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The "tag wall" is a reserved space for students of the month. Each month teachers vote for 2 students. Administration does not vote, unless there is a tie in the votes. Teachers take into account the whole child when voting. This includes but is not limited to how each student adheres to the In"10"sity principles: compassion, accountability, desire, effort, time, determination, respect, initiate, victory and esteem.

After the students have been selected they receive a baseball cap as a symbol of their "crowning" achievement for the month, have their picture taken for the student of month wall and "tag" the wall to the entrance of the school. The "tag" consists of the student's initials and the initials remain on the wall for the entire year.

Thursday evening, April 11, approximately 60 parents and students joined together to create their own original art piece under the guidance of the In"10"sity art instructor, Ms. Jamie Ramsey. EPIC2 collaboration!!!

Students in Mrs. Amanda McKee's Kindergarten Class at West DeFuniak Elementary had a fantastic time exploring living and non-living things. They used real gummy worms and fishing worms to investigate!

Students pictured left to right are: Raylan Sheehan, Melody Mellica, Anthony Serrano, and Paige Robinson. 
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

MHS 2nd grade students had a fabulous time at the Emerald Coast Science Center! They were able to experiment with gravity, Play-doh circuits, meet some unique animals, and explore the activity museum! Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

Emerald Coast Science Center

Emerald Coast Science Center

Emerald Coast Science Center

SWHS wins the Leadership Walton Shark Tank competition! Pictured with Superintendent Hughes are Alecia Campbell, Lely Hall and Tristan Toups. Their invention was “Swagon” an Innovative Materials Transfer Beach Option for families, disabled citizens and general Beach Goers.

During the month of March the Agriscience classes at Paxton learned about the dairy industry. The owners of a local business Two Gals and a Goat visited the classroom to share their knowledge of the dairy industry and their successful business. The students even enjoyed tasting goat milk and fresh homemade cheese! 

Walton County's own published author, McCaid Paul, visited 5th grade students at WDE the day before FSA Writing. He spoke to the students about the writing process and the importance of writing well. The students had many questions, and his visit sparked a genuine interest in writing for many. He was a huge encouragement for all of the students! WDE 5th grade thanks him for sharing his knowledge and experience with us. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins