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Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares his WCSD Monthly Video Update for October, 2019!

This month's video was filmed at Paxton School where Superintendent Hughes welcomes and introduces new Paxton principal, Brent Jones. Superintendent Hughes reminds parents of important dates for the end of the first 9 weeks of school, and the Walton County Fair. Mr. Hughes also shares some exciting news about our newly recognized "Schools of Excellence."

Salad Anyone?

Oct 01 2019

Each day during morning break at Walton Middle School, Ms. Kathy Russ' eighth grade students operate their own mini-restaurant.  The eighth graders take salad orders from their peers and then prepare them to order.  The students harvest the salad greens daily from the WMS ag program's hydroponic towers housed in Ms. Russ' classroom.  They thoroughly wash their hands and glove up to fulfill the orders they receive.  Not only do students prepare and enjoy healthy salads, but they also learn waitressing and kitchen skills that will serve them well later in life.  At WMS, learning can be both relevant and delicious.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson
WMS Salad Anyone         
WMS Salad Anyone
WMS Salad Anyone
WMS Salad Anyone

Shout-out to WHS students Kerilyn Shaw, Abby Santana, and Micheal Kelly for participating in this year’s Coastal Cleanup Day!  Together, they picked up over 300 pieces of trash and debris In an effort to keep our beaches clean.

 

This past week, PHS's Cross Country senior runners were recognized in a Multi-school senior day recognition ceremony. Congratulation to our seniors: Philip Anderson, Jacob Morgan, Tristan Petty, Connor Gaither, Caylor Dixon, and Zachary Wilson. Their coaches (Laurie Gilbert and Corinne Wilson) and the rest of the Paxton family are very proud. Subitted by Kalli McMillan

PHS Cross Country Seniors

PHS Cross Country Seniors

Pictured of a recent lab involving the Advanced Students and NASA-Sally Ride EarthKam!

Eighth grade advanced science students at FMS participated in a recent NASA Mission where they selected locations on Earth for the Space Station to photograph. The students had to interact with a NASA's model to find locations globally within 35 miles of the space station orbits, review weather models to find cloud free days, and then submit image requests directly to the space station. What a way to learn about models and how we use them! Submitted by Chelsea Ellison

FMS Earthcam

FMS Earthcam

West DeFuniak welcomed a huge number of dads on the morning September 25th for Donuts with Dads.  Donuts with Dad is a special event that brings families into the classroom and gets them involved at school. This year, the dads visited the classrooms with their students, and participated in a wide variety of classroom activities such as reading an Accelerated Reader Book and S.T.E.M Projects.   It was great to see so many dads today! WDE would like to thank our local Kiwanis Club, law enforcement, and Walton County Fire Rescue for serving as surrogate dads.

wde dads

WDE Loves to Read

wde dads

wde dads

wde dads

Nearly 300 “Dads” were on hand yesterday to help build boats, design airplanes, create towers, and strategize to sink ships, among other fun activities.  It was hard to tell who had more fun – the children or the adults!

mse dads

MSE Orientation

Superintendent Russell Hughes and the entire WCSD congraulates South Walton High School Girls Basketball Coach Kevin Craig on his induction into the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame.  Coach Craig was recognized for his achievements as a girls basketball coach at Fort Walton Beach and South Walton High Schools.  Pictured with Coach Craig are Robert Lindeman, FHSAA Director of Athletics and George Tomyn, FHSAA Executive Director.

We are WCSD Proud of Coach Craig! EPIC3 all the way!

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FHSAA HOF Coach Craig

What an amazing Dad Take Your Students to School Day at Bay!!!! Thank you to all the family members who brought their little ones to school today and participated with our little Explorers! It was a great turnout with lots of smiles, donuts, laughter, and learning fun!!!  submitted by Kelly Woodworth

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day

BAY Dads Day