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The Paxton boys' cross country team won the cross country class A district championship for the first time in school history! Finishing first in this 3.1 mile-run was Hailey Myddleton, placing 4th was Kage Wibbing, placing 5th was Eugene Hall , placing 8th was Shawn White and placing 11th was Blaine Johnston. The rest of the cross country team members include PhillipAnderson ,Connor Gaither ,Bryson Kimmons, Bryson Turner and Macon Roberts. We are very proud of their outstanding performance and making school history!

They will be running at the regional meet on Saturday in Lake City at 7:45 am.

Also representing the Paxton Bobcat cross country team will be our Lady Cats Ragan Butts, as she finished sixth place and Shaleigh Geoghagan placed 11th . These young ladies will also be running in Lake City on Saturday at 7:00 am.  Congratulations to the cross country teams!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Ms. Wright’s first graders at Butler Elementary School are nocturnal animal experts!  The class has enjoyed learning activities devoted to the topic. One of the highlights of this unit was dissecting owl pellets! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

The Walton High School AVID juniors and seniors recently visited the Troy University campus. Troy Ambassadors gave them a tour of the campus where they were able to experience a little of the college life. Later the students were able to attend the homecoming game against Georgia Southern. The plunging temperatures and stinging rain couldn’t dampen their spirits or their individual determination to enjoy this opportunity! Submitted by Christy English.

Congratulations to Josh Homza, Dale Brown, Danielle Davis, Steven Fireman, Hunter Brooks, Dallis Hickey, Megan Lawrence, Tru Coleman, Megan McCarthy, and Maxwell Jenns-Binetti for being selected for the Baptist College of Florida Invitational Honor Band event in Graceville, Florida. 
The program included the BCF College Winds and high school honor band students from around the area! A final concert was held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm. 
Repertoire includes:
Bullets and Bayonets , John Philip Sousa
Irish Tune from County Derry, Percy Grainger
First Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst

We are proud of these outstanding young musicians!

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The ladies of the 7th Grade Team at ECMS brought smiles to their students’ faces on Halloween. The “Wizards of 7th Grade” are a talented group of teachers that make learning fun for their students. Printed on the back of their shirts is the phrase, “The Pursuit of Excellence Continues”. Even while having fun, these teachers communicate high expectations to their students. ECMS is lucky to have these “Wizards of Knowledge” and would like to thank them for all they do for our students!!!

 

Pictured from L to R:  Nancy Anderson, Nina Borthwick, Connie Morreale, Jeannine Abadie, Charlotte Hamer, Lisa Burns

submitted by Candy Bodie and Keitha Bledsoe

Every month, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares a video message with updates on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District.  The November video was taped at The Matrix, and features Candy Miller Nowling with a little about the mission and vision of The Matrix.  Mr. Hughes shares important information about recent activities, and upcoming events during the month of November, 2017.  

https://youtu.be/q7GTWczntVg

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Paxton Art teachers, Corinne Wilson and Samie Wright, have set up a school art show in the school media center in connection with the school Book Fair. As part of a Parent and Family Engagement night, parents were able to come to the book fair with their students, and see their wonderful artwork during the evening!

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe