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Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, the Superintendent of Walton County 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 Superintendent Hughes celebrates our graduating Seniors and shares the dates for the graduation activities.  Mr. Hughes also recognizes the wonderful teachers and educational support professionals in our district as we approach Teacher Appreciation Week.  He emphasizes the importance of remaining diligent, and finishing the school year out in EPIC fashion!

Walton Middle School Guidance Counselor Jodi Howell offered a helping hand when it was time to dig potatoes on May 3rd.  As expected, Mr. Joe Proffitt’s Ag students’ plants were loaded!  Students graciously shared the harvest with members of the WMS tribe.  Spring is a beautiful thing at WMS.

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

WMS appreciates the generosity of our local McDonald’s.  The store donated 220 sausage biscuits to feed eighth graders the morning of Science FCAT testing.  Teachers, staff, and students humbly thank the restaurant for graciously supporting education.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

(Pictured from left to right are JB Baker; our Athletic Trainer Mariah; and Eyin Cole.)

Congratulations to WHS students JB Baker and Eyin Cole for advancing to the Track & Field state meet! They will be competing in the 110-meter hurdles on May 4 and 5 in Jacksonville, FL.

Congrats to JB, Eyin, and Coaches Cooper and Brackin. Good luck at the state competition!

Submitted by Christy English
On April 20th, Walton Middle School held its first Science Palooza for eighth grade students.  Current and retired teachers and classroom aides led instruction and stations reviewing and celebrating science in preparation for Science FCAT. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

First grade students at WDE participated in a drop everything and read day on Thursday, May 3. The first grade classes competed against each other to earn the most AR points and meet end of the year AR goals. The students brought towels and blankets from home to read on. It was a fun day for everyone!

 Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

       

Walton County School District provides video tips to help parents strengthen their child's academic success. This video was produced by Maude Saunders Elementary School and deals with the importance of every minute of the school day.  Tardiness to school can make a huge impact on student academic success. Students who arrive at school late receive fewer minutes of instruction than students who are in class when the bell sounds. Their tardiness can also disrupt the learning of other students in their classes.

Watch the video for ideas on how to get to school on time and ready to learn! 

Walton Middle School Agriculture students expect a bountiful vegetable harvest.  This semester, under the direction of Mr. Joe Proffitt, students are growing peppers, tomatoes, squash, okra, kale, and many other flowers and vegetables.  The students' prize potatoes promise to yield a loaded crop, thanks to the dedication of all 27 Ag students who've taken turns pouring the dirt on them as they've grown.  Mr. Proffitt and his students proudly thank the following donors:  Adams Farms (and student Eli Adams) for donating potatoes, ACE Hardware store manager Jonathon King for donating squash plants, and Jim and Deb Eveleth of Crescere Farms, LLC, for donating compost.  The Ag class extends warm thanks to these gracious sponsors! Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

In between FSA testing days, Mrs. McMillan's 2nd graders took a fun and much needed break. The students got to make and play with their own slime. Mrs. McMillan was very surprised with her class's ingenuity and all the amzing things they were able to do with their slime. Way to go, 2nd graders!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan