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WDE's MakerSpace Club recently participated in STEM Career Day. Students enjoyed learning about everything from PH levels of soil, the chemistry of hair coloring, high tech gadgets used by law enforcement, the technology and photography connection as well as how GoPro cameras are used to check water lines. We would like to say a special thanks to Daniel Leonard with UF/IFAS, Connie Strickland owner/beautician at Bass Style Shop, Alicia Keeter, General Manager of South Walton Utilities, Matthew Key - SRO with Walton County Sheriff's Office, and Rachel Lauen - Photographer with Ultimate Production Company. What a great way to end the year! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Ms. Miller's Geometry students at Freeport High School make real world applications to Geometry principles by building kites after their EOC. Students enjoyed seeing how well their calculations turned out by flying their creations on the soccer field.  Submitted by Patty Woodard.

FHS Kite

FHS Kite

FHS Kite

WHS senior Emmy Crane has been selected from applicants across the United States to be the student speaker at the 2017 AVID Summer Institute in Tampa, Florida, in June. Emmy submitted a speech to the AVID national directors earlier this year telling her story of how AVID has impacted her life. Before the final decision was made, she had to go through a rigorous interview process and, after further impressing the selection committee, she received the news that she was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to tell her story to thousands at this year's AVID Summer Institute.

Thank you, Emmy, for sharing your story and showing the nation that good things are happening at Walton High School! Look for her on the AVID channel on YouTube later this year! Submitted by Christy English.

Emerald Coast Middle School 5th Graders enjoyed a day at the Northwest Symphony Guild during the first week of May.  Submitted by Angela Vance. 
WMS 7th and 8th grade students who earned Gaming Essentials or Web Essentials digital tools certification. Four of these students earned both digital tool certifications. Congratulations to these students for their accomplishments. Submitted by Laurie Cook.
Mossy Head's kindergarten class loved being ranch hands for a day at the Rocking B-A-B Ranch. This opportunity gave our students the ability to learn and interact with numerous animals at the farm. They learned about peacocks, chickens, hedgehogs, lemurs, camels, and so much more. Our students learned how to hold a baby chicken and how a lemur eats a banana. They learned how to a lasso a hay steer and rode on a tractor train. They enjoyed their lunch and a snow cone at the big red barn. Thank you so much, Rocking B-A-B Ranch, for an experience our kindergarteners will never forget!  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.
On Friday, May 5th, fifty dedicated readers at Walton Middle School spent the day at Dave and Buster's at Pier Park.  Fifty-three WMS students qualified for the trip by meeting the schoolwide reading challenge requirements.  They all had a blast! Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.