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Yesterday, students and faculty crowded around the school drive to send off the Bobcats basketball team as they headed to the state tournament. We cannot wait to watch them bring their best on the court. Good luck, Bobcats!

Bobcats to State

Cooking with Dr. Seuss!

March 3, 2020

Mossy Head School Cafeteria Staff and Food Services celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day with a special Seuss inspired menu and Cat in the Hat hats. 
MHS Seuss Day
MHS Seuss Day
Ms. McMillan's 7th grade technology students have been learning a lot about programming, recently. In their class, where they are in the ICT Essentials program, students are learning about the skills needed to edit existing algorithms and create their own. To put these ideas in a new perspective for the students, the class was assigned an activity in which they used block segments to create their own small obstacle course for a LEGO figure to go through. The students had to plan and write out an algorithm that others could follow in order to complete the obstacle course (using phrases like move forward, jump up, etc.). The students did an excellent job with this activity, using their creativity and problem-solving skills.

The Walton County School District is staying up-to-date on COVID-19 through consistent communication with the Florida Department of Education and the Walton County Health Department. The health and safety of our students is always our number one priority. As always during the flu season, our schools are working hard to keep all school surfaces and furniture clean and sanitary, but we have extended our efforts in order to be as proactive as possible for our students and employees.

All of us can also help prevent the spread of germs. Reminders can include:

* Wash hands often with soap and water

* Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available

* Appropriately cover coughs and sneezes

* Keep hands away from eyes, nose, and mouth

* Stay home if you are sick

The number and websites below provide additional information:

* State Hotline for Florida - 866-779-6121

* Florida Department of Health - floridahealth.gov

* Walton Department of Health - walton.floridahealth.gov

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Paxton Bobcats are State Bound

February 26, 2020

Last night, after a 65-45 win against the Graceville Tigers in the Regional Finals, the Bobcats are state bound. Next, week the varsity team will head to Lakeland for the State Championship. The Paxton Family is so proud of our team and can't wait to see them BRING their BEST at state!
Pictured (L to R): Carson Mock (manager), Nate Moore (assistant coach), Kenyon Simmons, Adam Hall, Conner Gaither, Cage Wibbing, Alonzo Wright, Jeff Bradley (head coach), Connor Varnum, Zach Willams, Latrell Sanders, Tristan Petty, Donte Williams, Reid Danner, Hunter Allen (assistant coach), and Clete Moore (manager). 

MSE staff recently participated in Professional Development provided by Canopy Behavior Solutions. The presenters shared classroom strategies to help ensure the success of students with autism, including the use of visuals, prompting, and consistency within the classroom and school. Our teachers and staff gained knowledge and confidence in meeting the needs of all students.

MSE Autism Training

The weekend of EPIC Dune Lakes Competitions continued with the Dune Lakes Odyssey of the Mind teams taking home 2nd Place!

Two Dune Lakes Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in Crestview on Saturday, February 22nd at the Emerald Coast Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition.

Odyssey Team A, completed the "Longshot problem," where it’s believed a disastrous event is about to occur that will threaten the world and this team must stop it. To succeed the team must send materials from all corners of the world using vehicles that overcome obstacles and travel simultaneously into and out of a Reaction Area. The team created a food volcano that saved the world from food thieves and their vision won 2nd place!

Odyssey Team B, completed the "Networking problem," where networked devices act as characters to keep the world connected. Students must create a performance where communications are transmitted between locations. The catch - fight off malware and pop-ups! The B team created a stellar performance defeating the evil Victoria Virus from taking their musical network hub offline and took home 2nd place.

We are so relieved these students are on our side and the world's future is safe!

Congratulation to these talented Sandpipers! They worked hard and had a lot of fun - EPIC!

Coaches: Nancy Rentz and Ana Tomblin

DLE OM

DLE OM

DLE OM

The FES Odyssey of the Mind team has qualified for the state competition. The team of third and fourth grade students will travel to Orlando on April 10th and 11th to compete in the Florida Odyssey of the Mind.

 The team competed on February 22nd in the Division 1 Competition at Shoal River Middle School in Crestview. They solved problem three, Effective Detective, without receiving any penalties or zeroes and scored the highest in the performance category.  They placed second by only three points. 

 Team members include third graders Brylee Leavins, Alyssa Graham, Kase McCullers, Sophia Barrientos, Selena Vosper, and Madison Chun. They are led by their amazing coaches Teresa Tripp and Debbie Duncan. We are very proud of the 2020 FES Odyssey team!

 Odyssey of the Mind is a program that has challenged students for over twenty-five years to think “beyond the box.” Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and about 25 other countries participate in the program.  For more information, visit https://www.floridaodysseyofthemind.com/