BES 3rd & 4th graders were excited to participate in the Studies Weekly 2016 Nationwide Mock Presidential Election. Students researched each candidate, they learned how to compare and contrast, then they cast their vote! Bay Elementary was the only elementary school in Walton County to participate in this national program. Submitted by Cindy Stewart.
On November 3rd, students in Ms. Kathy Russ' science class at WMS learned how chemical reactions occur by conducting a naked egg experiment. The students soaked eggs in vinegar to cause the shells to be eaten away. The eggs became rubberized and even bounced! Mrs. Russ' students were proud to explain and show off the results of their experiments. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
WMS students learn the value of recycling in Mrs. Katlyn Arnold's Art classes. In recent weeks, students have been utilizing recycled materials when learning about history and the world around them. For instance, in one project, students created recycled cardboard heads that resemble inspiring people who changed the world, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Einstein, and Bob Marley, among others. In a separate project, students created cardboard self-portraits. In Mrs. Arnold's class, students enjoy conserving resources while combining their imagination and knowledge. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
WCSD Superintendent Mrs. Anderson made a visit to Emerald Coast Middle School and stopped by the ECMS 2016 Science Fair led by Mrs. Nancy Parker. 8th Grade students were being interviewed about their projects by volunteers. Winners will be announced later this week.
Pictured left to right: Mrs. Nancy Parker, Superintendent Anderson and ECMS Principal, Mr. Jeff Infinger
Elementary students at Paxton School spent Halloween in Egypt. The high school Humanities class created an Egyptian Exhibit that allowed elementary students to meet archeologists who showed them an archeological dig site and taught them about hieroglyphics. The archeologists (tour guides) then led the elementary students through the Temple of Horus, into a pyramid, past a pharaoh’s throne, by the Great Sphinx, and allowed them to peek into King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus. Those on the tour were able to leave questions for the Humanities students to answer. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.