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Walton County School District 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Meredith Ness, Mossy Head School, joined 73 other Florida Teachers of the Year at the Summer Professional Learning Round Table and Gala in Orlando. The 4 day professional learning conference was filled with workshops, networking, leadership sessions, and a huge formal Gala. Mrs. Ness had the opportunity to meet Florida Department of Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran, and Florida Chancellor, Division of Public Schools, Jacob Oliva. Also there, participating in the Florida Lead Teacher Network, were the WCSD 2019 Teacher of the Year, Joan Kennett; 2016 Teacher of the Year, Carla Griffith; and the 2015 Teacher of the Year, Susan Marino!

Walton County School District is so very proud of our Teacher of the Year and we look forward to hearing about all she learned and experienced at the conference!

Florida TOY Round Table 2019- 020
Florida TOY Round Table 2019- 020
Florida TOY Round Table 2019- 020
Congratulations to Freeport Elementary School, Maude Saunders Elementary School, and South Walton High School for being awarded the Golden School Awards for Walton County School District!
Superintendent Hughes made the presentation at the July 15 School Board meeting, and thanked the schools and community volunteers for their commitment to providing quality educational experiences and support for our students. 
The Golden School Awards are presented annually to recognize exemplary schools which promote parent and community engagement in education. 
The criteria for selection is:
• 80 % of the school’s staff is trained in school volunteerism
• School has a designated volunteer coordinator
• Total number of volunteer service hours equals or exceeds twice the number of students enrolled

Come on out and join us on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Wee Care Park in DeFuniak Springs, Fl for the Back to School Splash Bash! 

We are excited to collaborate with the Walton County Sheriff's Office on this event! 

Backpacks will be provided on a "first come-first served" basis.  If you have any questions or need further information about the event, please contact Lt. James Pittman, Walton County School Resource Deputy Program, at (850) 892-1100, ext 5248

Wee Care Park - 552 Walton Road, DeFuniak Springs, Fl  32433

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/364155447623908/

Wee Care Park map

South Walton High School Advanced Placement teachers are congratulating their students who scored a "5" on their AP exams by placing yard signs at their homes or place of employment.  Watch for these signs in your community!
Submitted by Barbara Stratton
All WCSD offices are closed today, July 3, 2019 through Friday, July 5, 2019 in celebration of America's Independence! Offices will re-open on Monday, July 8 on normal summer schedule.  Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day Celebration!