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 District Nominee Wins Florida Commissioner’s Business Award

The Walton County School District honored the St. Joe Foundation as a winner of the 2020 Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award.  The award is sponsored by the Florida Department Of Education in partnership with the Florida Education Foundation and acknowledges Florida businesses in partnerships that forge commitments to enhance education in their area and provide extraordinary contributions to schools and their students. 

St. Joe Community Foundation awarded approximately $227,000 for the opening of Walton’s Magnet Innovation Center (MIC) at St. Joe Watersound and provided the facilities where the program is housed. In addition, St. Joe invested $50,000 for books and technology to our newest elementary school, Dune Lakes. Walton County School District’s partnership with St. Joe helped our students place at Odyssey of the Mind and win first place at the Lego League competitions.

St. Joe is one of only 5 businesses in Florida selected for this prestigious award.  The St. Joe Foundation’s work within Walton County School District was detailed in a grant and submitted to the review committee resulting in the agreement of FLDOE and the Florida Education Foundation that St. Joe’s support in Walton County clearly defines them as advocates of education.  Because the District’s nominee was a winner, Walton County School District was granted $5,000 to continue enhancing the learning environments for Walton County students.  

The School Board and Superintendent Hughes presented St. Joe representative Bridget Precise, Senior Vice President, Residential Real Estate with the Commissioner’s Business Award Certificate, signed by Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Mr. Richard Corcoran.  Thank you St. Joe for your continued support and congratulations!


Superintendent Hughes stopped in to visit Mrs. Held’s class as they learned innovative practices on compound words as well as Ms. Wilkerson’s ILDA class.  The method we educated may have changed but The Way is still EPIC!  Wow…..Our Teachers Really Make It Happen!  Thanks for a great 3rd WCSD!

Superintendent Hughes was conducting a conference call in the parking lot of VRB and captured this precious GM/Guardian Rebecca Trailer donating a wagon full of supplies for our students.  Thank you so much for supporting our schools, collaborating with us on the frontline and making a difference.  God bless you and know that we appreciate our community partners and stakeholders; we call it EPIC!


We are excited to see students on Monday!  We expect students to wear masks on buses and as they are transitioning from car drop off to class.  Masks will also be expected during any other transitions where social distancing is not guaranteed, such as class changes, walking to lunch, etc.  Feel free to bring a mask from home, or we can provide one!  See you on August 17th


EPIC is still the way!

Attention Bus Riders

August 13, 2020

Attention Bus Riders:  WCSD buses are running practice routes according to real route times tomorrow - Friday, August 14th.  Please look for your bus and note the time of stop in your neighborhood!

August 13, 2020

 Re-opening Schools Update for Parents


We are just days away from the 2020-2021 school year.  It is going to take all of us working together to make this a successful year!