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Congratulations to Diego Duran-Gonzales, 8th grade, and his teacher, Jennifer Rhea, from Emerald Coast Middle School, for having his art work selected to represent the Walton County School District in the Art in the Capitol Competition. The Art in the Capitol Competition is a statewide visual arts competition in compliance with House Bill 701, that requires each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students grades 6-8.  The art works are displayed in the Capital Building during the regular legislative session. Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.

In support of National Unity Day, the Walton County School District joined emeraldcoastkids.org’s WEAR ORANGE for #UnityDay2017. Students from all over the district wore orange on October 25th, and participated in activities throughout the month to help raise awareness of the serious issue of bullying. Activities emphasized the importance of kindness, acceptance, inclusion and the need for unity. 
Superintendent Russell Hughes and the district office administration and staff all wore orange for the event, and gathered together to show their support for the anti-bullying cause! 

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The Theatre Project at South Walton presents: The Importance of Being Ernie, a modern day re-telling of the Oscar Wilde classic, set in a modern day American high school. Run dates are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm in the SWHS auditorium. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. We'll see you there!

Submitted by Don Goodrum and Keitha Bledsoe

Maude Saunders theme this year is “Teamwork Sparks Success”.  Our family literacy night on October 19th saw teams of parents, grandparents, students, teachers, staff, and community members come together for fun literacy activities. Each grade level provided various sports-themed games that taught literacy skills.   Thank you to everyone who has joined our TEAM! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

MSE ELA Night

MSE ELA Night

Mrs. Callahan’s Class at West DeFuniak Elementary is learning to use scientific tools to solve mathematical problems by measuring mass, volume, length, and time. The students measured then took their calculations and rounded to the nearest ten. These scientists have discovered the importance of math in science!  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

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WDE 4th graders are studying the different types of text structures. In class today, the students were placed in groups and each group was assigned a text structure. The group then had to teach the class about their text structure. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Text Structures

WDE Text Structures

On Thursday, October 5th the Van R. Butler Chorus visited Grand Blvd. Health and Rehab in Miramar Beach.  They sang Patriotic, Fall, and Spooky Music for the residents. It really brightened the resident's day, and the young musicians!!  Following the performances, the group enjoyed a fun picnic lunch! 

   

    

      

submitted by Rebecca Austin and Keitha Bledsoe