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Walton High’s Jazz Band performed last night (Dec. 7) for the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab residents during their 2nd annual Tree Lighting ceremony.  The Jazz Ensemble played a variety of music which included holiday music to help the residents celebrate the winter holidays in their facility.  All staff and residents were very appreciative of our students as they performed in the main dining hall for about 35 minutes.  

The Jazz Band will perform again this Saturday night (Dec. 9) in front of St. Agatha's Church during the Reflections Lights Around the Lakeyard to conclude their week-long canned food drive to help the church.  The ensemble will play from 5-7:30pm.  

WHS Jazz Band @ Nursing Home

Maude Saunders Elementary School students discovered the power of music through visual arts, classical performance, and classroom presentation on Friday, November 17 when the  Lux Quartet:  Violin (Robin Tozzie & Maggie Ernst), Viola (Amanda Hamilton), Cello (Todd Humphrey) performed while the students painted to the music.  

Presented by the Rosemary Beach Foundation, Music in Pictures is an educational art initiative and juried art contest created in collaboration with professional musicians and university faculty.  Music in Pictures encourages lifelong appreciation of symphonic music, enhances learning and provides educational enrichment. 

Submitted by Krissy Spence and Kathy Harrah

Mrs. Cook’s third grade class participated in a festive Christmas tree STEM challenge. Students worked in teams to create the tallest Christmas tree using gumdrops and toothpicks. 

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

 

                                                                        

 

Walton High's DCT students recently completed EVERFI's Financial Literacy Course, which included modules on savings; banking; payment types; interest rates; credit cards; credit scores; financing higher education; renting vs. owning; taxes & insurance; consumer fraud; and investing. These students earned 70% or higher on each module and were awarded the EVERFI Financial Literacy certification through Hancock Bank Financial Cents Program.
Pictured left to right:

Michael Kelly

Ethan Norris

Rachel Smith

Michaela Wallace

Lexie Key

Miranda Matthews

Willow Motley

Skyler Cooper

Way to go, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English

WMS applauds its sixth grade Tropicana winners for their outstanding speeches.  Pictured here are the school competition winners with their English Language Arts teachers.  (L to R:  Ms. Alex Rhodes, Mrs. Emily Kent, 3rd place Aaron Wilmoth, 1st place Mason Nowling, 2nd place Kadin McNaughton, Mrs. Rachel Jones).  The WMS school competition was held November 15th in the WMS cafeteria, with a total of twenty-two sixth grade participants.  Mason Nowling (1st place) and Kadin McNaughton (2nd place) will now represent WMS at the district level competition.  We congratulate these students for their excellent performances and offer best wishes to them as they advance to the next level. Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

The PHS Key Club has been honored as the Key Club of the Month for the State of Florida by the Florida District of Key Club International. The club has volunteered at their school's orientation, hosted a Hurricane Harvey relief drive, painted a mural, and volunteered at a Halloween event. Thank you for your service! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Butler Elementary School held its Tropicana Speech Contest on Friday, December 1. The winners for fourth grade were Lauren McMurphy (1st place), Alexander Koehler (2nd place), and Jacob Colletta (3rd place). Lauren and Alexander will be competing in the district contest on December 14th. Congratulations! Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

Emerald Coast Middle School held a Spirit Night Event at the South Walton-Miramar Beach Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, December 5. The Chick-fil-A Cow made an appearance early Tuesday morning at the school to cheer the Stingrays on and support the event. Thank you Chick-fil-A! 

Submitted by Angela Vance