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Congratulations to the Freeport Middle School 2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners!

5th Grade: (L-R)
3rd Place- Audrey Stallings
1st Place- Madeline Ptak
2nd Place- Ruby Stacy

WMS Tropicana 6th Grade

6th Grade: (L-R)
3rd Place- Kayleigh Byrd
1st Place- Niamh Barthel
2nd Place- Megan Weller

The Paxton High School art students recently visited the University of West Florida Art Department and Art Gallery.  They had an opportunity to meet and interact with the Art professors, and received a tour of the Fine Arts Department. Paxton Art teacher is Corinne Wilson. 

Maude Saunders is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest.  Fourth grade winners are Ceaton Ealum (1st), Brinley Laird (2nd), and Conner Crews (3rd).  Fifth grade winners are Natalee Register (1st), Fallon Piper (2nd), and Bailey Cole (3rd).  The first and second place winners will compete in the District Speech Contest on December 12th.

MSE 5th Gd Tropicana 19-20

Students in Mrs. Willoughby’s Kindergarten class received a letter from their friend, Turkey, asking them to please help create a disguise in order to avoid being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. Students were very creative in coming up with clever disguises to help their turkey. Some of the disguises include Spiderman, a princess, a bush, a little girl, a scuba diver, and sheep.

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes and the entire Walton County School District Administration, Faculty and Staff wish all our students, families and community a safe and enjoyable Fall Break! School will be closed from November 25 - 29, 2019. School will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019. Wishing all a harvest of blessings, good health and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

Congratulations to all the the Tropicana Speech winners for Paxton School. In order of picture: 4th Grade - Cade Stewart (1st), Braylen Bradley (2nd), and Payson Cook (3rd).

PAX Tropicana Winner

5th Grade - Marley McClelland (1st), Kaylee Yeakos (2nd), and Destini Chapman (3rd). 6th Grade - Channing Coone (3rd), Rylee Braswell (2nd), and Ana McQuaig (1st).

PAX Tropicana Winner

In the continued effort to promote college readiness through AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, WDE 5th graders created “college turkeys” to represent their teacher’s college choice. Mr. Stafford’s class represented the University of Florida, Mrs. Garrett’s represented Troy University, Mrs. Currid’s choice was Northwest Florida State College, Ms. Dickey chose Southwestern Oklahoma University, and Mrs. Bush’s class choice was Louisiana State University. The students researched information such as the tuition, special programs, clubs, and the different sports that the college offers,  the mascot, colors, and what academia interested each student individually about the teacher chosen college.

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MHS Celebrates Education Week!

November 23, 2019

Mossy Head School celebrated Education Week November 18-22. Students, families, and staff enjoyed activities throughout the week. Dads came out for Doughnuts with Dad. Then, moms had their turn with Muffins with Mom. For both events, moms and dads participated in activities in their child's classroom while sharing a muffin or doughnut. Before the break, Mustangs and their families came together for a special Thanksgiving Dinner during lunch. Local first responders also joined the Mustang family for the Thanksgiving Feast. 
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Congratulations to Childers Construction for receiving the Eagle Award for Excellence in construction of Dune Lake Elementary School. The award was received from the Associated Builders and Contractors in the Institutional 20 Million Dollars and Above category. ABC is a National Construction Industry Trade Association.

"Childers Construction Company’s team has been collaborative from the groundbreaking of Dune Lakes to the final touches upon completion. From responding to communication to hands-on problem solving, the Childers team made our move into the new school smooth while providing on site support for quality assurance," said Dune Lakes Principal Meredith Spence.
"Not only do we love the many features that include energy efficiency and aesthetic qualities that feature our community, the design team incorporated ideas suggested for a child-center learning environment. From small group reading rooms, natural lighting, state of the art technology, and beautiful courtyards, Childers Construction Company has created a beautiful, one-of-kind enriching learning environment that has received awards for design and now construction."

(Photograph below L-R) Noah Ballasch, Garry Futch, Chet Smith, and Rich Gray

WISE Pre-K classes visited Holland Farms for their Fall field trip, and this is a “Thank You” board that Mrs. Bumper's class took back to the owners.