Walton Schools will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 17th due to Weather Conditions but REOPEN Thursday, January 18, 2018
Jan 16 2018
Based on weather reports and communications with our local EOC, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes has closed Walton County Schools for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
In addition, all out of county after school activities today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, are cancelled.
A decision concerning Thursday's school opening will be made by 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Please stay tuned to our webpage, Facebook page and media outlets for additional information.
A message from Superintendent A. Russell Hughes: Based on weather reports and communication with local authorities, all Walton County Schools will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, 2018, with no outside activities. However, it will be extremely cold so please be sure your child is appropriately dressed. I ask parents to make every attempt to limit the amount of time students are at their bus stops.
Paxton High School’s AP Psychology class was honored to have the Walton County K-9 unit visit and demonstrate how they use classical and operant conditioning to train their dogs. Students were able to see their vocabulary terms in the unit put into action through the demonstrations and explanations given by the officers. Thank you to Kristin Pond and Kayne, Steve Tector and Drago, and Damon Byrd and Jester for an incredible experience. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
What’s better than getting to play astronaut for the day? Nothing that these Paxton eighth graders can think of after a day at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee where they got to carry out a space mission to Mars. Add to that an awe-inspiring behind-the-scenes tour of millions of dollars in wind tunnels, 3D printers, robots and more cool science tools at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and it was a banner day. PHS sends a huge thank you to the American Society of Civil Engineers and Space Grant Consortium for their monetary support of this trip. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
Bay Elementary is proud to announce the Kiwanis Students of the Month for January. They are Jacob Oakes and Mallory Murphy. Ms. Susanne Martin, 4th grade teacher, says “both students are resourceful, stay on task, and always follow the rules. They are a great asset to our class.”Congratulations Jacob and Mallory! Submitted by Cindy Stewart.
Jan 11 2018
Dr. Tibbetts announced the Super Seahawks for the 2nd nine weeks at the pep rally on Thursday, January 11.
Front row: Shannon Cole, Athlete; Kenna Betts, Junior; Grad Enslen, Junior; Josie Bekkers, Freshman; Fiona Morris, Sophomore; Spencer Eichberger, Freshman
Back row: Gracie Ricci, Senior; Hayden Stroop, Athlete; Robert Rietenbach, Senior; Sean Libby, Teacher; SRO Nick McMillian, Staff
Submitted by Barbara Stratton
Jan 11 2018
Freeport Middle School AVID 7th graders visited the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Mrs. Kendra Peloquin, Mrs. Brenda Farris, and Mr. Steve Wassman led the AVID 7th graders on a college tour to educate them about the many aspects of college life. FMS AVID students visit Northwest Florida State College in 6th grade, UWF Pensacola in 7th grade, and Florida State University in Tallahassee in 8th grade. Submitted by Kendra Peloquin.
Jan 11 2018
Jan 10 2018
Mrs. Ellison's 5th grade class at FMS learned about volume through the use of marshmallows. Two of the strategies focused on were using the formula (l x w x h) and counting the number of cubic units in one layer and multiplying it by the number of layers (base x height). The class also practiced adding and subtracting hypothetical layers. The kids had so much fun! Submitted by Chelsea Ellison/FB.