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Mrs. Vanessa Black, sixth grade math teacher at WMS, strives to make learning relevant and engaging for her students.  Recently, when calculating rates using speed, distance, and time (using the d=rt formula), Mrs. Black moved her classroom outside.  Students, who often get tired of sitting still, ran a fifty yard dash.  After receiving their times, they calculated their rates, dividing to discover how many yards they covered per second.  After calculating their own rates, students did the same for two of their classmates.  Students enjoyed this fun and active approach to learning math--even if they got a little hot and sweaty in the process.
WMS Math Makes Learning Active
WMS Math Makes Learning Active
WMS Math Makes Learning Active
WMS Math Makes Learning Active

On November 22nd, two class winners from each sixth grade ELA class at WMS competed in the schoolwide 4H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest.  Each student pushed his or her jitters aside and bravely took the stage, delivering the speeches they'd planned, written, and practiced.  Students were judged for both the composition and presentation of their chosen material.  The following students walked away from the competition victorious, making their teachers, peers, and families proud:  (L to R)  Chandler Shoaf--3rd place; Dosier Gossman--1st place; Maddie Baur--2nd place.

WMS Tropicana Winners

On Wednesday December 18th the FHS football, volleyball and softball student athletes visited some very deserving FES students to spread some Christmas cheer and deliver some presents from SANTA himself!  We have all heard of the naughty and nice list, but these students were on a very elite list…..THE SUPER NICE LIST, and they were rewarded for their behavior! The FHS teams were able to deliver presents to 70 students and there was plenty of Christmas cheer to fill the entire school!

 FHS Shopping for FES

FHS delivering gifts to FES

FHS delivering gifts to FES

Students in the West DeFuniak Elementary Kiwanis Kids Club went shopping for ten children from the Families First Network Angel Tree.

The money that they raised from their Thanksgiving Bake Sale was used to help bring a little Christmas Cheer to those in our community affected by economic hardship, deployment, or unfortunate events. These anonymous families can now share in the joy of the season!

WDE Santa Shopping

WDE Santa Shopping

WDE Santa Shopping

Bay School hosted Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Pre-K Teachers and Pre-K Educational Support Personel today. We had a great day of training and we are so proud of the newest Walton County School District newest graduates of YMHFA training. 

Freeport High School is excited to recognize Ann Turner as FHS's ESP of the Year,  and Hillary Williams as Teacher of the Year!

Anne Turner was recognized by her peers as Freeport High School's educational support professional of the year. She works diligently every day to make sure that staff and students are cared for through her work in the Bulldog Cafe.

Language Arts teacher Hillary Williams was chosen as Freeport's teacher of the year. Mrs. Williams frequently goes above and beyond in service of students at FHS. She exemplifies high standards of excellence through her work with all students from her AP courses to those in her reading intervention classes.

Winter Break Begins December 20, 2019. During this time, Walton County School District Offices and Schools will be closed.

Teachers & Staff return January 3, 2020

Students will return January 7th, 2020

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes and all of us at WCSD wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas, and a Happy and Joyous New Year! 

South Walton High School proudly announces their Teacher of the Year, Jenifer Celko/English Honors II; and Educational Support Professional of the Year, Margaret Porter! Please join them in congratulating these two outstanding members of the South Walton High School Team!

(L) Jenifer Celko, TOY / English Honors II
(R) Margaret Porter, ESP