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This year, Maude Saunders fourth and fifth grade students were active participants in student-led conferences with parents.  Research shows that children take more responsibility for their learning when they are not only present for conferences, but in charge of explaining their progress, reflecting on accomplishments, and setting short and long-term goals. 


Submitted by Krisy Chandler Spence

Third graders from Mrs. Cook's and Mrs. Kelly's classes at MHS were rewarded for their hard work during the FSA ELA. After each day of testing students were able to participate in a Mystery Motivator as a reward for their hard work and perseverance. One Mystery Motivator this year was getting to create artwork in their teacher's parking spot! Submitted by Allie Lee Blanton.




In order to give Paxton's AVID students a better look at college life, students were taken on an amazing tour of Valdosta State University. They learned about programs offered, class size, and they even got to visit a dorm. Submitted by Kalli McMilllan.

Over 100 WHS students recently earned their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This rigorous course is designed to help students achieve mastery in the use of Microsoft software applications, which will allow them to earn an internationally-recognized certification that will broaden post-secondary and employment opportunities.

Way to go, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English




Abbott, Tinsley Duncan, Katie Fayrene Leath, Jackson Spencer Sesay, Julianna
Adams, Jenna Leigh  Evans, Avery Capri Lee, Cameron Sinclair, Jordan
Alden, Mason Farrow, Stephanie Michelle Lindsey, Davian Alexander Singletary, Taylor
Anderson, Haley Fields, Bryan Rayford Liu, Amy Siples, Jayda
Anderson, Jesse Ray  Freeman, Kazeri Davon  Lopez Galaviz, Vayoleth Slaugther, Keonte
Arke, Allie Gillert, Katelyn Mallory, Shantrese  Slay, Treasure
Arnold, Holden Edward Glass, Zachary Gavin McGovern, Macy Spradlin, Seth
Bailie, Xavier Brayden Guerra Avalos, Estefani Eliset McKee, Ethan Standland, Spencer Ean
Baker, JB  Harrison, Mahalia Nicole  Medrano Reyes, Karina Tepetate, Emily Renteria 
Bearden, Matthew Heady, Jared Miller, Markissa  Thacker, Logan
Benitez, Noe Hernandez, Jose Mitchell, Emma Trammell, Icecess Seara 
Bentley, Sabreena Deloras Herndon, Kale Anthony Moore, Alexander David VanSkyhawk, Matthew
Burgess, Tyler Evan Hetrick, Howard Melvin  Moore, Nathan Aaron  Vo, Elrod 
Campbell, Jakobe  Hilbrant, Mackenzie Morse, Tyler Walters, Atterol Michelle 
Campbell, Kaelyn Hill, Tyauna Jenae  Norris, John Mason Ware, Kadarin
Carroll, Emily Holden, Gavin Owen, Megan Marie  Warren, Cody
Carroll, Skylar Howland, Matthew Pena, Juan Warren, Romeo Jesiah 
Clark, Jordan Huff, William Alexander  Perez, Karla Weddermann, Stefan
Clark, Juli Hunter, Steven Phillips, Madison Weeks, Abigail
Cordle, Chayenne Infinger, Abbie Pineda, Austin White, Shimaya
Crane, Kacie Lynn  Janisch, Samantha Price, Clayton Whitehead, Chiarra
Cruz, Leslie Johnson, Kiley Reeves, Preston Whitehurst, Dalton Blake 
Curry, Auntanna Karle, Ryan Michael  Rogers, Meghan Wilder, Chloe
Dawson, Victoria Rene  Kelly, Michael Roman, Eben Riley Willis, Caleb Matthew
De le Rosa, Michelle Kendrick, Amber Lynn  Rust, Christian Daniel  Wilmoth, Joshua Christian 
Devlin, Brett Kent, Gretchen Sarriera, Nathan Wright, Ethan
Dickerson, Marti Lynette Key, Lexie Schottroff, Abbie Gayle Young, Kylah
Dockery, Aiden Allen  Laird, Mason Scott, Devon Allen
Drake, Kaitlyn Lankton, Joshua Dylan Seigler, Anna Marie 

The Marvel of Flight Fly In & Expo is held each spring at the DeFuniak Springs Airport. This is a 2 day event that hosts unique aircrafts and real-world pilots. WDE students watched presentations about each plane, climbed aboard a restored WWII helicopter, and got to see these remarkable planes fly in an airshow during the trip. The goal of Marvel of Flight is to inspire future aviators through fun and educating experiences. Students not only gained knowledge of each individual aircraft, they were also presented with the science behind flight. The learning experiences complimented our science unit on force and motion. WDE students had a great day exploring the Marvel of Flight!

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Cameron Strange has a pilot's helmet fastened as he sits in a restored helicopter.


Bay Elementary would like to congratulate Evan Musick and Elsie Bartlum for being selected to represent our school at the Kiwanis Club meeting on April 18. Both students were chosen by their teacher, Ms. Tonya Tidwell to be recognized for the Student of the Month Citizenship Award. Evan and Elsie will be honored along with other Walton County students at the at the Coastal Branch Library in Santa Rosa Beach. 

Submitted by Cindy Stewart

Mrs. Peloquin's art classes at Freeport Middle School stamped Traditional African Adinkra cloth for their Art in World Cultures studies.  They created their own stamps and designed their own layouts.  
Submitted by Kendra Peloquin