On Thursday, May 2nd, Walton Middle School welcomed over 150 students and parents to campus for "Middle School Jump," a Title 1 parent training night.  The event was geared exclusively for next year's sixth grade students to jumpstart a successful 2019-2020 school year.  The night began with dinner and entertainment, as WMS band students, under the direction of Mrs. Kamber Rafferty, showcased their talent on the lunchroom stage.  After Principal Jason Campbell warmly welcomed guests, families embarked on a journey through three rotations to learn what it takes to have a successful middle school experience.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Hulion, the school's administrators, led one station, providing families with all kinds of exciting information about WMS.  Students also attended a grafitti brainstorming session that allowed them to get their questions, fears, and interests about starting middle school out in the open. Finally, families were able to walk through an informational fair and pick up flyers and talk to students and sponsors about all the exciting clubs, sports, electives, and activities WMS offers.  WMS upperclassmen and WHS Anchor and Key Club members also served as student representatives, assisting in each rotation, answering questions and welcoming guests with warm smiles and encouraging words.  WMS can't wait to start the 2019-2020 school year with all its fresh sixth grade faces. Submitted by Kristen Nelson

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