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5th grade students at WDE constructed electromagnets . An electromagnet is a device in which current produces magnetism. Students observed that electricity can make a magnet, and a magnet can make electricity. Electricity and magnets are related, and one can produce the other. 

Main picture - Dawson Mosley, Emmalee Alford

Pictured below - Cade Eades, Casen Sullivan (L to R)

 WDE Electromagnetic

Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

The WCSD Facilities Department held a district-wide Custodial Training & Expo in January 2018 at the WISE Center for all custodians and plant managers.  Guest speakers, trainers, and janitorial supply vendors all participated to educate employees on topics such as health / job safety, proper cleaning techniques, and equipment use.  Four educational training sessions were held to deliver this information to employees.  After the training, lunch was provided for everyone and donated door prizes were given away.  Participants enjoyed the training and are looking forward to the next training event.

Submitted by Michelle Doggett

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 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.

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

Second graders at Butler Elementary were excited to learn about the weather when they were recently visited by Meteorologist Chris Smith from WJHG, Channel 7 News.  The students enjoyed learning about weather phenomena from a real expert! Submitted by Tammy Smith.


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.

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.