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MHS hosted our annual Title 1 meeting and “Souper” Reading Night on January 31. Families were served soup and sandwiches for dinner.  Parents then visited the classrooms with their children and were given different strategies to use at home to help their child reach their reading goals.

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

A huge thank you to the Butler PTO, the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, and Walton County School District for their continued support of the performing arts!

Our students at Butler now have better equipment to fuel their musicial creativity through the Orff and Koldály methods!
Submitted by Dan Browne

Congratulations to WHS seniors Macy Danley and Haleigh Graham, who signed their official commitments on February 14 to play college basketball for Albany Tech in the fall.  We are so proud of you, Macy and Haleigh!

Submitted by Christy English

Recently, Paxton Athletics presented local charity, Cancer Freeze, with a $3000 donation. The money was raised during Paxton's annual Cats Against Cancer basketball tournament. The entire Paxton family was happy to pass over this donation to such a worthy cause. (Pictured L to R: Asisstant Pricipal Mitch Jackson, Coach Jeff Bradley, Jennifer Davidson, Officer Caleb Davidson, Principal Cindy Neale, and Coach Andy Norris.
Submitted by Kalli McMillan

The 7th Grade Assessment for DNA asked students to CREATE a DNA molecule out of red licorice, toothpicks and marshmallows.  This model not only had to be correct in its base pairs, it also had to take the correct form!  Students were nervous about this not traditional assessment, but they all did AMAZING!  We are extremely proud of our students at WMS!

Submitted by Kristen Nelson 

Gavin Rhodes (blue shirt); Stephanie Mendez-Alvarez (gray shirt); Emily Moss (purple shirt)

             

Congratulations to the ten Freeport Middle School artists whose work was chosen to be entered in the Peter Vs. The Wolf "Picture the Music" art contest with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.  Fifth grade classes will be attending the Peter Vs. the Wolf performance by the NFSO at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, where the art show will also be on display.  Way to go Addyson Barr, Carley Barron, Keori Bramlett, Jennifer Casteneda, Scarlett Dimaggio, Addison Jackson, Clayton Shelley, Adriaunna Simmons, Emily Simmons, and Megan Weller!

 

Freeport Elementary served over 650 dads and students donuts this morning.  Dads were invited to have a donut, juice, and sign up for Watch D.O.G.S. this morning.  Thank you to PTO and McDonalds for supplying breakfast. 

Submitted by Laurie Campbell

Students at Mossy Head Elementary, West DeFuniak Elementary and Paxton were treated to a special performance by the Sinfonia Gulf Coast Resident String Quartet on Friday, February 8, courtesy of Sinfonia Gulf Coast!

Founded in Tallahassee, Florida, (Lucky Strings) is a dynamic and evolving ensemble. This quartet features violinists Taylor Giorgio and Tracy Morgan, violist Daniella Isabel Angulo Martinez, and cellist Holden Bitner. With a passion for community engagement, (Lucky Strings) has performed interactive concerts in public schools, college classes, and in community spaces around the North Florida region. The ensemble performs often at Florida State University, where all four members are pursuing graduate degrees in music performance.

The students throughly enjoyed the performances, and learned a great deal from the performers. Special thanks to Sinfonia Gulf Coast for their collaboration with the Walton County School District!

The Butler Elementary School office staff honored our school Guidance Counselor and Resource Deputies with a surprise luncheon!  These staff members help keep our school safe and happy. Pictured is Principal Tammy Smith, Deputy Jeff McIntosh, Guidance Counselor  Meghan Turner, and Assistant Principal Sherrie Binkowski. Deputy Jeremy Fisher is not pictured, but greatly appreciated as well!

Submitted by Tammy Smith

WHS administrators cooked up a delicious breakfast on Feb. 12 to show their appreciation for their outstanding staff members and the hard work they do every day to help students build their legacies and succeed.


Thank you Mrs. Currid, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Smith for all that YOU do to make Walton High such a special place for our students, staff, and community members!

Submitted by Christy English