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The DeFuniak Springs Fire Department visited Kindergarten and first grade at WDE on Monday, October 17th. After learning about fire safety, during National Fire Safety Week, the firefighters were able to further explain many of the concepts learned during the week. Some of the topics discussed included what to do during a fire, where to go, and how to protect yourself. The students enjoyed the visit and were able to spray water from the trucks at the end of the presentation. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Walton High's Anchor Club is hosting the Hometown Heroes Banquet in the WHS cafeteria on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m.  This event honors Walton County's veterans and current military members.  The Braves Bistro will cater the event, and entertainment will be provided by the WHS Chorus. 

Please RSVP to Anna Cramer, Anchor Club Advisor, at 850-892-1270, ext. 4424, or cramera@walton.k12.fl.us. Submitted by Christy English.

The WCSD Facilities Department held a district-wide Custodial Training & Expo on October 7th at the WISE Center for all custodians and plant managers.  Guest speakers, trainers, and janitorial supply vendors all participated to educate employees on topics such as health safety, pest control tips, proper cleaning techniques, and equipment use.  Four educational training sessions were held to deliver this information to employees.  After the training, lunch was provided for everyone and donated door prizes were given away.  Participants enjoyed the experience and hope to make the training / expo an annual event. Submitted by Michelle Doggett.

Kindergarten STEM at WDE

October 21, 2016

October has been a lots of fun in Kindergarten. Students enjoyed investigating and comparing length during a STEM activity. Students were tasked with constructing the tallest tower they could using candy pumpkins, candy corn, and play doh. Imagination and high order thinking skills came in handy with this challenging project. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Freeport Middle School’s 8th grade AVID class with Mrs. Peloquin, attended the Freeport City Council meeting on October 11. As an extension from the visit, the AVID class created the “AVID Government Liaison Council (AGLC).” The AGLC will attend future meetings, bring information on current topics to the school student council, and return the verdict from a student survey to the next meeting. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

Mrs. McLaney’s fourth grade class at WDE is studying hurricanes and how they affect people. Students have learned about the dangerous effects of hurricanes. In this lesson, students made a hurricane in a bowl by using water and food coloring. Students were able to see the eye of the storm and how the hurricane can stretch over an area. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Second grade students at WDE enjoyed working with interactive number lines during math this week. The number line is an important tool for helping children develop greater flexibility in mental arithmetic as they actively construct mathematical meaning, number sense, and understandings of number relationships. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.