December 10, 2018
5th grade students at WDE got to be electrical engineers during science class! They were given the materials needed to create an electric lighting system. The students had to first make a plan to design and build the circuit. Once the plan was in place, they were able to build the circuit, then trouble shoot and determine if any improvements were needed.
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LtR – Ayden Hurst, Maddie Baur, Emily Anderson, Rolando Velasquez Andres
LtR – Haiden Mosley, William Duggins
LtR – Dominic Williams, Lee Parish
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
December 6, 2018
Superintendent Hughes met with senior student leaders from each public high school in Walton County School District to talk about various topics at the inaugural Superintendent’s Roundtable. The purpose of this exciting initiative was to hear from the students and learn from their experiences before they graduate from Walton County School District.
A few points of discussion were Safety & Security, changes that might help future students, and the level of rigor in their core classes. At the end of the meeting, students shared some final remarks about their thoughts from the day. A few of those statements included:
“It’s nice to realize that all the different schools in the county have similar experiences and problems.”
“For Superintendent Hughes to want to hear the students’ voices is amazing.”
“I feel honored because a lot of people have a lot of stuff to say and I get to be able to say what I have to say.”
“I think this was a really great experience getting to hear that everyone is doing something different in their school, but yet we’re all still working toward a common goal.”
Superintendent Hughes presented each student with a certificate to be included in their portfolios and resumes, as well as a special challenger coin and portable Bluetooth speaker as a token of appreciation for their participation and continued leadership. Superintendent Hughes looks forward to continuing this very special occasion each year as a benefit to both our students and district alike.”
December 6, 2018
Submitted by Debbie McBroom
December 6, 2018
South Walton High School’s auditorium was packed to witness five athletes sign letters of commitment to compete at the college level.
(L to R) Jake Peaden will play golf for Evangel University in Springfield Missouri; Gage Peaden will play football for Culver Stockton in Canton, Missouri; Jace Hughes will play baseball for Marian Military Institute in Marion, Alabama; Madi Daum will be playing beach volleyball for Florida International University; and Anthony Bryan will be competing in track and field at Abilene Christian in Texas.
Congratulations to our Seahawks!
Submitted by Barbara Stratton.
December 3, 2018
Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of 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's video was filmed at the WCSD Board Meeting Room. This month Superintendent Hughes has important reminders for the end of first semester and an update concerning teacher negotiations.
November 29, 2018
Students in Mrs. Amanda Callahan’s third grade class at WDE recently determined the volume of irregular objects using the displacement method. They also learned the correct units to write their answers and recorded their results. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
November 28, 2018
SEE something, SAY something
Anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, your campus, or your community through the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Hotline or the FortifyFL App .
Call 850-863-TIPS(8477) or visit www.EmeraldCoastCrime Stoppers.com
Link to download the FortifyFL App https://getfortifyfl.com/
Students can also report suspicious activity to the Walton County School District Safe School department e-mail [email protected]
Submitted by Charlie Morse.