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Fourth graders at West DeFuniak Elementary have been learning about properties of matter. Through inquiry and observation, they learned that not all liquids have the same density. They did this by creating density towers using different types of everyday liquids. After understanding that different liquids have different densities, they used this knowledge to test the density of many everyday objects.
Students, families, and staff celebrated Fall during Mossy Head School's twelfth annual Fall Fling. Everyone enjoyed games, contests, raffles, face painting,  food, and each other during this special event.
MHS Fal Fling
MHS Fal Fling
MHS Fal Fling
MHS Fall Fling
Justice Davis and Ady Smith from Mrs. Donna Timmons’ Kindergarten Class at West DeFuniak Elementary School are shown exploring their pumpkins.  The class counted the lines on the pumpkin, measured the pumpkin with linking cubes to see how tall it was and then discovered that pumpkins can float!  The class will also cut into the pumpkins to see what is inside and then carve Jack-O-Lanterns as we continue our study of pumpkins.

Mossy Head School Pre-K took a field trip to the Rocking B-A-B Ranch where they got to spend a beautiful fall day.  touring the ranch and learning about the different animals that live there and how the ranch takes care of the animals. Students got to feed camels, horses, and donkeys. They also got to take a trip to the pumpkin patch, ride on the ranch train, and take a hay ride.

MHS PK BAB

MHS PK BAB

MHS PK BAB

MHS PK BAB

Forty-four Walton Middle School students earned the opportunity to spend Friday afternoon, October 25th, celebrating with their friends.  Over the summer, these students took vacations for their minds by completing the school's reading challenge.  While not in school, these students each read at least three books (two fiction and one non-fiction) and completed a reading record for each.  Once slightly cooler temperatures set in, the school rewarded these readers with an outdoor celebration with pizza, drinks, cookies, and fun.  Each student also received a $10 gift certificate to the upcoming Scholastic book fair.  For WMS students, a summer commitment to learning continues to pay off throughout the year.

WMS Fall Reading

WMS Fall Reading

WMS Fall Reading

WMS Fall REading

Second grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary were invited to visit the DeFuniak Springs Airport on October 25th for “Popcorn with Pilots”. Local pilots showcased several aircrafts and educated students on the airport. Students loved exploring the airplanes, getting a popcorn snack, and departing with a goody bag!

Popcorn with Pilots

Popcorn with Pilots

Popcorn with Pilots

Popcorn with Pilots

Popcorn with Pilots

On Saturday, October 26, the Braves Marching Band competed in the Pea River Marching Band Classic in Elba, Alabama. The band received Straight Superior ratings in all captions and had the highest scores in Music, Visual, Effect and Percussion. They won the Class A 1st Place Trophy and with Finals getting rained out we placed 7th overall.

Check out their performance at https://youtu.be/Es4as8E1Cfw.

Congratulations to our students for this recognition of their hard work this fall. Go Braves!

WHS Band at Pea River Classic

WHS Band at Pea River Classic

WHS Band at Pea River Classic

WHS Band at Pea River Classic

WHS Band at Pea River Classic

WHS Band at Pea River Classic

Congratulations to the Freeport High School Marching Band for receiving Straight Superior Ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association District 2 Marching Festival on October 19 in Panama City!!! Congratulations also to this fine band on their Straight Superior Ratings at the Dixieland Marching Band Contest on Saturday, October 26, in Brewton, Alabama! The Color Guard also received Best in Class 2A at this event!

FHS Marching Band at District

FHS Marching Band at District

A great big thank you to the City of DeFuniak Springs Public Works Department for allowing the Pre-K students at the WISE Center to come for a visit. There was so much to see and learn and the students had a wonderful time learning about Public Works and the people that help our city run properly.
Wise Pre-K
Wise Pre-K     
Wise Pre-K
    
Wise Pre-K