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5th grade students at WDE explored the nervous system, the digestive system,  and the circulatory system during Science Focus Center. They completed experiments investigating these systems. Students examined the nervous system by experimenting with reaction time and things that could impact those times such as lack of sleep, etc. The central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord, and it's purpose is to control all of the body's activities. Then they used ropes across the classroom to compare the length of the large and small intestines. The large and small intestines are part of the digestive system. The students then investigated the circulatory system and learned that blood is made mostly of water, red blood cells carry oxygen, plasma transports nutrients and removes waste, white blood cells fight infections, and platelets control clotting.  The students had a great time being able to see these systems in action. 

Left to Right: Stephanie Leiba, Rihanna Townsend, McKenzie Beck, Brionna Harris, Trenton Dunnigan, Blaze Davis, Kristian Polanco-Gonzalez

Left: Elizabeth Andersen, Center: Adrian Cuica, Right: Aiden McCormick

Blaze Davis

Front Groups: Aiden McCormick, Ava Edwards, Rihanna Townsend, McKenzie Beck, Simeon Schumpert
Background: Adriana Martin Alonzo, Trenton Dunnigan, Tyler Penn, Kristian Polanco-Gonzalez

Left: Blaze Davis, Right: Jacob Crooks

Blaze Davis, Aiden McCormick

Left: Tyler Penn, Right: Kristian Polanco-Gonzalez

Front Left to Right: Preston Givens, Stephanie Leiba, Jacob Crooks, Brionna Harris
Background Left to Right: Elizabeth Andersen, Adriana Martin Alonzo, Trenton Dunnigan, Adrian Cuica

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

We are proud to announce that Walton High School was recently recognized as an AVID Highly Certified Site for the 2017-18 school year!   This status is awarded to AVID sites that have met the AVID Program Essentials and Data Collections documentation that supports program effectiveness and student progress.  This self-study and validation process is designed to assist AVID sites with achieving desired benchmarks that are precursors for academic success in high school and college.

Submitted by Christy English

WDE teachers participated in a ClearTouch training on January 3, 2018. Glenn Reichle from ClearTouch showed teachers how to incorporate the new technology into daily lessons. Clear Touch Interactive displays enable both teachers and students to collaborate and design new ways of learning together.

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

The Patriot's Pen Competition, sponsored by the VFW Post 4437, recognized a Walton County winner at the January 2, 2018, school board meeting.  Walton County Students in grades 6-8 were encouraged to submit a 300-400 type written essay expressing their views on the topic of "America's Gift to My Generation".  Walton County had one winner for this competition, 1st place went to Aaron Wilmoth from Walton Middle School. Aaron received a monetary award for his efforts.  Congratulations to Aaron! 

Also pictured are Wade Wilmoth, Commander of VFW Post 4437, Kim Kirby, School Board Chair and Superintendent Russell Hughes.

Submitted by Donna Honish.

WHS hosted professional development opportunities on January 3, allowing teachers to collaborate and learn about a variety of topics related to instruction, technology, and student safety.   Staff members are geared up and ready for the second half of the school year!

Submitted by Christy English

The Voices of Democracy Competition, sponsored by the VFW Post 4437, recognized Walton County winners at the January 2, 2018, school board meeting.  Walton County Students in grades 9-12 were encouraged to submit a 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD expressing their views on the topic of "America History - Our Hope for the Future".  Walton County had two winners for this competition, 1st place went to Rileigh Council-Stalvey from Walton High School and 3rd place went to Joshua Permenter from Walton High School. Each of these students received a monetary award for their efforts.  Congratulations to these students! 

Also pictured are Wade Wilmoth, Commander of VFW Post 4437, Kim Kirby, School Board Chair and Superintendent Russell Hughes.

Submitted by Donna Honish.