Mrs. Hurley's Kindergarten class at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed a visit from Superintendent Hughes. Students were studying about Squanto, the Native American, who helped the Pilgrims after they first arrived in North America. Students used graphic organizers to write and draw about the ways that Squanto helped the Pilgrims find food their first winter. Submitted by Darlene Paul.
Students at Walton Academy recently experienced a PodCast with a student who is currently studying in Africa.
The student, Brittany Nobles, is the daughter of Serena Nobles, a teacher at the Walton Academy.
She has been attending Sacred Heart Catholic School in Dakar, Senegal, Africa and will return in June, 2019
Submitted by Charlotte Rodgers
Nov 26 2018
Schools may be closed for the Thanksgiving break, but Superintendent A. Russell Hughes worked with many others this week to shoot video with the local non-profit Safe Water for Walton. The film will debut in early 2019. As they say… “Stay tuned!” The project is made possible by Gulf Power Company. Safe Water for Walton Gulf Power Company
Pictured with Superintendent Hughes is Carrie Chavers and Walt Hartley.
Nov 19 2018
McCaid Paul, a 15 year-old ninth grader at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, has just published his second novel, “Secret Trust.” It is the sequel to “The Forgotten Headline,” his first book which debuted last year. They are both available in paperback, hardcover, or ebook through Amazon.com.
“Secret Trust” is the second in a series of four books which takes place in a small, southern town known as Summersville. The sequel revolves around the main characters, Mick and Billie, who are each confronting their own family mysteries, uncovering hidden truths and decades old secrets.
McCaid developed a love for reading and writing at a very early age. He credits his parents and teachers for encouraging and supporting his talents. His motivation also comes from wanting others to enjoy reading and writing as much as he does. Themotivation behind the Summersville Series was to gain students who haven’t developed a love for reading.
With the help of his many beta readers, his editor, and formatter, his dreams of publishing continue to come from fruition.
Walton County School District is so proud of this young author!!!
To learn more about McCaid and his writing, check out his website www.mccaidpaulbooks.com, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, or locate him on Instagram and Twitter.
Nov 13 2018
Mossy Head School honored our Veterans with a special program on Friday, November 9. Students were led by Mr. William Goodman through a variety of patriotic songs to honor our veterans. Our guest speaker was Sgt. Joshua Casey with the United States Marine Corps. We are thankful to all who attended, especially our veterans who were our honored guests. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither