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MAKING MATH MATTER TO WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES

 By: Kristen Rhodes

Once again, Walton Middle School’s families showed their commitment to their children’s education by attending the school’s second Title 1 Parent Training Night of the year.  The event, “Making Math Matter,” occurred on Thursday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m.  Nearly 300 people filled the lunchroom for a free pizza dinner before rotating through three holiday-themed, math-related rotations.  Within each rotation, WMS math teachers hosted a total of eight breakout session options, with real-life math topics ranging from study tools to technology resources to standards-based activities.  For instance, in one station, parents learned strategies to “Stuff [Their] Study Stockings,” learning how to make foldables for studying math concepts at home, while in another station, “Jingle Bells, My Wrapping Failed,” they learned to avoid wasting wrapping paper by calculating surface area.  In addition to stations such as these, families also shopped at Russ’ Holiday Store, fully stocked with student-crafted items and managed by Mrs. Russ’ students themselves.  Walton Middle School takes tremendous pride in its partnership with parents and eagerly anticipates the next sure-to-be successful event, “Reading Like a Sleuth,” on Thursday, January 28th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WMS Family Math Night 1 WMS Family Math Night 2WMS Family Math Night 3WMS Family Math Night 4

The “Science Brothers” shared some of their awesome inventions with MSE scholars on December 4th.

The ‘Science Brothers’ is an non-profit outreach program aimed at getting elementary and middle school students interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) activities. The program centers around the dynamics of two brothers, who specialize in different fields, arguing over whose science is ‘cooler’. The result is a fun and wacky trip exploring different premises in science; light, sound, energy; with examples and demonstrations from the realms of chemistry, physics, and electricity. 

-Krisy Spence, MSE

Voice of Democracy Winners

December 4, 2015

2 out of the three winners from this year's Voice of Democracy contest were from WHS! We are proud to be Braves!

1st Place-Evan Cowie

3rd Place-Keegan Menser 

Paxton Homecoming

December 4, 2015

Cassidy Brazile and Woodrow Myles , Paxton Homecoming Queen & King


Montana Armstrong Paxton Miss Spirit & Escort Garrett Bodie

Paxton senior Grant Stewart signs his letter of intent with Florida State baseball . He is pictured here also with head baseball coach Nate Moore.

Paxton Key Club

December 4, 2015

Paxton Key Club had sign-ups for the angel tree project. The project is a program to give help to deserving families for the Christmas holidays by finding people to adopt the Angels that provide Christmas presents and food baskets. The project was also expanded this year to help elderly people that might be shut in to have a Merry Christmas.

Emerald Coast Middle School participated in National Beta Club State Convention and brought home a very prestigious award placing 2nd in Living Literature. Ashley Oliver, Emma Rode, Lilly Ward, Madison Katoski, Lily Oliver, Alexandra Rodriquez, Elise Plunk, Nadia Bock, Sophia Bock, Ian Rogers, Carson Gaffrey-Kruse, Maxwell Post, Riley Ricci, Ethan Elders, Pablo Robles, Santiago Botero, Eric Plunk

 Black and White Photography 2nd Place Winner Beta Club Convention Winner

Other Awards:  Peyton Brundage- Special Talent 3rd Place;  Isabella Rose- Black & White Photography 2nd Place; Sophia Bock- Poetry 2nd.  

WMS Collects Food for Families

November 30, 2015

Walton Middle School collects Food for Families

By Cathy Mosley

 

   The Walton Middle School Student Council, Builder and Beta Clubs recently sponsored a food drive of non-perishable items. This food drive was meant to help families in need to have a good Thanksgiving. WMS students and staff together collected 1,525 items.

   Families First Network of Lakeview informed WMS that, with the food items collected, they would be able to give food to about 20 families in need.

   The Food Drive not only helped local families have a nice holiday meal, it also helped students understand the benefits of helping the less fortunate.

   WMS FOOD COLLECTION volunteers included (L-R, kneeling) Abby Weeks, Jena Adams, Caslyn Cole, Haleigh Permenter and Shimaya White. Standing, (L-R) Krislynn McLaney and Rileigh Council.