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2nd graders at West DeFuniak Elementary participated in planting potatoes in a grade level garden. The students were able to individually plant their own potatoes. Students learned that potatoes are usually planted first in a spring garden and what the criteria is for planting potatoes. The students had a blast working in the garden and getting a little dirty! Students are excited to see how well their plants will grow in their garden this year.  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

4th and 5th grade students at WDE got to experience what it is like to be in an aquifer. They visited the Water Ventures trailer with guides Carly Todd and Julianne Werts. Students learned about Florida’s 900 springs, Florida’s ecosystems, all about the water cycle as well as experiencing hands on activities. Students also learned about water conservation and how they can do their part to help save the Earth’s water supply and protect Florida’s natural resources. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

WDE Water Ventures

WDE Water Ventures 

 WDE Water Ventures

DEAR Day at WDE

February 28, 2019

WDE recently celebrated DEAR Day. DEAR stands for “Drop Everything and Read.” It is a time to celebrate student literacy and encourages students and adults to make reading a priority in their lives. This month, first grade students continued the spirit of DEAR Day and made daily reading an important part of their regular schedule. To add to this excitement, students have seen their hard work pay off by finally reaching their AR goal of 30 points and receiving their AR shirt! First graders are excited to continue on with a heart for reading, and look forward to seeing how they can grow throughout the rest of the year! submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Owens Class: Bryson Parker, Tynleigh Simmons, Shelby Donaldson, Aubree Anderson, Aubree McLeod

Sconiers Class: Caleb N. 

Sconiers Class: Aaron Grace H. Nyiana R. 

MSE 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents attended FSA Parent Information Meetings on February 25th and 26th. Guidance Counselor, Lisa Jones, and grade level teachers provided information that enables parents to help their children feel more confident and prepared for the upcoming state assessments.  Submitted by Krisy Spence

Students in Mrs. Pryor's fifth grade class build their conceptual understanding of volume by composing and decomposing rectangular prisms. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison

MSE's ACE Council spent last Saturday cleaning up the courtyard and preparing the area for a Spring garden. Thank you, students, parents, and sponsors for your hard work! Submitted by Krisy Spence

ACE Clean Up Day 3

ACE Clean Up Day

The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting sea turtle conservation through awareness and education for the residents and more than 3 million visitors to Walton County. Today, they shared information about sea turtle conservation with MSE fifth graders.  The students learned about the different types of sea turtles, their life cycle, and how we can help protect them.  In March, the students will attend a field trip where they will simulate the life of sea turtles at one of Walton County’s beautiful beaches. Thank you, Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, for this opportunity!  Submitted by Krisy Spence

Congratulations to the Paxtn Bobcats. After their 57-52 victory against Graceville, they are headed to the state tournament in Lakeland. Good luck, Bobcats!

        NWFSC Career Planning Services visited Ms. Lyday's classes to match the students' personalities to the professions best suited for them.  Ms. DiCesare's juniors were also able to participate and access this valuable resource to help them plan for their future in college and beyond.  Submitted by Patty Woodard