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The Freeport Middle School Art Department loved making this project.  The assignment was simply to make whatever picture you want to using torn paper.   These artists sure do have a bright and creative imagination.  Way to go Bulldogs!!

Congratulations to Arya Patel (from Walton High) for placing at the Florida FBLA State Leadership Conference in her category (Introduction to Event Planning)!  Arya will now represent the State of Florida, District 1, and Walton High School's FBLA at the National Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago.  Arya is an excellent representative and will undoubtedly make WHS proud as she advances to nationals!

Shark Tank hosted by Walton Area Chamber at a CHELCO sponsored luncheon gave WCSD Leadership students from Freeport, Paxton, and South Walton an opportunity to use their Innovative, business, collaborative and Public Speaking Skills today.  What a treat it is to have Mrs. Megan Harrison and her staff organize such an event and make this a major learning experience for our students.  Our students rose to the occasion and impressed the audience of Business Leaders county wide, but most importantly attempted to impress the “Shark Judges”!  Paxton won the investing, but all were extremely impressive!! EPIC is the way!!!!

COVID Update April 8, 2022

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year. 


COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data


% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 4/7/22)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees






Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees






Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees






Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure







Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  1. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  3. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  4. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.

Visitors are currently allowed at school during the school day.

*Please keep in mind that although COVID positive cases may represent a student or staff member within the WCSD, it does not necessarily indicate that the virus originated within the WCSD.  It is also important to note that a portion of the positive cases involve individuals who may have never entered the school setting while sick due to proper quarantining. 


Due to information from local experts on this afternoon’s severe weather, the Walton County School Board meeting originally scheduled for tonight at 5:00 p.m. has been cancelled.  More information will be provided at a later date if the meeting is to be rescheduled.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Please stay safe and continue to monitor the weather.  The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is Tuesday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m. at South Walton High School. 

Good evening.  This is a message from your Superintendent, Mr. Russell Hughes.  After consulting with local weather expert, we are cancelling all Walton County schools for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5th, due to severe weather.  Closures include students and staff.  Extra-curricular activities and SPICE will also be cancelled.  Walton county School District will continue their collaborations with local experts to monitor the weather.  Please continue to check our district and schools’ media platforms.  Stay safe. 

According to local experts, thunderstorms are expected to pass through Walton County tomorrow, Tuesday April 5th, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  School will be in session tomorrow, but please know the Walton County School District is and will continue to monitor the weather.   

Walton County School District

Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month


Walton County School District recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time for us to not only honor those who work to support children and strengthen families, but to shine a light on the many ways we can all play a role in preventing children from being harmed. 

The Prevention Resource Guide, an annual publication by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Children’s Bureau outlines actions that can be taken by communities, organizations, families, and individuals to address the root causes of child abuse and provide meaningful and equitable support to families.  

You can access the Prevention Resource Guide and other resources at the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s at

By increasing efforts to prevent child abuse, we all help children, families, and communities thrive.