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Congratulations to Freeport High School’s Ted Missildine on being selected as the 2018 FLATE Distinguished Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award. This award recognizes excellence in teaching in Florida in association with local industry partners for continuous improvement of the academic program, keeping it closely tied to industry needs. FLATE Award winners are selected from submitted nominations from around the state. They are judged by an awards committee made up of industry representatives that serve on our FLATE Industry Advisory Committee.

Submitted by Patty Woodard

Van R. Butler Elementary school was proud to host the Florida Department of Education Bureau of School Improvement in a regional convening on June 4 and 5, 2018.  As part of FLDOE's Differentiated Accountability program, regional teams of school improvement specialists are placed in five geographic regions across the state to provide on-the-ground support to district administrators, instructional coaches, and school leadership teams.

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes welcomed the team with a powerpoint overview of district accomplishments, perspective of the general demographic, and photo gallery of the district.  Closing remarks from the 2 day event were presented by Chancellor Hershel Lyons.

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 congratulates the 2018 graduates, and shares the exciting results of U.S. News and World Reports "Best High Schools".  Mr. Hughes also discusses summer safety and encourages students and their parents to engage in activities to help avoid loss of learning.  

Butler Elementary fourth graders Claire Sherwood and Sutton Drake were recognized at the end of year Recognition Ceremony for achieving unprecedented reading goals. The two students had a “friendly” competition all year, and when the results came in Claire read the most words (over 6 million!), and Sutton earned the most AR points. Congratulations Claire and Sutton! 

Submitted by Tammy Smith

Parents and guests of Mrs. Michie's third grade class at Butler Elementary were delighted to visit a student created wax museum in their classroom. Each child selected a historical icon to research and shared details in a short speech. Student-made backdrops provided a perfect setting for each character.  Submitted by Tammy Smith



Bounce houses, water balloons, and cotton candy were just a few of the treats enjoyed by students who were recognized for achieving attendance goals at Butler Elementary!  Students who had perfect attendance were rewarded each month throughout the year, and were then treated to time at the grand finale “awesome attendance” celebration!   Submitted by Tammy Smith


Cheers and congratulations were heard throughout the halls of Butler Elementary School as fourth graders made their traditional “final walk.”  Students and staff lined the hallways to wish them well.  Best of luck to these students as they head to Middle School! Submitted by Tammy Smith


These six aerospace students at Paxton High School have earned their final industry certification to complete the aerospace career academy. Earning the Visual Line of Sight Systems Operations certification from the Unmanned Safety Institute was an arduous task that included both a written exam, sixteen drone flight hours, and a final performance exam to prove their skills. Congrats on both earning these certifications and completing the program! 

Submitted by Heather Stewart

Walton County School District provides tips to help parents  strengthen their child's academic success.   This video presented by Walton High School Assistant Principal Nathan Smith, focuses on some important details that will help parents make informed decisions regarding their child's education.