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Students at West DeFuniak have been reading all year long.! 
We had a total of 414 students receive an AR shirt this year. We are so proud of their reading achievements. We know that when students read that they learn new vocabulary words, improve their comprehension skills, and they develop their imaginations. Way to go, students and keep reading this summer!!!!!! Submitted by Tammy Goodman

WDE Loves to Read

Congratulations to Walton High seniors Kaylee McBroom and Sarah Earley who signed their official commitments on May 17!  Kaylee will be cheering at Troy University, while Sarah will be competing on Georgia Southwestern State University's cross country team.  We are so proud of you, Kaylee and Sarah!

WHS Students sign

WHS students sign

Students at WDE enjoyed a Safety and Career Fair today. Students learned about the fire department, the forestry division, Chelco, mosquito control, the health department, McGruff the Crime Dog from the Crime Prevention Unit, and the canine unit from the Walton County Sheriff's Department. What a fabulous opportunity for hands-on learning for our students! Submitted by Tammy Goodman

WDE Safety and Career Fair

WDE Safety and Career Fair

WDE Safety and Career Fair
WDE Safety and Career Fair

Congratulations to Brandon Phillips for signing his commitment letter to compete in track and field at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL next year.  Brandon was joined y his parents, Kevin and Shereen, and brother Chadwick.

 

We are proud of you Brandon! Submitted by Barbara Stratton

This year our First Grade Lego League Teams have worked tirelessly to prepare for our end of the year Expo. Here at the Expo these students shared what this year meant to them, as well as valuable lessons they learned about teamwork, collaboration, and engineering. Throughout this year these students have excelled and have embodied what it means to work hard and work together.

LEGO League Team members: Cole Davis, Abigail Simmons, Landry Ingle, Aaron Grace Hicks, Zane May, Jocelyn Reese, Bryson Parker, Camilla Harris, Rhett Durden, Sera Beck, Allison Mayhue, Jada McBride

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

WDE 1st grade LEGO League

WDE 1st Grade LEGO League

WDE 1st Grade LEGO League

WDE 1st Grade LEGO League

Van R. Butler Elementary students recently participated in a bicycle and pedestrian safety lesson as an outgrowth of the University of Florida - FL Safe Routes to School training our district offered to Elementary PE Teachers. They had a great day of learning how to stay safe on bikes and when walking to and from school.


They followed up with approximately 100 students participating in a school "Bike to School Day". Safe Routes to School trainer, Caitlin Cerame, was present and lead a group bike ride to school from Topsail State Park. It was a great day of safe bicycle riding!

VRB Safe Routes to Schools

VRB Safe Routes to Schools

VRB Safe Routes to Schools

Freeport Middle School’s Agriculture Club makes Orange Marmalade from local citrus. Each club member took home a jar for Mother’s Day and shared a jar with their favorite teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison