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Third grade students at West Defuniak Elementary learned about the states of matter by making Root Beer Floats. They enjoyed making a tasty treat that contained a solid, a liquid, and a gas! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Congratulations to the following WHS students for meeting the 25 Book Challenge requirement of at least seven books for the 1st quarter.   Students were treated to a party on the patio (including pizza, snacks, and music) on Friday, October 14, followed by free time in the gym.


9th grade:
Raegan Clardy
Cheyenne Cordle
Tia Harknett
Laura Smith
Gabriell Wiggins

 

10th grade:
Sabreena Bentley
Katelyn Lloyd
Shannon Mackenstein
Lucas Myers
Miranda Willis

11th grade:
Natalie Allred
Trinity West-Ciappio
Paige Howell
Clay Lemay
Darien Mason
Hannah Mays
Brittany Nobles
Rachel Smith

 

12th grade:
Maddy Bramel
Kyle Burch
Hayden Clemmons
James Coffman
Latayia Gregg
Skylar Hagan
Anthony King
Emma Kuykendall
Amante' Tolbert

Submitted by Christy English

Orlando, FL (October 14, 2016) – Music education is strong and thriving in Walton County, where two elementary school students have been accepted for participation in one of two All-State elementary music ensembles. Students selected attend Van R. Butler Elementary and Freeport Elementary Schools. These students will perform with the FMEA All-State Elementary Chorus or Orff Ensemble in Tampa, January 13, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center.  These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive audition process among over 875 elementary students from all across Florida.  Congratulations to Ella Ekenseair (Butler, 4th grade, Chorus) and Savannah Smith (Freeport, 4th grade, Orff Ensemble). The students’ teachers, Mrs. Rebecca Austin and Ms. Angela Saltsman, are members of the Florida Music Educators Association and the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association.  Submitted by Nancy Currie - FES.

WHS Veterans Day Program

October 14, 2016

Walton High School will host the 5th annual Veterans Day program in the auditorium on Thursday, November 10, during 6th period (1:20 p.m.).   All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend this special program. Submitted by Christy English.

Congratulations to Haven Varnum, 8th grade, and her teacher Steve Ruder from Paxton school, for having her 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 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.

Student Council Officers (LtoR)

President:                   Reed Leavins

Vice President:          Emma Ludwig

Secretary:                   Ethan Cruz

Treasurer:                  Savannah Smith

Submitted by Nancy Currie

Mossy Head School’s Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes celebrated Fire Prevention Week with a visit from the local fire department. Firefighters brought their fire trucks and gear to teach students about preventing fires and what to do in case of a fire. The students had a great time learning about fire prevention and safety from our local firefighters. MHS would like to give our local fire stations a big THANK YOU for helping our students learn about fire prevention and safety! Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

WDE is thrilled to announce the Maker Space Club for 4th and 5th grade students. Students will experience hands-on learning activities that will challenge students to make, create, investigate, tinker, explore, and discover. The activities will be based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students met after school on Monday, October 10th. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.