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The West DeFuniak Elementary, Kiwanis Kids Club recently sent snacks to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The Platoon Sergeant for these soldiers, SFC Cole,  just happens to be a local alumnus of Paxton High School.

This event not only helped these soldiers have some nice holiday snacks, it also helped students understand the benefits of helping those who are sacrificing to serve our great country!

In addition to sending snacks to soldiers, Families First Network informed that WDE Students and Staff were able to help 22 families in need with our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.   

The Food Drive not only helped local families have a nice holiday meal, it also helped students understand the benefits of helping the less fortunate.

WDE Food Drive for Soldiers

Walton High School band recently hosted a visit from the Baptist College of Florida Guitar Ensemble! November 15, 2019, BCF Assistant Professor Jonathan Erp and the BCF Guitar Ensemble came to provide a clinic and perform for the guitar students at WHS. The interchange provided an opportunity for WHS guitar students to connect with a post-secondary guitar program, and learn more about college level options and expectations.

BCF Guitar

BCF Guitar

BCF Guitar

The Paxton High School art students recently visited the University of West Florida Art Department and Art Gallery.  They had an opportunity to meet and interact with the Art professors, and received a tour of the Fine Arts Department. Paxton Art teacher is Corinne Wilson. 

Congratulations to the Freeport Middle School 2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners!

5th Grade: (L-R)
3rd Place- Audrey Stallings
1st Place- Madeline Ptak
2nd Place- Ruby Stacy

WMS Tropicana 6th Grade

6th Grade: (L-R)
3rd Place- Kayleigh Byrd
1st Place- Niamh Barthel
2nd Place- Megan Weller

Maude Saunders is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest.  Fourth grade winners are Ceaton Ealum (1st), Brinley Laird (2nd), and Conner Crews (3rd).  Fifth grade winners are Natalee Register (1st), Fallon Piper (2nd), and Bailey Cole (3rd).  The first and second place winners will compete in the District Speech Contest on December 12th.

MSE 5th Gd Tropicana 19-20

Mossy Head School celebrated Education Week November 18-22. Students, families, and staff enjoyed activities throughout the week. Dads came out for Doughnuts with Dad. Then, moms had their turn with Muffins with Mom. For both events, moms and dads participated in activities in their child's classroom while sharing a muffin or doughnut. Before the break, Mustangs and their families came together for a special Thanksgiving Dinner during lunch. Local first responders also joined the Mustang family for the Thanksgiving Feast. 
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Students in Mrs. Willoughby’s Kindergarten class received a letter from their friend, Turkey, asking them to please help create a disguise in order to avoid being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. Students were very creative in coming up with clever disguises to help their turkey. Some of the disguises include Spiderman, a princess, a bush, a little girl, a scuba diver, and sheep.

Congratulations to all the the Tropicana Speech winners for Paxton School. In order of picture: 4th Grade - Cade Stewart (1st), Braylen Bradley (2nd), and Payson Cook (3rd).

PAX Tropicana Winner

5th Grade - Marley McClelland (1st), Kaylee Yeakos (2nd), and Destini Chapman (3rd). 6th Grade - Channing Coone (3rd), Rylee Braswell (2nd), and Ana McQuaig (1st).

PAX Tropicana Winner

In the continued effort to promote college readiness through AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, WDE 5th graders created “college turkeys” to represent their teacher’s college choice. Mr. Stafford’s class represented the University of Florida, Mrs. Garrett’s represented Troy University, Mrs. Currid’s choice was Northwest Florida State College, Ms. Dickey chose Southwestern Oklahoma University, and Mrs. Bush’s class choice was Louisiana State University. The students researched information such as the tuition, special programs, clubs, and the different sports that the college offers,  the mascot, colors, and what academia interested each student individually about the teacher chosen college.

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