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On Saturday, November 26th the WDE Bee Bops  performed at the DFS Hometown Christmas singing a “Cool, Cool, Christmas”. The Bee Bops brought the Christmas spirit together by singing a medley called “When the Lights All Shine”. The performance concluded with “Have a Happy, Happy, Holiday”. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

A WHS Drama Production

November 28, 2016

The WHS Drama Club & Thespian Society will present A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on December 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  The event will feature "The Fruitcake," "The Christmas Dress," and improvisational games.  Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Submitted by Christy English.

Back Row (L to R):  Patrick Chimento, Kaitlyn Christensen, Allison

Hoge, Adley Schnell, Mary Kate Adams

Front Row (L to R):  Isabella Carter, Auburn Hamer (3rd Place),

Collin Tipton (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Jordyn Velasco

Submitted by Angela Vance

On November 16, 2016 second grade students at West Defuniak Elementary enjoyed learning about Native Americans from Ms. Sylvia Glover. Ms. Glover is from Westville, Florida. She collects Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, pottery, deerskin blankets, and other various tools from this era. She explained to the students how the items were used by the Native Americans in everyday life. Students enjoyed holding and observing the artifacts. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WHS Science Fair Winners

November 18, 2016

Congratulations to the following Science Fair winners!

 

Biological

1st place - Glycogen Grubs by Kyle Burch

2nd place - Make-Up Growing Bacteria by BrieAnna Arke

3rd place - How Much Fat Is In Your Food by Alexis Hall & Korah Warner

Honorable mention - Which Water Is A Haven by Camryn Johnson & Mariah McLendon

Honorable mention - Saturated Fat In Cooking Oil by Emily Seay

 

Physical

1st place - November Sky by Anthony Elio & Billy Hubbard

2nd place - Chromatography Of Grape Soda by Kaycee Anderson, Keianna Ellis, and Steven Fireman

3rd place - Let's Get Slippin' by Mercedes Barham & Cheyenne Duncan

Honorable mention - Perfect Pitch by Griffin Murphy & Nicholas Nolan

Honorable mention - Data Inspectors by Matthew Milby & Bladen Ward

Honorable mention - Blowing Bottle Tops by Tru Coleman & Dale Brown

Honorable mention - There's A Dam Leak by Jade Larrick & Hannah Ray

Submitted by Christy English.

Over 400 students and parents enjoyed a "Frozen" themed Family Math Night at Butler Elementary. Students visited a multitude of math themed stations and were rewarded for their hard work (and fun) with ice cream sundaes!  Submitted by Tammy Smith.

At Paxton High School, the elementary celebrated Veteran's Day with a program for all elementary students, teachers, and the families of the students. One student in particular, Kaden Graham, celebrated with his family of veterans. Kaden's family holds Veteren's Day with great importance and understands the sacrifice of military families. Kaden's grandfather, a veteran, expressed his appreciation for the Veteran's Day program. Kaden's father was unable to attend the program, as he is currently serving his 7th deployment. In honor of his father, Kaden wore his father's jacket and carried a picture of his dad. Kaden and his family can be seen in the attached picture. Submitted by Kalli McMillan