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AVID students spent their class period at the Stanley House visiting and delivering Valentine treats today to the residents as part of a community service project. The students had a great time and have decided they are going to go back at least once a month. This was such an amazing experience for both the students and the residents! Submitted by Christy English.

Walton High School's Mock Trial team was chosen by the other participants (6 teams listed below) in the First Judicial Circuit Mock Trial Competition to receive the Professionalism Award. The six teams from WHS, Navarre High, Pensacola High, Gulf Breeze High, Tate High, and Catholic High participated in the four day academic competition at the M. C. Blanchard Building in Pensacola, Florida. These teams of 6-8 students simulated the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a fictional trial situation. 

Submitted by Kelly Stephenson

As part of his commitment to communication and transparency, Superintendent Hughes will present a monthly radio spot with WZEP AM 1460 host and general manager, Tom Fleetwood.  Supt. Hughes will share important information about the Walton County School District, recognizing the progress and accomplishments of the schools, teachers and students of the district.  Topics of interest to the constitutents of WCSD will be discussed, and from time to time Mr. Hughes will invite some of our EPIC newsmakers and collaborators to join him as he highlights the phenomenal events happening throughout the district.  

Be sure to tune in to WZEP AM 1460 every 2nd Wednesday at 8:45 am to hear Superintendent Hughes and Mr. Fleetwood!  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

February 8, 2018 the Walton County School Board Members met with: 

As a special treat at the PHS Homecoming Pep Rally, the Spanish Club (lead by their sponsor: Micah Trinidad) performed a medley of Latin dances for the entire student body. The performance included dance styles like Bachata, Merengue, and Salsa. Great job, Spanish Club!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Students and faculty at West DeFuniak Elementary will benefit from an EPIC grant that they received from St. Joe Community Foundation.   Ms. Janet Piepul, Executive Director for the Foundation stopped by to present the check to Mrs. Tammy Goodman, Media Specialist and Mr. Rodney Free, Assistant Principal.  Several eager students were also available for the photo opportunity.  The $20,000 grant will be used for books, ebooks, and iPads for the library.  St. Joe Community Foundation provides grants to nonprofit agencies in Bay and Walton Counties in the areas of art, education, healthcare, and the environment.  In doing so the local communities are healthier and it is more enjoyable for the people who live and work in both counties.  WDE is thrilled to be able to receive this grant and to be able to provide these EPIC resources to our school.

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins