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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

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

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

Best day ever! Thank you to the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department for allowing the WISE Center Pre-K students to visit with them on Wednesday, October 23rd. The children loved learning about how a Fire Department runs, especially the fire trucks! The day of fun was capped off with a visit to Harbeson Field for lunch and playtime on the playground equipment.
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

Congratulations to the South Walton High School Seahawks Marching Band for receiving Straight Superiors at the Pea River Marching Classic at Elba High School on Saturday, October 26! Color Guard tied for Best Auxiliary in their division, and the band earned Second Place in Division 1A! Go Marching Hawks!

SWHS Trophies     

SWHS Color Guard

WDE first graders had a great field trip to the Public Works Department in DeFuniak today! Students were able to learn about all of the different equipment used, and received their own work vest and hard hat. We finished off our day by enjoying a great picnic lunch at the park.

WDE 1st Grade at Public Works     WDE 1st Grade at Public Works     

WDE 1st Grade at Public Works     WDE 1st Grade at Public Works     

 WDE 1st Grade at Public Works      WDE 1st Grade at Public Works

 WDE 1st Grade at Public Works     WDE 1st Grade at Public Works     

WDE 1st Grade at Public Works