In support of National Unity Day and National Bullying Prevention Month, the Braves TV crew painted rocks and wrote kind messages on them. They hid the rocks throughout the school on October 25. Students that find a rock can give it to someone to brighten their day, keep it, or hide it for someone else to find. Or they can return it to the LMC for a candy prize. At WHS, we believe KINDNESS ROCKS! Submitted by Christy English.
Congratulations to Diego Duran-Gonzales, 8th grade, and his teacher, Jennifer Rhea, from Emerald Coast Middle School, for having his 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 in compliance with House Bill 701, 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.
Oct 26 2017
Paxton High School art students went on a field trip to the Pensacola Museum of Art. They saw exhibits by artists Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon. The students have been studying and creating pieces of art based on the Impressionist movement. They were able to view the exhibit “Rebels with a Cause: American Impressionist Women” from the Sellars Collection.
Submitted by Corinne Wilson
Oct 26 2017
Oct 26 2017
WMS students took a united stand against bullying on Wednesday, October 25th. During lunches, students in all three grade levels signed a banner, pledging to take a stand against bullying. Prior to Unity Day, Mr. Campbell challenged each grade level to show their support for the cause by wearing orange. The sixth grade class had the greatest participation of all three classes, flooding the lunchroom Wednesday with a sea of orange. WMS applauds these amazing students for their kind Warrior spirit. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
In support of National Unity Day, the Walton County School District joined emeraldcoastkids.org’s WEAR ORANGE for #UnityDay2017. Students from all over the district wore orange on October 25th, and participated in activities throughout the month to help raise awareness of the serious issue of bullying. Activities emphasized the importance of kindness, acceptance, inclusion and the need for unity.
Superintendent Russell Hughes and the district office administration and staff all wore orange for the event, and gathered together to show their support for the anti-bullying cause!
submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
Maude Saunders theme this year is “Teamwork Sparks Success”. Our family literacy night on October 19th saw teams of parents, grandparents, students, teachers, staff, and community members come together for fun literacy activities. Each grade level provided various sports-themed games that taught literacy skills. Thank you to everyone who has joined our TEAM! Submitted by Krisy Spence.
The Theatre Project at South Walton presents: The Importance of Being Ernie, a modern day re-telling of the Oscar Wilde classic, set in a modern day American high school. Run dates are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm in the SWHS auditorium. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. We'll see you there!
Submitted by Don Goodrum and Keitha Bledsoe