September 21, 2017
submitted by Kristen Rhodes
Students from Freeport Elementary are excited about the new QuavverMusic interactive music curriculum that has been purchased for the Walton County School District elementary schools. Quaver Music’s General Music Curriculum is a computer based comprehensive set of curriculum resources built on a foundation of standards-based lessons full of interactive elements for classroom music, and provides students access at home!
These FES students are using the program for student led vocal warm-ups, and rhythm identification.
submitted by Angela Saltsman and Keitha Bledsoe
Freeport Bulldogs showing some Bulldog Spirit - Homecoming 2017 !
submitted by Patty Woodard
The FHS Student Government Association hosted a penny war to raise money for the Junior League of the Emerald Coast's Child Clothing Project. The students and staff collected $661 for this worthy cause and have challenged the other high schools in the district to top our donation.
submitted by Vanessa Bump
Mrs. Kristin Peak’s Kindergarten class at WDE just completed a unit on the letter Mm. Students made macaroni Mm’s by writing uppercase and lowercase Mm’s and then tracing them with macaroni noodles. They did a great job with this activity!
submitted by Jessica Dawkins
These students "moustache" you a question!
Maude Saunders third graders are learning how scientists collect and communicate data. The students had to think of a question to ask their classmates, give them options to choose from, then complete a data chart on the data collected, and communicate their findings to the class. Being a scientist is fun, but it's even more fun with a moustache!
submitted by Krisy Chandler Spence
Several Walton High and Walton Middle students attended the first round of All-State Chorus testing on September 18. Students tested on rhythm and melodic listening skills and identification, chord analysis, intervals, key signatures, time signatures, and vocabulary. WHS and WMS each had four students promoted to the next level, and they will compete in Sight Reading this weekend.
submitted by Christy English
Recently, English 2 students in Mrs. Lynne Martin's classes experienced a "Book Tasting" event!
Students were welcomed into Chez Marteen's Book Cafe with reservations for special courses such as Biography/Autobiography, Mystery, and Realistic Fiction. Students were invited to sample each course and review one of their samplings. Students sampled other courses and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres as they reflected on the event. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive:
"I have three books I want to read now!"
"I enjoyed getting to explore new books."
"I did like a book that I didn't think I would."
Future "book tastings" are already being planned due to the overwhelming success of the event.
submitted by Christy English
Superintendent A. Russell Hughes stopped in at Walton Middle School on Monday, September 18, 2017. He walked around the lunchroom, chatting with eighth grade students, offering them friendly words of encouragement. Thank you, Superintendent Hughes, for showing up for and supporting WMS students! Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.
Butler Elementary is excited to host an afterschool STEM Club this year! For their first activity, participants were involved in a cup stacking challenge. The club meets once a week and is a school improvement initiative being to supplement the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics opportunities provided for our children. There will be two sessions, one for the first semester, and another for the second semester, for students in grades 2-4 who completed a signed interest application. We are excited about this awesome opportunity for our children! Submitted by Tammy Smith.