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Jackson Weatherall, a junior at South Walton High School, finished second overall at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Tournament in Pensacola.  Jackson shot an even-par round.  There were over 100 competitors at this tournament.  Congratulations Jackson!

submitted by Barbara Stratton

Mrs. Kristin Peak’s kindergarten class at WDE learned all about Johnny Appleseed! To celebrate his upcoming birthday, we peeled and ate his favorite treat – apples! Thank you to Mrs. Tammy Cosson for allowing our class to use her apple peeler for this activity.

submitted by Kristin Peak and Jessica Dawkins

    

      

This week Mrs. Coleman's first grade class learned about animal characteristics in Science. In order to have the students have a better understanding of different animals and their body functions, we did a wonderful experiment from Mystery Science regarding bird beaks. Students used both a straw and a paper cup to mimic bird beaks. Throughout the excitement, they had to test which beak worked faster in getting food, but also which one was able to pick up food without picking up any rocks. It was truly an amazing hands on activity and one of our favorite lessons so far!

submitted by Meredith Spence

      

Students at Bay Elementary School are getting a real hands-on lesson in the States of Matter. After reading Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck, students explored how "oobleck" changes from a solid to a liquid.

submitted by Meredith Spence

   

      

Mrs. Jordan Dady’s first grade class at WDE was excited to take their learning outside! They have been studying light and shadows for the last few weeks and have participated in several activities observing how shadows change due to Earth’s rotation. Today, they were able to make a real world connection by tracing their shadows first thing in the morning when the sun appeared to be in the east. They will check their shadows in the afternoon when the sun appears to have moved westward and record any change.

submitted by Jessica Dawkins and Jordan Dady

       

Rangers from the 6th RTB visited 5th Grade students at Mossy Head School to teach about the different types of snakes and alligators from our area. The presentation was an extension of the current ReadyGEN novel, Night of the Spadefoot Toads.

submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

 

The FHS Student Government Association hosted a penny war to raise money for the Junior League of the Emerald Coast's Child Clothing Project. The students and staff collected $661 for this worthy cause and have challenged the other high schools in the district to top our donation.  

submitted by Vanessa Bump

Students from Freeport Elementary are excited about the new QuavverMusic interactive music curriculum that has been purchased for the Walton County School District elementary schools.  Quaver Music’s General Music Curriculum is a computer based comprehensive set of curriculum resources built on a foundation of standards-based lessons full of interactive elements for classroom music, and provides students access at home! 

These FES students are using the program for student led vocal warm-ups, and rhythm identification.  

submitted by Angela Saltsman and Keitha Bledsoe

Several Walton High and Walton Middle students attended the first round of All-State Chorus testing on September 18. Students tested on rhythm and melodic listening skills and identification, chord analysis, intervals, key signatures, time signatures, and vocabulary. WHS and WMS each had four students promoted to the next level, and they will compete in Sight Reading this weekend.

Pictured are:

Dale Brown
Lila Wilson
Arcadia Andrews
Danielle Davis

Congratulations, Braves!

submitted by Christy English