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Upcoming Events
No events are scheduled.
District Announcements
Edenton-Chowan Schools will be in session on Saturday, Feb. 28th. This is a make-up day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.
5th Graders Skype Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler

The fifth grade science classes at D. F. Walker Elementary School participated in a Skype session with Jeremy Wheeler, WAVY-TV Meteorologist, on Tuesday, November 25th. Mr. Wheeler talked with them about predicting the weather, forecasting the weather and various types of severe weather. He also explained the education needed to become a meteorologist. Lastly, students were able to ask questions about local weather conditions and the potential for snow this year. Mr. Wheeler stated, "We will definitely have snow (at some point) this winter."
School Announcements
Book Fair
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! 
At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. 
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. 
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. 
Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading: 
See you at the Book Fair! 
Held at White Oak, but it is for both schools. It will be March 2-10th.
Open House will be 3-7pm on March 3rd.
Follow the link to the online fair:


Words from our Counselor
Attention D.F. Walker Parents!
Would you be interested in having a parent group to discuss the following topics?
  • Keeping the peace on school nights
  • Taking care of yourself as a parent
  • Doing all you can to support your child in his or her educational and personal growth
We would meet one time per month at the beginning of the school day. We would finish by 9:00 and every session would focus on learning practical tools to help us with these topics . If this sounds like something you would like to join, please sign up and I’ll be in touch. If this sounds like something you would like to join, please sign up in the main office, call me, or e-mail me at phuey@ecps.k12.nc.us
Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions.  Thank you.
Phil Huey
School Counselor
AIG Project
3rd Grade AIG

3rd grade AIG students spent the 1st semester exploring air and the properties of air.  They have started a unit called "Extra Credit" based on the book by Andrew Clements.  They will be studying Afghan culture and conducting an Andrew Clements book study.  Look for their book trailers and other video projects associated with this unit to be posted soon!


4th Grade AIG
Our 4th grade AIG students have been working on writing with metaphors. Their final project was to create an iMovie about themselves. Check out their video below.

5th Grade AIG

We have spent most of the 1st semester working on Code Cracking on a Cryptography unit.  Students have explored 8 different code/cipher stations learning how to encrypt and decrypt information.  The second semester students will be creating their own secure crypto system with video instruction on how to decipher their system.  Look for these videos to be posted soon!


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How to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader: Parent Guide
One role as a parent is to help your child experience the joy in reading and to help them begin to view reading as a pleasurable experience. You can also help your child become an independent reader through the praise and encouragement you provide while they are reading. It is critical that your child realizes success while reading.
This booklet will help you to help your child become a better reader through offering guidance and giving you tips on how to encourage and support your child’s reading.

Click on this link to learn more.

Chowan County Deputy Sheriff Heather Matthews School Resource Officer

Congratulations to Chowan County Deputy Sheriff Heather Matthews School Resource Officer, SRO, for White Oak and D.F. Walker Elementary for her certification as an emergency medical technician! She has become very active as a volunteer for the local Kids and Cops program and acquired certification as a bus driver so that she can help as needed. 

DFW Model School
DF Walker Elementary has earned designation as a Model School in the North Carolina Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) annual State Recognition Program. The School met all the requirements for this recognition by demonstrating results achieved through working together, using school data to implement research-based practices and developing supportive systems to teach all students new behaviors! 
Watch D.O.G.S
DF Walker is looking for WATCH D.O.G.S.  to come out and support our school.
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety
Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
Please contact Phil Huey our school Counselor at 252.221.4151 to sign up!

D.F. Walker Elementary Teacher of the Year

Rachel Byrum, a fourth grade teacher at D.F. Walker Elementary School has been named by her colleagues as the schools' 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Byrum began working for the Edenton-Chowan School System as a teacher in 2007.  She holds a Bachelors Degree from Elizabeth City State University and she completed her teaching certification at East Carolina University. Mrs. Byrum serves as a trained mentor for beginning teachers and she is currently a teacher-representative on the D.F. Walker PTA board. In addition, she also serves as co-chair for the school’s parent education committee and fourth grade team. She is known for being an advocate for her students and holding them to high academic standards in the classroom.


D.F. Walker Elementary Instructional Assistant of the Year

Kristy Morton Bunch was named by the faculty and staff as the 2014-2015 Instructional Assistant of the Year for D.F. Walker Elementary School. In her role, she facilitates the informational literacy classes during the cultural arts block. She began working with the Edenton-Chowan Schools as a substitute teacher in 2010 and was hired as an instructional assistant in 2012. Mrs. Bunch is currently working toward completing a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education so she can fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a teacher. Mrs. Bunch is described as a dedicated professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty in her role.


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