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Literacy Nights at WDE

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


Donuts with dad

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!


A.R. testing has begun in first grade! First-graders look forward to their fourth-grade buddies coming down in the mornings to help with testing. Not only are they reading and testing together, but they are also building positive relationships with each other.

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Students in third grade learned the difference between making an inference and an observation.  Students were asked to observe as the teacher presented them with what appeared to be a candle.  Students continued to observe as their teacher lit the "candle" and blew it out.  Next, they were asked to share what was observed.  After sharing out their observations, third graders were completely surprised when their teacher took a big bite of the candle and ATE IT!  The “candle” turned out to be a mozzarella stick with a sliver of almond as the wick.  This was the perfect opportunity for teachers to discuss the difference between an inference and an observation.  They learned that observations are based on facts or evidence gathered using the five senses.  Inference is based on their own reasoning and speculation.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

August 29, 2019

WDE’s guidance counselor, Mrs. Dawn Barone, visited some first grade classrooms to read a book, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates. Throughout the story, she discussed the book with them and asked questions. Mrs. Barone reminded students to not only be their best academically but to also be the best, kindest friend that they can be!


Pictured: Mrs. Dawn Barone with Mrs. Sconiers’s first grade class

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Come on out and join us on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Wee Care Park in DeFuniak Springs, Fl for the Back to School Splash Bash! 

The Walton County School District is excited to collaborate with the Walton County Sheriff's Office on this event! 

Backpacks will be provided on a "first come-first served" basis.  If you have any questions or need further information about the event, please contact Lt. James Pittman, Walton County School Resource Deputy Program, at (850) 892-1100, ext 5248

Wee Care Park - 552 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Fl  32433

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School Times for WDE

July 9, 2019

WDE Parents and Students,

School times for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows:

7:20-7:45 Drop off and breakfast
7:20-4:00 School office open 
7:50 Instruction begins
7:50 Students arriving after this time will be considered tardy.
2:25 Dismissal for pick up and buses

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Enjoy the rest of your summer! We will see you all in August!

Bealls Outlet in DFS will be collecting school supplies to stuff backpacks for students in need at WDE.

Collection bins will be located in the store from July 5 through July 31st.  We are thankful for the support from our community and this local business.

Students at WDE enjoyed a Safety and Career Fair today. Students learned about the fire department, the forestry division, Chelco, mosquito control, the health department, McGruff the Crime Dog from the Crime Prevention Unit, and the canine unit from the Walton County Sheriff's Department. What a fabulous opportunity for hands-on learning for our students!