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Paxton's First Lego League, Jr. team would like to send a huge thank you out to former PHS teacher and astronomer, Dr. Wayne Wooten, for the generous gift of personal beginner scopes for each of our elementary team members. Dr. Wooten taught science at Paxton from 1970-74 and reached out to coach Sheryl Evans after he heard about the team's participation in the World Expo earlier this year. Thank you for your generosity and giving back Dr. Wooten!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan

MSE 5th graders celebrated their completion of elementary school on Friday with an awards program and fun-filled reception!  The faculty and staff have enjoyed teaching and knowing these Little Warriors and wish them the best of luck in Middle School! Submitted by Krisy Spence

MSE 5th Graders Celebrate

MSE 5th Graders Celebrate

Congrats to Walton High's Braves baseball team & coaches for an EPIC season and finishing in the Elite Eight!

Submitted by Christy English

WHS Baseball 2019

WHS Baseball 2019

Congratulations to the 200+ Walton High School students who earned industry certifications this year!  These students were treated to lunch and a party on May 23 at the Wee Care Park to reward this exceptional accomplishment.  Way to go, Braves! Submitted by Christy English

WHS CTE Students Party at Wee Care

WHS CTE Students Party at Wee Care

The Summer Bridge program will take place at Walton Middle School the following dates:  July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25 (8:00-12:00 each day).  Free lunches and bus transportation to and from designated DeFuniak Springs neighborhoods will be provided.  More details coming soon!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Bay Elementary First Grade held a Spelling Bee on Thursday and we're all a buzz by these unBEElievable spellers!

 Congratulations to Queen Bee/1st Place Winner, Ruthie Snyder!

 2nd place, Serenity Agney

3rd place, Noah Sutton


2 Finalists from each class:
Anderson- Brooks Locke, Sutton Lowell
Hill- Jonah Provinse, Penelope MacKinney
Lessig- ileigh Hogg, Serenity Agney
Perk- Layka Lincoln, Ruthie Snyder
Tucci- Jonah Grunklee, Noah Sutton 

BES Spelling Bee 2019

The Bobcat family would like to congratulate the Paxton baseball team on another amazing season and their THIRTEENTH consecutive district championship. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Ms. Thomas’s class at West DeFuniak Elementary has been learning about economics and how it affects people. As a culminating project to their economics unit, students had the opportunity to become producers and consumers by participating in a classroom marketplace. Students designed each of their own shops by coming up with a shop name, slogan, commercial script, product description, product price, interest inventory, and consumer comment box. Their products could only be made from paper and each student had a consumer spending log to keep track of how much money they had left to spend. Students were able to apply their knowledge of supply and demand, scarcity, and trading to successfully sell out of each of their products. Students took their roles seriously and came away with a real sense of accomplishment!
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
WDE Students Study Economics
WDE Students Study Economics

Ms. Thomas’s class at West DeFuniak Elementary was introduced to the life changing impact of wind power using a Lego STEAM challenge and a bit of inspired reading. Their class read “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”, which is the story of William Kamkwamba. William grew up in a small village in Malawi that was devastated by famine and drought. Forced to leave school, he used donated books in the village library to teach himself how to build a windmill and create electricity. He was responsible for providing his village access to electricity for the first time ever.
Inspired by William’s story, the students were given a challenge to build wind racers, or wind powered cars that could be used for transportation in remote areas where there is not access to other fuel sources. They could only use Legos, a 4x5 piece of paper for the sail, and a biodegradable straw as their mast. Students collaborated with one another in teams of two to create unique team names, design their sails, and construct their wind powered cars. Then, they took the challenge one step further by racing their cars to see which design would be able to transport valuable resources between locations the fastest. Students learned how the weight, height, balance, durability, and other characteristics of their projects affected the distance and speed they were able to travel. The winning design was able to travel three yards in under twelve seconds!
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

WDE Studies Wind Power

Group: (Top Row Left to Right) Heaven Hogans, Cathy-Mae Fullwiler, Garrett Hansen, Kenneth Ingram, Zoey McHenry, Dakota Day (Middle Row Left to Right) Hayden Dunham, Zanieh Stuckey, Trey Simmons, Karma Olson-Morgan, Madison Melcher  (Bottom Row Left to Right) Garrett Frymire, Tyler Betts, Tyler Baker.

WDE Studies Wind Power

Winning Team: Zoey McHenry & Dakota Day