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As part of literacy week, VRB students created a human bookworm throughout the hallways. Around 1100 students all joined together in the hallway to read for 20 minutes. All students were "connected" with each other, creating a bookworm. Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

Walton Middle School students had a blast celebrating literacy week January 23-27.  The themes for the week were as follows:  Monday--Hats off to Literacy (hat day); Tuesday--Hunting for a Good Book (camo day); Wednesday--Reading Takes You Back to the Future (favorite decade attire day); Thursday--We've Got Spirit (grade level color day); Friday--Team up with a Good Book (team attire day).  Students and faculty enjoyed showing their support for reading with a week of crazy and fun styles.  Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

Congratulations to WHS student Jade Larrick, who signed her official commitment on January 27 to play college softball for Huntington College in Montgomery, AL.   We are so proud of you, Jade! Submitted by Christy English.

Mrs. Reinke's 8th grade science students recently worked cooperatively to use digital thermometers connected to computers to collect data on exothermic chemical reactions.  After putting vinegar on a piece of steel wool, and the program recorded the temperature every half second and plotted it on a graph.  Students enjoyed this hands-on learning opportunity that combined science and technology. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

Superintendent Hughes gave special recognition to the Teacher of the Year and the Educational Support Professional selected by the District Offices.  Megan Dailey, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with the district, received the Teacher of the Year award.  Sue Brack, with 27 years as a bookkeeper in the district, received the Educational Support Professional of the Year award.

Mr. Hughes and all the staff at the District Offices wish their congratulations and appreciation to these two very important members of our team! Submitte by Keitha Bledsoe.

Students in Mrs. Anderson's 4th grade class studied line plots using marshmallow math. Students tossed their marshmallows on a number line while one classmate recorded the distance each marshmallow traveled. Students then worked together to create line plots using the data. Submitted by Brianna Leavins.

5th grade students at Maude Saunders Elementary presented their first Genius Hour projects. These students are provided time each day to research a topic they are passionate about. Students then create a presentation of their choice to present to their peers. Brooke Oxley created a volcano and demonstrated how volcanoes erupt. Submitted by Brianna Leavins.