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Paxton's First Career Day

January 9, 2018

After returning from Winter break, PHS students in grades 6th - 12th had the opportunity to participate in Paxton's AVID committee's first Career Day. Throughout the day, students were able to learn about different careers. Representatives from careers like nurse practicioners, paramedics, law enforcement, and customer service, to name a few, were there to teach the students about their career and answer any questions. Overall, the day was incredibly successful and the students learned a lot. 

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

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 WCSD has enjoyed nearly 10 years of partnership now with the @biophiliacenter! More than 11,000 students to date have experienced hands-on outdoors learning, thanks to this beautiful science education center off Hwy. 20, just east of 331. Superintendent Hughes was excited to participate and speak at the groundbreaking ceremony December 16, 2017 for an expansion. Check out the web site for more: www.EOWilsoncenter.org! This is a local treasure, and an important collaboration for our STEM educators!
From right, Superintendent Hughes; Board Member Stella Davis;  Director, Dr. Matt Aresco; and Board Members Pat and Lisa Davis Chisholm. 

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

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