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Superintendent Hughes is keeping in constant contact with community partners and the Governor of Florida to make sure he has the most up-to-date information regarding the weather.  It is his goal to make sure that the students of Walton County are kept safe and parents are provided with information concerning district actions in a timely manner.

In the event of an emergency you will receive notifications from the Walton County School District or your child’s school.  It is pertinent that your child’s contact information is up-to-date.   

Please monitor our webpage at www.walton.k12.fl.us for emergency notifications.  We will make every effort to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Nine Youth Leadership students came together on September 5, 2017, at Freeport High School to compete in the Florida Farm Bureau speech competition for Walton County.  Three students from Freeport High School, South Walton High School and Walton High School each competed in the competition.  The topic for this speech was "Today's food companies employ many tactics including food labels to gain a marketing edge. How can farmers and ranchers ensure that consumers understand these labels and have more confidence in the safety and quality of their food?"  

First place went to Shelbee Castrillo of Walton High, second place went to Kayla “Cheyenne” Cordle of Walton High and third place went to Jenna Martin of Freeport High.  Shelbee Castrillo will move on to the Regional Competition in Chipley, FL on September 14, 2017.  Congratulations to these students and Good Luck to Shelbee at Regionals as she represents Walton County.

Pictured left to right are Bill Fletcher (judge), Shelbee Castrillo (WHS), Kayla “Cheyenne” Cordle (WHS), Jenna Martin (FHS), and Mandy Ray (judge).

Pictured left to right below are Bill Fletcher (judge), Sydney Olson (SWHS), Taylor Collier (SWHS), Shelbee Castrillo (WHS), Kayla “Cheyenne” Cordle (WHS), Rileigh Council (WHS), Jenna Martin (FHS), Tori Watts (FHS), Ethan Parker (FHS) and Mandy Ray (judge).  Not pictured is Katie Pickers (SWHS).

YL Farm Bureau

Mrs. Amanda Callahan’s 3rd grade class at WDE is learning how scientists use tools with hands-on investigation. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Labs

WDE Labs

WDE Labs

Students in 5th grade at WDE have been studying the scientific method. They are investigating the question “Where do maggots come from?" They have been observing three different types of meat (chicken, pork, beef) daily to practice steps of the scientific method.  Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE 5th gr Scientific Method

Congratulations to Kellie Lambert and Victoria Frost for receiving the A. Horatio Alger Scholarship. Recipients are picture with Charlie Morse, Principal. The scholarships will be applied to both students' practical nursing classes. Submitted by Carol Rothgeb/FB

Walton County is well represented this year at the Dr. Brian Dassler Leadership Academy!  Janet Currid, Kristin Lewis and Cindy Neale are participants.  Meredith Spence returned to the BDLA this year as a Cohort Facilitator.  Photo includes Cohort 1 from the Panhandle representing Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties with Dr. Betty Webb leading the year long professional development for school administrators.

Submitted by Meredith Spence