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Youth Leadership classes from three high schools in Walton County participated in the Florida Farm Bureau Speech Contest held at Freeport High School on 9/7/2016.  Each student presented a 5 minute speech on "What is an Unmanned Aerial System and how can it be used to impact agriculture?"  Freeport High School was represented by Martha Freeman, Wendy McCormick, and Kathryn Dier.  South Walton High School was represented by Greg Garrett, Matt Garrett, and Brynn Touchstone.  Walton High School was represented by LaTayia Gregg, Evan Cowie, and Jacob Alford.  Submitted by Donna Honish with picture provided by Christy English.


Walton Middle School had their Ribbon Cutting ceremony on August 25, 2016.  Left to Right:  Board Member Kim Kirby, Board Member Gail Smith, Board Member William “Bill” Eddins Jr., Superintendent Carlene Anderson, WMS Assistant Principal Scott Hulion, WMS Principal Jason Campbell, Board Chairperson Jason Catalano and Board Member Mark Davis.  Submitted by Laura Smith.

Dr. Alexis Tibbetts took time at this morning’s pep rally to acknowledge two great students.  Michela Gray achieved a perfect score on last year’s Biology 1 EOC.  Sarah Guessford also achieved perfect scores on FSA Language Arts and Biology 1 EOC.  Congratulations ladies! Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

5th grade students participated in a STEM challenge activity that involved building the tallest freestanding structure out of spaghetti noodles that would support the weight of one large marshmallow. Submitted by Darlene Paul.

Mrs. Wright introduced her first grade students to a multi-sensory task to accompany a new phonics program. Students write a letter in Playdoh and then make the sound that the letter makes. This lets the students take a hands on learning approach to letter and sound recognition.  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.
The following SWHS students were selected as UCA All-American Cheerleaders and have been invited to perform in London and Disney World.  Tiffany Auer, Mia Bennett, Mackenzie Brundage, McKenna Graham, Cameron Graham, Katy Price, and Daley Goodman. Submitted by Barbara Stratton
Fourth grade students at MSE are working on developing a growth mindset. Students are currently learning about growth mindset by analyzing quotes, completing challenges, and discovering what perseverance looks like in their everyday lives. Submitted by Pam Jones.
By Florida Law, the Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination is required for students prior to entering the 7th grade.
 
You may choose to have your student vaccinated by their primary care physician or at the Florida Department of Health in Walton County.  This immunization is provided at the health department with no cost to the parent.  Vaccination appointments for the Florida Department of Health in Walton County may be scheduled by calling (850) 892-8015.
 
Please turn in proof of immunization to the school prior to the start of the new school year.