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WDE Apple Tasting

October 30, 2018

Mrs. Donna Timmons’ kindergarten class at WDE recently experienced apple tasting! Students learned that apples have different tastes, compared the different tastes, and decided which flavor of apple they liked best. Students recorded their experience in a scientific manner by  creating a graph of their favorite apples.  The class also enjoyed making and tasting fresh applesauce. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Science comes to life at West DeFuniak Elementary School’s annual Vocabulary Parade on Friday, October 26, 2018.
Students completed the projected in phases throughout the month of October.
Words used for the science themed event were selected from grade level curriculum.
Each students spent time at home planning out their costume and creating a word sign.
Prior to the parade, students made special presentations to their class about the word they selected.
It was an exciting month of learning and fun that culminated into an amazing parade of words.
Special thanks to our WDE parents for helping their children make such fabulous costumes.
Submitted by Darlene Paul
            
              

Congratulations to the Freeport High School Sunshine Band and their Director, Michael Miller, for their success at the Dixieland Marching Band Competition at T. R. Miller HS in Brewton, Alabama on Saturday, October 27!

The band received Superior Drum Major, Superior Colorguard, Superior Band, Best in Class Drum Major, Best in Class Colorguard, Best in Class Band!!! Way to go FHS Sunshine Marching Band!!!

Congratulations to Emerald Coast Middle School Cross Country Teams for a great showing at the Middle School State Championships in Lakeland Florida this weekend. The girls finished 5th out of 38 teams and Ava Flaherty led the way with the time of 11:39. The boys finished 8th out of 50 teams and Payne Griner led the way for the Stingrays with the time of 10:43. Great season!
Submitted by Karen Wright
 

This past Saturday the Walton High School Marching Braves Band attended the Pea River Marching Band Classic in Elba, AL where they competed against 11 other bands from across the Southeast performing their 2018 production entitled Fractured Mind. In prelims the band awards received Best in Class 1A Band, Colorguard, and Drum Major and qualified to compete in the Finals competition that night. In finals the Band once again received Best in Class 1A Band, Colorguard, and Drum Major. In addition, the Band placed 3rdPlace overall with a final score of 88.020 and the Colorguard place 1stPlace overall with a final score of 97.000.

 

The Paxton FFA students and art students went to Auburn University. They toured the raptor center, the small animal clinic at the vet school and the beef lab. They also made a visit to the Jule Collins Smith art museum.
Submitted by Corrine Wilson

Freeport Middle School participated in Red Ribbon Week, October 22-26.  "Life is your journey.  Travel drug free," was this year's motto.  FMS signed the banner, wore red, dressed as cartoon characters, guessed how much candy in a jar, participated in fitness contests, and participated in an art contest.  Way to go FMS!  Submitted by Kendra Peloquin
         
          

Congratulations to Madeline Ptak, Riley Hamon, Caden Barnhart, Carlee Adams of Freeport Elementary School, and Kinsley Craig of West DeFuniak Elementary for being selected by audition to represent Walton County in the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association Regional Honor Music Ensembles in Gainesville, Florida! These students attended an all day workshop and rehearsals, and performed in concert on Saturday evening, October 27, at the University of Florida! 

Madeline, Riley, and Kinsley performed as members of the North Regional Elementary Chorus, while Caden and Carlee performed as members of the North Regional Elementary Orff Ensemble. It was an exciting day of learning and polishing new music, developing and reinforcing good vocal and instrumental music technique, and meeting other student musicians from throughout the state. The culminating concert was fabulous, and the students, their parents, and directors shared an amazing experience that will inspire them to greater levels of musicianship!
Freeport Elementary music teacher is Angela Saltsman, and West DeFuniak Elementary Music teacher is Nathan Hight.