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Second graders at WDE recently took a field trip to the Rocking B-A-B Ranch in DeFuniak Springs. Students were able to learn interesting facts about both common farm animals and exotic animals at the ranch. Students really enjoyed being able to pet the young animals and were excited about getting to play and eat their lunch in the Big Barn!
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

       

Walton Middle School Guidance Counselor Jodi Howell offered a helping hand when it was time to dig potatoes on May 3rd.  As expected, Mr. Joe Proffitt’s Ag students’ plants were loaded!  Students graciously shared the harvest with members of the WMS tribe.  Spring is a beautiful thing at WMS.

Submitted by Kristen Nelson

(Pictured from left to right are JB Baker; our Athletic Trainer Mariah; and Eyin Cole.)

Congratulations to WHS students JB Baker and Eyin Cole for advancing to the Track & Field state meet! They will be competing in the 110-meter hurdles on May 4 and 5 in Jacksonville, FL.

Congrats to JB, Eyin, and Coaches Cooper and Brackin. Good luck at the state competition!

Submitted by Christy English

Superintendent Hughes sent Marcello Garrison, an eighth grader in Mrs. Amy Bennett's reading class, a medal for completing 350 Achieve3000 reading activities at 75% or higher on his first attempt.  Achieve3000 recommends a student try to reach eighty activities by the end of the school year to reflect growth, and Marcello has surpassed the goal by 270 activities.  Marcello says that he was able to do so by completing his activities in the car drop-off line before school.  True dedication to learning at Walton Middle School!

 Submitted by Kristen Nelson

Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, the Superintendent of Walton County 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 Superintendent Hughes celebrates our graduating Seniors and shares the dates for the graduation activities.  Mr. Hughes also recognizes the wonderful teachers and educational support professionals in our district as we approach Teacher Appreciation Week.  He emphasizes the importance of remaining diligent, and finishing the school year out in EPIC fashion!

WMS appreciates the generosity of our local McDonald’s.  The store donated 220 sausage biscuits to feed eighth graders the morning of Science FCAT testing.  Teachers, staff, and students humbly thank the restaurant for graciously supporting education.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

In between FSA testing days, Mrs. McMillan's 2nd graders took a fun and much needed break. The students got to make and play with their own slime. Mrs. McMillan was very surprised with her class's ingenuity and all the amzing things they were able to do with their slime. Way to go, 2nd graders!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Walton County School District provides video tips to help parents strengthen their child's academic success. This video was produced by Maude Saunders Elementary School and deals with the importance of every minute of the school day.  Tardiness to school can make a huge impact on student academic success. Students who arrive at school late receive fewer minutes of instruction than students who are in class when the bell sounds. Their tardiness can also disrupt the learning of other students in their classes.

Watch the video for ideas on how to get to school on time and ready to learn! 

April 25th in Tallahassee, Freeport High School had 3 young men and 4 young ladies qualify for the state track meet May 4 & 5 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. They are Shannon Carswell (shotput), Ricardo Rojas (long jump and triple jump), Keir Way (800m), girls' 4 X 100m relay team (Victoria Plowick, Chloe Stuckey, Addy Strickland, and Leilah Andino). This is the largest number of state qualifiers we have had in some time. They are a credit to FHS and deserve our congratulations and support.

Track coaches are Charles Trotman, Willie Sand, and Rian Lyday.

For further information, including the meet schedule and live video links, check out the FHS Cross-Country & Track Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/freeporthighcc/

Submitted by Patty Woodard.