The fifth grade science classes at D. F. Walker Elementary School participated in a Skype session with Jeremy Wheeler, WAVY-TV Meteorologist, , 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."
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
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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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.
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.