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On August 17, 2021, the Walton County School Board approved the 2021-22 Substitute Salary Schedule recommended by Superintendent A. Russell Hughes. The salary schedule, effective August 18, 2021, provides increased hourly rates of pay for most instructional and non-instructional substitute positions. The percent increases range from 15.6% to 38.9%. Superintendent Hughes and the Walton County School Board recognize the important role substitutes play in providing services to our students and schools and hope the increased rates of pay will help retain current substitutes as well as attract more substitute applicants.

Walton County School District is currently in need of substitutes in all areas. If you are interested in earning extra money while providing a much needed, valuable service to our students, please contact Jami Brown at (850) 892-1100, ext. 1354 or [email protected] for more information. The 2021-22 Substitute Salary Schedule along with other useful information for substitutes may be viewed at


Full STEAM Ahead at MSE!

August 19, 2021

At Maude Saunders, every K-5 student will participate weekly in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) class, where they will apply their critical thinking skills to solve problems. For their first Engineering Design Challenge, students must design a vessel that will carry passengers safely and quickly across a body of water by harnessing the power of the wind. Students must consider density, wind power, water displacement, and many other variables as they design their vessel.  The students are excited to be participating in this first project and anxious to see what the next challenge will be!

The Mustangs took a break from intense racing, training, and strategy that happens  in classrooms to be an A+ School in the cafeteria today to enjoy spaghetti and green beans.  After lunch they went to recess to enjoy the company of classmates, Guidance, teachers, and Principal Hinote.  The Mustang Family always has extreme excitement about being on the grounds of Mossy Head Elementary School.  EPIC is the way in Mustang Country. 

Tell Me Something Good

August 17, 2021

Mrs. Dana Quinley makes times to celebrate the good stuff with her seventh grade science students.  She takes a few moments out of the day, asking students to "tell me something good."  Students share the big and small happy things in their lives, like "getting off my Xbox early last night," "getting a good night's sleep," "eating delicious food," and "moving into a new house after school."  As each shares, the class celebrates each student's good thing according to the motto, "When one claps, we all clap."  As a result, the classroom is filled with smiles and applause.  On the board at the front of the room, Mrs. Quinley lets students post sticky notes spotlighting the good things they are grateful for.  With such a celebratory culture of gratitude, Mrs. Quinley's seventh graders are bound to have a great year.

“Flex Friday” helped to end a great week of school in Ms. Bell’s 9th grade and Mrs. Warren’s 10th grade AVID classes at Walton High School as students came together in groups to build the most successful popsicle stick catapult. Students were given only a certain amount of supplies and had to work as a group, completing the project in 20 minutes. The group whose catapult launched a marshmallow the furthest won. A great time of learning how to work as a group and practice higher order thinking strategies.

After collaborating with our Walton County Emergency Management and weather experts, all Walton County School and programs will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17th.  We hope everyone, including the counties in our surrounding area, remained safe.  Please reach out to your individual schools if you have any concerns or questions.  Thank you. 

Due to the weather conditions expected from Tropical Storm Fred, all Walton County schools will close tomorrow, Monday, August 16th.  Closures include both students and employees.  Extracurricular activities and SPICE will also be closed.  Based on data from Emergency Management, Walton County is expected to experience tropical storm force winds and heavy rain.  The WCSD will continue to monitor the weather with our local experts.  Stay safe, and continue to check our district and schools’ websites and social media platforms for more information. 

Weather Update 8-14-21

August 14, 2021

Weather Update 8-14-21

The WCSD is currently monitoring the weather with both local and state experts.  Continue to stay engaged with our district/school websites and social media outlets as we will provide updates if any changes related to school occur.  As always, safety is our number one priority, and we will continue to make the best decisions for our students and employees. 

Spreading Kindness at WMS!

August 13, 2021

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Each year, WMS can always count on Mrs. Kathy Russ to lead her students in understanding the value of simple acts of kindness.  This first week, after reading the book Scribble Stones by Diane Alber, Mrs. Russ' students spent some time turning ordinary rocks into works of art to share to brighten someone's day.  Mrs. Russ teaches her students daily to find beauty in the ordinary, and it will undoubtedly be a message they'll carry with them always.

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Walton Middle School's upperclassmen remember how hard it once was to open their combination locks for the first time in the gym locker room.  In an effort to lend a hand, seventh and eighth grade AVID students served as "locker buddies" to new sixth graders, teaching them the technique for successfully opening locks.  

At WMS, we know the change from elementary to middle school can be a little overwhelming, so we work hard to ease the transition, growing hearts of service and student connections along the way.