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Walton County School District


Congratulations to the Freeport Middle School Girls Basketball Team for winning the Conference Championship on December 12th! The Lady Bulldogs won 30-27. Way to go, ladies! Congratulations on your phenomenal season! GO BULLDOGS!
Paxton students definitely BROUGHT their BEST to the District Tropicana Speech Competition:
Rylee Braswell - Most Entertaining (6th grade)
Marley McClelland - Most Entertaining (5th grade)
Kaylee Yeakos - Honorable Mention (5th grade)
Cade Stewart - 3rd Place (4th grade)
Braylon Bradley - Most Entertaining (4th grade)
Way to go, boys and girls!

Congratulations to the Paxton Middle School FFA Sub-District competitors. The results were as follows:

Opening and Closing Team - 1st place
Makalynn Cassady
Addison Cook
Kiley Edwards
Madison Falk
Clara Martin
Colten Phillips
Hydie Varnum

Extemporaneous Speaking - 1st place
Colten Phillips

Prepared Public Speaking - 1st place
Clara Martin

Creed Speaking - 3rd place
Hydie Varnum

Pictured: Front Row (L to R): Makalynn Cassady, Clara Martin, Haylee Hayes, Kiley Edwards, Macie Dell, Addie Cook, and Hydie Varnum. Back Row (L to R): Madison Falk, Rylee Sormrude, Colten Phillips, Cassie Varnum, Jordyn Bradley, Hailey Sexton, and Ashlyn Hall.

What an EPIC way to spread the holiday spirit!  Walton High had a surprise visit from Santa (aka Byron Lane) yesterday!  He was working hard to spread holiday cheer while making his (courier) deliveries.

Courier Santa at WHS

WHS Courier Santa Visit

Congratulations to our ESP and Teachers of the Year: Sasha Thomas (ESP of the Year), Kelli Adams (Elementary Teacher of the Year), and Brande Manning (Secondary Teacher of the Year). Our faculty and staff always BRING THEIR BEST!
Walton Middle School proudly recognizes its 2019-20 ESP of the Year, Mr. Josh Clemmons, and its Teacher of the Year, Miss Regina Messer.  Mr. Clemmons serves as a first year custodian at WMS and can always be found working hard around campus with a smile on his face.  Miss Messer teaches seventh grade civics, instilling a passion for our nation's founding principles in her students.  Walton Middle School considers it a tremendous honor to be represented by these two conscientious, compassionate professionals.  Congratulations, Mr. Clemmons and Miss Messer!

MHS at the RCA!

Dec 13 2019

Teachers from Mossy Head School made a trip to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta for the RCA Experience. The RCA Experience is "an interactive, dynamic learning experience where educators observe live classes in action and attend workshops that focus on improving student engagement, academic rigor, and creating a climate and culture for success" ( The teachers were able to observe and learn from some of the most innovative and progressive educators of our time including, Micheal Bonner, Kim Bearden, and Ron Clark. It was a truly once in a life time professional development experience.  

Teacher in front of male students           

Old building with arched gate RCA

classroom teachers and students standing on desks

3 adults taking selfie

6 women traveling together

West DeFuniAk

Dec 11 2019

West DeFuniak Elementary is proud to announce Mrs. Mandy Callahan as Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Dorothy Urban as Educational Support Person of the Year.
These ladies are invaluable members of the WDE family. A heartfelt congratulations to both.

Pictured (L to R) Darlene Paul - Principal, Mandy Callahan - Teacher of the Year, Dorothy Urban - Educational Support Person of the Year, Rodney Free - Assistant Principal

Walton High School is pleased to announce our Teacher of the Year, Gwen Parker, and our Educational Support Professional of the Year, Dan Chace.  We appreciate and congratulate these deserving members of the WHS team!