Every month, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares a video message with updates on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District. The December video was filmed at Van R. Butler Elementary school in Santa Rosa Beach. During the video, Mr. Hughes wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas break, and shares important information about recent activities and upcoming events during the month of December '17/January '18
submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
Paxton High School and Middle School Future Farmers of America Chapters competed in Sub-District Competitions in Chipley, FL on Tuesday, December 12th.
Paxton students receiving awards were as follows:
Opening and Closing Ceremonies: 1st Place - Jordyn Bradley, Sarah Thompson, Cassie Varnum, Ashlyn Hall, Haley Pickron, Haylee Hayes, Hailey Sexton
MS Prepared Public Speaking: 1st Place - Haley Pickron
MS Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st Place - Colten Phillips
Creed Speaking: 2nd Place - Hydie Varnum
HS Prepared Public Speaking: 3rd Place - Mary Bryan
Safe Tractor Operations: 3rd Place - Trenton Dell
Submitted by Nate Moore.
Dec 13 2017
Dec 12 2017
There were 62 applicants for this year’s Walton Education Foundation classroom grant project. Over $61,000 worth of items were requested. The Foundation selected 29 grants provided with private funds from CHELCO, Alys Beach Foundation, SunTrust Bank, Publix, and their annual Apple Classic 5K and 10K fundraiser, as well as matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.
We are excited to announce WHS teachers, Ms. Stephenson and Ms. Corales, were awarded one of these grants (for $1500), which allowed them to purchase 180 books for their classroom libraries.
Congratulations, Ms. Stephenson and Ms. Corales! We know your students are anxious to get their hands on these new books!
Submitted by Christy English.
Cats Against Cancer Schedule:
5:00 (Girls) - Florala vs. Walton
6:15 (Boys) - Paxton vs. Walton
7:30 (Girls) - Paxton vs. South Walton
1:00 (Girls) - Walton vs. Marianna
2:15 (Boys) - Walton vs. Central
3:30 (Girls) - Central vs. Florala
4:45 (Boys) - Paxton vs. Navarre
6:00 (Girls) - Paxton vs. Graceville
Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
Bay Elementary is proud to announce the Kiwanis Students of the Month for December. Congratulations Sammy Souder and Meyshia Kennedy for being selected as the BES Kiwanis Students of the Month. Sammy and Meyshia will attend a breakfast sponsored by the Freeport Kiwanis Club to be recognized for this honor. Submitted by Cindy Stewart.
WDE Teacher, Tammy Goodman, Receives Emerald Coast Post of the Society of American Military Engineers Grant
Dec 11 2017
West DeFuniak Elementary is pleased to announce that Tammy Goodman has been awarded a grant from the Emerald Coast Post of the Society of Amerian Military Engineers. Ms. Traci DeWar, grant coordinator, was on-hand to present the grant check. Out of thirty-one applicants eleven grants were awarded. Mrs. Goodman's grant titled "Taking Flight" revolves around inspiring students to learn more about the field of aerospace engineering. Students will be learning to fly unmanned aerial vehicles and challenged to extend their knowledge through STEM related books. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.