Nov 05 2018
As an introductory experiment to the topic of matter, WDE 5th grade students mixed a solid (baking powder) and a liquid (vinegar) to make a gas. Students enjoyed seeing the reaction of the combined products which made their ghostly hand raise on its own. Students decorated the gloves beforehand, and this gave each of the ghostly hands a unique personality. This experiment was the opening introduction to their study on properties and states of matter, physical and chemical changes, and mixtures and solutions. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
Nov 03 2018
Nov 02 2018
Our Tribe. Our Tigers.
Walton Middle School is dedicating this entire school year to helping those affected by Hurricane Michael. Students, faculty, and staff have rolled up their sleeves to collect items and donations for Jinks Middle School and Blountstown Middle School. On Monday, October 29, 2018, WMS Principal and Vice Principal delivered a trailer full of classroom supplies to help the Blountstown Tigers accommodate the arrival of 4th and 5th grade students. Leveled readers, backpacks, Expo markers, and even projectors made their way to eager teachers and empty classrooms.
Picture #1: WMS Assistant Principal, Scott Hulion; WMS Principal, Jason Campbell; BMS Principal, Stephanie Brogden BMS Assistant Principal, Neva Miller
Picture #2: Taylor Masonbrink, Amador Cruz, Averi Laird
Picture #3: Jaden Stevenson, Mackenzie Campbell, Emma Wilkerson, Laney Kelley
Every month, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares a video message with updates on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District.
This month's video was filmed at Freeport High School, one of the shelter sites during Hurricane Michael. Superintendent Hughes shares important dates and info for the Month of November, and expresses thanks and appreciation to those who are working to help with the hurricane relief efforts!
West DeFuniak Elementary had a fantastic time with Dr. Blake Brandes learning about Growth Mindset and Grit.
Blake is a beatboxer, rapper and music producer. He has presented to over 100,000 students, produced Top 40 radio songs and performed over 200 shows in Europe and the United States. Blake has recently been asked to audition for America’s Got Talent for a second time.
Students experienced freestyle rap as Dr. Brandes asked them to name things they have had difficulty learning. The freestyle included words such as reading, gymnastics, math, video games, soccer and basketball. Through the influence of music and hearing Blake’s story, students learned about having a growth mindset and the power of the word “yet”.
Nov 01 2018
The ECTC Trunk or Treat event held for the children of Cottondale following the devastation of Hurricane Michael was a HUGE success! The looks on the children's faces as well as those who helping to make it happen provides a tremendous statement about the power of compassion and giving! Thanks to all who helped support this event! Walton county residents donated over 10,000 pieces of candy, and ECTC students, staff and families came out to help bring some joy and smiles to the children and their teachers. Thanks to Deana Majors for the pictures!
Oct 31 2018
Second grade students in Mrs. Jessica Dawkins’ class at WDE participated in a month long “Candy Corn Contest”. Students were encouraged to read and take AR tests throughout the month of October. Each time a student made an 80% or higher on an AR test, their name was added to the candy corn drawing for a chance to win. Mr. Rodney Free, assistant principal, drew the names of our lucky winners. Aiden Sanchez and Natalia Zemanick were thrilled to accept the tasty award! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins