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Maude Saunders welcomed 329 Dads to school on September 22nd as part of Florida’s State Initiative to get fathers involved in their children’s academic life.  The dads at Maude Saunders helped plant vegetables and herbs, built diaramas, created solar systems, built boats and planes, launched rockets, simulated oil spills, and much more.  Several Walton County Sheriff’s deputies also participated as male role models to students whose dads were unable to attend.  Submitted by Krisy Spence.

During the Freeport High School girls volleyball game Sept 22, 2016 with Bozeman, a Bozeman player became short of breath.  FHS players rallied with Bozeman players to show their support of their ill teammate.  An article featuring this event can be found at http://www.newsherald.com/news/20160924/freeport-volleyball-team-puts-bozeman-player-first . Submitted by Patty Woodard.
The Walton High School Band performed on Saturday September 24th at 4pm at the Rehobeth Marching Classic at Rehobeth High School in Dothan Alabama.  The band was adjudicated by professionals from around the Tri-State area in the following categories: Color Guard, Percussion, Drum Major, Music, General Effect, and Marching.  The band received straight Superior Ratings in all categories! Submitted by Chad Robbins, WHS Band Director.

Mossy Head School Reading Night

September 26, 2016

Mossy Head School hosted their annual Title 1 meeting and Reading Night on September 22nd.  Parents visited activity stations with their children and were given different strategies to use at home to help their child reach their reading goals. Each student that attended received a free book to add to their home library.  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

 

Seahawk Baseball was the recipient of a $9,000.00 grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation.  The team will use the funds to purchase two pitching machines, some screens for the batting cage, and other equipment to help improve the baseball facility.  Accepting the donation are Athletic Director Phil Tisa, Adam Richards, Head Coach Nick Borthwick, Paul Stoppert, Hunter Crawley, Tyler Holland, Janet Greeno from St. Joe Community Foundation, Assistant Principal Jimmy Ross and Principal Dr. Alexis Tibbetts.  Thank you St. Joe! Submitted by Barb Stratton.

September Sportsmanship Winners

September 23, 2016

The PE department choses Sportsmanship winners each month from third and fourth grade. The winners for September wereMariah Fields and Gabe Griffin for third grade and Regan Lichtenfels and Tyson Watters for fourth grade. Congratulations!

Kiwanis Students of the month

September 23, 2016

Lucy Shell and Tysen Camargo were recognized at the last Kiwanis meeting as demonstrating extraordinary citizenship. Congratulations!

WDE second grade students explored the "CH" sound using play-doh. This is just one of the various multi-sensory strategies being implemented at WDE to teach language arts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.