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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

WDE Apple Tasting

Oct 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

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

Freeport Middle School participated in Red Ribbon Week, October 22-26.  "Life is your journey.  Travel drug free," was this year's motto.  FMS signed the banner, wore red, dressed as cartoon characters, guessed how much candy in a jar, participated in fitness contests, and participated in an art contest.  Way to go FMS!  Submitted by Kendra Peloquin
         
          

This past Saturday the Walton High School Marching Braves Band attended the Pea River Marching Band Classic in Elba, AL where they competed against 11 other bands from across the Southeast performing their 2018 production entitled Fractured Mind. In prelims the band awards received Best in Class 1A Band, Colorguard, and Drum Major and qualified to compete in the Finals competition that night. In finals the Band once again received Best in Class 1A Band, Colorguard, and Drum Major. In addition, the Band placed 3rdPlace overall with a final score of 88.020 and the Colorguard place 1stPlace overall with a final score of 97.000.

 

The Paxton FFA students and art students went to Auburn University. They toured the raptor center, the small animal clinic at the vet school and the beef lab. They also made a visit to the Jule Collins Smith art museum.
Submitted by Corrine Wilson

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