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The Marching Braves traveled to Fort Walton Beach on Saturday, October 15, to compete in the Emerald Coast Marching Classic, hosted by the Choctawhatchee High School Band. This is the first time the Braves have participated in this event - one that features the best bands in the Panhandle and is also a qualifier for the State Marching Band Competition in St. Petersburg, FL.

 

The Marching Braves competed in class AA, where they not only received Straight Superior Ratings for the 4th time this season but were awarded Best in Class Guard, Best in Class Band, and First Place in class AA. The band also qualified to participate in the FL State Marching Competition with an overall score of 81.

 

The band will be traveling to Arnold HS on Saturday, Oct 22, for the annual Marching Performance Assessment. The Marching Braves will perform at 4:30 p.m. The band will finish their season on October 29, where they will compete at Theodore HS in Theodore, AL. The performance will be at 2:00 p.m.

 

Awesome job, Marching Braves!

Submitted by Christy English.

Congratulations to Noah Majors for qualifying at the district golf tournament.  He now advances to regionals, which will be held Tuesday, October 18, in Sandestin. Submitted by Christy English.

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

Mrs. West's Career Planning classes at Walton Middle School have made a commitment to complete a community project each nine weeks. The first nine weeks, the classes chose to show their appreciation to the city police officers.  Each student wrote a thank you letter to the officers, and each officer received a survival kit full of goodies donated by the students' families. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

West DeFuniak Elementary is excited to announce that we have begun a new MakerSpace Club.  This club meets monthly and engages students in hands-on activities that promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  For their first activity, students were asked to think about how they could create the longest chain possible using only one sheet of construction paper.  They began by creating an individual plan, and then worked with a partner to brainstorm other possible solutions.  Lots of discussion centered around the definition of a chain.   Our longest chain was over 26 feet long.  We are thrilled to be able to offer this new critical thinking opportunity to our students.  Future club activities involve Sphero, Makey Makey, Lego, and more!