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We are a District and Community of passionate compassion for children and families! Just look at the items the staff, faculty, students and community have waiting for our displaced children as families come to Bay Elementary School due to Hurricane Michael!

Walton High School chorus welcomed visitors from Baptist College of Florida yesterday as they participated in an exchange concert/workshop at WHS! Dr. Buford Cox, Professor of Music, and Dr. Angela Glover, Professor of Piano, brought the BCF College Choir to sing and collaborate with the WHS Chorus, under the direction of Lona Robinson. The college students shared information about their academic journey, and talked about college life at BCU. It was a wonderful opportunity for the WHS singers to hear an advanced group, and experience some new repertoire!

A huge thank you goes to Jasmyn "Jazzy" Gomez for helping get donations of Halloween candy for Emerald Coast Technical College's Trunk or Treat tomorrow at Cottondale Elementary school. In the midst of destruction and tragedy, we hope to bring a little happiness and fun to the kids tomorrow! 

Jazzy is a student at Emerald Coast Middle School and the reigning Junior Miss Walton County.  Submitted by Trecia Meadows

WDE Apple Tasting

October 30, 2018

Mrs. Donna Timmons’ kindergarten class at WDE recently experienced apple tasting! Students learned that apples have different tastes, compared the different tastes, and decided which flavor of apple they liked best. Students recorded their experience in a scientific manner by  creating a graph of their favorite apples.  The class also enjoyed making and tasting fresh applesauce. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

NASA recently allowed Paxton School's eighth grade science students to program a space camera onboard the International Space Station to take pictures of landforms on Earth as part of the EarthKam program. They were able to snap this photograph of the San Martin Lake, nestled in the snowy Andes in the southern region of Argentina. The San Martin is the deepest lake in the Americas at a depth of 836 meters. The unique finger shape of the lake is formed by a series of flooded valleys. Congratulations to the students for carefully examining the Space Station groundtracks and programming the camera to take this photograph as the Space Station flew by. 

Submitted by Heather Stewart and Kalli McMillan

This past Friday, PHS hosted their annual Trick or Trunk on campus. The event was open to students and other members of the community. Trick or Trunk gives parents a chance to bring their children to a safe place to go trick-or-treating. The PHS middle and high school grades, clubs, and sports team members welcomed trick-or-treaters dressed in their themed costumed and passed out tons of candy. It was another EPIC Trick or Trunk for the Bobcat family.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Science comes to life at West DeFuniak Elementary School’s annual Vocabulary Parade on Friday, October 26, 2018.
Students completed the projected in phases throughout the month of October.
Words used for the science themed event were selected from grade level curriculum.
Each students spent time at home planning out their costume and creating a word sign.
Prior to the parade, students made special presentations to their class about the word they selected.
It was an exciting month of learning and fun that culminated into an amazing parade of words.
Special thanks to our WDE parents for helping their children make such fabulous costumes.
Submitted by Darlene Paul
            
              

The 8th grade Advanced World Geography students created posters representing the 8 Traits of Culture. Students had to focus on their specific trait and show knowledge of how that trait was expressed globally. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Congratulations to Emerald Coast Middle School Cross Country Teams for a great showing at the Middle School State Championships in Lakeland Florida this weekend. The girls finished 5th out of 38 teams and Ava Flaherty led the way with the time of 11:39. The boys finished 8th out of 50 teams and Payne Griner led the way for the Stingrays with the time of 10:43. Great season!
Submitted by Karen Wright