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Maude Saunders welcomed 329 Dads to school on September 22nd as part of Florida’s State Initiative to get fathers involved in their children’s academic life.  The dads at Maude Saunders helped plant vegetables and herbs, built diaramas, created solar systems, built boats and planes, launched rockets, simulated oil spills, and much more.  Several Walton County Sheriff’s deputies also participated as male role models to students whose dads were unable to attend.  Submitted by Krisy Spence.

Mossy Head School hosted their annual Title 1 meeting and Reading Night on September 22nd.  Parents visited activity stations with their children and were given different strategies to use at home to help their child reach their reading goals. Each student that attended received a free book to add to their home library.  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

 

The Walton High School Band performed on Saturday September 24th at 4pm at the Rehobeth Marching Classic at Rehobeth High School in Dothan Alabama.  The band was adjudicated by professionals from around the Tri-State area in the following categories: Color Guard, Percussion, Drum Major, Music, General Effect, and Marching.  The band received straight Superior Ratings in all categories! Submitted by Chad Robbins, WHS Band Director.

International Day of Peace was celebrated at Butler Elementary School on September 21st.  All students created a pinwheel in art class which they “planted” on campus symbolizing “Whirled Peace”.  Classes discussed how they can help create peace in their classroom, home, community and the world.  This event is celebrated each year at Butler Elementary under the direction of Art Teacher Constance Rogers. Submitted by Tammy Smith.

WDE second grade students explored the "CH" sound using play-doh. This is just one of the various multi-sensory strategies being implemented at WDE to teach language arts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Members of the Freeport High School Key Club braved the rain showers and participated in the Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, September 17th. Submitted by Patty Woodard.

5th grade students have been studying growth mindset and character traits that people need in order to be successful. For Open House, the students shared with their parents their very own growth mindset writings and emojis that represented character traits needed for success. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.