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WDE Goes to the Ranch!

April 19, 2017

Second graders at West DeFuniak Elementary school took a field trip to the Rocking B-A-B Ranch on April 14, 2017. Students were able to learn interesting facts about both common farm animals and exotic animals at the ranch. The students really enjoyed being able to pet the young animals and were excited about being able to play and eat their lunch in the “Big Barn” the ranch has on site. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Ranch

WDE Ranch

WDE Ranch

WDE Ranch

WDE Ranch

WDE Ranch

WDE Ranch

South Walton High School Seniors Adam Richards and Austin Garofalo signed letters of commitment to play baseball next year.  Adam signed with Birmingham Southern College and Austin with Marion Military Institute. Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

The Freeport Middle School baseball team worked really hard this season.  As a reward for their extraordinary effort, the baseball banquet was held at a Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball game with an "all-you-can-eat" burger and hot dog buffet. Coach Wassman says, "I am blessed to be part of Bulldog Nation, Go Dogs!" Great job! Submitted by Chelsea Ellison.

The Easter Bunny visits our students at the Wise Center Pre-K followed by our annual egg hunt.   Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

WISE Easter

WISE Easter

Paxton students in Mrs. Cottle’s first grade class recently built their own motorized “Art Bot” and then used it to create masterpieces like this one. After building the art bot, students adjusted the markers to control the movement of the “bot” to create the desired effect in this STEAM- science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics- lesson. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Fourth grade students at Paxton School learned first-hand about the four forces of flight from former paper airplane world record holder Ken Blackburn. Blackburn, an engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base and former world record holder for the longest flying paper airplane, taught students about lift, thrust and drag and weight. He then helped students craft their own paper airplanes. Students competed with their airplanes, taking careful measurements of the distance each plane traveled and the number of seconds it maintained flight.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Ken Blackburn, an engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, recently spoke to ninth grade aerospace students at Paxton about how UAVs are developed and tested in the Air Force and how the technology is rapidly changing in the commercial sector. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Superintendent Hughes encouraged employees and students throughout the county to "Go Blue" on April 7 in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Walton High donned every shade of blue to show our support in the fight against child abuse. Submitted by Christy English.

WHS Chilld Abuse Prevention

Students at Mossy Head School were visited by Deputy Kristin Pond and K9 Kayne from the Walton County Sheriff's Office to learn about her job as a K9 deputy.  In class, the students read a book about a police officer and his K9.  The students were then able to compare and contrast the character in the book with Deputy Pond and Kayne. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

5th grade at WDE is pursuing student engagement with a Math EGGstravaganza! They even invited a local celebrity, the Easter Bunny! The kids looked for eggs filled with math challenges. Once they completed the challenge, they reported to their teacher to see if it was correct! All correct answers were rewarded with a treat.

Submitted by: Mr. Andrew Stafford/Jessica Dawkins

WDE Eggciting

WDE Eggciting

WDE Eggciting