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At Paxton High School, the elementary celebrated Veteran's Day with a program for all elementary students, teachers, and the families of the students. One student in particular, Kaden Graham, celebrated with his family of veterans. Kaden's family holds Veteren's Day with great importance and understands the sacrifice of military families. Kaden's grandfather, a veteran, expressed his appreciation for the Veteran's Day program. Kaden's father was unable to attend the program, as he is currently serving his 7th deployment. In honor of his father, Kaden wore his father's jacket and carried a picture of his dad. Kaden and his family can be seen in the attached picture. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Over 400 students and parents enjoyed a "Frozen" themed Family Math Night at Butler Elementary. Students visited a multitude of math themed stations and were rewarded for their hard work (and fun) with ice cream sundaes!  Submitted by Tammy Smith.

On November 16, 2016 second grade students at West Defuniak Elementary enjoyed learning about Native Americans from Ms. Sylvia Glover. Ms. Glover is from Westville, Florida. She collects Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery, deerskin blankets, and other various tools from this era. She explained to the students how the items were used by the Native Americans in everyday life. Students enjoyed holding and observing the artifacts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Congratulations to the PHS Teachers and ESP of the Year. As seen in the attached picture (from left to right), Sheryl Evans (4th grade) was awarded the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Dakota Cassidy was awarded ESP of the Year and Brande Manning (high school science) was awarded High School Teacher of the Year. We appreciate and congratulate these deserving members of the PHS team.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Congratulations to our Tropicana speech winners!

Pictured from left to right:

Grady Campbell (5th grade) 1st place

Gabrielle Higgins (5th grade) 2nd place

Melody Aguayo-Martinez (5th grade) 3rd place

Levi Elmore (4th grade) 1st place

Emery Hagan (4th grade) 2nd place

Kylie Glass (4th grade) 3rd place

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

West DeFuniak Elementary’s Hat Day fundraiser was a success! All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Pennies for Patients campaign runs through the end of November and students are working toward a school goal of $2,000.00. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

At the November 15, 2016, Regular School Board Meeting a representative from EMI Elliot Marshal Innes, Mr. Brad Innes, AIA President/Principal, presented Superintendent Carlene Anderson and Board Member Mark Davis with an artwork collage of building projects that have been developed over the last 15-20 years for Walton County School District.  Submitted by Laura Smith.

Muffins with Moms at WDE

November 17, 2016

WDE had their annual Muffins with Mom event on November 16th. The event was well attended with over 400 mothers and/or grandmothers participating. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.