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Max Brewster, Isaac Brinson, and Nicholas Lee, SWHS students are getting ready to go on the mat in Kissimmee, Florida to also compete for a Sate Championship in Wrestling.  Congratulations to Coach Nick and Coach Laxton for helping our student athletes compete at the highest level.  Of course, our Superintendent made his way to see our children.  Did you hear us say “The Whole Child”!!!!! EPIC4wRd!!!!!

On Monday, February 28th, 16 members of the Walton High School BELLISSIMO Chorus sang for assessment at the annual District 1 Music Performance Assessment (MPA). The MPA is the Choral Music equivalent of the Florida Standards Assessment. The results given indicate if a chorus is daily meeting the Florida State Education Standards for Chorus 1, 2, and 3.
Walton High School can be proud that the four adjudicators rated the BELLISSIMO Chorus with 2 ‘Superior’ ratings and 2 ‘Excellent’ ratings. Congratulations to those hard-working students!
 

The School Board honored the middle and high school students who represented the Walton County School District at All-State in January. Thomas Cook (Emerald Coast Middle School), a 7th grade trumpet player, earned first chair in the All-State Middle School Band. Josue Mendoza-Torres (Freeport High School), an 11th grade tuba player, earned second chair in the All-State High School Honor Band. Riley Hughson (Paxton School), a senior flute player, earned first chair in the All-State High School Honor Band. Noah Stayer (Walton Middle School), Emma Hudson (Walton Middle School), and Kinsley Craig (Walton Middle School) were selected to perform in the All-State Middle School Mixed Chorus. Anna Graham (Walton High School) and Dulce Lara (Walton High School) were selected to participate in the Florida Music Educators Student Leadership Experience.

 

Thank you to all of these students for representing the Walton County School District so well!

MSE Lego Team Competes!

March 3, 2022

MSE's 2nd and 3rd grade Lego teams had a blast at their FIRST Lego League Explore competition. Both teams received the Team poster trophy displaying their journey throughout the year as they completed the Cargo Connect challenge. Students researched the many ways cargo is transported all over the world, then created innovative models using Legos of cargo transporting machines, such as conveyor belt, trucks, cargo ships and many others. The team used the WeDo 2.0 computer program to program the cargo sorter. They represented MSE very well, as they nervously explained all of this to the judges. The teams received medals for participating in the a new FIRST Lego League Explore challenge piloted at the Doolittle Institute. They will continue the challenge throughout the rest of the year as they add sensors and more motors to their project. We are very proud of our Lego teams!

 

During a quick break from Superintendent Hughes’ Walton Feeder Pattern Meeting, the Superintendent was able to observe SeaPerch in action at Walton Middle School.  The students were utilizing underwater robots to complete obstacles.  The students took a quick break to share their excitement and knowledge wit the Superintendent.  This is truly the definition of 4wRd thinking.  EPIC is the Walton County Way!!!!!  #EPIC 4wRd

  FRANCIS LONDON

Francis London is a veteran member of the custodial staff at Walton High School.  She has been working to ensure classroom and hallway cleanliness for 18 years in the Walton High building. Francis takes pride in keeping the school clean and safe for students to learn.  Mrs. London is married and has four boys. She says she loves to "hang out with her family!" In addition, Francis says the staff at Walton are beautiful people, and she enjoys coming to work; everyone I work with is a lot of fun!" Francis finds pleasure in working and helping the children on campus. "I want to say too that Ms. Leavins is a phenomenal leader and an even sweeter person," she says. Thank you, Mrs. London, for supporting Walton County School District children!

ISIDORE JACKSON

Isidore Jackson serves Walton High School as a Paraprofessional and football coach. Mr. Jackson is a graduate of Walton High, and after leaving for college, he chose to return to serve the students of Walton County.  He has been a part of the Walton County School District for seven years, sharing his expertise in athletics. Mr. Jackson is married has five children; three girls and two sons. Fishing is one of his favorite pastimes, and he says he finds it relaxing. Thank you, Mr. Jackson, for supporting Walton County School District Children!

TERESA JANE BURKS

Teresa Burks serves Walton High school as a member of the cafeteria staff.  Ms. Burks makes sure WHS students are receiving high-quality, nutritious meals prepared with love.  She has one daughter and enjoys going to church every Sunday.  Most often, Teresa spends time with her daughter and mother.  She loves family and people.   Ms. Burks is an excellent fit for Walton High School; Braves treat each other like family!  Thank you, Ms. Burks, for supporting Walton County School District children!

WILLIE SHIPMAN

Willie Shipman is a member of the custodial team at Walton High.  Willie has been with the District for six years, and he has been on the custodial team for other schools in our county.  Wille always wears a smile and takes pride in ensuring the students of Walton High school can learn and play in a clean and safe environment.  Mr. Shipman is married and has three children; two girls and one son.  He is an excellent cook and enjoys preparing meals for friends.  When he wants to relax, he enjoys fishing and hunting.  Thank you, Mr. Shipman, for supporting Walton County School District children!

DELRIC HOGANS

Delric Hogans serves Freeport High School as an Instructional Aide and has been with our District for four years. Mr. Hogans graduated from Walton High School and left the area for several years. Mr. Hogans taught school in the Georgia school system, and adding his expertise to the team proved to be a tremendous asset for Freeport High. Although Mr. Hogans is quiet and reserved, his teaching experience, ease of temperament, and genuine concern allow him to build meaningful relationships with students. In addition,  he enjoys camping, hiking, and just about any outdoor activity. He says he is also an avid reader. Thank you, Mr. Hogans, for supporting Walton County School District Children!

        SHAWN CALDWELL

Shawn Caldwell serves Freeport High School as Instructional Aide. Even though he has been with  Walton County School District for a short time, Mr. Caldwell has become an essential part of the staff.   As an instructional aide, his responsibilities include: assisting students with academic work,  planning student activities with teachers, and supporting student efforts. In addition, Mr. Caldwell enjoys watching movies and keeping himself in top physical condition by working out! He says he likes to read a good book or cheer for relatives participating in team sports in downtime. Thank you, Mr. Caldwell, for supporting Walton County School District children!

All Sports FCA Breakfast

February 25, 2022

Our FCA Huddles all over Walton County met at the All Sports FCA Breakfast this morning for an amazing outpouring of love, fellowship and togetherness this morning.  We had several of our students share their testimony/life story in front of more than 1,000 students, families, sponsors and professionals. Thanks Michelle Carmichael, Matthew Avery, and school sponsors for creating this amazing experience.  Thanks coaches and principals for always supporting what’s Good and of best interest for students!  Thanks, students for always representing us so well!!