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Second grade students at WDE embarked on an adventure of a lifetime aboard the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise located at HarborWalk Village in Destin. The tour interactively entertained students with sword fights, water gun battles, storytelling, singing, dancing, and treasure hunts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE pirate

WDE pirate

WDE pirate

FHS Student, Jenna Martin, received a monetary award from Florida Farm Bureau for placing 3rd in the 2017 Speech Competition. The topic of this year's speeches was "Today's food companies employ many tactics including food labels to gain a marketing edge. How can farmers and ranchers ensure that consumers understand these labels and have confidence in the safety and quality of their food?"  Jenna is a student in the Youth Leadership class at FHS, which is under the supervision of Jamey Goddin, FHS Instructor.  Pictured left to right is Allen Scheffer - Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Jenna Martin, and Charlie McKinley – Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Submitted by Jamey Goddin.

Farm Bureau Topic 2017

Congratulations to Diego Duran-Gonzales, 8th grade, and his teacher, Jennifer Rhea, from Emerald Coast Middle School, for having his art work selected to represent the Walton County School District in the Art in the Capitol Competition. The Art in the Capitol Competition is a statewide visual arts competition in compliance with House Bill 701, that requires each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students grades 6-8.  The art works are displayed in the Capital Building during the regular legislative session. Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.

FACT class enjoying their donuts after winning the Unity Day anti bullying door decorating contest. Three classes were provided donuts for having the most creative and neatest anti-bullying door. These classes were Mrs Carlock, Mrs Lyday and Mrs Bump. Submitted by Patty Woodard.

In support of National Unity Day and National Bullying Prevention Month, the Braves TV crew painted rocks and wrote kind messages on them.  They hid the rocks throughout the school on October 25.  Students that find a rock can give it to someone to brighten their day, keep it, or hide it for someone else to find.  Or they can return it to the LMC for a candy prize.  At WHS, we believe KINDNESS ROCKS! Submitted by Christy English.

WHS Rocks

WHS Rocks

WHS Rocks

Guidance Counselor, Heather Blanchard uses Unity Day as an opportunity to have an open discussion with Magnet students about the implications and repercussions of bullying. Submitted by Lisa Pitts.

WMS students took a united stand against bullying on Wednesday, October 25th.  During lunches, students in all three grade levels signed a banner, pledging to take a stand against bullying.  Prior to Unity Day, Mr. Campbell challenged each grade level to show their support for the cause by wearing orange.  The sixth grade class had the greatest participation of all three classes, flooding the lunchroom Wednesday with a sea of orange.  WMS applauds these amazing students for their kind Warrior spirit. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

Paxton High School art students went on a field trip to the Pensacola Museum of Art.  They saw exhibits by artists Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon.  The students have been studying and creating pieces of art based on the Impressionist movement.  They were able to view the exhibit Rebels with a Cause: American Impressionist Women”  from the Sellars Collection. 

Submitted by Corinne Wilson

Paxton School participates in Unity Day with Mr. Jackson, Assistant Principal, leading Paxton students in the Say No to Bullying Pledge plus 2nd and 5th graders wore orange to show their unity. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Paxton Unity

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