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WCSD Congratulates Aaron Wilmoth, 8th Grader, from Walton Middle School on his EPIC3 success! #BroadcomMasters

“Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the premier middle school science and engineering fair competition, inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the 21st century and beyond.”

To be a Broadcom MASTERS, a student must be a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader with a project in the top 10% of all Broadcom affiliated Science Fairs in the Country. Walton Middle School’s own Aaron Wilmoth achieved the level of Broadcom MASTER this Spring, when his project, Squishy Robots: Testing Prosthetic Fingertip Gripping Strength was nominated at both Regional and State science fair level for Broadcom MASTERS awards.

This week, Aaron has climbed another ranking in Broadcom MASTERS. He and his project were just selected by “a nationally ranked panel of scientists, engineers and educators” as one of the Top 300 MASTERS. To earn this distinction, Aaron was selected from a pool of over 2,300 applicants. Being a Top 300 MASTER earned Aaron not only the title, but also earned Aaron and his teacher a nice bag of “goodies” from Broadcom MASTERS.

Aaron’s run at Broadcom MASTERS isn’t yet complete. On September 18, 2019, the Top 300 MASTERS will be selected down to 30. Should Aaron be one of these 30, he will get the chance to present his project and compete in hands on team STEM challenges in Washington DC where the top award is $25,000.

Walton Middle School, and the entire WCSD, is extremely proud of Aaron’s accomplishments with this project! Way to go Aaron – Broadcom MASTERS Top 300.

(all quotes are from the website http://broadcomfoundation.org/…/09/2019-Top-300-Book-FINAL.…)

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FHS students Rylee Digges, Kobe Phillips, and Adele Strickland represented FHS in the Florida Farm Bureau Federation youth speech contest. Entrants from Walton County wrote essays regarding the effect of natural disasters like Hurricane Michael on agriculture and consumers. Phillips took home 1st place and Digges came in 2nd place overall. Congratulations to all three for their writing and work!

Fifth grade classes at WDE are studying comparing and ordering decimal numbers to the thousandths. The students had fun with a hands on decimal lesson in the library with Media Specialist, Mrs. Tammy Goodman. Non-fiction books are organized by decimal numbers, so groups of students used the numbering system to place all of the library books in order from least to greatest. This was a great activity for students to better understand decimals, how they are used in the real world, and to become better acquainted with the library.

 Top picture: Mrs. Tammy Goodman and Mrs. Debbie Bush’s class

WDE Media Center

Left: Pascual Pascual Andres

WDE Media Center

Left: Demonte’ Clark

Right: Zac Castillo

WDE Media Center

From left to right: Dylan Gill, Zachary Campbell, and Ryan Thompson

The Freeport Middle School Art Department practiced color mixing and the color wheel today using cake icing, vanilla wafers, and food coloring.  It was a delicious way to prepare for the upcoming painting projects we will be creating this year.  Submitted by FMS Art teacher, Kendra Estes

Delicious Art at FMS

Congratulations to WHS students Chloe Wilder & Emiliano Joyner for earning perfect scores on last year's ELA and US History EOC exams!

On Friday, August 30th, Mrs. Gaby Brown’s seventh grade AVID elective students were happy to lend a helping hand to Mrs. Emily Kent’s sixth grade reading students.  AVID binder organization is a fundamental for success for WMS students, and it is often difficult for sixth graders as they adjust from having just one or two teachers in elementary school to seven teachers in middle school.  The seventh grade AVID students helped prepare the sixth graders for their first binder check by explaining each part of the rubric and by providing tried and true tips for staying organized.  In true Warrior spirit, WMS students collaborate to help each other succeed. 

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

WMS Teamwork Dreamwork

WMS Teamwork Dreamwork

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month's video was filmed at Freeport Middle School where Superintendent Hughes welcomes new principal, John Olson. Superintendent Hughes shares his excitement over the great beginning of the 2019-20 school year, and emphasizes the importance of regular daily school attendance for student success. Mr. Hughes also reminds parents of the upcoming mid-term progress reports coming out on September 11, 2019. Great things are happening in the WCSD!

 

Dr. Alexis Tibbetts congratulated Heath Holcomb, Elise Plunk and Nadia Bock for earning perfect scores on their United States History end-of-course exams last spring.  Also honored was Adrianna Peluso for earning a perfect score on her English Language Arts FSA test.  Way to go Seahawks!

House competitions at the WISE Center are serious business, and it was Ramsey's House of Archer for the win!  But, everyone was able to share in the rewards when Live School paychecks were passed out to use at the school store.

WISE House

WISE House Competitions