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Walton High is excited to announce the Students & Employee of the Month for February!


9th grade - Terra Atlow

10th grade - Amber Law & Avery Ojeda

11th grade - Chrisma Spradlin

12th grade - Madison Russell

Employee - Holly Harless


Way to go, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English.

The Cat Bus readers at FES have read over 100 books on the bus this year! Students cannot get off the bus until 7:30 AM so the bus driver, Norman Cyphers (06-04), decided a good way to spend this time would be with the students reading. A different student reads a book to the entire bus each morning when they arrive at school. The bus driver also encourages the students to take AR tests to become a Cool Cat Reader. Way to go Cat Bus! Submitted by Nancy Currie.
Paxton AVID students enjoyed a spectacular day on the Troy Campus learning about programs, class sizes, and other information in their pursuit of being college and career ready. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Team Pictured as follows: (Back Row - L to R) - Laurie Gilbert (Assistant Coach), Samantha Martin (Assistant Coach), Sadie Varnum, Caylor Dixon, Ashlyn Hall, Kenna Jordan, Michaela Cain, Andrew Norris (Head Coach), and Kim Corbett (Assistant Coach). (Middle Row - L to R) - Hydie Varnum (Manager), Clara Martin (Manager), Mya Young, Genesis Long, Maddie Varnum, Megan Davis, and Kaley Norris (Manager). (Front Row - L to R) - Hailee Bryan, Jordyn Bradley, Camryn Brazile, Cassie Varnum, Cadence Perez, and Paiyton Perry. 

After their victory over Holmes County, the Ladycats headed to Lakeland, FL for the FHSAA State Championship. The girls were sent off by a crowd of fans on Saturday, some of which would be following along on the trip. On Monday, Paxton students crowded into classrooms, the auditorium, and cafeteria to watch the girls play against the Port St. Joe Sharks. Paxton fans watched as the Ladycats put forth an EPIC and valiant effort against their opposing team. Although the Ladycats did not take the win, all Paxton fans are proud of their strength and determination. It was an honor for us all to see them work so hard to make it so far. Congratulations, Coach Norris and the Ladycats, for making it to the Final Four. Your Paxton family is waiting to greet you with open arms. We commend you for never giving up and exemplifying PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE throughout your season. To the senior Ladycats, thank you for giving your all throughout your basketball career. We will miss you. Way to go, Ladycats!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

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On Saturday, February 24, 2018, over 100 Walton County teachers, administrators, and district personnel gathered at the Sandestin Hilton Conference Center for the ECET2 (Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching) Conference hosted by the WCSD Curriculum and Instruction Department. Participants experienced guest speakers, colleague circles, and breakout sessions focused on closing the achievement gap and building teacher leadership. It was an E.P.I.C. day filled with collaboration, growth and celebration! Additional photos may be found on Twitter #wcsdecet22018  Submitted by Kristy Grey.

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We are thrilled to announce that Walton High raised $1,223.70 for "Change for Children" last week!  We would like to thank everyone that donated to this worthy charity that is committed to establishing hope and providing a home for the abused, neglected, and abandoned children in our community.  Submitted by Christy English.

Maude Saunders students donated their spare change to the district-wide “Change for Children” campaign, which benefits Children in Crisis.  The TOTS challenged students to bring in spare change and rewarded the class with the most with a Pizza Party.  In addition, the class that brought in the most quarters made their teacher the “Quarter Queen”. This year’s Quarter Queen was Ms. Lindsey Miller, and her third graders enjoyed treating her like a queen for the entire day.  Submitted by Krisy Spence.