October 28, 2019
WDE first graders had a great field trip to the Public Works Department in DeFuniak today! Students were able to learn about all of the different equipment used, and received their own work vest and hard hat. We finished off our day by enjoying a great picnic lunch at the park.
Congratulations to the Freeport High School Marching Band for receiving Straight Superior Ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association District 2 Marching Festival on October 19 in Panama City!!! Congratulations also to this fine band on their Straight Superior Ratings at the Dixieland Marching Band Contest on Saturday, October 26, in Brewton, Alabama! The Color Guard also received Best in Class 2A at this event!
On Saturday, October 26, the Braves Marching Band competed in the Pea River Marching Band Classic in Elba, Alabama. The band received Straight Superior ratings in all captions and had the highest scores in Music, Visual, Effect and Percussion. They won the Class A 1st Place Trophy and with Finals getting rained out we placed 7th overall.
Check out their performance at https://youtu.be/Es4as8E1Cfw.
Congratulations to our students for this recognition of their hard work this fall. Go Braves!
Congratulations to the South Walton High School Seahawks Marching Band for receiving Straight Superiors at the Pea River Marching Classic at Elba High School on Saturday, October 26! Color Guard tied for Best Auxiliary in their division, and the band earned Second Place in Division 1A! Go Marching Hawks!
Superintendent Hughes spends time at WDE in the Fine Arts and 1st Grade area today! Students were working on their Red Words, Picasso and other rigorous subject matter.
Mr. Hight was galvanizing Core Mathematical Content with Number Value, patterns and fractions through music instruction at West DeFuniak Elementary during Superintendent Hughes' visit!
Spending time at Rocking B&B Ranch was all it should be for Superintendent Hughes and our Bay School PreK Center Students. We had a blast!
In recognition of City Government Week, Chief Hurley and Mayor Campbell visited Walton High School on October 24 to speak with our social studies students. Thank you, Chief and Mayor!