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WHS Seniors visited Maude Saunders today to reminisce about their “Little Warrior” days and walk the halls as an inspiration to our current students.  This annual tradition always brings a lot of smiles, and a few tears, as we watch our former students reach this milestone.  We wish each and every one of them the best of luck!

WHS Seniors Visit MSE

WHS Seniors Visit MSE

WHS Seniors Visit MSE

Congratulations to Walton County School Board Member Marsha Winegarner upon receiving recognition for completion of the Certified Board Member Program. Ms. Winegarner received a special plaque at the May 7th school board meeting presented by Tina Pinkoson, Director of Leadership Services for the Florida School Board Association.
The CBM distinction is earned by completing a minimum of 96 hours of voluntary professional development designed specifically for Board members addressing topics from a policy leader’s perspective.
Ms. Pinkoson stated that the award “validates that your School Board members care about the students, and care about the job they have taken on!”
Congratulations, Ms Winegarner, on this award, and thank you for your dedication and commitment to the children of Walton County!

The WMS Civics Department is in full-swing preparing for students' upcoming Civics EOCA next week. Students worked collaboratively to pair historical political cartoons with brief descriptions cards and captions. This task challenged students to use their text analysis skills with background civics content knowledge in order to successfully match the pieces. Additionally, students were expected to verbally prove using text evidence that their matched pieces were paired correctly. The WMS Civics Department would like to thank their partnership with the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship and Dr. Charles Flanagan of the National Archives for providing us with this phenomenal review activity!  Submitted by Kristen Nelson

On Thursday, May 2nd, Walton Middle School welcomed over 150 students and parents to campus for "Middle School Jump," a Title 1 parent training night.  The event was geared exclusively for next year's sixth grade students to jumpstart a successful 2019-2020 school year.  The night began with dinner and entertainment, as WMS band students, under the direction of Mrs. Kamber Rafferty, showcased their talent on the lunchroom stage.  After Principal Jason Campbell warmly welcomed guests, families embarked on a journey through three rotations to learn what it takes to have a successful middle school experience.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hulion, the school's administrators, led one station, providing families with all kinds of exciting information about WMS.  Students also attended a grafitti brainstorming session that allowed them to get their questions, fears, and interests about starting middle school out in the open. Finally, families were able to walk through an informational fair and pick up flyers and talk to students and sponsors about all the exciting clubs, sports, electives, and activities WMS offers.  WMS upperclassmen and WHS Anchor and Key Club members also served as student representatives, assisting in each rotation, answering questions and welcoming guests with warm smiles and encouraging words.  WMS can't wait to start the 2019-2020 school year with all its fresh sixth grade faces. Submitted by Kristen Nelson

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Butler Bear News!

May 10, 2019

The Butler Bear News team is wrapping up another year of excellent reporting!  This student led news program has kept everyone updated on school happenings. Great job to all the children who participated and to Mrs. Shelton and Ms. Koch for guiding them along the way! Submitted by Tammy Smith

Butler Bear News

Butler Bear News

The Butler Elementary staff has a lot to celebrate this week!  We have been spoiled by our PTO and community for Staff appreciation week and are happy to welcome newly appointed  Principal Jimmy Ross to our school family!  Lunch from 3 Sons BBQ was a huge hit!  Thank you for your support South Walton Community!!  Submitted by Tammy Smith

On January 31, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-32, outlining a path for Florida to improve its education system by eliminating Common Core and paving the way for Florida students to receive a world-class education to prepare them for jobs of the future.

Executive Order 19-32 directs Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to comprehensively review the academic standards for Florida’s Kindergarten through grade twelve students and provide recommended revisions to Governor DeSantis.

In order to review the K-12 Florida Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and ensure that recommendations to the Governor reflect the knowledge of researchers and practitioners in the field, the Department, on behalf of Commissioner Corcoran, would like to invite you to provide feedback on the first draft of the revised standards through the online EdCredible platform. 

EdCredible is accessible at