January 14, 2020
Stay up-to-date on news in the Walton County School District with this video from Superintendent Hughes.
January 10, 2020
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January 7, 2020
West DeFuniak Elementary teachers started off 2020 with preparation for their upcoming AVID Elementary Showcase. Primary teachers learned some hands-on AVID strategies such as “Team Huddle”, “4 Corners”, “Inside, Outside”, and “Quiz, Quiz, Trade” while teachers in grades 3-5 participated in their “LETRS PLC”. After lunch primary and intermediate teachers swapped out for more AVID strategies and LETRS PLC with district Literacy Coach, Shannon Seigler. Teachers in grades 3-5 learned about ways to incorporate “College & Career” into their lessons as well as ways to get their students in the mindset of goal setting for their futures.
December 16, 2019
Students in the West DeFuniak Elementary Kiwanis Kids Club went shopping for ten children from the Families First Network Angel Tree.
The money that they raised from their Thanksgiving Bake Sale was used to help bring a little Christmas Cheer to those in our community affected by economic hardship, deployment, or unfortunate events. These anonymous families can now share in the joy of the season!
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.