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Best day ever! Thank you to the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department for allowing the WISE Center Pre-K students to visit with them on Wednesday, October 23rd. The children loved learning about how a Fire Department runs, especially the fire trucks! The day of fun was capped off with a visit to Harbeson Field for lunch and playtime on the playground equipment.

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!

Supt Hughes in Music Class

The State Wide standards tour was hosted by the WCSD last evening at Walton High School. Chancellor Jacob Oliva and Vice Chancellor Paul Burns and the FLDOE members enlightened attendees on the direction of the new standards, and fielded questions from all who desired to share their thoughts as the state works towards dissolving Common Core as directed by Governor Ron Desantis. Over 100 attendees participated to include six(6) Panhandle Superintendents, Administrators, teachers, community members and students. Representing our WCSB Members are Jason Catalano and Marsha Winegarner. FES Principal Kristen Lewis and TSA Laurie Campbell are pictured with Superintendent Hughes.

STate Standards Tour
State Standards Tour

Boeing Electrical Engineer Ian Weaver visited Paxton High School’s aerospace career academy this week to speak with students about his career in engineering. One of 45,000 engineers at Boeing, he has worked much of his career in the development of the flight controls of the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor military aircraft capable of vertical and short takeoff and landing. A huge thank you to Mr. Weaver for taking time to share his expertise with our students!

Paxton Aerospace Students

Reading students recently worked as detectives in Mrs. Amber Proffitt's seventh grade class at Walton Middle School. Students closely and carefully read a set of texts for evidence regarding how Edgar Allen Poe died. Through this CSI-style lesson, students investigated Poe's childhood, military years, writing career, and his death. Students used their investigative reasoning skills to formulate a theory about Poe's mysterious demise. The historical lesson was intriguing and challenging--an ideal combination for engagement and learning.


Mossy Head School held Mustang Scholars assemblies to recognize students for their academic success the first nine weeks. Students that made A and A/B Honor Roll were called up to the stage to receive a certificate and reward. The assemblies included grades Kindergarten through Fifth. 
MHS Scholars
MHS Scholars
MHS Scholars
MHS Scholars
"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and the soil and sky as canvas." --Elizabeth Murray
The Walton Middle School agriculture program's fall garden is thriving.  Mr. Joe Proffitt's classes are working hard to maintain healthy beds of broccoli, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, mustard, collards, turnips, Swiss chard, and brussel sprouts.  Ag students anticipate a bountiful harvest.  Just another exciting real-world learning experience at WMS!
WMS Garden Fall
WMS Fall Garden