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On Friday, August 31st, West DeFuniak Elementary students participated in a Positivity Project Pep Rally. Students made signs focusing on the character trait "Kindness," learned a kindness cheer, and heard from Mrs. Paul about this new initiative at WDE. The Positivity Project focuses on a different character trait each week. Students watch short videos and have daily discussions revolving around those traits. We look forward to seeing students exhibit this new learning in their actions as we learn that Other People Matter.

Science Rocks at WDE

September 7, 2018

SCIENCE ROCKS at West DeFuniak Elementary! Mrs. Katie Adams’ fourth grade studied the properties of matter, one being density. Groups created a density tower to showcase five layers of different liquids.  Students soon discovered liquids have different densities, therefore creating a layering effect with the heaviest liquid on the bottom. To further test density, students dropped various items into their density towers to compare the density of that item to the surrounding liquid. Through discovery, students were able to explain why some objects floated while others sank.

School is OPEN on Tuesday

September 3, 2018

Walton County schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, September 4th.  The district is in contact with Emergency Management and is monitoring the situation with Tropical Storm Gordon.  If changes are necessary, we will update you as soon as possible.

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, the Superintendent of Walton County Schools will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month Superintendent Hughes celebrates our graduating Seniors and shares the dates for the graduation activities.  Mr. Hughes also recognizes the wonderful teachers and educational support professionals in our district as we approach Teacher Appreciation Week.  He emphasizes the importance of remaining diligent, and finishing the school year out in EPIC fashion!

https://youtu.be/zZSWku3UFGc

Walton Middle School would like to invite its incoming sixth graders (current fifth graders) and their parents to a "Middle School Jump" Title 1 Parent Training Night on Thursday, May 10th, at 6:00 p.m., in the WMS Cafeteria. At this event, students and parents will gain insights about how to have a successful middle school experience. A free meal will be provided, as well as childcare for preschool and elementary students. WMS can't wait to see new students and parents there!

Nonie's Ark Visits WDE

March 27, 2018

Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters visited Mrs. Jessica Dawkins’ 2nd grade classroom at WDE on Tuesday. Mrs. Dawkins’ class earned this reward for collecting the most Box Tops in the school for grades K-2. Students enjoyed a one hour presentation of seven different animals. They learned about their natural history, behaviors and habitats. More information can be found at www.noniesark.com
Kindergarten celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a visit from The Cat in the Hat. Thank you Mr. Douglas for visiting and reading The Cat and the Hat to our classes.  Mrs. Willcox's students captured the moment for us.

Smart Device Class

March 15, 2018

Parents are invited to attend this FREE class to learn how to better protect our children in this digital age.
Jodi Howell from Walton Middle School visited WDE this week to speak with the upcoming 6th graders. The current 5th graders listened attentively to the many requirements, programs, elective classes, sports, and other topics that were discussed. Rayanna Griggs and Dreden were both acknowledged for being hardworking students, and each received their first WMS shirt!