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Walton County School District Teacher of the Year, Joan Kennett from South Walton High School, attended the Summer Teacher of the Year Round Table Professional Learning Gala in July at the Omni Resort in Orlando.  During the 4 day conference that was filled with workshops, networking, leadership sessions,  and a huge formal Gala, Ms. Kennett had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with Florida Department of Education Chancellor Hershel Lyons, and Pam Stewart, Commissioner of Education.  

Walton County School District is so very proud of our Teacher of the Year, and look forward to hearing about all she learned and experienced at the conference!  You can access a video of the Gala evening event at https://www.facebook.com/EducationFL/videos/2463707160336700/?t=0

Submitted by Barbara Stratton

Walton High School will host an orientation for incoming ninth graders & new students on Wednesday, August 8, from 10-11am in the auditorium.  There will be a short assembly, and class schedules will be handed out at the end of the orientation.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

 

WHS will host an Open House for all returning 10th-12th grade students on Wednesday, August 8, from 3-4pm.  Students should report to their BRAG classes to pick up their schedules.

Submitted by Christy English

Do you believe it takes a village to raise a child? We do too. Bus drivers wanted! Starting $16.65 with benefits! Call 850.892.1100 ext: 1647.  Submitted by Brenda Baker.

The Summer VPK program at Butler Elementary ended in star-studded style as students performed for their families and guests. These little Bears are ready to start kindergarten in just a few days! Submitted by Tammy Smith

Walton County was represented at the National Advance Placement Conference this month in Houston, Texas. Crystal Appel was joined by South Walton High School's principal Dr. Alexis TIbbett, Dean of Students Carrie Chavers and AP Teacher Carrie Sneed. They were chosen to present on "Bringing Your a Game to AP" - a section educators attended to learn about the success South Walton has had with their AP enrollment and pass rates. Dr. Vivan Komando was also asked to present on AP Studio Art.

Submitted by Crystal Appel

On July 23rd & 24th, Science Teachers in grades K-12 explored and dug deep into NGSSS Standards, new materials, labs, FLDOE resources and data.  They collaborated to develop grade level pacing guides and resources.
Our Science FCAT scores are increasing and we are excited for another great year in Science! Thank you to all of the teachers who attended! Your hard work is greatly appreciated! 
Submitted by Crystal Appel
ELA, History, Science and many other Secondary Teachers in grades 6-12 attended a standard and intentional questioning PD on July 25 and 26th. Teachers took a deep dive into their standards and progression of grade level standards in Day one. During day two, teachers generated questions to support depths of learning and knowledge.
Thank you all for attending this training. Our teachers and IP facilitators were amazing! 
Submitted by Crystal Appel

In”10”sity Magnet Program teachers and administration gathered July 25th and 26th to collaborate and plan for a year of Project Based Learning.

Submitted by Lisa Pitts