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WDE Inquiry and Observation

October 6, 2020

Fourth graders at West DeFuniak Elementary have been learning about physical and chemical changes. Through inquiry and observation, students learned that a physical change is when an object changes but does not turn into a new substance. They did this by placing a gummy bear in water overnight and seeing the result on the following day. Students observed that the gummy bear absorbed the water in the cup and almost doubled in size.  

# Blue Up

Walton District Employees “Go Blue” in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month!  The first Monday of every October is recognized as World Day of Bullying Prevention. On this day, students, schools and communities all over the world wear BLUE together in solidarity against bullying. Today’s Campaign, #Blue Up kicks off National Bullying Prevention Month.  The organization Stomp Our Bullying is acknowledged as the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. The organization works to reduce and prevent bullying in any form in communities across the country. 

Walton District Staff is committed to ensuring our students are educated in bully-free schools that practice our “see something – say something policy.” We wear blue today as an outward allegiance to educate, raise awareness, encourage mindfulness and kindness. That’s the “Walton County Way.”         

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Month 

        Celebrating Walton School District Hispanic Educator Rock Stars

District students were ready to get back into the swing of school after Spring Break when the country was hit with the COVID-19 Corona Virus.  Van R. Butler’s non/limited-English speaking students who were dependent on the support of their teacher, Ms. Andria Delgado, and our ELL Aides; Iris Delgado, Florencia Branagan, and Ginna Perez were going home for an undetermined amount of time with coursework they sometimes struggled to understand face-to-face in the classroom!  

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Barbie Bungee Jumping

October 2, 2020

South Walton High School's Mrs. Christin Barnhart’s Honors Statistics class was “Barbie Bungee Jumping” while wearing masks.

FHS Advanced Manufacturing

October 2, 2020

Freeport High School student Jacob Snodgrass is putting the skills learned in Ted Missildine’s Advanced Manufacturing program to work. Jacob practiced his welding as his transformed a discarded, rusted smoker into one that’s ready for a weekend BBQ. Despite the challenges of this school year, Freeport students continue to learn and practice skills that can serve them and the community in the future. #HangOnGainOn

Barbie Bungee Jumping

October 2, 2020

South Walton High School's Mrs. Christin Barnhart’s Honors Statistics class was “Barbie Bungee Jumping” while wearing masks.

While checking on Hurricane Sally’s flood damage to the field at Walton Middle School, Superintendent Hughes was able to overhear Head Football Coach Dennie Smith talk to his players about being Student-Athletes and meeting the challenge and responsibility of Nine Weeks Exams next week!  EPIC3 for sure…..C3-Character-Culture & Curriculum!  #hangongainon

ECMS Keeping it EPIC!

October 1, 2020

Emerald Coast Middle School continues to provide quality education to their students in EPIC fashion.  

Sonia Sotomayor

 First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

Latina Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, NY in 2009.  Justice Sotomayor became the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States, nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in a vote of 68 to 31. Sotomayor holds a B.A. from Princeton and a Law degree from Yale University. She served as assistant district attorney for New York County, being a judge to the U.S. District Court (appointed by George H.W. Bush), and serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sotomayor has been outspoken about how her unique experience as a Latina has contributed to her work as a judge.

“The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Composer, Performer, Activist

Originally from upper Manhattan, Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Puerto Rican-American composer, lyricist, actor, writer, and activist. He has become most recently known for having written the Broadway musical, Hamilton, based on Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography of American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. This groundbreaking hip-hop musical earned numerous awards, including the Tony Award for best musical in 2016. Miranda famous quote when accepting the Tony Award was;  “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.”  Miranda has received several Tony awards, an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize, a Kennedy Center Honor in 2018, and been given the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grant in 2015.