May 01 2018
On Friday, April 27th Second graders at West DeFuniak Elementary school participated in a Sensory Bio Blitz conducted by the Emerald Coast Science Center. Students were asked to become scientists working in the field and began exploring the natural world around them. They were asked to use their senses such as hearing, seeing, smelling, and touching. The students went on a scavenger hunt to find certain plants and animals with specified characteristics. The students had a blast exploring the nature walk trails at the school, as well as finding some wild creatures in their natural habitats. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
30A Bike Shop Owner Josh Foreman and Coworker Tommy Lindsey donated a brand new bike to a very deserving student in Ms. Donnita Carroll’s classroom on Friday, April 27, 2018. Kyle Cooper bought $40 worth of tickets for a chance to win a bicycle and unselfishly gave many of them to friends in his class. Kyle didn’t have the winning ticket, but one of the tickets he purchased and gave to one of his friends was the winner! Kyle was so excited that is friend won and didn’t have one moment of sadness that he wasn’t the one going home with a new bike. When Mr. Foreman and Mr. Lindsey heard about Kyle’s selfless actions and genuine support of his friends, they wanted to make sure that Kyle had his own brand new bike. Ms. Carroll, Kyle’s Teacher, and Mrs. Karley Leach, Teacher Aide, are very thankful for the act of kindness shown to Kyle by Mr. Foreman and Mr. Lindsey. We are very fortunate to have people and businesses like these in our community! Walton County School District extends special thanks to 30A Bike Shop for their investment in the lives of our students!
Submitted by Angela Vance
Congratulations to Freeport High School's Case Woodard for being designated First team all-state, as awarded by The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops!
Congratulations to the Walton County Academic Team for Success in Commissioner's Academic Challenge!
Apr 30 2018
Coach Terri Shelley, Josh Permenter (WHS), Coach Carla Griffith
Jasmine Sumpter (Seacoast), Jordan Nichols (SWHS), Nadia Bock (SWHS), Malcolm Griffith (FHS)
The Walton Academic Team attended the Commissioner's Academic Challenge from April 19th - 21st in Orlando, Florida. After coming in second out of 5 teams in their room (4th out of 15 teams) in the first round, they advanced immediately to the semi-finals. The team worked very well together and all of the participants answered questions during the competition. They stayed in the top three teams in the semi-finals until the last round, where they were bumped out of the finals by a 3 question margin. They enjoyed the experience and the underclassman, with some experience under their belt, are very excited and hopeful to get the chance to return again next year.
Apr 30 2018
Ellis Island comes to life at WDE! From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Second grade students at WDE had the unique opportunity to experience life as an immigrant. This included choosing a foreign country, new name, and reason for immigrating to America. Students experienced waiting in a long line to enter Ellis Island, going through a medical exam, and a questioning session with an Ellis Island official who determined whether or not they could enter the United States for a better life.
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
Apr 30 2018
Apr 30 2018
After completing Unit 6 in ReadyGen Community Helpers, we flipped our classroom to celebrate National Superhero Day! Today was all about superheroes...superhero sentences, superhero word families, superhero books, and superhero stories of our own! Check out our SUPER fun day!
Submitted by Nancy Currie
Apr 27 2018
Pictured (L to R): Assistant Coach - Samantha Martin, Assistant Coach - Andy Norris, Hannah Cain, Cadence Perez, Megan Davis, Ashlyn Hall, Camryn Brazile, Genesis Long, Mya Young, Assistant Coach - Kevin Bryan, Sadie Varnum, Kyrstyn Head, Jordyn Bradley, Head Coach - Jeff Bradley, and Michaela Cain. On Ground (L to R): Paiyton Perry and Hailee Bryan.
Submitted by Kalli McMillan