Third grader Baylee got an unexpected surprise Friday when her dad returned from deployment and surprised her at school! The emotional moment occurred during the FSA pep rally so all third and fourth graders were fortunate to share this special event! Welcome home sir, and thank you for your service!
Submitted by Tammy Smith
Apr 07 2018
Third and fourth graders at Butler Elementary got fired up to do their best on the upcoming FSA during a school pep rally on Friday! Highlights of the rally included cheers led by the SWHS Cheerleaders and our own Coach Davies, a pep talk from Mr. Drake, and a special video created by the SWHS Leadership Class.
Submitted by Tammy Smith
Superintendent Hughes and District Staff Plant Pinwheel Garden to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Apr 06 2018
Superintendent Hughes and members of the WCSD District Office staff donned their blue attire to join students, administrators, faculty and staff in schools all throughout Walton County today in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Administrators, Staff members, and Superintendent Hughes gathered to plant a Pinwheel Garden to serve as a visual reminder that we all have an important role in preventing child abuse and nurturing the children of our community. Superintendent Hughes spoke of his intense efforts to ensure that all the staff and administration of the Walton County School District completed the Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect course offered by the Florida Department of Education. Mr. Hughes reiterated that WCSD has a strong collaboration with the Walton County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Children and Families, and the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center to meet the needs of children in the district who may be the victims or potential victims of abuse.
The color blue has served as a reminder to end child abuse since 1989, when one grandmother made a personal commitment to wear a blue ribbon after her own grandson died as a result of abuse. The pinwheel is an uplifting symbol of childhood, and a reflection of hope, health and safety…something we wish for ALL children.
Throughout the month of April, students and teachers across the district will be participating in activities that focus on awareness, and administration and staff will be involved in professional development activities that highlight recognition, support and prevention. The goal of the Walton County School District is to help end child abuse through education, enlightenment, awareness, and compassion!
Submitted Keitha Bledsoe.
Paxton's aerospace students were very excited to view restored planes and meet a variety of pilots at the Marvel of Flight in DeFuniak Springs.Marvel of Flight is a two-day event designed for real-world pilots and their friends and family. Each day is loaded with seminars, guest speakers, unique aircraft ride experiences, vendors, and much more.
Apr 06 2018
MSE 5th graders hear about WMS opportunities!
Jodi Howell, WMS Guidance Counselor, visited Maude Saunders to share information about middle school. They learned about the dress code, attendance policies, behavior expectations, opportunities to participate in sports, clubs, and other enrichment classes, and much more. These Little Warriors are looking forward to becoming Walton Middle School Warriors!
Submitted by Krisy Spence
During the week of March 5-9, WMS eighth grader Haleigh Permenter traveled to the state capitol in Tallahassee to serve as a legislative page under the direction of State Representative Brad Drake. While there, she got to experience our state government in action. WMS applauds Haleigh for serving as a student leader, gaining knowledge and experience she will carry into her future.
Submitted by Kristen Nelson