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Congratulations to our 2018 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Joan Kennett, for being identified by the Florida Department of Education as a science leader in the state, and invited to participate as a facilitator for the 2019 Summer Science STEMposium!!! This is an incredible honor, and one that is definitely deserved!

The 2019 STEMposium is a project for science professional development across grade levels. The goal of the STEMposium is to build capacity among Florida's science teachers to increase student achievement, and effectively implement STEM in their classrooms.

Walton County School District salutes Mrs. Kennett on this invitation, and looks forward to the positive impact she will have across the state!

Join us at the Rosemary Beach Foundation "Music in Pictures" Awards Celebration this Sunday, April 28, at 2 pm

Celebrate Arts in Education!! Festivities include student artwork* screening (slideshow of 369 paintings inspired by classical music), awards presentation, classical music performances, instrumental petting zoo, and photographs.

Music in Pictures

*Featuring Talented Artists From These Walton County Schools

Bay Elementary School
Emerald Coast Middle School
Freeport Elementary School
Freeport Middle School
Freeport High School
Home School
Maude Saunders Elementary School
Mossy Head School
Ohana Institute
Paxton School
Seaside Neighborhood School
Seacoast Collegiate High School
South Walton High School
Van R. Butler Elementary School
Walton Academy
Walton Middle School
Walton High School
West DeFuniak Elementary School

**Presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation, the Annual Music in Pictures is an educational art initiative and juried art contest open to ALL students in grade K-12 in the Walton County School District – both public and private. Created in collaboration with professional musicians and university faculty, Music in Pictures promotes creativity, encourages lifelong appreciation of symphonic music, enhances learning and provides educational enrichment.

Music in Pictures includes classroom presentation, live performances by Florida State University musicians, professional development workshops for teachers and an awards ceremony.

Walton County School District is grateful to Rosemary Beach Foundation and their sponsors for this incredible opportunity for our students and our Fine Arts educators.

Music in Pictures Invitation

Paxton Elementary students in PE, Art and Music Classes today learned the recycling dance; the reason for picking up trash and putting it in a trash can (so it doesn't end up in the ocean); and practiced various locomotor skills while on their trash adventure! 

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Walton Middle School Summer Bridge Program

 

FOR:  Incoming sixth graders (current fifth graders)

PURPOSE:  To jumpstart the 2019-20 school year with targeted and fun literacy activities

WHEN:  July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-24 (8:00-12:00)

WHERE:  Walton Middle School

Current fifth graders at WDE, MSE, and MHS will soon receive flyers with more information about a tentative summer bridge program at WMS.  Interested parents can complete the form and return it to their children's teachers.  WCSD will likely provide bus transportation and no-cost lunch each day.  Please contact Kristen Nelson (kristen.nelson@walton.k12.fl.us) at 850.892.1280, ext. 3487, if you have questions.  Interested students should reserve their spots by Friday, May 17th by returning their interest letter to their fifth grade teacher.

This week Kindergarten has been learning about Community Helpers. Mrs. Amanda Willcox's class at WDE had a special visit from Officer Matthew Key. He answered questions from the students, and talked with them about the things that keep him safe while on duty, and how he works to keep our community safe. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Second grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary continue to work in their garden! Students have enjoyed planting and maintaining their garden. Potatoes, peppers, squash, peas, and beans are among some of the plants that the students have had the experience of planting this school year. Second grade is looking forward to harvesting the food and sharing it with the rest of the school! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

FMS Hosts Career Day

Apr 19 2019

FMS would like to thank the following guest speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to share  experiences with our students on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Mr. Hayard Dykes, Lawyer

Mr. Don Fernandez, Beach Unit

Freeport Fire and Rescue Staff

Mr. Camilo Giraldo, South Eastern Industrial Construction Mr. Chad Goleta & Mr. Phillip Spires, Drone Unit Ms. Leslie Harrison, Cyber Security Mr. Russell Hughes, Walton County School District Superintendent of Schools Mr. Espy Letcher, Florida Fish and Game Chef Locke, Amici Italian Kitchen Mr. Clint Mahle and Mr. Bob Whitaker Northwest Florida Performing Arts Ms. Melanie Moore, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Mr. Trey Nick, Nck's Restaurant Mr. Dustin Pace, F35 ALIS Ms. Kristin Pond, K-9 Deputy Mr. Joseph Register, Bee Keeper Mr. David Rena, SWAT Unit Mr. Todd Royall, Legendary Marine Mr. Rustin Sorenson, PA, Bluewater Bay Orthopedics

Submitted by Sharie Smith

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Wednesday, April 18th marked the first meeting of our newly formed Student Advisory Committee at Maude Saunders. These students met with administration to collaborate on developing a vision for our school next year. They expressed very smart, thoughtful ideas and suggestions that will keep us on target to be EPIC!  Submitted by Krisy Spence

The Emerald Coast Beta Club members provided 1,030 community service hours to local non-profit organizations this year. The following students had the highest number of community service hours for their grade level:

 6th Grade: Jay Fields

7th Grade: Nina Bryan

8th Grade: Will Crumbley

 Thank you for your outstanding commitment to our community and the ECMS Beta Club!

The ECMS Beta Club is led by Nancy Griner & Kendall Griner