Mrs. Reinke's 8th grade science students recently worked cooperatively to use digital thermometers connected to computers to collect data on exothermic chemical reactions. After putting vinegar on a piece of steel wool, and the program recorded the temperature every half second and plotted it on a graph. Students enjoyed this hands-on learning opportunity that combined science and technology. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
WCSD School Board members congratulate the Walton County School District Teacher and Educational Support Professional of the Year
Jan 30 2017
Jan 30 2017
5th grade students at Maude Saunders Elementary presented their first Genius Hour projects. These students are provided time each day to research a topic they are passionate about. Students then create a presentation of their choice to present to their peers. Brooke Oxley created a volcano and demonstrated how volcanoes erupt. Submitted by Brianna Leavins.
Superintendent Hughes gave special recognition to the Teacher of the Year and the Educational Support Professional selected by the District Offices. Megan Dailey, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with the district, received the Teacher of the Year award. Sue Brack, with 27 years as a bookkeeper in the district, received the Educational Support Professional of the Year award.
Mr. Hughes and all the staff at the District Offices wish their congratulations and appreciation to these two very important members of our team! Submitte by Keitha Bledsoe.
Students in Mrs. Anderson's 4th grade class studied line plots using marshmallow math. Students tossed their marshmallows on a number line while one classmate recorded the distance each marshmallow traveled. Students then worked together to create line plots using the data. Submitted by Brianna Leavins.
Dr. Richard Thomas, D.D.S., presented a character re-enactment of the famous Wild West dentist/law-man “Doc” Holliday at Maude Saunders Elementary school and Paxton School. The visit was sponsored by the Florida Chautauqua Association as part of their Winter Assembly educational activities. Dr. Thomas brought with him several original artifacts from the life of James Henry “Doc” Holliday, to include period dental tools, and Holliday’s actual foot-powered pedal drill. He also had with him Holliday's appointment "book," an ivory fan with one blade per day of the week on which appointments were penciled in. The book includes traces of Holliday's handwriting. Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.