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Mrs. Angela Fuentes's class participated in a Socratic seminar as they discussed their answers to an English Language Arts selection test. Students needed to prove why their responses were correct using text evidence. Then, students had to agree on their selected answer together as a group. Students were able to receive immediate feedback on their class score and go back to any questions that were incorrect. 

See Something, Say Something!

November 28, 2018

SEE something, SAY something

Anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, your campus, or your community through the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Hotline or the FortifyFL App .

Call 850-863-TIPS(8477) or visit www.EmeraldCoastCrime

Link to download the FortifyFL App

Students can also report suspicious activity to the Walton County School District Safe School department e-mail [email protected] 

Submitted by Charlie Morse.

Mrs. Hurley's Kindergarten class at West DeFuniak Elementary enjoyed a visit from Superintendent Hughes.  Students were studying about Squanto, the Native American, who helped the Pilgrims after they first arrived in North America.  Students used graphic organizers to write and draw about the ways that Squanto helped the Pilgrims find food their first winter. Submitted by Darlene Paul.

Hughes visits WDE K

Freeport High School’s National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony November 12 and welcomed new members. Congratulations!

Submitted by Patty Woodard

Students at Walton Academy recently experienced a PodCast with a student who is currently studying in Africa.

The student, Brittany Nobles, is the daughter of Serena Nobles, a teacher at the Walton Academy.

She has been attending Sacred Heart Catholic School in Dakar, Senegal, Africa and will return in June, 2019

Submitted by Charlotte Rodgers

Schools may be closed for the Thanksgiving break, but Superintendent A. Russell Hughes worked with many others this week to shoot video with the local non-profit Safe Water for Walton. The film will debut in early 2019. As they say… “Stay tuned!” The project is made possible by Gulf Power Company. Safe Water for Walton Gulf Power Company

Pictured with Superintendent Hughes is Carrie Chavers and Walt Hartley.  

McCaid Paul, a 15 year-old ninth grader at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, has just published his second novel, “Secret Trust.” It is the sequel to “The Forgotten Headline,” his first book which debuted last year. They are both available in paperback, hardcover, or ebook through 

“Secret Trust” is the second in a series of four books which takes place in a small, southern town known as Summersville. The sequel revolves around the main characters, Mick and Billie, who are each confronting their own family mysteries, uncovering hidden truths and decades old secrets. 

McCaid developed a love for reading and writing at a very early age. He credits his parents and teachers for encouraging and supporting his talents. His motivation also comes from wanting others to enjoy reading and writing as much as he does. Themotivation behind the Summersville Series was to gain students who haven’t developed a love for reading. 

With the help of his many beta readers, his editor, and formatter, his dreams of publishing continue to come from fruition. 

Walton County School District is so proud of this young author!!! 

To learn more about McCaid and his writing, check out his website,,, or locate him on Instagram and Twitter.