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Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Voice of Democracy essay competition for high school students. Walton High School student Evan Cowie placed first in this year's Walton County VFW competition.  Second place went to South Walton High School student Mia Bennett and WHS student Keegan Menser placed third.  Congratulations to all three students.  According to the VFW, each of their essays have been submitted for regional competition.

Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Patriot's Pen essay competion for students in grades 6-8. Joshua Wilmoth, an eighth grade student at Walton Middle School is the first place winner for the 2015 Walton County VFW Patriot's Pen competition. Joshua's essay has been submitted to the regional competition. Congratulations and good luck at regionals Joshua!

The Walton County School District Transportation Department is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Transportation Educational Support Personnel of the year for the four regions.  Transportation Coordinator Jim Hicks stated, “These employees have extended themselves beyond the basic required duties by displaying initiative and creativity. Each of them consistently demonstrates exceptional skill and dedication to their job and by doing so, they have earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues and the community.  On behalf of the WCSD, I would like to congratulate all on a job well done!”

Pictured left to right:  Ann Sexton, Paxton;  Sharon Santiago, Freeport; Tammy Ramsey, DeFuniak Springs; Jim Williams, South Walton


 If you are the parent or guardian of a Walton Middle School student, please bring your family and attend the upcoming "Making Math Matter" Title 1 Parent Training Night.  The event will kick-off in the WMS cafeteria on Thursday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m, as families enjoy a FREE dinner of pizza, desserts, and soft drinks.  After dinner, families will rotate between math-themed presentations and trainings--all geared toward making math matter outside of the classroom.  Families can also shop in the WMS holiday gift store, full of student-crafted items.  Free childcare will be provided for young children ages 4 to 5th grade.  'Tis the season for new learning at Walton Middle School, where math will come alive as families come together. 

Paxton High School Introduction to Aerospace students put their aerospace knowledge to the test as they designed a shoebox glider and presented their designs to NASA via a series of videoconferences. Via NASA's Digital Learning Network, students received valuable instruction and feedback on their designs.


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. 

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!