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Superintendent A. Russell Hughes has upheld his promise and commitment to expand the recognition of the Walton County School District Teacher and Educational Support Professional in EPIC fashion through collaboration with the Walton Education Foundation and local community and business partners.  

As part of her award package, Teacher of the Year winner Joan Kennett from South Walton High School will have the use of a brand new GLA250 Mercedes Benz for the next year, courtesy of ZT Motors of Fort Walton Beach.  

Mr. Hughes extends his thanks to those who contributed gifts and awards totaling over $10,000 for the TOY and ESP winners!  "We are blessed to have such gracious and generous community support, and we appreciate their investment in our dedication to provide high quality education for our students!" 

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Maude Saunders students celebrated the 100th day of school by participating in a variety of activities related to the number 100. We added, subtracted, multiplied, divided, counted, stacked, sorted, and even ate, in a way that celebrated  the number 100.  One of our favorite activities was dressing up like we think we will look when we are 100 years old.   

Submitted by Krisy Spence

Students tracked down 12 posters displaying quotes about Literacy as they traveled around the FES campus.  They read the posters, discussed the quote, and recorded the location of the poster.  Once all posters were located, classes turned in their list to the Media Center for a chance to win a prize!

Submitted by Nancy Currie

In November 2017, WHS junior Tyrese Stuckey entered the Appelley Publishing National Student Poetry Contest.   It was recently announced that his poem was selected for national publication in the company’s 2017 "Rising Stars Collection" book, which will be released this summer.  Overall winners for the contest will be announced April 6, 2018. Awesome job, Tyrese!

Submitted by Christy English

Once again Freeport High School has proven why it is the “Best Kept Secret in Northwest Florida.”  Governor Scott recently recognized FHS for being in the top 10% of Florida schools in mathematics and science achievement and for improvement in mathematics and English Language Arts.  It is a well-deserved honor for the Freeport students and staff!   

Submitted by Patty Woodard

Congratulations to WHS senior Josh Homza for earning a nomination into the Air Force Academy!  Representative Matt Gaetz shared the outstanding news on January 23.  We are so proud of you, Josh!

(Pictured from left to right are Superintendent Hughes, WHS Principal Janet Currid, Representative Matt Gaetz, and Josh Homza)

Submitted by Christy English

Congratulations to the students and staff at SWHS for being in the top 10% of all Florida schools in science achievement and improvement in math achievement. SWHS was also in the top 10% of all high schools in Florida in math achievement, science achievement, and improvement in math. Way to go Seahawks!

Submitted by Carrie Chavers

As part of literacy week at WDE, Mrs. Goodman (librarian) hosted a book tasting event. First grade students were given the opportunity to "taste" fiction and nonfiction books. Mrs. Sconiers' students are now eager to visit the library and check out some of the books they tasted! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Book Tasting

WDE Book Tasting

WDE Book Tasting

Paxton FFA competed in District CDE competitions Friday, 1/19/18, in Milton, FL at the University of Florida campus. The following students were winners in the competition: Colten Phillips - 1st Place Extemporaneous Speaking, Haley Pickron - 1st Place Prepared Public Speaking, and Paxton Middle School Opening and Closing Ceremonies won 2nd Place. 1st Place winners will be competing at the Florida FFA State Convention in Orlando during the month of June. Great Job Paxton FFA! Submitted by Nate Moore/PHS FFA Coordinator.

PHS FFA

PHS FFA

PHS FFA