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Unity Day at Magnet Academy

October 26, 2017

Guidance Counselor, Heather Blanchard uses Unity Day as an opportunity to have an open discussion with Magnet students about the implications and repercussions of bullying. Submitted by Lisa Pitts.

In support of National Unity Day, the Walton County School District joined emeraldcoastkids.org’s WEAR ORANGE for #UnityDay2017. Students from all over the district wore orange on October 25th, and participated in activities throughout the month to help raise awareness of the serious issue of bullying. Activities emphasized the importance of kindness, acceptance, inclusion and the need for unity. 
Superintendent Russell Hughes and the district office administration and staff all wore orange for the event, and gathered together to show their support for the anti-bullying cause! 

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The Theatre Project at South Walton presents: The Importance of Being Ernie, a modern day re-telling of the Oscar Wilde classic, set in a modern day American high school. Run dates are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm in the SWHS auditorium. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. We'll see you there!

Submitted by Don Goodrum and Keitha Bledsoe

Maude Saunders theme this year is “Teamwork Sparks Success”.  Our family literacy night on October 19th saw teams of parents, grandparents, students, teachers, staff, and community members come together for fun literacy activities. Each grade level provided various sports-themed games that taught literacy skills.   Thank you to everyone who has joined our TEAM! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

MSE ELA Night

MSE ELA Night

Mrs. Callahan’s Class at West DeFuniak Elementary is learning to use scientific tools to solve mathematical problems by measuring mass, volume, length, and time. The students measured then took their calculations and rounded to the nearest ten. These scientists have discovered the importance of math in science!  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Math in Science  WDE Math in Science  WDE Math in Science

WDE 4th graders are studying the different types of text structures. In class today, the students were placed in groups and each group was assigned a text structure. The group then had to teach the class about their text structure. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Text Structures

WDE Text Structures

Students at Freeport Middle School will be joining schools all across the Walton County School District as we participate in Pacer.org's National Campaign Against Bullying. Students will show support with multiple activities throughout the week designed to help students become more aware of the bullying issue, and develop ways to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

 This Weeks Activities will Include:

Monday, October 23

ELA Classes

Bullying 101:  Guide for Middle & High School Students / Questioning/ Videos

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/classroom/middle-highschool/mh-discussion-monday.asp

Tuesday, October 24

Math Classes

Bullying Statistics: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp - Graphs/word problems

Wednesday, October 25

Science Classes

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying at the football field – Heart rate / burning calories

Thursday, October 26th

Social Studies Classes

Introduce Take Action Against Bullying Plan to students
Students will be taken to the cafeteria to sign the Anti-Bullying Pledge banner

submitted by Sharie Smith

Mrs. Walker’s first grade class at West DeFuniak Elementary used their bowling skills to improve their subtraction game.  Students started with 10, then subtracted the pins that were knocked over to find the difference. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Bowling

WDE Bowling

WDE Bowling