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Congratulations to our 3rd grade Science Fair winners!

3rd grade Biological
1st place - Liam Holley "A Deer's Choice"
2nd Place - Kari Hanscome "Taste Perception"
Honorable Mention - Lila Sharpston "Meal Time in the Forest"

3rd grade Physical
1st place - Jackson Howell "Simple Electric Motor"
2nd place - Danika Cottle "Is My Mascara Running?"
3rd place - Raegan Wright "Crystals"
Honorable Mention - Jeremiah Perrucci "Why Doesn't the Ocean Freeze?"

WDE students enjoyed Breakfast with Santa. Students wrote letters to Santa, ate breakfast, and spent some special time with St. Nick. Parents enjoyed the silent auction and watching their children interact with Santa. If you haven't seen the Teddy Bear Christmas tree in the atrium, stop by! It's a great place for a few pictures of your children.  We would like to thank the WDE PTO for making arrangements for Santa's visit during this busy season! 
This week Kindergarten students are writing thank you cards to send to veterans through Operation Gratitude while learning about Veteran’s Day. Each student decorated a heart-shaped flag card and wrote a thank you note on the back. Students from Mrs. Peak's class are pictured holding their thank you cards.  

The annual Fall Festival at West DeFuniak was a huge success.  Students, parents, family friends, and staff had a wonderful time.  From ring toss to hay rides and plinko, students enjoyed playing games and winning prizes.  With Mr. Hight's Famous Chili Dogs, pizza, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy, there was plenty of food to munch on.  Thank you for making this year's Fall Festival an enjoyable night for everyone!


Students at WDE participated in the "Change For Books" fundraiser.  Each grade level competed to see who could raise the most money for books.  The winning grade level was rewarded with the opportunity to dunk our assistant principal, Mr. Free, or our school resource officer, Deputy Key.  The winning grade level - 3rd grade - brought in $238.99 with a total of $883.26 being raised throughout the school.  Thank you for helping us - and a special thanks to those who were dunked!

The Summer Reading and Math Hall of Fame students enjoyed a fun trip to Hurricane Lanes in Destin today! These 37 students enjoyed bowling, games, pizza, and a behind the scenes tour of the bowling alley! Some of them even brought books with them to read today! Great job students!

Mrs. Timmons's kindergarten class at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed making Terrific Ties as they studied letter "T."   If you see any of these students, be sure to ask them what sound the letter "T" makes.

WDE Celebrates Donuts with Dad

September 27, 2017

West DeFuniak welcomed a huge number of dads this morning for Donuts with Dads.  This year the dads visted the classrooms with their students and participated in activities such as reading an Accelerated Reader Book, working on Math problems on the computer, or even visiting the library with their child.   It was great to see so many dads today!


Integrity - doing the right thing even when no one is looking! Fifth grade student, Grady Schley, showed great character and integrity when he recently found $200 at West DeFuniak Elementary and turned it in! Later, the person who had lost it came looking for it, and the school was able to return it to them! Thank you, Grady, for having integrity! We are proud of you! Officer Key is thrilled to recognize Grady for setting such a great example!

Bandanas for Mrs. Barone

September 12, 2017

The faculty and staff of West DeFuniak Elementary rallied around their co-worker, Dawn Barone, who is currently undergoing chemo therapy treatments. Mrs. Barone's treatments have resulted in her losing her hair. As the guidance counselor, Mrs. Barone often speaks with students about their character. Today, our faculty and staff were able to teach about compassion by wearing bandanas to support Mrs. Barone! We ??you, Dawn! We're all in this together! #TeamBarone