October 28, 2019
Superintendent Hughes spends time at WDE in the Fine Arts and 1st Grade area today! Students were working on their Red Words, Picasso and other rigorous subject matter.
Mr. Hight was galvanizing Core Mathematical Content with Number Value, patterns and fractions through music instruction at West DeFuniak Elementary during Superintendent Hughes' visit!
Spending time at Rocking B&B Ranch was all it should be for Superintendent Hughes and our Bay School PreK Center Students. We had a blast!
In recognition of City Government Week, Chief Hurley and Mayor Campbell visited Walton High School on October 24 to speak with our social studies students. Thank you, Chief and Mayor!
Boeing Electrical Engineer Ian Weaver visited Paxton High School’s aerospace career academy this week to speak with students about his career in engineering. One of 45,000 engineers at Boeing, he has worked much of his career in the development of the flight controls of the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor military aircraft capable of vertical and short takeoff and landing. A huge thank you to Mr. Weaver for taking time to share his expertise with our students!
The State Wide standards tour was hosted by the WCSD last evening at Walton High School. Chancellor Jacob Oliva and Vice Chancellor Paul Burns and the FLDOE members enlightened attendees on the direction of the new standards, and fielded questions from all who desired to share their thoughts as the state works towards dissolving Common Core as directed by Governor Ron Desantis. Over 100 attendees participated to include six(6) Panhandle Superintendents, Administrators, teachers, community members and students. Representing our WCSB Members are Jason Catalano and Marsha Winegarner. FES Principal Kristen Lewis and TSA Laurie Campbell are pictured with Superintendent Hughes.
Congratulations to this year's 2019 Homecoming Queen and King, Jenna Adams and Austin Thacker, as well as to the Court attendants and escorts!
Reading students recently worked as detectives in Mrs. Amber Proffitt's seventh grade class at Walton Middle School. Students closely and carefully read a set of texts for evidence regarding how Edgar Allen Poe died. Through this CSI-style lesson, students investigated Poe's childhood, military years, writing career, and his death. Students used their investigative reasoning skills to formulate a theory about Poe's mysterious demise. The historical lesson was intriguing and challenging--an ideal combination for engagement and learning.
ECMS Art students adapted several math skills in their current collage and painting lessons through the use of protractors, t-compasses, and stencils. These techniques enhanced both their drawing of geometric shapes and understanding of spatial concepts. These thumbnail sketches and collage brainstorming pieces were also inspired by the art of 19th century abstract painter Sonia Delaunay, and will develop into final paintings.
The study of symmetrical balance was also explored while learning about the current migration of the monarch butterfly through our area. Overall, this connection between math, science and art encouraged students to use their creativity to bring awareness to the annual journey monarch butterflies take through our area every fall and the importance of preserving such a colorful, delicate species.