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WDE 2nd grade students enjoyed participating in a “Genre Carnival” on Tuesday! Students began the day with Mrs. Tammy Goodman, WDE librarian, and learned about book genres through a character known as “Mr. Wiggles”. Students sorted books by genres through an interactive game. Second graders also enjoyed exploring library books and sorting them by genre. Throughout the day, students rotated classrooms while learning about different types of genres and earning special treats! Sharing lots of different kinds, or genres, of books with young readers exposes them to different words, different pictures, and whole new worlds. 

submitted by Jessica Dawkins

   

The Paxton boys' cross country team won the cross country class A district championship for the first time in school history! Finishing first in this 3.1 mile-run was Hailey Myddleton, placing 4th was Kage Wibbing, placing 5th was Eugene Hall , placing 8th was Shawn White and placing 11th was Blaine Johnston. The rest of the cross country team members include PhillipAnderson ,Connor Gaither ,Bryson Kimmons, Bryson Turner and Macon Roberts. We are very proud of their outstanding performance and making school history!

They will be running at the regional meet on Saturday in Lake City at 7:45 am.

Also representing the Paxton Bobcat cross country team will be our Lady Cats Ragan Butts, as she finished sixth place and Shaleigh Geoghagan placed 11th . These young ladies will also be running in Lake City on Saturday at 7:00 am.  Congratulations to the cross country teams!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

The ladies of the 7th Grade Team at ECMS brought smiles to their students’ faces on Halloween. The “Wizards of 7th Grade” are a talented group of teachers that make learning fun for their students. Printed on the back of their shirts is the phrase, “The Pursuit of Excellence Continues”. Even while having fun, these teachers communicate high expectations to their students. ECMS is lucky to have these “Wizards of Knowledge” and would like to thank them for all they do for our students!!!

 

Pictured from L to R:  Nancy Anderson, Nina Borthwick, Connie Morreale, Jeannine Abadie, Charlotte Hamer, Lisa Burns

submitted by Candy Bodie and Keitha Bledsoe

Paxton Book Fair/Art Show!

November 1, 2017

Paxton Art teachers, Corinne Wilson and Samie Wright, have set up a school art show in the school media center in connection with the school Book Fair. As part of a Parent and Family Engagement night, parents were able to come to the book fair with their students, and see their wonderful artwork during the evening!

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Every month, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares a video message with updates on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District.  The November video was taped at The Matrix, and features Candy Miller Nowling with a little about the mission and vision of The Matrix.  Mr. Hughes shares important information about recent activities, and upcoming events during the month of November, 2017.  

https://youtu.be/q7GTWczntVg

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

2nd grade students in Mrs. Jessica Dawkins’ class at WDE participated in a month long reading challenge. Students who read 16 books during the month of October were entered into a drawing. Mr. Rodney Free is pictured with our lucky winners, Emmalin Monsen and Jonah Baur. Each student received a jar of candy corn! Thank you Mr. Free for drawing the names of our winners!

submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Students at Mossy Head School enjoyed our 10th Annual Fall Fling. There were many fun activities including an obstacle course, hay ride, pie in the face, cupcake walk, bounce house and many more exciting booths. A good time was had by all!

submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

     

      

 

The Walton County School District is proud to announce that 5 of our schools have been selected by the Florida Department of Education as "Schools of Excellence." 

Schools are designated as Schools of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade groupings (elementary, middle, high, and combination) for at least two of the last three school years if the school meets the qualifying criteria.

Congratulations to Van R. Butler Elementary, Emerald Coast Middle School, Seaside Neighborhood School, South Walton High School, and Freeport High School for receiving this high honor!  

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe