December 6, 2019
Congratulations to all of the WDE Science Fair Winners! They had some amazing projects!
Honorable Mention: “ Ice, Ice Baby” (Hamlett) Ruby George
3rd Place: “ White Rose Infusion” (Thomas) Evangelina Torres
2nd Place: “ Ant Snacks” (Thomas) Liam Adkinson
1st Place: “Grow, Grow, Gone” (Thomas) Katie Susenbach
3rd place: “What Clear Liquid Dissolves Candy Canes Fastest” (Callahan) Finley Kelley
2d place: “A Baker’s Query” (Thomas) Gracie Lawson
1st place: “Anchor or Beam Bridges” (Carnley) Cole Hardee
3rd Place: “Plants!” (Adkinson) Lacey Alford
2nd Place: “Dog Breeds and Behaviors” (Adams) Savana Waggoner
1st Place: “Color vs Taste” (Daniel) Ashton Black
3rd Place: “What Activator Will Make the Best Slime? (Adkinson) Josilynn Clenney
2nd Place: “Which Popcorn Brand Pops the Best” (Daniel) Raylee Gomillion
1st Place: “Skittles Color Science” (Daniel) Kinsleigh Nolen
“Cabbage Patch” (Dickey) Liam Holley
3rd Place: “Boys vs Girls” (Garrett) Mallory Masonbrink
2nd Place: “Which Handwashing Method Kills the Most Germs?” (Stafford) Lucy George
1st Place: “Could You Remember?” (Currid) Calie Brackin
“Environmental Effects on Kinetic Energy” (Stafford) Collin Dunnigan
“How Far Will it Fly?” (Garrett)) Cole Mitchell
3rd Place: “Horrendous Humidity” (Dickey) Mason Shelton
2nd Place: “Planets Orbital Speed” (Stafford) Kadence Houser
1st Place: “A Cloud’s Dripping Point” (Currid) Isabella Adkinson
“The Water Works” (Bush) Dylan Gill
December 6, 2019
See Superintendent Hughes's message about EPIC3 news in WCSD.
December 4, 2019
The West DeFuniak Elementary, Kiwanis Kids Club recently sent snacks to soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The Platoon Sergeant for these soldiers, SFC Cole, just happens to be a local alumnus of Paxton High School.
This event not only helped these soldiers have some nice holiday snacks, it also helped students understand the benefits of helping those who are sacrificing to serve our great country!
In addition to sending snacks to soldiers, Families First Network informed that WDE Students and Staff were able to help 22 families in need with our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
The Food Drive helped local families have a nice holiday meal, and it also helped students understand the benefits of helping the less fortunate.
November 20, 2019
On Tuesday, November 19th, fourth and fifth grade classroom winners participated in the Schoolwide Tropicana Speaking Competition. Parents, students, teachers, and judges were amazed by the well thought out speeches and the students' ability to present them to such a large group of people. Congratulations to each of these students!!!
Fourth Grade Winners
1st- Kyson Allen ••• The Tasmanian Devil
2nd- Makenna Anderson ••• Addiction
3rd- Charles Allan Brooks ••• Mad Scientists Throughout History
Fifth Grade Winners
1st- Annabel Hicks ••• My Geographic Tongue
2nd- Carli Nowling ••• Sharks Anonymous
3rd- Calie Brackin ••• Crocs
First and second place winners from our school competition will represent West DeFuniak at the District Tropicana Speaking Contest on December 12th at Freeport High School.
November 14, 2019
November video update from Superintendent Hughes
October 21, 2019
October 6, 2019
Check out the October Video Update from Superintendent Hughes.
October 3, 2019
Literacy Night at WDE was a huge success! With visits from Cinderella and Cindy Ellen to learning about writing and how to access ebooks, students and parents gained valuable information. It takes a team effort between parents, teachers, and students in order to provide the best educational experience for students. Thank you to our teachers for their preparation and to the parents and students for their participation in this year's event. Learn more about how to access our ebooks at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s30uDP3DgDo&feature=youtu.be
October 1, 2019
Donuts with Dad was a huge success at WDE. Dads participated in a variety of STEM activities and some read books with their children. In addition, they enjoyed some tasty donuts. From increasing intellect, to boosting confidence, and giving a child someone to look up to, being an active dad is one of the most important things you can do for your child! We want to say a special word of thanks to the Kiwanis Club, local law enforcement, and Walton County Fire Rescue for being stand in dads for some of our students. Thank you ALL for such a great day!