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This past month, for Black History Month, Mrs. Trinidad's Spanish students decorated her classroom door to celebrate this important month and show students examples of some of the people who changed our country (and world) for the better. The door specifically features Cuban singer Celia Cruz, the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, who was awarded a National Medal of Arts. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Fifth grade music students wrote content-based thank you letters to the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra after visiting the performance of Peter vs. the Wolf. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this truly joyful experience. Submitted by Cathy Drake

Hope Green and Jetta Alt - Finished letters

First Draft- Stephen Holmes

First Draft of Letter to NFSO

Brainstorming! London Hughes and Sarah Shafer

Liam Lewis and Paislee Hannah from Mrs. Donna Timmons’ Kindergarten Class at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed working together on a STEM project to encourage building and balancing.  Students were asked to discover ways to make a “balance”.  The students had one cup, one popsicle stick and one box of candy to use to make their “balances”.    Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

4th and 5th grade students at WDE got to experience what it is like to be in an aquifer. They visited the Water Ventures trailer with guides Carly Todd and Julianne Werts. Students learned about Florida’s 900 springs, Florida’s ecosystems, all about the water cycle as well as experiencing hands on activities. Students also learned about water conservation and how they can do their part to help save the Earth’s water supply and protect Florida’s natural resources. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

WDE Water Ventures

WDE Water Ventures 

 WDE Water Ventures

2nd graders at West DeFuniak Elementary participated in planting potatoes in a grade level garden. The students were able to individually plant their own potatoes. Students learned that potatoes are usually planted first in a spring garden and what the criteria is for planting potatoes. The students had a blast working in the garden and getting a little dirty! Students are excited to see how well their plants will grow in their garden this year.  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

MSE 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents attended FSA Parent Information Meetings on February 25th and 26th. Guidance Counselor, Lisa Jones, and grade level teachers provided information that enables parents to help their children feel more confident and prepared for the upcoming state assessments.  Submitted by Krisy Spence

The Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting sea turtle conservation through awareness and education for the residents and more than 3 million visitors to Walton County. Today, they shared information about sea turtle conservation with MSE fifth graders.  The students learned about the different types of sea turtles, their life cycle, and how we can help protect them.  In March, the students will attend a field trip where they will simulate the life of sea turtles at one of Walton County’s beautiful beaches. Thank you, Friends of South Walton Sea Turtles, for this opportunity!  Submitted by Krisy Spence

Students in Mrs. Pryor's fifth grade class build their conceptual understanding of volume by composing and decomposing rectangular prisms. Submitted by Chelsea Ellison

MSE's ACE Council spent last Saturday cleaning up the courtyard and preparing the area for a Spring garden. Thank you, students, parents, and sponsors for your hard work! Submitted by Krisy Spence

ACE Clean Up Day 3

ACE Clean Up Day