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Paxton's 7th and 8th grade technology students have been learning a lot about coding so far this year. In their class, where they are in the ICT Essentials program, students are learning how to edit existing algorithms and create their own. To put the concept into a new perspective for the students, Miss McMillan's class completed an activity in which they used block segments to create their own small obstacle course for their lego figure to go through. The students had to write out an algorithm that others could easily follow in order to complete the obstacle course. They students did an excellent job with this activity and were very creative in the process. Way to be EPIC, Bobcats! 

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Students in Mrs. Whitney Walker’s English IV classes had visitors from Gulf Coast State College.

Instructor Rhonda Weatherbie and student Cheri Hampton spoke to the students about Gulf Coast’s Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs.

Other visitors throughout the week included Lincoln Tech (Automotive), Gulf Coast State College (Sonography and Radiography), Northwest Florida State College (Computer Technology, Business and Law Enforcement Academy, Hospitality and Tourism, Culinary Arts, Fine Arts and Nursing).

Submitted by Barbara Stratton

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.
This month's video was filmed at the Walton County Fairgrounds where the annual Fair will open on October 8-13, 2018. Superintendent Hughes discusses the importance of school attendance, the end of the first 9 weeks, and some important events during the month!

The Walton High School Band performed on Saturday September 29th at the Rehobeth Marching Classic at Rehobeth High School in Dothan, Alabama. The band was adjudicated by professionals from around the Tri-State area in the following categories: Color Guard, Percussion, Drum Major, Music, General Effect, and Marching. They received straight Superior Ratings in all categories!! Congratulations to this outstanding group of musicians, and their director, Chad Robbins. They will perform again this coming Saturday, October 6, in the A-Town Invitational to be held this year at the Opp High School stadium.

Students, families, and staff at Mossy Head School enjoyed Tang Math Day/Night! Greg Tang, Jr. worked with students throughout the day to share hands-on math games to enhance math skills. Teachers participated in a Professional Learning session with Mr. Tang where he was able to model problem solving strategies and introduce new math enrichment games to implement with students. The day was complete with a Family Math Night with Mr. Tang leading families through math exploration. It was a fun-filled math day for all ages!  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

MHS welcomed fathers, grandfathers and other family members for "Dads Take Your Child to School Day".  Our visitors were able to eat breakfast with their children and then participate in a STEM activity in their child's classroom.  We would like to say a special "thank you" to all the community members who came out to support our school.  We always look forward to opportunities to share our students learning experiences with parents and the community.  We appreciate everyone who came out to participate in this event.  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

The Bobcat family would like to extend a congratulations to the September Students of the Month. These three students have been an EPIC example of Pride, Passion, and Purpose every day. These students have shown their teachers that they are responsible, respectful, willing to help others, and have good attendance. These three students strive to complete their work at the best of their ability. 

Pictured (L to R) with Mrs. Neale: Ti'Jannae Parker (9th), Psalms Carson (6th), and Brayan Calles (Kindergarten).  Submitted by Kalli McMillan