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Paxton Key Club members participated in United Way's Annual Day of Caring by completing beautification projects on Paxton’s campus. The members, along with adviser Laurie Gilbert and Chelco Marketing manager, Bryan Gilbert completed various projects around the campus.

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Congratulations to FMS Interventionist Ms. Leavins for writing and receiving a $13,550.00 grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation!  The grant money will be utilized to purchase literacy intervention kits.  
Pictured left to right:  April Wilkes, Executive Director, St. Joe Community Foundation and Brianna Leavins, FMS Interventionist. Submitted by Sharie Smith. 

Congratulations to these energetic 3rd grade students from Paxton, who were the first to earn their September mileage awards: Dalton Larkins and Lay’Shawn Sanders. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Please join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Carlene H. Anderson Training Center (555 Walton Rd., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435) at 6:00 pm for our School Advisory Council, SAC District Training. All new SAC members are encouraged to attend. 

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a team of people representing various segments of the community–parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, business/ industry people and other interested community members. The purpose of a SAC is to assist in the preparation and evaluation of the results of the school improvement plan.

Each school in the State of Florida must have a SAC.  By law, each SAC must be composed of the principal and an “appropriately balanced” number of “stakeholders.” These individuals must be representative of the ethnic, racial and economic makeup of the community served by the school. High schools and vocational technical centers must have students on the SACs. Middle and junior high schools may include students on their SAC.   The majority of SAC members (over 50 percent) must not be employed by the SCHOOL DISTRICT on whose SAC they serve.

 We look forward to seeing you on September 20th. 

Students in Mrs. Debbie Bush and Mr. Andy Stafford's 5th grade classes at WDE are studying ordering and comparing decimal numbers to the thousandths. The students participated in a hands on decimal lesson with the Media Specialist, Mrs. Tammy Goodman. The lesson allowed students to see how decimals are utilized in libraries. Since non-fiction books are organized by decimal numbers, groups of students used the numbering system to order the numbers from least to greatest and subsequently place all of the library books in order. This was a great hands on activity for students to better understand decimals, how decimals can be used in the real world, and to become even more familiar with the school library!   Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Image 1: Sadek Ramirez Galvez

Image 2: Lucas Cotton, Lakayla Jeffereson

Congratulations to these WHS seniors, who were recently accepted into college! We're so proud of these students and know they will continue building their legacies this year at Walton High AND in the coming years as they embark on their college & career endeavors.

Abigail Hewett - University of Alabama
Josie Barton - Troy University
Kaylee McBroom - Troy University

Submitted by Christy English

Walton High School was happy to have Brian Bonner, a firefighter at Eglin Air Force Base, speak with our career research classes today. He explained the day-to-day operations of being a firefighter and answered all of the students' questions regarding his profession. A couple of students even got the opportunity to wear his gear!

 Thank you, Mr. Bonner, for taking the time out of your schedule to speak with our students about this career opportunity.

Submitted by Christy English

WHS and MSE make an EPIC team!

September 12, 2018

Each week, Mr. Carnley’s ninth grade Braves read to MSE’s Little Warriors.  This is a great example of schools teaming up to make epic things happen! Submitted by Krisy Spence