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At Paxton High School, the elementary celebrated Veteran's Day with a program for all elementary students, teachers, and the families of the students. One student in particular, Kaden Graham, celebrated with his family of veterans. Kaden's family holds Veteren's Day with great importance and understands the sacrifice of military families. Kaden's grandfather, a veteran, expressed his appreciation for the Veteran's Day program. Kaden's father was unable to attend the program, as he is currently serving his 7th deployment. In honor of his father, Kaden wore his father's jacket and carried a picture of his dad. Kaden and his family can be seen in the attached picture. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Over 400 students and parents enjoyed a "Frozen" themed Family Math Night at Butler Elementary. Students visited a multitude of math themed stations and were rewarded for their hard work (and fun) with ice cream sundaes!  Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Congratulations to the PHS Teachers and ESP of the Year. As seen in the attached picture (from left to right), Sheryl Evans (4th grade) was awarded the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Dakota Cassidy was awarded ESP of the Year and Brande Manning (high school science) was awarded High School Teacher of the Year. We appreciate and congratulate these deserving members of the PHS team.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

On November 16, 2016 second grade students at West Defuniak Elementary enjoyed learning about Native Americans from Ms. Sylvia Glover. Ms. Glover is from Westville, Florida. She collects Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery, deerskin blankets, and other various tools from this era. She explained to the students how the items were used by the Native Americans in everyday life. Students enjoyed holding and observing the artifacts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Congratulations to Walton Middle School's Tropicana Speech Winners:

1st Place:  Mackenzie Campbell

2nd Place:  Gage Galloway

3rd Place:  Jaden Stevenson

6th grade Language Arts teachers:  Brooke Carter and Alex Rhodes.

Submitted by Kamber Rafferty

WISE Center Pre-K Happenings

November 17, 2016

This week the WISE Center Pre-K have been busy with Muffins with Moms, Donuts with Dads and Thanksgiving Lunch. Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

WMS Salutes Veterans

November 17, 2016

On Thursday, November 10th, Walton Middle School held its 44th annual Veterans Day program.  Over 130 veterans and their families attended.  Students made local vets and their families feel welcome and appreciated from the beginning of the ceremony to the end.  Students held doors, performed, saluted, and hosted a reception for guests.  WMS can't thank our veterans enough for their service to our country. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.