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Coach Nick, Deputy McCormick and Mr. Drake all received pies in the face from the Jump Rope for Heart Winners. Everybody raised so much money for JRFH. Awesome job! Submitted by Sherrie Binkowski.

As part of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Gaetz Institute aerospace courses at Paxton High School, students built underwater robots known as Seaperch robots. This year’s regional competition at Gulf Coast State College included an obstacle course challenge and a “finesse” challenge in which students designed an “arm” for the robot to successfully slide a pipe while underwater. Paxton’s team of, from left, Devon Stokes and Dylan Norris, utilized an arm that was designed in a computer aided design program and 3D printed. The team was able to move all five pipes while working 8-12 feet underwater in the timed challenge and earned third place out of seventy teams for their time. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

The Wedding of “Q” and “U”

Congratulations to Mr. Q and Little Mrs. U on their beautiful marriage! Once upon a time, in Alphabet land, Mr. Q was without a sound of his own. Mr. Q met Little Miss U and their fairytale began; they learned they could make so many words together.

What a wonderful event! Mrs. Redfern’s kindergarten class prepared for the Q and U wedding! The students created fancy attire with crowns and top hats. The class decorated a wedding runner for the letters to walk down the aisle. Mr. Q and Little Miss U exchanged vows to promise to stand by each other in words like quarter and quack. At the reception, the students ate wedding cake and danced. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

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Controlled Open Enrollment

 

DeFuniak Springs — Applications are now available for parents who are considering enrolling their children in a school other than their zoned school. Florida Statute 1002.31 states that beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, each district school board shall allow a parent from any school district in the state whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension to enroll his or her child in and transport his or her child to any public school that has not reached capacity in the district, subject to the maximum class size.

 

The Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) application window for the Walton County School District will be from March 20 – April 28. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation to the COE school with available capacity. Parents/Guardians may obtain an application at any school, on the district’s website, or through the district office. To view Walton County School District’s Controlled Open Enrollment Plan and Application for Attendance or to see a complete list of schools and the capacity of each, please visit www.walton.k12.fl.us and click on the Controlled Open Enrollment link.

 

WALTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

145 S. Park Street

DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435

 

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Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, the Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District!  Please share with friends and family!

https://youtu.be/EeJiuHkFBF4

Brittany Tate, Senior Grant Manager & Education Coordinator, presented a certificate to Kim Kirby, WCSD School Board Member and Superintendent Russell Hughes at the March 7, 2017, school board meeting.

Ms. Tate wished to acknowledge Walton County School District students for their participation in a Student-Led Habitat Restoration in the Choctawhatchee Watershed.  Walton County students have been growing grass for the Bay and Coastal Lakes in the area.  Last month Walton County Students were recognized in Atlanta, Georgia at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant Recipient Luncheon with a plaque and last night Walton County School District was presented with a recognition certificate.

Submitted by Laura Smith.

Plaque for Choctawhatchee Watershed