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The WISE Center Pre-K students enjoyed celebrating Dr Seuss’s birthday with special visitors reading to each class. Thank you to Superintendent Russell Hughes, Principal Tracey Dickey and Robey Roberson for taking time out of your busy schedules to show your support.  Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017-18 Odyssey of the Mind season a success. This year's Emerald Coast Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament was held at Shoal River Middle School on March 3, 2018. Bay Elementary School, Freeport Elementary School, Van R. Butler Elementary School, Freeport Middle School, and Walton High School all particpated in the Regional Tournament.

Bay Elementary and Freeport Elementary won 4th place. Walton High School won 3rd place and has been invited to participate in the State competion.

A special thank you to our team members, coaches and parents.

To learn more about the program, visit the link below.

Submitted by Crystal Appel.






The sun didn't set without Stingrays representing us WELL at their meet this past Friday. Both boys and girls finished 2nd out of 25 teams at the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. We are so proud to watch these students compete and work together as a team, supporting each other on and off campus, demonstrating that both academic and athletic success can go hand-in-hand! Stingray shout out and gratitude to our coaches, The Parkers! CONGRATULATIONS Stingrays!
Submitted by Angela Vance

Bay Elementary would like to thank all the dads that came out in support of our Jump Rope for Heart and the Popsicles with Pop event we held recently. We raised over $4,000.00 to send to the American Heart Association.

Thank you!

Submitted by Meredith Spence

All in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, students and teachers at Paxton have dressed up in some interesting ways. This week, they have worn crazty socks and wacky clothes. They have dressed up in green and worn their favorite hats. Not only did they dress up, students truly participated in Read Across America by opening up a Dr. Seuss' book, or one of their own favorite books, and read like crazy! Way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' with PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE, Bobcats!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.


Mr. Hughes met personally today with an MSE student who remembered the "see something, say something" policy by alerting her teacher to a situation she had an uneasy feeling about. School safety is a top priority for the Walton County School District. Sumitted by Krisy Spence.

On Friday, March 2, Mr. Dennie Smith's eighth grade AVID students thoughtfully and respectfully voiced their opinions about controversial, culturally relevant topics through a Philosophical Chairs activity.  Not only did students develop and articulate their own arguments, but they also facilitated the discussion themselves with only minimal guidance from Mr. Smith.  Students walked away from the experience with a firm understanding that their opinions and those of others matter--and can thereby be used to meaningfully impact change in today's world.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson.