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Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.

This month's video was recorded at Mossy Head Elementary School, the home of the newly selected Walton County School District Teacher of the Year, Meredith Ness. Superintendent Hughes shares information about upcoming events during the month of February, as well as important dates and recognitions!

Congratulations to the Walton High Competition Cheerleading Team for earning 3rd place in the FHSAA State Cheerleading Competition in Gainesville this past weekend.  The Braves were able to perform their routine three times (regionals, semi-finals, and state finals) without receiving any deductions for mistakes.  They were the only all-girl team in the top 3.  Submitted by Christy English

 

Check out their performance at the WHS Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/WaltonHighSchool

WMS Hosts "Hearts for the Arts" Title 1 Parent Training Night--Thursday, February 7th, 6-8 p.m.

Walton Middle School invites all students and their families to attend "Hearts for the Arts" Title 1 Parent Training Night this Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  The evening will kick-off in the cafeteria with FREE pizza.  During dinner, families will have the opportunity to enjoy a slideshow of creative artwork by Mrs. Grant's art students.  After eating, parents and students will rotate through three literacy-themed stations, focusing on literature studied in ELA classes, eBooks available in the LMC, the Dave & Buster's school-wide reading challenge, and opportunities to practice FSA and EOC online assessments.  At this time, parents will also have the opportunity to offer meaningful insights about our school by completing our annual parent climate survey.  Childcare will also be available for toddler and school-aged children.  Please make time this week to celebrate literacy and the arts with Walton Middle School!

During a recent unit on electricity, students in Mrs. Kathy Russ' class at Walton Middle School made Wiggle Bots to demonstrate complete circuits.  Students will also be conducting labs with the Wiggle Bots on voltage, insulators, conductors, and wavelengths.  Not only that, but they will complete an engineering challenge to determine how fast the bots will go to win races, drawing and creating solutions.  What a fun way to learn about electricity in Mrs. Russ' class!

 Picture 1:  Neida Lara

Picture 2:  Gavin McCart

Picture 3:  Tyvontae Quice

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Scholastics Art Contest 2019 results are in and the Seahawk Artists and Photographers earned 70 awards.

GOLD Key Winners (15works!) including a GOLD Key Portfolio created by senior, Karen Yanez. Congrats to Karen Yanez, David Biegler, Olivia Davis, Diego Duran, Noelle Garcia, Lexi Hall, Luke Johnson, Jielle Paul, Jonathan Ramirez, Callyn Sims, and Jarod Young!

 SILVER Key Winners (23 works!) Congrats to Strother Allen, Megan Benopoulos, Cameron Bruce, Cinthia Castaneda, Suzanne Crowley, Kevin DeJesus, Holly Dowling, Kodi Fabacher, Noelle Garcia, Lexi Hall, Jielle Paul, Jhonattan Ramirez, Blair Howard, Ellie Hutchings, Luke Johnson, Lesley Ledezma, Chris Mauricio, Karen Yanez, and Jarod Young!

Honorable Mention Winners (31 works!) Congrats to Kate Dargavell, Diego Duran, Xavier Epplin, Noelle Garcia, Lily Gravling, Lexi Hall, Jielle Paul, Lauren Peaden, Adrianna Peluso, Jhonattan Ramirez, Kayla Rodriguez, Sophia Roessler, Ellie Hutchings, Kayley Johnson, Luke Johnson, Thomas Jolivette, Gabriella Lanza, Minh Luong, Jett Maierle, Jes Miller, Quinn Yandell, and Kieran Yra!

Here are a few of the winning works: 

Submitted by Vivian Komando

Paxton FFA students compete in District Career and Leadership Development Event (CDE) competitions, in Milton, FL at the University of Florida campus. 
The following students were winners in the competition: 
Colten Phillips- 1st Place MS Extemporaneous Speaking
Makalynn Cassady,Addison Cook, Madison Falk, Bailey Howell, Clara Martin, Rylee Sormrude, and Hydie Varnum -2nd Place Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Jordyn Bradley, Ashlyn Hall, Haylee Hayes, Hailey Sexton, Sarah Thompson, and Cassie Varnum-1st Place HS Parliamentary Procedure
 
First place winners will be competing at the Florida FFA State convention in Orlando during the month of June.
Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Paxton AVID 5K Shamrock Shuffle

March 16, 2019

Paxton School

$25.00

Walton County School District Employees and Students $20.00

Registration at 8:00 am the day of or at https://www.active.com/paxton-fl/running/distance-running-races/paxton-avid-5k-shamrock-shuffle-2019-49973839

Run/Walk 9:00 am

 

All proceeds will fund AVID scholarships to deserving AVID seniors.  Thank you for your participation.  Registration includes T-shirt.  Prizes given for the below listed categories:

Top 5K Finishers Run/Walk-

10-14

15-19

20-35

36-50

51+

Best Dressed for Theme (Shamrock Shuffle)

Walton High's Early Childhood Education class presented a lesson to the preschoolers at the WISE center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and discussed why we celebrate this holiday. The lesson included a demonstration involving the cracking of brown and white eggs to illustrate how people may look different on the outside but are the same on the inside.

Submitted by Christy English