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30A Bike Shop Owner Josh Foreman and Coworker Tommy Lindsey donated a brand new bike to a very deserving student in Ms. Donnita Carroll’s classroom on Friday, April 27, 2018. Kyle Cooper bought $40 worth of tickets for a chance to win a bicycle and unselfishly gave many of them to friends in his class. Kyle didn’t have the winning ticket, but one of the tickets he purchased and gave to one of his friends was the winner! Kyle was so excited that is friend won and didn’t have one moment of sadness that he wasn’t the one going home with a new bike. When Mr. Foreman and Mr. Lindsey heard about Kyle’s selfless actions and genuine support of his friends, they wanted to make sure that Kyle had his own brand new bike. Ms. Carroll, Kyle’s Teacher, and Mrs. Karley Leach, Teacher Aide, are very thankful for the act of kindness shown to Kyle by Mr. Foreman and Mr. Lindsey. We are very fortunate to have people and businesses like these in our community! Walton County School District extends special thanks to 30A Bike Shop for their investment in the lives of our students!

 Submitted by Angela Vance

Coach Terri Shelley, Josh Permenter (WHS), Coach Carla Griffith

Jasmine Sumpter (Seacoast), Jordan Nichols (SWHS), Nadia Bock (SWHS), Malcolm Griffith (FHS)

The Walton Academic Team attended the Commissioner's Academic Challenge from April 19th - 21st in Orlando, Florida.  After coming in second out of 5 teams in their room (4th out of 15 teams) in the first round, they advanced immediately to the semi-finals.  The team worked very well together and all of the participants answered questions during the competition.  They stayed in the top three teams in the semi-finals until the last round, where they were bumped out of the finals by a 3 question margin.  They enjoyed the experience and the underclassman, with some experience under their belt, are very excited and hopeful to get the chance to return again next year.

Submitted by Carla Griffith
In a partnership with AmeriCorp and  the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, MSE students tended salt marsh nurseries throughout the school year. Periodically, they split the grasses to increase the nursery stock and received monthly education on shoreline restoration. The  “Grasses in Classes” program culminated with students planting their shoreline grasses at a salt marsh restoration site along Choctawhatchee Bay as part of the living shoreline initiative. The program instills a love of local habitat, restores shoreline and inspires the next generation of watershed stewards.
Submitted by Krisy Spence

Ellis Island comes to life at WDE! From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Second grade students at WDE had the unique opportunity to experience life as an immigrant. This included choosing a foreign country, new name, and reason for immigrating to America. Students experienced waiting in a long line to enter Ellis Island, going through a medical exam, and a questioning session with an Ellis Island official who determined whether or not they could enter the United States for a better life.

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

      

After completing Unit 6 in ReadyGen Community Helpers, we flipped our classroom to celebrate National Superhero Day! Today was all about superheroes...superhero sentences, superhero word families, superhero books, and superhero stories of our own! Check out our SUPER fun day!

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Congratulations to the Ladycat Varsity Softball team for winning their district championship. The Ladycats came out with a victory of 11-0 over Bethlehem. Way to go, Ladycats!
Pictured (L to R): Assistant Coach - Samantha Martin, Assistant Coach - Andy Norris, Hannah Cain, Cadence Perez, Megan Davis, Ashlyn Hall, Camryn Brazile, Genesis Long, Mya Young, Assistant Coach - Kevin Bryan, Sadie Varnum, Kyrstyn Head, Jordyn Bradley, Head Coach - Jeff Bradley, and Michaela Cain. On Ground (L to R): Paiyton Perry and Hailee Bryan.
Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Congratulations to Walton High’s Lady Braves softball team on their win over South Walton Thursday night!  They are District Champions!

They will play Godby (at home) in the quarterfinal game on May 2 at 7:00.  Go Braves!

Submitted by Christy English

Recently, Walton Middle School seventh grade Civics students in Mrs. Katie Williams and Ms. Regina Messer's classes were caught sharpening their civics knowledge of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases as they prepare for their EOC assessment in May.  Students worked in groups to sort landmark cases/descriptions together, and finally blended both sorts into one, creating relationships to demonstrate total mastery.  Civics review is standards-based, interactive, and fun at WMS.

Submitted by Kristen Nelson