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West DeFuniak Elementary teachers spent their professional day on January 4th learning about grading and reporting of student learning.  WDE teachers are making the progression of grading from “earning” to “learning”.  After reviewing four challenges to take our grading and reporting to the next level, WDE teachers participated in the AVID strategy of engagement using Philosophical Chairs to dig deeper into two types of grading:  Traditional grading practices vs Standards-Based grading practices. Teachers had to read two articles and take a stance on which type of grading they thought was the best.  Submitted by Darlene Paul

Butler Elementary K-2 students enjoyed Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen”  presented by the Atlantic Coast Theatre.  Thanks to the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation for providing our students with this wonderful experience! Submitted by Tammy Smith
The faculty and staff at South Walton High School congratulated Mrs. Felicitas Asteinza on her retirement. Mrs. Asteinza has been a beloved member of the Foreign Language Department at SWHS since our school opened in August of 2002. We wish her and husband Jerry many happy years ahead. Muchas gracias and Dios te bendiga! Submitted by Barbara Stratton

Superintendent Hughes stopped into FHS and quietly sat in the back while Mr. Hope met with Seniors reminding them to stay focused, finish Strong and avoid being bitten by “Senioritous”! EPIC2 Fact that makes things POP in the WCSD:

All Secondary Principals meet with their students once per 9 Weeks! Results....Discipline Referrals reduced drastically, Expulsions Reduced by 80% so far this year and of Course District Graduation Rate has increased by 10% the past 2 years; Just to name a few! Thanks Mr. Hope and WCSD Principals for leading the way!

Teachers at Butler Elementary made EPIC progress during vertical planning sessions as a part of their Professional Development Day activities!  Submitted by Tammy Smith

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Controlled Open Enrollment

  

DeFuniak Springs — Applications are now available for parents who are considering enrolling their children in a school other than their zoned school. Florida Statute 1002.31 requires district school boards to adopt and implement a plan to allow a parent from any school in the state to enroll a child in a school of choice.

 

The Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) application window for the Walton County School District will be from January 3 – March 15. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation to the COE school with available capacity. Parents/Guardians may obtain an application at any school, on the district’s website, or through the district office. To view Walton County School District’s Controlled Open Enrollment Plan and Application for Attendance or to see a complete list of schools and the capacity of each, please visit www.walton.k12.fl.us and click on the Controlled Open Enrollment link.

 

WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

145 S. Park Street

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

 

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Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and EPIC year in 2019! We are looking forward to amazing educational opportunities and adventures in the coming year! 
We will see our faculty and staff back on January 3rd, 2019, and students on January 7, 2019!