What’s better than getting to play astronaut for the day? Nothing that these Paxton eighth graders can think of after a day at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee where they got to carry out a space mission to Mars. Add to that an awe-inspiring behind-the-scenes tour of millions of dollars in wind tunnels, 3D printers, robots and more cool science tools at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and it was a banner day. PHS sends a huge thank you to the American Society of Civil Engineers and Space Grant Consortium for their monetary support of this trip. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
Jan 11 2018
Dr. Tibbetts announced the Super Seahawks for the 2nd nine weeks at the pep rally on Thursday, January 11.
Front row: Shannon Cole, Athlete; Kenna Betts, Junior; Grad Enslen, Junior; Josie Bekkers, Freshman; Fiona Morris, Sophomore; Spencer Eichberger, Freshman
Back row: Gracie Ricci, Senior; Hayden Stroop, Athlete; Robert Rietenbach, Senior; Sean Libby, Teacher; SRO Nick McMillian, Staff
Submitted by Barbara Stratton
Jan 11 2018
Bay Elementary is proud to announce the Kiwanis Students of the Month for January. They are Jacob Oakes and Mallory Murphy. Ms. Susanne Martin, 4th grade teacher, says “both students are resourceful, stay on task, and always follow the rules. They are a great asset to our class.”Congratulations Jacob and Mallory! Submitted by Cindy Stewart.
Jan 11 2018
Freeport Middle School AVID 7th graders visited the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Mrs. Kendra Peloquin, Mrs. Brenda Farris, and Mr. Steve Wassman led the AVID 7th graders on a college tour to educate them about the many aspects of college life. FMS AVID students visit Northwest Florida State College in 6th grade, UWF Pensacola in 7th grade, and Florida State University in Tallahassee in 8th grade. Submitted by Kendra Peloquin.
Jan 10 2018
Mrs. Ellison's 5th grade class at FMS learned about volume through the use of marshmallows. Two of the strategies focused on were using the formula (l x w x h) and counting the number of cubic units in one layer and multiplying it by the number of layers (base x height). The class also practiced adding and subtracting hypothetical layers. The kids had so much fun! Submitted by Chelsea Ellison/FB.
Jan 09 2018
5th grade students at WDE explored the nervous system, the digestive system, and the circulatory system during Science Focus Center. They completed experiments investigating these systems. Students examined the nervous system by experimenting with reaction time and things that could impact those times such as lack of sleep, etc. The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord, and it's purpose is to control all of the body's activities. Then they used ropes across the classroom to compare the length of the large and small intestines. The large and small intestines are part of the digestive system. The students then investigated the circulatory system and learned that blood is made mostly of water, red blood cells carry oxygen, plasma transports nutrients and removes waste, white blood cells fight infections, and platelets control clotting. The students had a great time being able to see these systems in action.
Left to Right: Stephanie Leiba, Rihanna Townsend, McKenzie Beck, Brionna Harris, Trenton Dunnigan, Blaze Davis, Kristian Polanco-Gonzalez
Left: Elizabeth Andersen, Center: Adrian Cuica, Right: Aiden McCormick
Front Groups: Aiden McCormick, Ava Edwards, Rihanna Townsend, McKenzie Beck, Simeon Schumpert
Background: Adriana Martin Alonzo, Trenton Dunnigan, Tyler Penn, Kristian Polanco-Gonzalez
Left: Blaze Davis, Right: Jacob Crooks
Blaze Davis, Aiden McCormick
Left: Tyler Penn, Right: Kristian Polanco-Gonzalez
Front Left to Right: Preston Givens, Stephanie Leiba, Jacob Crooks, Brionna Harris
Background Left to Right: Elizabeth Andersen, Adriana Martin Alonzo, Trenton Dunnigan, Adrian Cuica
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
Jan 09 2018
Jan 09 2018
After returning from Winter break, PHS students in grades 6th - 12th had the opportunity to participate in Paxton's AVID committee's first Career Day. Throughout the day, students were able to learn about different careers. Representatives from careers like nurse practicioners, paramedics, law enforcement, and customer service, to name a few, were there to teach the students about their career and answer any questions. Overall, the day was incredibly successful and the students learned a lot.
Submitted by Kalli McMillan