Skip to content

A fun-filled first day of school was had by all the WISE Center Pre-K students.  It began with breakfast, then moved on to learning and ended with rock climbing.  Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

PreK

PreK

Teachers at West DeFuniak are placing an emphasis on grammar this year.  In an effort to encourage students and staff to promote better punctuation and grammar, Principal Darlene Paul ordered new shirts for all of her staff.   Shirts proudly proclaim Let's eat grandma. Let's eat, Grandma. Punctuation saves lives.  Grandma probably prefers the second punctuation!  Fifth grade teachers Debbie Bush, Olivia Garrett, Hope Allen, Jana Currid, and Andy Stafford are pictured sporting their new shirts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Wise Center Pre-k Orientation was an exciting and successful day.  The children enjoyed meeting their teachers and exploring in their new rooms. 

Submitted by Debbie McBroom

Mrs. Jones, Principal & Mrs. Crozier, Assistant Principal of MSE being innovative on the first day back to school! Teamwork Sparks Success! Submitted by Wyndy Crozier.

 

WDE second grade students in Mrs. Dawkins’ class enjoyed a team-building activity called “Newspaper Towers”. Students competed against each other by constructing towers using only newspapers and tape. This activity involves creativity, coordination, and teamwork! Working effectively in a team environment is crucial for an EPIC year! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

MSE 2nd grade

MSE teachers had an EPIC day on August 2nd with our Twitter Selfie Challenge.  Twitter was introduced to teachers as an innovative source for professional learning opportunities.  Our staff collaborated in teams to complete their Twitter scavenger hunt.  One task was to have a selfie with Superintendent Hughes.  

Submitted by Pam Jones

MSE teachers collaborating to complete their Twitter selfie challenge.  Fifth grade team members had a selfie with Mr. Mark Gardner, Facilities Director, to complete the “Take a Selfie with a District Employee” task!  #mseteach  Submitted by Pam Jones.

Walton County's first Magnet School Program will open its doors to students on August 10, 2017 at 555 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Fl.  The program is dedicated to a new, responsive and deliberate educational environment for its students.  

The focus is on the "whole student", with emphasis on 10 top attributes for success:

Compassion Desire
Attitude Respect
Determination Initiative
Effort Victory
Time Esteem

               CADET  DRIVE

The curriculum focuses on the foundations of cognitive growth: Reading, Math, Science and Language.  The student services include small class sizes, mixed-intelligence learning classrooms, relevant student effort, grades based on mastery and building a growth mindset community of learners.  

The program will serve students in grades 6-9 initially, and expand as the need arises.  

At Orientation on August 8th, a drawing was held and the student who was selected from the drawing had the opportunity to shave Principal Jonathan D'Avignon's head as a symbol that they were "letting go of the past, and starting new...with new growth...moving forward."

Congratulations to Walton In10sity School of Excellence, Principal D'Avignon, and the teachers and students of this new project as they embark on this new journey of success!  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe