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ECMS recently received a state of the art weather station.  It has a cloud camera facing south-southwest, rain gauge, barometer, thermometer, it measures UV radiation, solar radiation, the temperature in the ECMS pond, the soil temperature in the garden area and lots, lots more.  It feeds to a website accessible from anywhere in the world and even has a mobile device app.  The app is for anyone interested in our area's weather.  Last but not least, the weather station feeds to The Weather Channel which utilizes the data to provide a 10 day forecast.  There are really so many features;it?'s very exciting.

These third grade WDE students went above and beyond their AR goal! By earning 25 AR points and maintaining an 85% or higher average for the 3rd Nine Weeks, they had the opportunity to pie their teacher in the face!

 Left to Right: Allie Saunders, Addie Cook, Casi Adkinson, and Jadyn Padgett

WDE Students Pie Teacher

Left to Right: David Mendoza, Jackson Clemmons, Jessica Cook, and Troy Glenn



Twenty-two members of the South Walton High School Track and Field Team traveled to Orlando over spring break for training, excursions and to participate in the Disney High School Track & Field Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Bringing home medals were Maddie Fulmer (1st in the 3200 and 6th in the 400), Ally Woodard (5th in the 1600 and 6th in the 3200), Haley Anderson (1st in pole vault), Ryan Short (2nd in pole vault), Micah Ryan (5th in 800), Amy Broadt (7th in 100 m hurdles), and Christian Friis (6th in discus).

Mrs. Harvell’s 7th grade advance science students at WMS participated in the American Museum of Natural History’s Young Naturalist Essay competition. As part of the competition, after students choose their topic, they have to go out into the field to collect data, analyze it, and then write their findings in an essay format. Dalton Harrison and Kale Herndon were selected as sem-finalists. Dalton Harrison’s topic was “The myth about moss," and Kale Herndon’s topic was “Tree Habitats." Special congratulations to these students.
Pictured L to R: Kale Herndon, Mrs. Greer Harvell, Dalton Harrison

WMS AVID Students Take a Tour

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, Walton Middle School (WMS) 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students experienced a special fieldtrip to Gulf Coast State College, located in Panama City, Florida. 

The students were given a special tour of the campus. During this tour, students were able to do some hands-on activities, like building electronic snap circuit boards, followed by a demonstration on how people can hack someone’s Gmail account. They learned how green-screens are used in media production. 

The students also toured the Architecture Department, Health Sciences Department and Technology Department.  This tour was designed to give these students a glimpse of possible future education choices they might have and what is expected of students in each field of study. 

Each of the students was given a goodie-bag filled with brochures, pens, and magnets from the college. Following the tour, the students were treated to CiCi’s Pizza for lunch. Special thanks to the teachers who accompanied the students on this fieldtrip - Ms. Amelia Collins, Ms. Emily Kent, Mr. Jared Smallwood, Mr. Brandon Crumbley, and Mr. Jeremy Deal. 

WMS AVID Students in Studio