Toni Aguilar from the Walton County Sheriff's Office crime scene/evidence unit visited Mrs. Melissa Susenbach's Law Studies class recently. Ms. Aguilar educated students about how techs work crime scenes and what tools are used in the field. Students immensely enjoyed this realistic learning opportunity. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
5th grade students in Mrs. Currid and Mrs. Garrett’s classes are participating in a program called The Great Mail Race. Mrs. Currid received a letter from a fifth grade class at Al Burress Elementary in Marietta Georgia. The letter invited WDE students to join them in sending handwritten letters to different elementary schools across the nation. The goal is for students to learn how to write a letter and to communicate with other classes in the 50 states
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Submitted by Jessica Dawkins
Congrats to Mrs. Amy Bennett's fourth period eighth grade reading class for winning the Read to Succeed 2 Achieve3000 contest for Walton Middle School! Students had to read and score 75% or higher to earn points for their class. These eighth graders worked extremely hard, some even working over Spring Break to meet their goal. Their hard work paid off!
Pictured Left to Right:
Zoe Watson, Kaden Troublefield, John Powell (JC), Christopher Rollins, Anthony Silva, Cristal Cruz, Myranda McLendon, Kazeri Freeman, Matthew Bearden, Aleigha Oldfield, Joshua Machado, Mrs.Amy Bennett, Nikolas Gomillion, Estevan SantaMaria, Davontae' Pitts, Hali Graves, Chiarra Whitehead, Dane Drake, Tre'Joun Brinson, Dustin Burnham, and Logan Smith. Not Pictured: Anthony Sarriera. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
Mar 30 2017
Mar 30 2017
Mar 30 2017
Walton County School Board members Bill Eddins, Kim Kirby, and Jason Catalano, along Superintendent Russell Hughes, in Tallahassee making sure there is a voice for Walton County among the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate!
Pictured below: Jason Catalano, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes, and Representative Mel Ponder.
Pictured below: Superintendent A. Russell Hughes, Senator Montford, Kim Kirby and Jason Catalano
Pictured below: Kim Kirby, Representative Brad Drake, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes and Jason Catalano.
Pictured below: Kim Kirby, Elizabeth Fetterhoff- Senator Hukill's Legislative Aide, Jason Catalano, and Superintendent A. Russell Hughes.
On Thursday, March 29th, the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association gave a hands-on presentation to Walton Middle School eighth grade science students about the sun and other stars. The group brought four different telescopes so students could look at the sun safely. They brought a hydrogen alpha telescope that only allows red light in to view the prominences and granulation of the sun. The second telescope was a spectroscope for viewing elements in the solar atmosphere. Another telescope allowed students to view the sun's outline and used the power of the sun to start a fire through the lens. A fourth telescope used a stainless steel lens to filter light, allowing students to see sunspots. Students were also given special glasses, which allowed them to look directly at the sun. Walton Middle School graciously thanks the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association for taking time to give students this phenomenal opportunity. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
Mar 29 2017
If you see a Stingray smiling this week, you may have come across one of our outstanding Track and Field athletes! Our Emerald Coast Middle School Track and Field Stingrays were victorious at their meet with Baker Middle School on Tuesday (3/28). Congratulations to the students, coaches and families who continue to support each other and motivate us all with these outstanding achievements! You make us proud to be Stingrays of WCSD! Submitted by Angela Vance.