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As part of his commitment to communication and transparency, Superintendent Hughes will present a monthly radio spot with WZEP AM 1460 host and general manager, Tom Fleetwood.  Supt. Hughes will share important information about the Walton County School District, recognizing the progress and accomplishments of the schools, teachers and students of the district.  Topics of interest to the constitutents of WCSD will be discussed, and from time to time Mr. Hughes will invite some of our EPIC newsmakers and collaborators to join him as he highlights the phenomenal events happening throughout the district.  

Be sure to tune in to WZEP AM 1460 every 2nd Wednesday at 8:45 am to hear Superintendent Hughes and Mr. Fleetwood!  

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

Walton High School's Mock Trial team was chosen by the other participants (6 teams listed below) in the First Judicial Circuit Mock Trial Competition to receive the Professionalism Award. The six teams from WHS, Navarre High, Pensacola High, Gulf Breeze High, Tate High, and Catholic High participated in the four day academic competition at the M. C. Blanchard Building in Pensacola, Florida. These teams of 6-8 students simulated the roles of both attorneys and witnesses in a fictional trial situation. 

Submitted by Kelly Stephenson

February 8, 2018 the Walton County School Board Members met with: 


Congratulations to these Freeport High School Band students attending the 2018 University of South Carolina Band Clinic and Conductors Symposium on February 11, 2018!

(Left to right) Ashlynn Fannin (trombone); Ethan Carlock (flute); Larry Wheeler (tuba); Dylan Estess (euphonium)

Submitted by Michael Miller

The Walton High School Band Winterguard placed 1st in the Scholastic A Guard category at Tate High School on February 3rd at the Tate HS Indoor Guard and Percussion Showcase. 

Indoor Percussion placed 5th in Scholastic A Percussion.

The picture is of the Indoor Percussion.  You can view the Winterguard performance at: https://youtu.be/aPTRmDE_rWc

Congratulations to both of these fine ensembles and their instructors!  

Submitted by Chad Robbins

Mrs. Moore's 5th Grade class at Mossy Head learned about the different layers of skin and how important skin is to the human body. Students used pudding, Oreo crumbs and Twizzlers to replicate the layers of skin, hair and blood vessels.

       

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

Freeport Middle School recently received a grant from the St. Joe Community Foundation for $10,700. This grant will be used to purchase the resources necessary to start an afterschool STEM program in hopes of maintaining students’ enthusiasm for science throughout their middle school career and beyond. The resources will also be used to create hands-on classroom lab experiences for science classrooms. A big thank you to Ms. Brianna Leavins for writing the grant and a huge thank you as well to the St. Joe Community Foundation for providing the opportunity and the grant! Pictured left to right:  Janet Piepul, St. JoE Executive Director, Brianna Leavins, FMS Interventionist/Instructional Coach.  

Submitted by Sharie Smith

Several new students were inducted into PHS' National Honor Students, a club for students who strive for academic excellence. The following students were inducted (L to R): Front Row - Ciara Stricklin, Trinity Shedd, Skye Ramsey, Paiyton Perry, Natalie Allred, and Hailey Ard. Back Row - Jacqueline Stricklin, Halie Porter, Tristan Petty, Adam Hall, Chelsea Deramus, Hailee Bryan, Philip Anderson, and Sadie Varnum. 

Submitted by Kalli McMillan