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Submitted by Darlene Paul, West DeFuniak Elementary School

Third Grade Students at WDE performed surgery on word problems today.  Careful examination of each problem produced the RIGHT  answer! They learned to use the C.U.B.E.S. strategy efficiently on every case. 

Submitted by Pam Leavins, West DeFuniak Elementary School

West DeFuniak is proud to announce the March Students of the Month.

Front row left to right:  Maycee Ealum—Kindergarten, Journey Curry—1st Grade, Camden Zodrow—2nd Grade
Back row left to right:  Kristian Aguayo—3rd Grade,  Kristina Polanco—4th Grade,  Alionna Jones—5th Grade

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary School

Maude Saunders fifth graders serve as reading buddies to Kindergarten students and they make a very good team!

Submitted by Darlene Paul, West DeFuniak Elementary School

It was standing room only at West DeFuniak Elementary as students, parents, and entire families showed up for an exciting evening.  A total of 613 people signed in. Students and their families enjoyed pizza and sweet treats, hands-on science stations, hands-on math activities by grade level, an estimation station, and a photo booth.

 

 

W.O.W. @ WMS, Part Deux

March 14, 2016

Watching Others Work to Improve Our Personal Craft
Submitted by Kristen Rhodes, Walton Middle School

On Thursday, March 10th, teachers at Walton Middle School participated in highly engaging, peer-led professional development activities.  Sessions throughout the afternoon focused on differentiating meaningful instruction, interpreting current data, and writing classroom grants.  In addition to these informative sessions, teachers also played a game called "Brown Bag It" that allowed them to help their peers problem-solve their burning questions.  At the end of the session, teachers also nominated their coworkers for faculty Oscar awards (complete with snazzy prizes) to recognize their hard work each day on the job.  The early release afternoon was full of excitement and learning at WMS.

WMS Teachers Professional Learning WMS Teachers Professional Learning

Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School

This past Friday, March 11, the WHS Band had their Concert Music Performance Assessment at Chipley High School.  The band was adjudicated by three judges for their stage performance, and by one judge for their Sight Reading performance in a separate area.  The band received STRAIGHT SUPERIOR RATINGS from all judges from this performance.


On Saturday, March 12, our Winter Guard traveled to Daphne, Alabama, to compete in their final competition before championships in April.  At our last competition the group placed 3rd and were within ONE point of first and second.  On Saturday our group kicked it into high gear and placed FIRST in their class, passing both Pace High School and Choctawhatchee with a 4-point margin between our school and second place.

WHS Winter Guard


A video clip is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jbx1qaNjRA

Submitted by Tammy Smith, Van R. Butler Elementary School

The March 10th Early Dismissal day provided Van R. Butler Elementary teachers an opportunity to benefit from three Professional Development activities. Pictured is a session on Algebraic Thinking, led by VRB teacher Jenna Knight.  Rebecca Stuart and Beth Toombs, also Butler teachers, led their peers in Cognitively Guided Thinking, and District Literacy Coach Carrie Chavers shared Strategies for Managing Reluctant Learners and Problem Behaviors.   What an amazing day of learning!

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary School

MSE 4th graders taught their peers how to become awesome writers by sharing their best writing tips just in time for FSA writing!

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary School

MSE encourages excellent behavior by rewarding well-behaved students with a behavior "blitz"! These kindergartners are celebrating under the big top!