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Walton County School District will be participating in's 3rd Annual COLOR THE COAST ORANGE#UnityDay2017 on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 * * * 

WEAR ORANGE in support of bully-free schools and a safe community. Join Emerald Coast Kids for its 3rd Annual COLOR THE COAST ORANGE #UnityDay2017 on Wednesday 10-25-17. 

WEAR ORANGE to send a message of support, hope & unity that the Emerald Coast is together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance & inclusion. Schools, businesses, homeowners, individuals, all community members, everyone!
We can do this Emerald Coast (Bay, Okaloosa & Walton Counties)… let’s make a difference… let’s COLOR THE COAST ORANGE! Visit for teen resources & anti-bullying info and links.

HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN UNITY DAY, Wednesday, Oct 25th:

Wear ORANGE on Oct 25th (shirt, tie, hat, wristband, socks, shoelaces, hair bows, nail polish, hair extensions). Think outside the ORANGE box: tie orange ribbons around a tree or mailbox; decorate your door; have an all-orange lunch… be creative! 

Make ORANGE “unity” banners; make ORANGE “unity ribbons”; hold classroom anti-bullying discussions; etc. 

Go viral about “going ORANGE” by posting about Unity Day & share your photos & events on social media and use #ECKUnityDay and #UnityDay2017.

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

This Freeport Elementary School classroom enjoys receiving visits from Logan, a therapy dog, who enjoys listening to the students read to him. Submitted by Nancy Currie.
Just a reminder that this Friday, October 6, 2017, will be an Early Release Day due to Staff Professional Development.  Students will also be out of school on Monday, October 9, 2017, for a Teacher Work Day.  Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Walton Middle School will host its first Title 1 parent meeting and training event of the school year on Thursday, 10/12/17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Parents and students will work together to complete hands-on STEM activities.  Free dinner will be provided to all, and childcare will be available for toddlers and elementary aged children.  We look forward to seeing our families at this exciting evening! Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.


The Seahawk Marching Band performed over the weekend and received an overall superior at the Blackwater Classic in Milton, FL.  Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

"Whirled" Peace Day at VRB

October 3, 2017

International Day of Peace was recently celebrated at Van R. Butler Elementary School. Students created handmade pinwheels in art class under the guidance of Art Teacher Constance Rogers, then planted them around campus to symbolize “Whirled Peace”. This is an annual event at the school that affords students a chance to discuss what peace means and how they can help contribute to a peaceful society. Submitted by Tammy Smith.

VRB Whirled Peace

VRB Whirled Peace

Butler Elementary students are thrilled to have a beautiful new playground!  The school’s PTO recently completed the purchase of this exciting new equipment! Submitted by Tammy Smith.

VRB Playground