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Ms. Tonia Murray's science classes have been "down on the farm" right in the classroom. The class took great care of 14 fertile eggs and all hatched safely. The highlight of the embryology project was holding one the cute fluff balls! Pure joy! The chicks have returned safely back to the farm and will be egg layers. Submitted by Angela Vance.

Ms. Donnita Carroll’s class led the charge during the month of April to create a spectacular wall mural, representing Autism Awareness. Students and staff across the school were invited to complete a puzzle piece for the wall and created a beautiful cohesive art instillation for ECMS that will make us smile past the month of April! Congratulations to the class for leading ECMS in taking pause to create something from the hearts of Stingrays for the hearts of others to enjoy! Submitted by Angela Vance.

Macayla Llewellyn, both a Troy nursing student and a Freeport High School alumna, informed students at Freeport High School about the documented dangers of tobacco products. Submitted Patty Woodard.

Jared Heady, 8th grade student at Walton Middle School, won a special award at the 62nd Annual State Science and Engineering Fair on March 28-30, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. Jared won the Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair Special Award for Earth and Environmental Sciences. Project Title: "Invasive Plants vs. Oil Spills.” In December, Jared won 1st place in the Junior Environmental Category at the Walton County School District Science Fair and he also placed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair in February. Congratulations! Submitted by Crystal Appel.

WMS Science Award Recipient

Van R Butler Elementary School participated in "Every Kid Healthy Week" April 24-28,  by doing Zumba during physical education classes!  Submitted by Chelsey Jewell/Tammy Smith.

VRB Zumba

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.

Please join Superintendent Hughes and all the District Administration and staff in thanking the amazing teachers of the Walton County School District this week, May 1-5, as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.  Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.