
Words used for the science themed event were selected from grade level curriculum.
Each students spent time at home planning out their costume and creating a word sign.
Prior to the parade, students made special presentations to their class about the word they selected.
It was an exciting month of learning and fun that culminated into an amazing parade of words.
Special thanks to our WDE parents for helping their children make such fabulous costumes.
Submitted by Darlene Paul
            
              

This past Saturday the Walton High School Marching Braves Band attended the Pea River Marching Band Classic in Elba, AL where they competed against 11 other bands from across the Southeast performing their 2018 production entitled Fractured Mind. In prelims the band awards received Best in Class 1A Band, Colorguard, and Drum Major and qualified to compete in the Finals competition that night. In finals the Band once again received Best in Class 1A Band, Colorguard, and Drum Major. In addition, the Band placed 3rdPlace overall with a final score of 88.020 and the Colorguard place 1stPlace overall with a final score of 97.000.