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Mrs Perk’s First Grade class hid kindess rocks on the playground for other students to discover.  Found rocks may kept or students can pay forward the kindness to others.  Thank you Mrs Perk for sharing kindness with our students!

Special Olympics of Florida - Walton County had an exciting weekend at the 2017 State Bowling Championship recently! They participated in the Bowling competition held at Boardwalk Bowling in Orlando on December 9. Their scores were impressive, and they brought it all together at State with both Gold and Bronze medals, and succeeded in breaking some of their own individual team records!
 
Winning teams and individuals were:
 
4-Person Traditionally Team
Gold Medal
Michael Embry
Jakob Schumacher
Connor Snitko
Craig Miller
 
4-Person Unified Team
Bronze Medal
Jeffery Allen
Hutch Weeks
Robert Garrett
Robbie Garrett
 
Double Traditional Team
Gold Medal
Anna Klemkosky
Andrew Williams
 
Unified Double Team
Gold Medal
Trevor Simpler
Josh Smith
 
Singles
5th Place Ribbon
Madison Hongyee
 
Way to Represent! SOFL-Walton! You Rock!
Special Thanks to Nancy Simpler and Mike Schumacher of Special Olympics Walton for the great pics!

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

     

     

Congratulations to Joan Kennett (left), Biology instructor at South Walton High School for being selected as SWHS Teacher of the Year! 

Congratulations, also, to Misty Sievers (right) for being selected as  SWHS Educational Support Personnel of the Year!

The PHS Science night was a huge success and enjoyed by students and adults. Congratulations to all the participants who took home prizes. The Science Department cannot wait until next year!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

West DeFuniak Elementary is thrilled to spotlight our Educational Support Person of the Year - Tyler Hudson and our Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Emily Dickey.  Tyler has worked as a custodian at WDE for 2 1/2 years.  Tyler enjoys coming to work. When you pass him in the hallway, he always has a smile and a kind word to say.  He enjoys the people he works with and seeing the kids every day.  He says, "Well, I'm just a kid a heart."  Tyler's love for his job is evident.  We are glad to have him as part of our team.  Mrs. Dickey has been teaching for 9 years.  She taught Kindergarten for 6 years before coming to WDE three years ago where she now teaches 2nd grade.  Mrs. Dickey loves making the children feel at home in her classroom.  Building community is a key part of her classroom environment.  "I want the students to know that learning can be fun," Mrs. Dickey said.  She teaches her students mutual respect between students, teachers, and anyone else they come in contact with outside her class.  Stop by Mrs. Dickey's room and you'll probably find music playing.  Whether it is used as a timer or to help students with creating a song to help with Math, music fosters that love for learning.  WDE is excited to have such wonderful staff members at our school.  Congratulations to you both!!  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Paxton High School and Middle School Future Farmers of America Chapters competed in Sub-District Competitions in Chipley, FL on Tuesday, December 12th.

Paxton students receiving awards were as follows:

Opening and Closing Ceremonies: 1st Place - Jordyn Bradley, Sarah Thompson, Cassie Varnum, Ashlyn Hall, Haley Pickron, Haylee Hayes, Hailey Sexton

MS Prepared Public Speaking: 1st Place - Haley Pickron

MS Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st Place - Colten Phillips

Creed Speaking: 2nd Place - Hydie Varnum

HS Prepared Public Speaking: 3rd Place - Mary Bryan

Safe Tractor Operations: 3rd Place - Trenton Dell

Submitted by Nate Moore.

Congratulations to Van R. Butler Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Kelly Young, and Educational Support Person of the Year, Mr. Nick Whitehurst.  Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Every month, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares a video message with updates on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District.  The December video was filmed at Van R. Butler Elementary school in Santa Rosa Beach. During the video, Mr. Hughes wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas break, and shares important information about recent activities and upcoming events during the month of December '17/January '18 

https://youtu.be/7MNysiG9D0g

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe