Mar 06 2018
The WCSD Facilities Department held a district-wide Custodial Training & Expo in January 2018 at the WISE Center for all custodians and plant managers. Guest speakers, trainers, and janitorial supply vendors all participated to educate employees on topics such as health / job safety, proper cleaning techniques, and equipment use. Four educational training sessions were held to deliver this information to employees. After the training, lunch was provided for everyone and donated door prizes were given away. Participants enjoyed the training and are looking forward to the next training event.
Submitted by Michelle Doggett
Mar 06 2018
5th grade students at WDE constructed electromagnets . An electromagnet is a device in which current produces magnetism. Students observed that electricity can make a magnet, and a magnet can make electricity. Electricity and magnets are related, and one can produce the other.
Main picture - Dawson Mosley, Emmalee Alford
Pictured below - Cade Eades, Casen Sullivan (L to R)
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
This past weekend, Walton High's Anchor Club earned 1st place in three categories at the state convention. Their Buddy Walk won Brain Related Disorders; Hometown Heroes won Patriotism; and the goodie basket placed at the Stanley House won Pick-Me-Ups. The club is one of the smallest in their competition division, and they competed against clubs nearly twice their size (from Orlando, Jacksonville, and Miami). We are SO PROUD of our Anchors!
Congratulations on these amazing accomplishments, Braves!
Submitted Christy English.
Mar 05 2018
Thank you to everyone who made the 2017-18 Odyssey of the Mind season a success. This year's Emerald Coast Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament was held at Shoal River Middle School on March 3, 2018. Bay Elementary School, Freeport Elementary School, Van R. Butler Elementary School, Freeport Middle School, and Walton High School all particpated in the Regional Tournament.
Bay Elementary and Freeport Elementary won 4th place. Walton High School won 3rd place and has been invited to participate in the State competion.
A special thank you to our team members, coaches and parents.
To learn more about the program, visit the link below.
Why Odyssey of the Mind? Creative Problem Solving develops skills in young people that help them thrive in our technical world. Read more
Submitted by Crystal Appel.
Mar 04 2018
The sun didn't set without Stingrays representing us WELL at their meet this past Friday. Both boys and girls finished 2nd out of 25 teams at the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. We are so proud to watch these students compete and work together as a team, supporting each other on and off campus, demonstrating that both academic and athletic success can go hand-in-hand! Stingray shout out and gratitude to our coaches, The Parkers! CONGRATULATIONS Stingrays!
Submitted by Angela Vance
Mar 02 2018
All in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, students and teachers at Paxton have dressed up in some interesting ways. This week, they have worn crazty socks and wacky clothes. They have dressed up in green and worn their favorite hats. Not only did they dress up, students truly participated in Read Across America by opening up a Dr. Seuss' book, or one of their own favorite books, and read like crazy! Way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' with PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE, Bobcats! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
Students at Butler Elementary School recently pulled together to raise $1485.58 during our recent “Change For Children” fundraising drive. Student Council members led the drive by encouraging students to participate, collecting donations, and counting the funds! Way to go Butler Bears! Submitted by Tammy Smith.