Join Walton High School as they celebrate their 2020 seniors' accomplishments! We look forward to celebrating with our community!
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 Update April 29, 2020
The Walton County School District would like to share three updates.
First, food distribution is being moved to Wednesdays in the month of May. Please plan to pick up food from our five locations or receive food from one of our 70 bus stops on these Wednesdays in May - May 6, 13, 20, and 27. Food sites will remain the same - Paxton, Mossy Head, Maude Saunders Elementary, Walton Middle, and Freeport High School. Times will remain the same for sites (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), and bus routes will also remain the same.
Next, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes has prepared an update for parents and students in the form of his monthly video. The video will be released later this week. Please look for it, and watch for details about academics, graduation, and more.Finally, the Walton County School District has a new communication feature. Parents, students, and other stakeholders can text questions to 850-204-9667. Through this new number, the district will be able to provide a quick response for any issues or concerns that may occur with virtual learning. Text submissions are immediate, and a staff member should respond to you quickly.
Updated Grab and Go Flyer for May, 2020
April 29, 2020
During the week of April 20th, Dune Lakes Elementary School 5th Grade students participated in a nation-wide webinar, #hurricanesathome, presented by the National Hurricane Center. The webinars were hosted by a panel of hurricane specialists; many who also live in Florida. The webinar highlighted interesting facts like criteria of a meteorologist’s job, weather hazards associated with hurricanes and tracking hurricanes.
Hurricane season begins June 1st making these webinars especially important to students in Walton County and in all coastal areas.
Mrs. Hanson’s 5th Graders are making it EPIC3!
April 29, 2020
Using appropriate protection equipment and social distancing, Superintendent Hughes was out again on Tuesday to see the kids and families as he helped with food distribution! He has been helping at various schools each week since the food distribution began in Walton County School District.
Seeing those faces is what keeps us going! So grateful for everyone that helps make this happen for our students each Tuesday!
Helping out at Walton Middle School
Superintendent Hughes assisting at Freeport High School
April 23, 2020
Earth Day is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd to recognize support for environmental protection. Teachers and students celebrate the holiday in class each year, but many celebrated this year by simply taking time to be surrounded by nature or by attending digital events.
Kaylee Jimenez, a 5th grade student at WDE, celebrated by making an extraordinary and creative representation of Earth using natural materials. She also acknowledged items in her drawing that we can recycle throughout the year to do our part every day.
Kaylee’s creation reminds us all of the beauty of Earth and the importance of protecting it.
April 18, 2020
COVID-19 Update April 18, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference today, April 18, 2020, where he stated "Today I am also announcing that our K through 12 schools will continue with distance learning for the duration of the school year."
Upon receiving a formal statement from the Florida Department of Education, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes will release an update with more specific information.
Actualización de COVID-19, 18 de abril de 2020
El gobernador de la Florida, Ron DeSantis, tuvo una conferencia de prensa hoy, 18 de abril de 2020, donde declaró: "Hoy también estoy anunciando que nuestras escuelas, grados K hasta 12, continuarán con la educación a distancia durante el año escolar".
Una vez que recibamos una declaración formal del Departamento de Educación de la Florida, el Superintendente A. Russell Hughes publicará una actualización con información más específica.
Walton County School District, Florida
Van R. Butler Elementary
April 16, 2020
When Yoga instructor Mandy Tinsley-Rodriguez from South Walton High School asked her students to journal their days and poses as part of a remote-learning assignment, she received a completely unexpected and beautiful surprise!
9th grade student Grace Minton included in her journal a beautiful poem that expresses her feelings on one of the most basic, yet most important of all emotions...love.
When we asked, Grace agreed to allow us to share her words.