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It was all smiles in the SWHS Media Center on Thursday, November 12th as Belle Waldrop and Christian Friis signed letters of commitment to continue their athletic careers at Division 1 schools.  Belle will play volleyball for Troy University and Christian will compete in track and field for Duke University!  Congratulations Seahawks!

Thank you to the Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association for the $1,000 ACELLerator grant awarded to Paxton teacher Heather Stewart.  The grant money will be used to  purchase SeaPerch robots for Ms. Stewart's aerospace classes to teach engineering and robotics. 

Mossy Head School hosted a Veterans' Day program on November 10th to honor  past and present military service men and women. Fifth grade students performed patriotic songs for the crowd of students, parents, veterans, and staff. Fourth grade students Lyndsey Wright and Akadian Campbell performed a skit called "What is a Veteran?" The attendees also had the privilege of listening to veteran Sgt. L'Orange tell about his service in the military. MHS would like to say, "Thank you to all veterans for their service!"

Paxton High School’s Gaetz Aerospace Institute at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students recently visited the flight line at Eglin Air Force Base where they benefitted from instruction from test pilots from the 40th Flight Test Squadron, led by Captain David Levene. Students wrapped up the day with an engineer’s tour of the Air Force Armament Museum, led by Dr. John Fay of the Air Force Research Laboratory. A huge thank you from the students goes out to the Northwest Florida chapter of the Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics for providing financial and logistical support of the trip.

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On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, Walton Middle School proudly welcomed nearly 350 people to its first ever Title 1 meeting and science-themed parent training night.  After a FREE family pizza dinner from Hungry Howie's, parents and students rotated between three science-themed stations for hands-on experiments and educational take-aways to enhance learning at home.  Parents and students learned how to excel at science fair projects, how to develop stronger science vocabularies, and how to build and launch hand-made rockets with simple chemical reactions.  Thanks to the WMS Science Club, Nonie's Ark entertained young children in the childcare center with hands-on, live animal encounters. Families also enjoyed taking photos in the superhero-themed photo booth throughout the night, snagging pictures with characters from the elite Star Wars 501st Legion.  WHS Anchor and Key Club members also assisted in each station throughout the evening.  Over half of the teachers at WMS donated their time and energy to make the event an overwhelming and amazing success.

 

WMS anticipates even better participation for its upcoming "Making Math Matter" parent training night on December 3rd from 6:00-8:00.  Math will come alive as families come together at Walton Middle School. 

 

Pictured:  WMS Staff

Congratulations to Shaleigh Geoghagan and Hailey Myddleton for qualifying to participate in the state cross country meet.  This is the first time in Paxton's school history that cross country athletes have qualified to participate at the state level.  To qualify, Shaleigh Geoghagan ran a 20:30 and finished 9th at regionals and Hailey Myddleton ran an 18:07 and finished 15th. The two will run at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Tallahassee. 

Pictured: Shaleigh Geoghagen cruising in for her
3rd place finish (22:05) at district and qualifying her to run at regionals.

The Paxton team  was all smiles as they earned the District Cross Country runnerup trophy and a berth to regionals.

Pictured left to right: Coach Laurie Gilbert, Tristan Coleman, Eugene Hall, Caleb Davis, Trenton Melcher, Phillip Anderson, Hailey Myddleton, Shawn White, Blaine Johnston and Principal Cindy Neale.

Also finishing in the top 15 at the district competition from Paxton was  Hailey Myddleton  (18:53) with a 4th place finish and Blaine Johnston (19:52) with an eighth place finish.

South Walton High School's girls and boys cross country teams qualified for the state championship in Tallahassee on Saturday, October 31st.

 

Pictured: (Rear) John Martin, Brianna Sweat, Isabella Colt, Sidney Marotta, Chloe St. Aubin, Micah Ryan, Eliot Greene and Connor Norton.

(Front) Cameron Hughes, Madison Peele, Jacob Beadle and Travis Blech.