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The month of October is Bully Prevention month, and Monday, October 7, was World Bully Prevention Day. Superintendent A. Russell Hughes takes a strong stand against bullying in the WCSD. As a show of support for Bully Prevention, Mr Hughes, and the district office administrators and staff participated in #BlueUp by wearing blue to help raise awareness of bullying and how to prevent it from occurring.
It’s always important to talk about the dangers of bullying and the trauma it can cause. Schools across the district will share information with students, and participate in activities during this month to speak up extra loud about the lasting negative effects bullying can have on those who deal with it. Let’s Stomp Out Bullying Now!

BlueUp

BlueUp

BlueUp

BlueUp

If you thought Iron Man’s flight was just for sci-fi, you’ll want to check out the guest speaker at Paxton School last week from UK based company Gravity, where they have developed a jet suit that literally allows mankind to fly. Yes, you read that right.

Sam Rogers, a pilot for Gravity, showed a group of 8th grade science students the groundbreaking technology via teleconference from across the pond last week. The jet suit includes jets on each arm and one larger jet on the back that allows the suit to travel up to 70 miles per hour. Students were treated to a tour of the design workshop at Gravity headquarters where Rogers emphasized the role that the engineering design process has played in the different iterations of the jet suit as the team has repeatedly re-designed and retested the suit to improve performance.

After showing students how many parts of the jet suit are created through 3D printing, including arm mounts and the electronic housing, Rogers, who is an additive design lead at Gravity, encouraged students to try their hand at engineering their own ideas through 3D printing. “I encourage you to really try out 3D printing,” he said. “You can design anything you want, test it, and iterate it until you get what you want.”

A huge thank you to Rogers and Gravity for sharing this phenomenal technology and inspiring our students do EPIC things!

Space Suit Paxton

MSE held a “Looking, Listening, and Learning through Literacy” Title 1 Family Engagement Night on October 3rd. Over 145 families participated in fun Literacy activities throughout the school, earned HOUSE points, and strengthened their Literacy skills.
 
MSE ELA Night
MSE ELA Night

This week, Mrs. Hall's Humanities class as Paxton presented their Egyptian projects to the rest of the school. Other classes were able to come through the halls and view the Humanities students in Egyptian clothing and their artwork. submitted by Kalli McMillan

Humanities Ancient Egypt to Paxton

Humanities Ancient Egypt to Paxton

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares his WCSD Monthly Video Update for October, 2019!

This month's video was filmed at Paxton School where Superintendent Hughes welcomes and introduces new Paxton principal, Brent Jones. Superintendent Hughes reminds parents of important dates for the end of the first 9 weeks of school, and the Walton County Fair. Mr. Hughes also shares some exciting news about our newly recognized "Schools of Excellence."

Salad Anyone?

Oct 01 2019

Each day during morning break at Walton Middle School, Ms. Kathy Russ' eighth grade students operate their own mini-restaurant.  The eighth graders take salad orders from their peers and then prepare them to order.  The students harvest the salad greens daily from the WMS ag program's hydroponic towers housed in Ms. Russ' classroom.  They thoroughly wash their hands and glove up to fulfill the orders they receive.  Not only do students prepare and enjoy healthy salads, but they also learn waitressing and kitchen skills that will serve them well later in life.  At WMS, learning can be both relevant and delicious.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson
WMS Salad Anyone         
WMS Salad Anyone
WMS Salad Anyone
WMS Salad Anyone

Shout-out to WHS students Kerilyn Shaw, Abby Santana, and Micheal Kelly for participating in this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day!  Together, they picked up over 300 pieces of trash and debris In an effort to keep our beaches clean.