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Kindergarten students at Butler Elementary School have been learning about Community Helpers.  When they had a chance to dress up and show what they want to be when they grow up, it was no surprise that there were a lot of “First Responders” in the hallways!  Our School Resource Deputy, Casy Lloyd, was excited to gather this elite group for a picture! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Students in Mr. Bump's class reviewed their recent vocabulary by playing Vocabulary Password. Students worked in groups of 4 to determine the vocabulary words based off the clues their teammates gave them. Students only had 1 minute to guess the vocabulary words correctly before the timer went off. The students enjoyed working with their peers on this engaging review lesson. Submitted by Brianna Leavins.

Ten Apples Up On Top

Sep 18 2017

After reading "Ten apples up on top", Mrs. Mishko's Kindergarten students were curious about gravity. They tried dropping an apple and a crayon to see which object would fall faster and also tested to see how many apples they could stack or balance on their heads. Now they know why apples fall down, instead of up....gravity, of course! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

These MSE students are learning about sensory details by tasting candy and recording their finds. SWEET! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

MSE Erin Ray

We are so excited that we get to brag on Jordan Nichols, a Junior at SWHS.  Jordan is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.  He is one of 16,000 Semifinalists in the US and will have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Jordan earned this distinction by taking the PSAT/NMSQT at SWHS.  Last year Jordan was a member of the Walton County Academic Team that won the State Academic Championship.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Seahawk Tennis Team.

We congratulate Jordan for this accomplishment and encourage all of our Seahawks to take the PSAT seriously when it is given at SWHS on October 11th.  Maybe you can follow in Jordan’s footsteps! Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

Twenty-one WHS Key Club students participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring on September 12. This year students worked at the ARC and helped clean up the property - trimming hedges, pulling weeds, and even killing a rattlesnake. They didn't leave without a few cuts here and there, but the feeling of helping neighbors down the street was worth it all! Submitted by Christy English.

WHS United Way

WHS United Way

The faculty and staff of West DeFuniak Elementary rallied around their co-worker, Dawn Barone, who is currently undergoing chemo therapy treatments. Mrs. Barone's treatments have resulted in her losing her hair. As the guidance counselor, Mrs. Barone often speaks with students about their character. Today, our faculty and staff were able to teach about compassion by wearing bandanas to support Mrs. Barone! We love you, Dawn! We're all in this together! #TeamBarone Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Rallies for Co-worker

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes states that all Walton County Schools will be back in regular session tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  This includes all extra-curricular activities as well. Please refer to your school's specific website regarding extra-curricular activities. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Good evening. This is a message from your Superintendent, Mr. Russell Hughes. I will be making an announcement by 2:00 P.M tomorrow, Monday, September 11th in reference to schools being opened or closed for Tuesday, September 12th. Please look to the Walton County School district or your individual school’s websites for further information. Stay safe.