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WDE second grade students in Mrs. Dawkins’ class enjoyed a team-building activity called “Newspaper Towers”. Students competed against each other by constructing towers using only newspapers and tape. This activity involves creativity, coordination, and teamwork! Working effectively in a team environment is crucial for an EPIC year! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

MSE 2nd grade

Walton County's first Magnet School Program will open its doors to students on August 10, 2017 at 555 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Fl.  The program is dedicated to a new, responsive and deliberate educational environment for its students.  

The focus is on the "whole student", with emphasis on 10 top attributes for success:

Compassion Desire
Attitude Respect
Determination Initiative
Effort Victory
Time Esteem

               CADET  DRIVE

The curriculum focuses on the foundations of cognitive growth: Reading, Math, Science and Language.  The student services include small class sizes, mixed-intelligence learning classrooms, relevant student effort, grades based on mastery and building a growth mindset community of learners.  

The program will serve students in grades 6-9 initially, and expand as the need arises.  

At Orientation on August 8th, a drawing was held and the student who was selected from the drawing had the opportunity to shave Principal Jonathan D'Avignon's head as a symbol that they were "letting go of the past, and starting new...with new growth...moving forward."

Congratulations to Walton In10sity School of Excellence, Principal D'Avignon, and the teachers and students of this new project as they embark on this new journey of success!  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

     

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes gave a presentation to the Freeport/South Walton Kiwanis Club to share his vision for collaboration between the WCSD and Kiwanis at the August 2, 2017 meeting at the Coastal Branch Library.  

Submitted by Chelsea Martin

The Walton County School District has been working hard to prepare for the exciting arrival of our students on August 10, 2017.  We look forward to an EPIC 2017-18 SY with our students!

The Paxton School band showed off their excitement for the new school year by performing at the EPIC training day/kick off event at FHS.  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

PHS Band