Congratulations to the following Walton High students for recently earning their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification! This rigorous course is designed to help students achieve mastery in the use of Microsoft software applications, which will allow them to earn an internationally-recognized certification that will broaden post-secondary and employment opportunities.
Alexander Duncan (Expert certification)
Kira Young (not pictured)
Jan 20 2020
WCSD Jazz Bands from South Walton High School and Walton High School participated this weekend in the 1st Annual Best of the West Jazz Festival at HarborWalk on Saturday, January 25!
It was a great event, and our bands had the opportunity to perform, and to hear some really solid jazz ensembles! Congratulations to all!
The Kids of Distinction Music Club from Maude Saunders Elementary School, under the direction of music specialist Cathy Drake, presented a meaningful tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King today. The program highlighted some of the struggles and characters of the Civil Rights movement, with a strong emphasis on the quest for peace by Dr. King. Students sang, played Orff instruments and shared important information that helped to remind us all of the important lessons that Dr. King taught.
Jan 19 2020
Walton County School District is proud to announce that 9 students from our Elementary Music programs were selected by audition to represent the district in the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association’s Regional Honor Choir and Orff Ensembles! ?
They are traveling to Tallahassee for rehearsals and performances on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Opperman Hall, Florida State University School of Music.
We are so proud of them, and excited for them to have this experience?! More pictures to come!?
Selected for participation:?
West DeFuniak Elementary
Nathan Hight, Music specialist
Angela Saltsman, Music specialist
Dune Lakes Elementary
Corrie Sober, Music Specialist
Van R. Butler
Daniel Browne, Music specialist
Freeport Middle School art students created Heart Hands art for Hands at the Florida Capitol. FMS students were excited to be able to participate in such a large cooperative project with the rest of the students in the state of Florida.
Tens of thousands of pieces of “hand art” will be hung throughout the Capitol Rotunda Sunday, January 26 – Friday, January 31, 2020 creating an amazing display of children’s art. “Hand art” is decorated by children and their teachers, and collected at child care centers and schools across the state.
"Thousands of people passionate about children’s rights gather in Tallahassee once a year for Children’s Week to celebrate children and family. During this event, tens of thousands of “hand art” are hung throughout the Capitol Rotunda, creating an amazing display of children’s art. The “hand art” is decorated by children and their teachers, and collected at child care centers and schools across the state. The hands hang in the Capitol Rotunda as a reminder to legislators and advocates that we must take care of our most precious commodity – our children." (ISFNet.org)