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Fourth Grade at West DeFuniak Elementary has been working on chemical and physical changes! Each class made pancakes to get an up close and personal experience with chemical changes that occur in our everyday lives!

Paxton 5th Graders Study Matter

September 30, 2021

Mrs. Cook's Fifth Graders Study Matter

Mrs. Cook's class has been studying properties of matter and copleted some "unlock the matter" activities.  They had to complete levels of experiments and questions to unlock the next clue.  

MHS 4th and 5th grade students were so excited to host the Atlantic Coast Theater for the performance of "The Time Machine" based on H. G. Wells' 1895 science fiction novel. We appreciate the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation for sponsoring this STEAM performance and bringing the Atlantic Coast Theater to Mossy Head School.

SWHS Homecoming 2021

September 28, 2021

South Walton High School seniors chose Carson Troy and Kaelyn Shelton as their 2021 Homecoming King and Queen.

First grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary School celebrated the United States of America during the month of September by participating in an American flag project. This project allowed students to spend quality time working with their families while recognizing Patriot Day and Citizenship/Constitution Day.  This also gave students the chance to study the American flag as an important symbol of freedom. Students were able to express their creativity in decorating their flags.  Students worked hard and did a great job on their projects. WDE teachers would like to thank the parents for all the help that they provided their children with this activity.  


7th grade science integrated the changing of seasons with STEM learning this morning.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

When beginning a unit on using metrics to measure, students were given only pumpkins and toothpicks and were challenged to build the tallest tower.  There were no other rules.  These challenges allow students to explore, create, collaborate, and problem solve.  

Students confronted challenges that included:

"Describe the event that may occur if you add more or fewer pumpkins or toothpicks to an area."  

"What would happen to the tower if one of these variables changed?

"What occurs when more pumpkins are added only to the top?"

Students had a blast using fall-themed manipulatives to build higher order thinking skills today.

Gyodan at FMS!

September 24, 2021

The Freeport Middle School Art Department loves to make Gyodan every year!  Gyodan is the Japanese art of fake food.  The students become Shokunin, the artists who make fake food, for a week.  Look at how cute these are! Way to go Bulldogs!

ECMS artists looked to science to better understand supportive relationships in order to build a strong class community. Cells are the basic building blocks of the body working together to provide structure to all living things. Art students collaborated to create a class contract agreeing to certain behaviors that would provide both structure and support to all the different personalities within the classroom. Next, students looked to artist, Lea Anderson’s, organic creations for aesthetic inspiration. Finally, each student drew, designed and colored a cell to represent their commitment to functioning as a cooperative community that also celebrates individuality. Artists working hard together, while also strengthening their unique abilities, (just like cells) to support each other creatively, socially and academically.