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Paxton School students from pre-k to high school, and even parents, were engaged in exciting STEM activities at the Nov. 29 Science Night. The science themed night was held in conjunction with a home basketball game and students had the opportunity to participate in various science activities throughout the night's games including piloting a flight simulator with the assistance of Major Justin Elliott, a U.S. Air Force test pilot, launching straw rockets with Dr. John Fay, a scientist with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and trying their hand taking photos with a thermal imaging camera with Rob Wilson, an engineer with FLIR. 

 

In addition, students operated Sphero robots, got their hands dirty with oobleck, attempted to knock cups off a cheerleader's head with an air cannon, made aerospace artwork out of Wikki Stix, and even took science selfies.

 

PHS sends a huge thank you out to the Northwest Florida chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for providing STEM professionals to teach students and donating a Sphero robot to give-away, as well as FLIR for providing a STEM professional and donating a thermal imaging camera as a prize.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Mrs. Jennifer Rhea, Emerald Coast Middle School ‘s Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017, attended the Florida Teacher of the Year Governor’s Summit. During the Tallahassee event this past fall, chosen Florida teachers toured the Capital and Governor’s Mansion, participated in a roundtable discussion with Governor Scott, plus attended a legislative hearing and engaged in professional learning activities.

Pictured from Left to Right: Mrs. Jennifer Rhea, First Lady Ann Scott and Governor Rick Scott.

Submitted by Angela Vance.

On Saturday, November 26th the WDE Bee Bops  performed at the DFS Hometown Christmas singing a “Cool, Cool, Christmas”. The Bee Bops brought the Christmas spirit together by singing a medley called “When the Lights All Shine”. The performance concluded with “Have a Happy, Happy, Holiday”. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Back Row (L to R):  Patrick Chimento, Kaitlyn Christensen, Allison

Hoge, Adley Schnell, Mary Kate Adams

Front Row (L to R):  Isabella Carter, Auburn Hamer (3rd Place),

Collin Tipton (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Jordyn Velasco

Submitted by Angela Vance

A WHS Drama Production

November 28, 2016

The WHS Drama Club & Thespian Society will present A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on December 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  The event will feature "The Fruitcake," "The Christmas Dress," and improvisational games.  Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Submitted by Christy English.