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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.
Several WMS Digital Information Technology students have earned their Internet Business Associate National Industry Certification so far this year. Congratulations to these students. Submitted by Laurie Cook.
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.
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.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tailor Hawkins (top), a senior at Freeport High School and dual enrolled student at Northwest Florida State College; to Jackson Schubert (bottom left), a junior at Freeport Senior High School and to Caleb Parker (bottom right), a junior at Freeport High School.  Both Caleb and and Jackson were one of the first from their Automation and Production classes to earn the Certified Production Technician Certification.  This certification can be articulated for college credit.  Each student is pictured with Ted Missildine, FHS's Automation and Production Instructor.  Submitted by Patty Woodard.

On May 2, 2017 over 350 Walton County 4th graders joined students from Okaloosa County as the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presented “The Orchestra Moves” as part of the national “Link Up” program in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The program included music from Offenbach’s Can-Can, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, “Toreador” from Bizet’s Carmen, and the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  The varied program also introduced the student audience to the sections of the orchestra, and provided opportunities for them to sing and play along with the live orchestra in an interactive concert held in the Mainstage Theater at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Link Up national partnerships provide students the opportunity to discover how composers create musical movement using elements such as motif, melodic direction, steps and leaps, dynamics, and orchestration. Exploring a range of orchestral repertoire, students compose, sing, and play on the recorder and/or the violin.

Special thanks to the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and their sponsors for providing this exceptional opportunity for the students of the Walton County School District. 

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.

4th gr NWFL Symphony

4th gr NWFL Symphony