Superintendent Hughes stopped in at Mossy Head School to check on ALL the Super Heroes on the loose on Halloween, while amazing instruction and student interaction is happening in EPIC3 Fashion. It really is “SCARY” to see how “SPOOKTACULAR” our teachers, students, teachers and staff are in the WCSD!
Oct 31 2019
Pre-K students from the WISE Center got a jump-start on trick-or-treating at WHS Thursday morning! Students went by the front office, where they were given Halloween candy. Then they made their way to the cafeteria, where they were (of course) given MORE candy!
Shout-out to Mrs. Zodrow's early childhood students and Key Club for making this event a memorable experience for these children.
"It was many and many a year ago, / In a kingdom by the sea, / That a maiden there lived whom you may know / By the name of ANNABEL LEE." ~ "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe
It was not many and many a year ago (just Halloween 2019), in a classroom at Walton Middle School, that two teachers there taught whom you may know, by the names of Mr. Brendon Murphy and Mrs. Rachel Jones.
It is no secret that middle school students over-indulge in sugary treats and are overly excited the day of Halloween. Knowing this, sixth grade ELA teachers Mrs. Jones and Mr. Murphy decided to creatively join forces, designing and co-teaching a close and careful reading of the complex text "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe--the perfect poem for October 31st. The teachers combined classes in Mrs. Jones' room and took turns guiding students' understanding of the poem's theme with text dependent questions and tasks. The teachers even incorporated whole brain teaching techniques to help students understand internal and external conflicts operating in the poem. Though the room was full, students worked hard to understand the mystical, somber poem's key ideas and details and the author's craft and structure through his use of repetition and rhyme.
Clearly, Mrs. Jones and Mr. Murphy love their profession with "a love that was more than love," to quote Poe. Working together, the teachers and their students all exhibited WMS' "we, not me" spirit in this creative and engaging lesson.
Oct 30 2019
Oct 29 2019
Second grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary were invited to visit the DeFuniak Springs Airport on October 25th for “Popcorn with Pilots”. Local pilots showcased several aircrafts and educated students on the airport. Students loved exploring the airplanes, getting a popcorn snack, and departing with a goody bag!
Oct 29 2019
Mossy Head School Pre-K took a field trip to the Rocking B-A-B Ranch where they got to spend a beautiful fall day. touring the ranch and learning about the different animals that live there and how the ranch takes care of the animals. Students got to feed camels, horses, and donkeys. They also got to take a trip to the pumpkin patch, ride on the ranch train, and take a hay ride.
Oct 29 2019
Forty-four Walton Middle School students earned the opportunity to spend Friday afternoon, October 25th, celebrating with their friends. Over the summer, these students took vacations for their minds by completing the school's reading challenge. While not in school, these students each read at least three books (two fiction and one non-fiction) and completed a reading record for each. Once slightly cooler temperatures set in, the school rewarded these readers with an outdoor celebration with pizza, drinks, cookies, and fun. Each student also received a $10 gift certificate to the upcoming Scholastic book fair. For WMS students, a summer commitment to learning continues to pay off throughout the year.