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Student-created goals are a tremendous part of learning at Walton Middle School.  In classes throughout campus, students craft measurable and attainable goals and strive to reach them.  On Thursday, February 15th, district leaders conducted a School Improvement site visit.  Several articulate Warriors chatted with district leaders about their personal learning goals, discussing how and why they set their goals and what specific steps they were taking to achieve them.  These conversations exemplified meaningful learning at WMS.  Submitted by Kristen Nelson.

WHS's Administrative Office Specialist Program students participated in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) District Competition in Pensacola. Tanner Grey and Katelyn Gillert won 1st Place in the Hospitality Management competitive events for both online testing and the performance event. Abigail Hewett won 3rd place for Healthcare Administration. William Huff, Katelyn Lloyd and Belle Lloyd won 4th place for Hospitality Management competitive events for both online testing and the performance event. Students utilized skills learned in their Administrative Office Specialist classes during the competition. Students will compete in the State Competition on March 16-19, 2018, in Orlando! Not pictured is Abigail Hewett, her event was only online testing. Way to go Braves! Submitted by Holly Harless.

AVID students spent their class period at the Stanley House visiting and delivering Valentine treats today to the residents as part of a community service project. The students had a great time and have decided they are going to go back at least once a month. This was such an amazing experience for both the students and the residents! Submitted by Christy English.

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: