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Freeport Elementary School celebrated their 30th anniversary on Friday, May 4, 2018!  Guest speakers included Mr. Wayne Miller-first principal at FES and Superintendent A. Russell Hughes. The SophistiCats chorus sang, and each class sent items to be put in a time capsule to be opened in another 10 ten years. Former staff were invited to attend and former administration. Mr. Dickey, Mrs. Pam Jones, Mrs. Tammy Smith, and Mrs. Carlene Anderson were in attendance in addition to other former teachers and support staff. At the end of the program a drone took an aerial photo of the students/staff seated in the big 30 formation. Guests were invited inside for refreshments and to look at old capsule items, yearbooks, and class photo albums. Visitors had an opportunity to take a tour of the facility.  It was a wonderful event, recognizing 30 incredible years at Freeport Elementary School! 

Aerial photo was taken via drone by photographer Chandler Williams 

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Please join us for the SWHS Classroom Addition Groundbreaking Ceremony at SWHS, May 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm! 

There will be a reception to follow in the Media Center.  

The 10 classroom addition will house a computer lab, a foreign language lab, as well as math, science and social studies classes.  This is a much needed and welcome addition to the SWHS facility!

Freeport Elementary School SophistiCats sang at Relay for Life Saturday, May 5 at Freeport Middle School! Songs included: Not Done Yet by Superchick, The Things That Matter by Teresa Jennings, Take Time in Life - African traditional, and Turn The World Around by Harry Belafonte. ?? Great job, SophistiCats!

First grade students at WDE participated in a drop everything and read day on Thursday, May 3. The first grade classes competed against each other to earn the most AR points and meet end of the year AR goals. The students brought towels and blankets from home to read on. It was a fun day for everyone!

 Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

       

Second graders at WDE recently took a field trip to the Rocking B-A-B Ranch in DeFuniak Springs. Students were able to learn interesting facts about both common farm animals and exotic animals at the ranch. Students really enjoyed being able to pet the young animals and were excited about getting to play and eat their lunch in the Big Barn!
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

       

(Pictured from left to right are JB Baker; our Athletic Trainer Mariah; and Eyin Cole.)

Congratulations to WHS students JB Baker and Eyin Cole for advancing to the Track & Field state meet! They will be competing in the 110-meter hurdles on May 4 and 5 in Jacksonville, FL.

Congrats to JB, Eyin, and Coaches Cooper and Brackin. Good luck at the state competition!

Submitted by Christy English

Superintendent Hughes sent Marcello Garrison, an eighth grader in Mrs. Amy Bennett's reading class, a medal for completing 350 Achieve3000 reading activities at 75% or higher on his first attempt.  Achieve3000 recommends a student try to reach eighty activities by the end of the school year to reflect growth, and Marcello has surpassed the goal by 270 activities.  Marcello says that he was able to do so by completing his activities in the car drop-off line before school.  True dedication to learning at Walton Middle School!

 Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, the Superintendent of Walton County Schools will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month Superintendent Hughes celebrates our graduating Seniors and shares the dates for the graduation activities.  Mr. Hughes also recognizes the wonderful teachers and educational support professionals in our district as we approach Teacher Appreciation Week.  He emphasizes the importance of remaining diligent, and finishing the school year out in EPIC fashion!

On April 20th, Walton Middle School held its first Science Palooza for eighth grade students.  Current and retired teachers and classroom aides led instruction and stations reviewing and celebrating science in preparation for Science FCAT. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.