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Mossy Head School's First Lego League Robotics teams, Mechanical Mustangs and Mustang Movers, competed in a robotics tournament on Saturday, January 27. The teams were awarded the Judges' Award. The judges were impressed by the teams' growth since their last competition in November. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

MHS Robotics

MHS Robotics

MHS Robotics

WDE first and second grades enjoyed a performance on January 31st by the Atlantic Coastal Theater. The Atlantic Coastal Theater is an acclaimed professional touring theatre company based in Orlando, FL. Each year, the Atlantic Coastal Theatre performs hundreds of shows for students across the U.S.A. WDE students enjoyed watching the show entitled FLIGHT! Mankind has always been fascinated with the skies, the stars, and reaching new heights.  FLIGHT! combines creative staging, original music, & audience participation into a theatrical production that explores the stories of flight including the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, The US/Soviet "Space Race", & NASA's many accomplishments.  Students were encouraged to think about the future of flight, and perhaps be inspired to become pioneers reaching for the stars themselves. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Atlantic Coastal Theater

WDE Atlantic Coastal Theater

Teacher’s, Parents and students  enjoyed our WISE Center Pre-K  first annual Reading night.  Children were able to make books to take home and read with their family members.  We thank them for all their support. Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

WISE Reading

WDE students had a great time exploring games/activities on math and science night for K-2. Students were able to practice grade level skills through fun games and STEM projects. First grade students thought the STEM table was creative and engaging!

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

 

Paxton's Middle School STEM Club participated in a Lego competition Saturday, January 20.  Prior to the expo, students were challenged to devise ways to improve the use of water. They decided to focus on the people of Guatemala. Students developed a plan to deliver water to the community by creating a reservoir at high elevation on the mountain with pipes that run down two different points throughout the community. 

The day of the competition, students participated in three interviews, and presented a values poster where they were tasked with explaining how they worked as a team displaying professionalism, and what this project has meant to them. In addition, the group presented their robotics design and explained how they work together as a team to overcome challenges, as well as presented the robot they designed and explained how they problem solved to come up with the attachments they created.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

On Friday, January 26, the Walton High School Chorus had the honor of performing before the parade to honor WWII Prisoner of War Ewart Sconiers’s return to Defuniak Springs. His remains had been missing for 73 years, and he was finally returned to DeFuniak Springs where he was laid to rest at Southwide Baptist Church. The community rallied with flags and patriotism, and Walton Singers alternated performing with the Bee Bops from West DeFuniak Elementary. It was an honor to be a part of this event and to get to pay respects for someone who gave his life for our country. Submitted by Christy English.

WHS Sconiers

FES families participated in a night of Reading and Math challenges designed to help them "escape" from grade level rooms. The engaging and fun learning activities provided parents an opportunity for family-school interaction. Almost 300 parents and children attended the event.  Submitted by Nancy Currie.

Mrs. McLaney's fourth grade class at WDE enjoyed being outside and reading today for Literacy Week. They all "found themselves in a book." Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Read

WDE Read

Paxton High School Art club helped to design and create a jellyfish for the E.O.Wilson Biophilia center.  The jellyfish is part of their recycling center for plastic bags.  The jellyfish is made up of entirely plastic grocery bags and recycled magazines.  

Submitted by Corrine Wilson

Freeport Middle School art students were treated to a special day full of community art.  Their day began at the glass studio of Russ Gilbert.  Following the wonderful glass studio, they ate lunch with artist Bryan Hand as he discussed his artwork.  They spent their afternoon at 30A Artists at Gulf Place with Dwight!  This was a special time to learn and share the art of our Walton Community.

submitted by Kendra Peloquin