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“Where do maggots come from?” Just ask one of our 5th grade scientists at West DeFuniak! Throughout the week, they have been busy practicing the steps of the scientific method as they observed three types of rotting meat.
WDE students enjoyed their Vocabulary Parade on Friday, October 28th.  From effervescent to governess, our students were not perplexed by all of the new words!  Thank you to all of the parents who came out to support our students in the parade.
First grade stuents at WDE thoroughly enjoyed the visit from the DeFuniak Springs Fire Department.  They were extremely excited to get to see the fire truck!  Students learned about how to Stop, Drop, and Roll.  "I learned that I need to crawl on my hands and knees if there is too much smoke," said Jeremiah Kennedy one of WDE's first grade students.

The Box Tops for Education Box App allows you to easily help our school earn MORE money just by scanning your receipts.  With the app, our school can earn 20 or 30 cents on specific products.  For more information, please see the directions below or log onto   


  1. Browse and select offers within the App; then purchase those participating products at any store.
  2. Upload your receipt using the App.
  3. We’ll confirm your purchase via e-mail and credit your school’s account for any offers you selected and qualified for.

You can view the credits you’ve earned for your school on the “My Activity” tab in the App or by visiting “My School Earnings” at

We came up with this simple How It Works guide to show you how it's done. You can also skip right to the photo-taking tips!

Note: You must be – or become – a member of Box Tops for Education to use the Box Tops Bonus App, so that we know which participating school to award the Bonus Box Tops to. Simply register in the Box Tops Bonus App or visit to become a member.

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Ms. Mills class participated in an AIMS activity where they launched rockets….


Stomp rockets is a great hands-on activity that concluded our lessons on Earth and Space. In this lessons the students use the scientific method to hypothesize, conduct the experiment, analyze the results, draw conclusions and report results. They also reflected on how they could have changed or improved the experiment. The discussed and analyzed design aspects, environmental factors and other things that could change the results. In addition to the science aspect students used a real life number line to decipher their results and estimate their final distances based on where their rockets landed and how close or far they were from the positions that were marked.

August Students of the Month

September 6, 2016

Congratulations to West DeFuniak Elementary Students of the Month for August! Students who earn this award demonstrate excellent conduct, have good attendance, and maintain excellent grades. Our 5thgrade students will continue to represent WDE at the Kiwanis Club luncheon each month.


Front Row: 2nd grade – Emily Clawiter, 1st grade – Tripton Ervin, and Kindergarten – Jesse Crober

Back Row: 5th grade – Alecia Pineda, 4th grade – Addie Ingle, and 3rd grade – Alyson Mars