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Walton County School District celebrated all those selected as school based 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Professional of the Year tonight at the annual TOY/ESPOY Awards Ceremony!

We are proud to announce our 2019-2020 WCSD Teacher of the Year, Jeannine Abadie, from Emerald Coast Middle School! Huge Congratulations to Ms Abadie, math specialist at ECMS!!! We look forward to your representation of our EPIC District in the coming year!

Congratulations also to our new WCSD Educational Support Professional of the Year, Lisbeth "Anne" Turner, from Freeport High School! Thanks for all you have done to help so many at FHS, and in the Freeport Community!

Selected as the 2019-2020 WCSD Assistant Principal of the Year was Mr. Scott Hulion, Assistant Principal at Walton Middle School! Way to go, Mr. Hulion! Mr. Hulion is an exemplary Administrator, and a tremendous asset to Walton Middle School and the WCSD!

Selected as the 2019-2020 WCSD Principal of the Year is Dr. Alexis Tibbetts, Principal at South Walton High School! Congratulations to Dr. Tibbetts for her incredible accomplishments at SWHS! Under her leadership, the SeaHawks have doubled in numbers and soared in academic excellence!

Special thanks to St. Joe Community Foundation for their support of our event, and the very generous monetary award presented to our Teacher of the Year and ESP of the Year!  

Another very special event of the evening was the presentation by 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year, Meredith Ness, of a framed copy of the Congressional Record recognizing Ms. Jeannine Abadie as WCSD Teacher of the Year, and Ms. Lisbeth Turner as WCSD Educational Support Professional of the Year by the Hon. Matt Gaetz.  

Our Walton County School Board members and Superintendent Hughes are hard at work this week advocating for our students and teachers at the 33rd Annual Day in the Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida!
#AmazingLeadership #WCSB #EPICSuperintendent #Advocacy #MakingtheConnections
33rd Annual Day in the Legislature
Standing: L to R:
Marsha Winegarner; William Eddins; Senator Gainer; Jason Catalano;
Seated: Kim Kirby
33rd Annual Day in the Legislature
Pictured L to R:
Marsha Winegarner; Kim Kirby; Representative Chris Latvala; Jason Catalano; William Eddins; Superintendent Russell Hughes
33rd Annual Day in the Legislature
Pictured L to R:
Jason Catalano;Marsha Winegarner; Rep. Brad Drake; Kim Kirby; William Eddins
Florida Space Day in the Capital
Florida Space Day in the Capitol!
School Board Members Marsha Winegarner; William Eddins; Jason Catalano; and Kim Kirby
33rd Annual Day in the Legislature
Pictured:
Marsha Winegarner; Kim Kirby; William Eddins; Jason Catalano
Chancellor Oliva and Dpt Chancellor Burns
Florida's Deputy Chancellor of Education, Paul Burns; William Eddins; Kim Kirby; Marsha Winegarner; Florida's Chancellor of Education, Jacob Oliva; Jason Catalano
33rd Annual Day in the Legislature
Friday, January 17, 2020 was a great day at WISE Center Programs for In"10"sity and ALC students! Organized by our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Varnum the winter Title I event, "Bring Your Parents to School Day" was a huge success. Mrs. Varnum had events planned throughout the day,  which began with parents and students enjoying a pancake breakfast served by faculty and staff. There were breakout sessions for parents as seen in the attached picture, led by teachers Andrea Schiller and Jamie Ramsey. Parents and teachers were able to collaborate and discuss ideas related to Title I and school improvement, each gaining valuable insight. The day included a selfie station for parents and their children, 1st semester awards and recognition and concluded with a STEAM Club  Pie the Teacher/Administrator Fundraiser. Thank you to our parents and students for their participation, and to District level Title I staff for their help in the planning and implementation of this amazing event.

Congratulations to the middle school FFA chapter of Paxton, who took 1st place at the district competition and will be competing at the state competition in June. Pictured (L to R): Colten Phillips, Makalynn Cassady, Clara Martin, Madison Falk, Kiley Edwards, Addie Cook, and Hydie Varnum. Congratulations to the Parlimentary Procedure team, who received 2nd place. Pictured (L to R): Hailey Sexton, Cassie Varnum, Haylee Hayes, Macie Dell, Ashlyn Hall, and Jordyn Bradley.

PAX FFA

Further congratulations to the individual FFA members who recieved the following awards:

Extemporaneous Speaking - 1st place
Colten Phillips

Colton Phillips PAX FFA

Prepared Public - 2nd Place
Clara Martin

Clara Martin PAX FFA

Congratulations to the following Walton High students for recently earning their Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification!  This rigorous course is designed to help students achieve mastery in the use of Microsoft software applications, which will allow them to earn an internationally-recognized certification that will broaden post-secondary and employment opportunities.

Sarah Bush
Jenna Curtis
Alexander Duncan (Expert certification)
Jader Granja
Ashanti Hawkins
Chloe Hernandez
Lacey Hopper
Kanye Patrick
Brandon Pickard
John Powell
Latrell Shipman
Gillian Thepchantee
Kira Young (not pictured)
Beautiful Warner
Jaiden Willis

WHS MOS Certs

WHS MOS Certs

WHS MOS Certs

The Kids of Distinction Music Club from Maude Saunders Elementary School, under the direction of music specialist Cathy Drake, presented a meaningful tribute to the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King today. The program highlighted some of the struggles and characters of the Civil Rights movement, with a strong emphasis on the quest for peace by Dr. King. Students sang, played Orff instruments and shared important information that helped to remind us all of the important lessons that Dr. King taught.

MLK Program from MSE

MSE MLK Program

MSE MLK Program

MSE MLK Program

MSE MLK Program

MSE MLK Program

Dune Lakes Elementary School Fifth Grade First LEGO League Team performed wonderfully at the Robotic Competition today, Saturday, January 18th in Crestview.  In their first-ever official qualifier event they exhibited their team’s “City Shaper” plan and earned a personal best high score of 215!
Congratulations to our Fifth Grade Team, “One Step Ahead!”
One Step Ahead Team Members: Evangeline Brown, Griffin Perk, Hieu Roberts, Steele Rodgers, Joey Strickland, Jon Villa
Coaches: Julie Sedlock Perk and @meredithflowers
For more information about First LEGO League visit: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge
DLE Robotics Challenge     DLE Robotics Challenge
DLE Robotics Challenge
DLE Robotics Challenge