Mar 04 2019
Participating VPK locations: Paxton, Freeport Elem, WISE Center – DeFuniak Springs, Van R. Butler, and Mossy Head schools.
Parents MUST register students at the school the students will be attending in the Fall or Spring. Registration will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on the following dates:
v March 4 – Wise Center- DeFuniak Springs
v March 5 – Mossy Head School
v March 6 – Freeport Elementary
v March 7 – Paxton School
v March 8 – Van R. Butler Elementary (Fall VPK Registration will be at Van R Butler Elem, but the site location will be determined at a later date.)
Program dates and hours are dependent upon options offered at your school choice.
Full-Day program for 1 semester – FREE – Fall or Spring for 6 1/2 hours per day.
- Ø Fall Semester – August 2019 to December 2019
- Ø Spring Semester – January 2020 to May 2020
Full-Year Half-Day program – FREE – for 3 1/4 hours per day
For full-year, half-day students, schools will be offering Extended Child Care Services for $50.00 per week per the Walton County School District Calendar. This program offers parents the free 3.25 hours of VPK and additional hours of paid child care services.
Parents will be notified of their child’s enrollment status following the enrollment period.
Must have the following documents to register:
- VPK Child Eligibility and Enrollment Certificate from the Early Learning Coalition – Apply at the following website: https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com
Please allow up to 5 business days for application review/approval
- Original Birth Certificate (child’s birthday must be from 2/2/14 – 9/1/15)
- Florida School Ready Physical (less than 1 year of your child's school entry date)
- Florida Immunization Record on Form 680
- Proof of Florida Residency
For more information, call (850) 892-1111
Mar 04 2019
Every year, in Mrs. Sammie Watson's 8th World Geography class, students pick a country that they "adopt" for the year. Recently, the students were assigned a project in which they had to bring in food that was to replicate the flag of their country. The students did an excellent job and the flags were delicious!
Submitted by Kalli McMillan
This past month, for Black History Month, Mrs. Trinidad's Spanish students decorated her classroom door to celebrate this important month and show students examples of some of the people who changed our country (and world) for the better. The door specifically features Cuban singer Celia Cruz, the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, who was awarded a National Medal of Arts. Submitted by Kalli McMillan
Mar 01 2019
Liam Lewis and Paislee Hannah from Mrs. Donna Timmons’ Kindergarten Class at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed working together on a STEM project to encourage building and balancing. Students were asked to discover ways to make a “balance”. The students had one cup, one popsicle stick and one box of candy to use to make their “balances”. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
Fifth grade music students wrote content-based thank you letters to the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra after visiting the performance of Peter vs. the Wolf. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this truly joyful experience. Submitted by Cathy Drake
Hope Green and Jetta Alt - Finished letters
First Draft- Stephen Holmes
Brainstorming! London Hughes and Sarah Shafer
Feb 28 2019
4th and 5th grade students at WDE got to experience what it is like to be in an aquifer. They visited the Water Ventures trailer with guides Carly Todd and Julianne Werts. Students learned about Florida’s 900 springs, Florida’s ecosystems, all about the water cycle as well as experiencing hands on activities. Students also learned about water conservation and how they can do their part to help save the Earth’s water supply and protect Florida’s natural resources. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins