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WMS Knock-Out Cancer Day

April 14, 2015

The Walton Middle School (WMS) physical education department recently organized a Knock-Out Cancer fundraiser to support the WMS Relay for Life team.  To participate in Knock-Out Cancer Day, students had to raise a minimum of $3.00 through pledges and or donations.  Students who brought in a minimum of $3.00 were allowed to play Endless Knock-Out during their P.E. class on Friday, April 3. 

Over a span of four days, students raised a total of $2,511.38.  A trophy was presented to one student in each grade level who raised the most money: 6th grader Tinsley Abbott ($170.00), 7th grader Tanasia Gilbert ($128.00), and 8th grader Joshua Dahdah ($103.00).

On a side note, $254.00 was also raised through concessions on Knock-Out Cancer Day. This money will be donated to the Autism Awareness walk taking place Saturday, April 18, 2014.   

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L-R Scott Hulion (TSA) Assistant Principal, Tinsley Abbott, Tanasia Gilbert Joshua Dahdah

Kaylyn Rhodes - Most effective Witness at Circuit 1 Mock Trial Competition.

Matthew Majors - Most effective Attorney at Circuit 1 Mock Trial Competition.

Pictured L to R:  Russell Hughes, WHS Principal; Kaylyn Rhodes, WHS Student; Carlene Anderson, WCSD Superintendent; Matthew Majors, WHS Student; Tracy Nick, WHS Youth Leadership Teacher

Congratulations to WHS student Kayla Jackson for being selected as a National Merit Scholar Finalist!

Pictured L to R: Mr. Russell Hughes, WHS Principal; Kayla Jackson, WHS Student; Mrs. Carlene Anderson, WCSD Superintendent

ECMS recently received a state of the art weather station.  It has a cloud camera facing south-southwest, rain gauge, barometer, thermometer, it measures UV radiation, solar radiation, the temperature in the ECMS pond, the soil temperature in the garden area and lots, lots more.  It feeds to a website accessible from anywhere in the world and even has a mobile device app.  The app is for anyone interested in our area's weather.  Last but not least, the weather station feeds to The Weather Channel which utilizes the data to provide a 10 day forecast.  There are really so many features;it?'s very exciting.

These third grade WDE students went above and beyond their AR goal! By earning 25 AR points and maintaining an 85% or higher average for the 3rd Nine Weeks, they had the opportunity to pie their teacher in the face!

 Left to Right: Allie Saunders, Addie Cook, Casi Adkinson, and Jadyn Padgett

WDE Students Pie Teacher

Left to Right: David Mendoza, Jackson Clemmons, Jessica Cook, and Troy Glenn

 

 

Twenty-two members of the South Walton High School Track and Field Team traveled to Orlando over spring break for training, excursions and to participate in the Disney High School Track & Field Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Bringing home medals were Maddie Fulmer (1st in the 3200 and 6th in the 400), Ally Woodard (5th in the 1600 and 6th in the 3200), Haley Anderson (1st in pole vault), Ryan Short (2nd in pole vault), Micah Ryan (5th in 800), Amy Broadt (7th in 100 m hurdles), and Christian Friis (6th in discus).

Mrs. Harvell’s 7th grade advance science students at WMS participated in the American Museum of Natural History’s Young Naturalist Essay competition. As part of the competition, after students choose their topic, they have to go out into the field to collect data, analyze it, and then write their findings in an essay format. Dalton Harrison and Kale Herndon were selected as sem-finalists. Dalton Harrison’s topic was “The myth about moss," and Kale Herndon’s topic was “Tree Habitats." Special congratulations to these students.
Pictured L to R: Kale Herndon, Mrs. Greer Harvell, Dalton Harrison