MakerSpace students are learning computer programming skills using Sphero robotic balls. The students programmed Sphero to move in a square, change colors, and learned to put geometry skills into practice. The MakerSpace group is an afterschool club composed of about 60 students in 4th and 5th grade. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
Dec 16 2016
The WCSD Food and Nutrition Department has partnered with Nutrislice to create an interactive menu that provides specific information about the WCSD menu such as nutritional content and allergy information. This new virtual menu is perfect for health conscious parents and students looking to make healthy choices for breakfast and lunch, or anyone who wants to learn more about the foods they eat at school. Download the FREE app today to access school menus on your smartphone.
Dec 16 2016
During the weeks of November 28th-December 14th, WDE students were challenged to earn as many 100’s on Accelerated Reader tests as possible. The catch was students were working for a reward for their teacher! Mr. Andy Stafford, a fifth grade teacher, was the recipient of a car detail cleaning! His students made 100% on 515 books during that time. That was an average of 24.5 tests per student. During that time, WDE earned close to 5,000 points for AR. Congratulations to all of the students and teachers! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
Dec 16 2016
Emerald Coast Middle School represented well at the WCSD Science Fair. We congratulate all participants and winners. We thank Mrs. Nancy Parker for her excellent support of these students. Also, we send gratitude to the Stingray families for their continued support as we continue to strive for academic excellence.
1st place: Feeling Salty, Grace Liles ECMS $100
1st Place: Formidable Frigid Magnet, Joseph Sills ECMS $100
3rd Place: Are You Blue?, Eden Kuykendall ECMS $75
3rd Place: Don’t Burst My Bubble, Pia Paval ECMS $75
Honorable Mention: Growing Greens, Keeley Mears ECMS $50
1st Place: Bio Char, Barrett Waldrop ECMS $100
Honorable Mention: Back to School Bacteria, Cody Ryles-Endres ECMS $50
3rd Place: Disinfecting Contaminated H2O, Mackenzie Petty, ECMS $75
Honorable Mention: Water World H20 + Earth, Isabella Rose ECMS $50
Honorable Mention: Heating Up!, Jessie Miller ECMS $50
Carlene Anderson Emeritus Award (in honor of David Jeselnik) – Grace Liles $100
Choctawhatchee Hemerocallis Society Botanical Award – Barrett Waldrop $50
Submitted by Angela Vance.
VRB Choral Students Spread a Little Cheer to the Patients of Grand Boulevard Health and Rehabilitation Center
Dec 15 2016
Dec 15 2016
4th grade students in Mrs. McLaney and Mrs. Adams’ classes participated in the Pirates Christmas program on December 13, 2016. The play was about Santa and his Elves taking a well-deserved vacation from the North Pole to their “Island Christmas”. When out of nowhere Pirates come and surround them singing “Pirates All Are We”. These pirates know nothing about Christmas and end up hitching a ride with Santa to the North Pole to plunder his treasure only to find that Christmas is a time of giving, not taking. Once these pirates grasp the “true” meaning of Christmas they are able to participate in singing Blimey Carols and have A Pirates’ Christmas. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
Mr. Marvin Tweedy’s class at WDE gets into the “Anchor’s Away” theme of the school year by building a Knex anchor, fish, and a jellyfish. They are learning to how to work as a team and follow written directions. Special thanks to Deputy Matt Key for donating the Knex blocks. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
SWHS Student Received the Superintendent Mr. Hughes Award for Outstanding Project in the Biological Science Category
Dec 14 2016
Our WCSD Science Fair Awards Ceremony was held on December 8th. Approximately 150 students from 6 schools participated in this year's Science Fair on December 6th.
Congratulations to all of our Walton County Science Fair Award recipients!
Sikes Wilson (pictured) from South Walton High School received the Superintendent Mr. Hughes Award for an outstanding project in the Biological Category, "How does the type of milk affect plant growth." Sikes also won 1st place in the Senior Biological category.
A special thank you to our participants and their families, our Science Teachers, Judges, the Choctawhatchee Hemerocallis Society and Darius Paul
We hope to see you next year!
Additional pictures from the WCSD Science Fair may be found on the WCSD Facebook Page. Submitted by Crystal Appel.