May 22, 2020
West DeFuniak Elementary held Farewell Drive-Thru celebrations this week. There were lots of mixed emotions - a little sadness mixed with excitement about the future. We wish all of you a safe and happy summer! We hope to see you soon!
May 13, 2020
May 8, 2020
A special teacher was honored by her students with a drive by parade. Mrs. Willcox, a Kindergarten teacher at West DeFuniak, was surprised by this sweet gesture by her students and their parents. Mrs. Willcox's mom Charlotte Campbell, helped arrange the surprise. This pandemic has made us all think "outside the box." Thank you so much to these wonderful students for showing their love to Mrs. Willcox and especially during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Here is the May 2020 video update from Superintendent Hughes.
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 Update April 29, 2020
The Walton County School District would like to share three updates.
First, food distribution is being moved to Wednesdays in the month of May. Please plan to pick up food from our five locations or receive food from one of our 70 bus stops on these Wednesdays in May - May 6, 13, 20, and 27. Food sites will remain the same - Paxton, Mossy Head, Maude Saunders Elementary, Walton Middle, and Freeport High School. Times will remain the same for sites (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), and bus routes will also remain the same.
Next, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes has prepared an update for parents and students in the form of his monthly video. The video will be released later this week. Please look for it, and watch for details about academics, graduation, and more.
Finally, the Walton County School District has a new communication feature. Parents, students, and other stakeholders can text questions to 850-204-9667. Through this new number, the district will be able to provide a quick response for any issues or concerns that may occur with virtual learning. Text submissions are immediate, and a staff member should respond to you quickly.
April 24, 2020
April 23, 2020
Earth Day is celebrated around the world every year on April 22nd to recognize support for environmental protection. Teachers and students celebrate the holiday in class each year, but many celebrated this year by simply taking time to be surrounded by nature or by attending digital events.
Kaylee Jimenez, a 5th grade student at WDE, celebrated by making an extraordinary and creative representation of Earth using natural materials. She also acknowledged items in her drawing that we can recycle throughout the year to do our part every day.
Kaylee’s creation reminds us all of the beauty of Earth and the importance of protecting it.
Pictured: Kaylee Jimenez
Submitted by: Debbie Bush
April 18, 2020
COVID-19 Update April 18, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference today, April 18, 2020, where he stated "Today I am also announcing that our K through 12 schools will continue with distance learning for the duration of the school year."
Upon receiving a formal statement from the Florida Department of Education, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes will release an update with more specific information.