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The 5th graders at WDE showed their enthusiasm for the last Vocabulary Word Parade in which they will participate. Blaze D. said, “This is the best parade we’ve had, and it’s sad I won’t be in it next year.” Each student dressed to impress with his or her chosen, on grade level vocabulary word. Signs were created to show the word and definition. The students had a great time at their final parade.

Pictured left to right: International – Jackson Davis, Mechanical – Emma Rushing, Patriotic – Maddox Flynt, Nutritious – Kaylie Joyner, Enigmatic – Chastain Wurst, Polar – Maya Abbott, Future – Ellie Clemmons, Desert -  Dalton Lopez Galvez.  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

FHS Student, Jenna Martin, received a monetary award from Florida Farm Bureau for placing 3rd in the 2017 Speech Competition. The topic of this year's speeches was "Today's food companies employ many tactics including food labels to gain a marketing edge. How can farmers and ranchers ensure that consumers understand these labels and have confidence in the safety and quality of their food?"  Jenna is a student in the Youth Leadership class at FHS, which is under the supervision of Jamey Goddin, FHS Instructor.  Pictured left to right is Allen Scheffer - Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Jenna Martin, and Charlie McKinley – Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Submitted by Jamey Goddin.

Farm Bureau Topic 2017

The Freeport High School Manufacturing and Pre-engineering Academy students recently enjoyed industry visits to celebrate Manufacturing Month. The students were treated to tours at L3 Crestview Aerospace and American Elite Molding in Crestview. L3 is an industry leader in all areas of aircraft manufacture, aerostructures fabrication, and aircraft modification. American Elite Molding is America's leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties, producing over one million "zip ties" a day. Submitted by Ted Missildine, Instructor.

FHS Manufacturing

FHS Manufacturing

FHS Manufacturing

Paxton High School art students went on a field trip to the Pensacola Museum of Art.  They saw exhibits by artists Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon.  The students have been studying and creating pieces of art based on the Impressionist movement.  They were able to view the exhibit Rebels with a Cause: American Impressionist Women”  from the Sellars Collection. 

Submitted by Corinne Wilson

In support of National Unity Day and National Bullying Prevention Month, the Braves TV crew painted rocks and wrote kind messages on them.  They hid the rocks throughout the school on October 25.  Students that find a rock can give it to someone to brighten their day, keep it, or hide it for someone else to find.  Or they can return it to the LMC for a candy prize.  At WHS, we believe KINDNESS ROCKS! Submitted by Christy English.

WHS Rocks

WHS Rocks

WHS Rocks

Unity Day at Magnet Academy

October 26, 2017

Guidance Counselor, Heather Blanchard uses Unity Day as an opportunity to have an open discussion with Magnet students about the implications and repercussions of bullying. Submitted by Lisa Pitts.

Paxton School participates in Unity Day with Mr. Jackson, Assistant Principal, leading Paxton students in the Say No to Bullying Pledge plus 2nd and 5th graders wore orange to show their unity. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Paxton Unity

Paxton UnityPaxton Unity

Congratulations to Diego Duran-Gonzales, 8th grade, and his teacher, Jennifer Rhea, from Emerald Coast Middle School, for having his art work selected to represent the Walton County School District in the Art in the Capitol Competition. The Art in the Capitol Competition is a statewide visual arts competition in compliance with House Bill 701, that requires each school district to annually hold an art competition for all students grades 6-8.  The art works are displayed in the Capital Building during the regular legislative session. Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.

South Walton High is Working Together Against Bullying - United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion! #ECKunityday #unityday  Administration, Staff and Students wore orange on Wednesday, October 25, as they joined with Emerald Coast Kids ( in "Color the Coast Orange" day!  The activitiy was part of a show of support for Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center's Unity Day 2017!