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WCSD is extremely proud of our Walton Academic Team for their success in the Commissioners Academic Challenge 2019, hosted by Walt Disney World in Orlando!!   They came in 2nd in the state in their category!  The competition was incredibly tough, and our students represented well!  

The Commissioner's Academic Challenge is a highly academic statewide high school tournament inaugurated in 1986. The districts are placed in three divisions based on the fall FTE summary provided by the Florida Department of Education. Each team consists of six members (a maximum of four players during each of the three rounds and two alternates) and a coach. A maximum of six teams may compete in one competition round. 

This is not a quick response, trivial pursuit contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) physical education, health, and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools throughout the state.

Pictured (standing) - Co-coach Jeffery Patrick (WHS); Griffon Murphy (WHS); Fisher Marks (SWHS); and Coach Carla Griffith (FHS)
Pictured (sitting) - Gabriel Garrett (FHS); Bladen Ward (WHS); Joshua Permenter (WHS); and Sophia Bock (SWHS)

SHREK the MUSICAL is here! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30 pm in the South Walton High School auditorium, 645 Greenway Trail in Santa Rosa Beach! The students have worked SO hard and this show is SO much fun, so we hope EVERYBODY will try to come out for it!. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults-children under school age get in free. You don't want to miss it!!!

The "tag wall" is a reserved space for students of the month. Each month teachers vote for 2 students. Administration does not vote, unless there is a tie in the votes. Teachers take into account the whole child when voting. This includes but is not limited to how each student adheres to the In"10"sity principles: compassion, accountability, desire, effort, time, determination, respect, initiate, victory and esteem.

After the students have been selected they receive a baseball cap as a symbol of their "crowning" achievement for the month, have their picture taken for the student of month wall and "tag" the wall to the entrance of the school. The "tag" consists of the student's initials and the initials remain on the wall for the entire year.

Students in Mrs. Amanda McKee's Kindergarten Class at West DeFuniak Elementary had a fantastic time exploring living and non-living things. They used real gummy worms and fishing worms to investigate!

Students pictured left to right are: Raylan Sheehan, Melody Mellica, Anthony Serrano, and Paige Robinson. 
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins

Thursday evening, April 11, approximately 60 parents and students joined together to create their own original art piece under the guidance of the In"10"sity art instructor, Ms. Jamie Ramsey. EPIC2 collaboration!!!

MHS 2nd grade students had a fabulous time at the Emerald Coast Science Center! They were able to experiment with gravity, Play-doh circuits, meet some unique animals, and explore the activity museum! Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

Emerald Coast Science Center

Emerald Coast Science Center

Emerald Coast Science Center

SWHS wins the Leadership Walton Shark Tank competition! Pictured with Superintendent Hughes are Alecia Campbell, Lely Hall and Tristan Toups. Their invention was “Swagon” an Innovative Materials Transfer Beach Option for families, disabled citizens and general Beach Goers.

During the month of March the Agriscience classes at Paxton learned about the dairy industry. The owners of a local business Two Gals and a Goat visited the classroom to share their knowledge of the dairy industry and their successful business. The students even enjoyed tasting goat milk and fresh homemade cheese!