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Seventh grade critical thinking students at Paxton worked with local business owners to create a custom soap mold for an upscale bed and breakfast. Watch the video to see a snapshot of how they used the engineering design process and 3D printing to bring their creation to life! Special thanks to Dave Palmer of the Florida Farmer’s Market and Ann Shanklin of The Lake House for allowing these students to assist in this real world project.  

Submitted by Heather Stewart

Main Photo - Mrs. Ford's FES kindergarten students participated in STEM activities to build dino-caves for their dinosaurs and measure large footprints using non-standards forms of measurement.

Photo Below - Dinosaur Day was a day to remember!!! Today, we became paleontologist and we created vest and hats! Then, We learned about herbivores and carnivores. We were able to identify how they are similar and how they are different. Each student got to pick their favorite dinosaur and decorate it and graph it! Our favorite part of the day was when each student got a chocolate chip cookie and picked out the fossils! Finally, I loved our writings... “if you had a dinosaur I would”...the students were very creative! Each student loved our Jurassic Park set up!!!  Submitted by Nancy Currie

FES Dino

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of the Florida Chautauqua Theatre this coming week to see a wonderful performance of The Wizard of Oz, presented by the incredible actors and singers of the Florida Chautauqua Theatre! 

The production showcases a cast of 25 local performers, most from Walton County schools, ranging in age from elementary thru middle school.

The performances will take place May 18 and 19 at 7:00 PM, and May 20 at 2:30 PM at The Florida Chautauqua Theatre: 840 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL.

For more info and to reserve tickets, call 850-892-9494. Oz is waiting just Over the Rainbow!

         

        

      

FBLA did an awesome job at the recent Relay for Life!  A lot of students came out to support this great cause, and Coach Harless even got in the dunking booth!

Submitted by Christy English

              

        

ECMS hosted the Special Olympics Florida - Walton activities on Friday, May 11, 2018. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Currently Special Olympics Florida - Walton serves 67 athletes throughout Walton County.

It was a wonderful day for all the participants who also got a special visit from McGruff the Crime Dog with the Walton County Sheriff's Office!  Congratulations to all the participants!!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe; photo credit: Chaela Floyd

                                                                 

      

                                                                    

              

In Mrs. Parker’s 8th grade science class students dissected American Leopard frogs. Students compared the organ systems of a frog to a human. Stay tuned next week, for our tie-dye t-shirt creations - Mrs. Parker.

Submitted by Angela Vance

           

SWHS Sophomore Holly Brooks is in Mrs. Barnhart’s Honors Geometry class.  Holly won a pizza party for her class from Math Nation.  She completed “Test Yourself” and was 1 of 45 students selected by Math Nation.  Congratulations Holly!  Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

A non-profit based in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Food for Thought has worked to fight child hunger throughout Walton and Okaloosa Counties since 2010, providing 3,000 backpacks weekly that are filled with healthy ingredients for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals.

With the support of a three-year $125,000 grant from the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Food for Thought launched its Full Circle Kitchen program in September of last year. Offered to high schoolers enrolled in Food for Thought, the program introduces students to fundamental cooking skills through classes taught by community restaurant partners and local chefs.

Walton Academy High school senior Lucy Lopez and junior Donnell Reed are two students benefiting from the program’s efforts to provide youth a foundation for basic cooking skills and access to kitchen equipment in a safe learning environment.

You can read more at: http://emeril.org/spotlight-full-circle-kitchen-students-lucy-lopez-and-donnell-reed

Submitted by David Schmidt

On Tuesday, May 8th, Walton Middle School recognized outstanding scholars at its annual academic awards night.  Many talented and conscientious students received certificates and trophies for their exemplary efforts during the school year.  At the end of the evening, eighth grade students McCaid Paul, Billie Hall, and Noel Dahl received "Special Honor Roll" trophies for earning all A's all three years at Walton Middle School.  Congratulations to these students for their outstanding achievement!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

The entire Bobcat family would have been flooded with pride over the STEM Club at the LEGO League Jr. EXPO in Fort Walton Beach. Students nailed their interview with the judges, and impressed everyone with their LEGO creation.  A judge said their presentation and board was EPIC and E.P.I.C. is what they were striving for!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan