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The Walton High School AVID juniors and seniors recently visited the Troy University campus. Troy Ambassadors gave them a tour of the campus where they were able to experience a little of the college life. Later the students were able to attend the homecoming game against Georgia Southern. The plunging temperatures and stinging rain couldn’t dampen their spirits or their individual determination to enjoy this opportunity! Submitted by Christy English.

The ladies of the 7th Grade Team at ECMS brought smiles to their students’ faces on Halloween. The “Wizards of 7th Grade” are a talented group of teachers that make learning fun for their students. Printed on the back of their shirts is the phrase, “The Pursuit of Excellence Continues”. Even while having fun, these teachers communicate high expectations to their students. ECMS is lucky to have these “Wizards of Knowledge” and would like to thank them for all they do for our students!!!

 

Pictured from L to R:  Nancy Anderson, Nina Borthwick, Connie Morreale, Jeannine Abadie, Charlotte Hamer, Lisa Burns

submitted by Candy Bodie and Keitha Bledsoe

Every month, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares a video message with updates on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District.  The November video was taped at The Matrix, and features Candy Miller Nowling with a little about the mission and vision of The Matrix.  Mr. Hughes shares important information about recent activities, and upcoming events during the month of November, 2017.  

https://youtu.be/q7GTWczntVg

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Paxton Book Fair/Art Show!

November 1, 2017

Paxton Art teachers, Corinne Wilson and Samie Wright, have set up a school art show in the school media center in connection with the school Book Fair. As part of a Parent and Family Engagement night, parents were able to come to the book fair with their students, and see their wonderful artwork during the evening!

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

2nd grade students in Mrs. Jessica Dawkins’ class at WDE participated in a month long reading challenge. Students who read 16 books during the month of October were entered into a drawing. Mr. Rodney Free is pictured with our lucky winners, Emmalin Monsen and Jonah Baur. Each student received a jar of candy corn! Thank you Mr. Free for drawing the names of our winners!

submitted by Jessica Dawkins

The Walton County School District is proud to announce that 5 of our schools have been selected by the Florida Department of Education as "Schools of Excellence." 

Schools are designated as Schools of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade groupings (elementary, middle, high, and combination) for at least two of the last three school years if the school meets the qualifying criteria.

Congratulations to Van R. Butler Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle School, Seaside Neighborhood School, South Walton High School, and Freeport High School for receiving this high honor!  

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Students at Mossy Head School enjoyed our 10th Annual Fall Fling. There were many fun activities including an obstacle course, hay ride, pie in the face, cupcake walk, bounce house and many more exciting booths. A good time was had by all!

submitted by Elizabeth Gaither