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Mrs. Greer Harvell's 8th grade science students at WMS sure aren't a bunch of chickens when it comes to their learning--even when they dress like them.  
In an effort to teach how mass, density, and volume relate to each other, Mrs. Harvell got creative.  On Thursday, November 7th, she introduced the lesson with a short graphic novel, turned skit.  In her third period class, Rolly Benitez and Pruedance Rivera dressed as chickens, volunteering to move boxes for Dr. Birdley, played by none other than Zane Woodham.  The brave chicken actors thought that smaller boxes would be easier to move for Dr. Birdley, only to realize that they have more mass packed inside them, making them much more dense and thereby heavier to move.  The students acted out this struggle before their peers to reinforce this key scientific concept.
After the short skit, Mrs. Harvell briefly led the class in an inquiry discussion about what they'd just witnessed in the skit.  She then led the class in a choral reading of a science text about mass, volume, and density.  After reading the material, students practiced working equations to find density, volume, and mass.
Mrs. Harvell strives to make science learning engaging for her students--even if means someone has to wear a chicken hat every now and then. 
WMS Chickens
WMS Chickens

Mossy Head School and guests gathered together to celebrate and show appreciation for our wonderful Veterans. Mr. Goodman and the Headliners led students and guests in patriotic songs. Two fourth grade students gave excellent speeches about the history and importance of Veteran's Day.
Staff Sergeant Justin Day, a Combat Controller in the U.S. Air Force, was the guest speaker. His story was truly touching and motivating as he shared how he has overcome his near fatal injuries. He continues his work in the Air Force and is a true inspiration.

MHS Vets prgm

MHS Vets prgm

MHS Vets prgm

MHS Vets prgm

MHS Vets prgm

MHS Vets prgm

MHS Vets prgm

The Bulldogs are Football Playoff Ready for tonight and Classroom-College-Career focused for a life time! Mrs. Williams was making it happen with her students. Also, meet Riley Craig, pictured with Superintendent Hughes and Principal Donna Simmons. Riley has been accepted to Full Sail University in Orlando. EPIC3 in Motion in the Dog House!!!!

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This morning, the cross country boys' team was sent off to the state meet in Paxton style. The rest of the student body, faculty/staff, and administration waved off Coach Gilbert, Coach Wilson, and the rest of the team as they danced down the front drive of the school. The entire Bobcat family would like to wish the team good luck and hope that you BRING YOUR BEST! (State Qualifying Team: Eugene Hall, Kage Wibbing, Philip Anderson, Connor Gaither, Nick Johnson, Nolan Morgan, and Lawson Geoghagan.)

PAX Cross country boys

Walton High School will have a School Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 19, to discuss School Recognition Funds.  The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm in the library.
Paxton School honored and celebrated our United States veterans today with a moving and inspiring program. The program included special performances by the Sound of the Pride elementary chorus and the Paxton High School Band, which included the songs March of the Armed Forces, The Last Full Measure, Tribute for Band, and The Veteran's Song.
Principal Brent Jones opened the program and served as host throughout. Selected K-Kids representatives served as presenters of each branch flag.The Key Club presented a special flag folding ceremony and explained the symbolism of the 13 folds.
Special guest speaker of the day was Lt. Col. Kevin Kirby, retired Army, who shared with the students about his time in the service.
The school recognized the guests from the different branches of military service with a special gift. Concluding the program, our own Mr. Jones was recognized with a flag for his service in the military.
Paxton School wishes to thank everyone who helped make today’s special event possible.
PAX Vet Day prgm
PAX Vet Day prgm
 
Thursday, November 6, was a great crisis management training for school based incidents at the Carlene Anderson training facility The following agencies were represented today at the training: Walton County School District, Walton Emergency Management, Walton Sheriff Office, South Walton Fire Rescue, Walton Fire Rescue, city representative, college representative, and several school district safety specialist. 
EPIC collaboration at this training!
Crisis Management Wkshp
Crisis Management Wkshp

Students in Mr. Tracie Jordan and Mr. Paul Baur's sixth grade world geography classes have spent the week as detectives, delving into text evidence to solve an age old mystery--the death of King Tut.  Students closely and carefully read several texts about King Tut's life and death, looking for clues about how he died--and who, if anyone, had motive to kill him.  Students were deeply engaged in class discussions about the mystery, basing their ideas on their analysis of text evidence.  To make the learning experience even more meaningful for students, Mr. Baur dressed as King Tut, while Mr. Jordan dressed as Sparta, the king's protector.  Though the world may never really know how King Tut died, WMS sixth graders will at least remember several theories about his demise.  They will also walk away with an understanding about how changes in leadership can lead to unrest in societies.  By using the evidence before them, students worked collaboratively and analytically, skills that will prove beneficial to them throughout their lives.

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"Draped in the Cape" at MSE!

November 7, 2019

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a student who excelled on her math assignment!  This third grade student was “draped in the cape” for the day for her super-power efforts.  This is just one way MSE students are recognized for their achievements!