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Walton High School will host the 5th annual Veterans Day program in the auditorium on Thursday, November 10, during 6th period (1:20 p.m.).   All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend this special program. Submitted by Christy English.

Congratulations to Haven Varnum, 8th grade, and her teacher Steve Ruder from Paxton school, for having her art work selected to represent the Walton County School District in the Art in the Capitol competition. The Art in the Capitol competition is a statewide visual arts competition that requires each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students grades 6-8.  The art works are displayed in the Capital Building during the regular legislative session. Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.

Student Council Officers (LtoR)

President:                   Reed Leavins

Vice President:          Emma Ludwig

Secretary:                   Ethan Cruz

Treasurer:                  Savannah Smith

Submitted by Nancy Currie

WDE is thrilled to announce the Maker Space Club for 4th and 5th grade students. Students will experience hands-on learning activities that will challenge students to make, create, investigate, tinker, explore, and discover. The activities will be based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students met after school on Monday, October 10th. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

 

Mrs. West's Career Planning classes at Walton Middle School have made a commitment to complete a community project each nine weeks. The first nine weeks, the classes chose to show their appreciation to the city police officers.  Each student wrote a thank you letter to the officers, and each officer received a survival kit full of goodies donated by the students' families. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

Mossy Head School’s Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes celebrated Fire Prevention Week with a visit from the local fire department. Firefighters brought their fire trucks and gear to teach students about preventing fires and what to do in case of a fire. The students had a great time learning about fire prevention and safety from our local firefighters. MHS would like to give our local fire stations a big THANK YOU for helping our students learn about fire prevention and safety! Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

On Saturday, October 8, the WHS Marching Braves traveled to Dothan to compete in the 10th annual Southern Showcase.  The band competed in class 1A alongside 10 other groups from Florida and Alabama.  The Walton Braves not only received Straight Superior Ratings for their performance, but were awarded Best in Class awards for Color Guard, Band, Percussion, and Drum Major.  The band was also awarded the Challenge Cup Championship (first place) for class 1A for the first time in their performance history at the Southern Showcase.  Way to go, Braves! (The band also received Superior Ratings on September 24th and October 1st at Rehobeth and Milton High School.  The ensemble will be traveling to Fort Walton on October 15 to compete at the Emerald Coast Marching Classic.) Submitted by Chad Robbins, WHS Band Director.