Patrick E. Kennedy, attorney at Law, spoke this week via teleconference to Paxton High School's third year aerospace students about constitutional law and its impact on the future of unmanned aerial systems, or drones. These students earn high school and university credit from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University through the aerospace program. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.
Mossy Head Elementary Students Get a "Taste" of Fractions!
March 30, 2018
Mrs. Becking's and Mrs. Booth's second graders get a "taste" of fractions!
Students in Mrs. Becking's and Mrs. Booth's classes work on understanding fractions by becoming chefs and creating baked goods. Students then calculated what fraction of their play-dough pizzas, cakes, and brownies they "ate."
Submitted by Allie Blanton
FES Student Wins Scholastics Storyworks Essay Contest!
March 30, 2018
FES 4th grade student, Emily Simmons won the Scholastic Storyworks Essay Contest! The editor of Storyworks wrote Emily a letter stating that she "loved Emily's creative and effective essay"!
Submitted by Nancy Currie
SWHS Web Application Development and Programming Students Demonstrate Knowledge by Passing Industry Certification Exams
March 30, 2018
Pictured from left to right: Connor Cross, Jacob D'Aleo, Julian Slater, Mrs. Yu, Tyo Smith, Black Shipp, Alex Nguyen, Ben Sirmans, Steven Dersy (absent)
Submitted by Rich Komando.
During the March 27, 2018 Walton County School Board Meeting, School Board Member Kim Kirby and Superintendent Russell Hughes presented certificates to several Walton County teachers for being recognized by the Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart, as some of the highest impact teachers in the state of Florida.
Pictured left to right: Kim Kirby, WCSD Board Member; Lydia Cochran, Van R. Butler Elementary; Jeannine Abadie, Emerald Coast Middle School; Dana Akridge, Seaside Neighborhood School; Nina Borthwick, Constance Morreale, Deborah Shost and Christine Solomon from Emerald Coast Middle School; Taylor Griffith, Seaside Neighborhood School; Superintendent A. Russell Hughes, and Charlotte Sause, Seaside Neighborhood School. Not pictured were Brandy Wesson, Emerald Coast Middle School; Sandra Goulding, Sharon Martin and Joy Robbins, Seaside Neighborhood School; and Angela Reilly, South Walton High School.
A big congratulations and thank you to these teachers for their hard work in and out of the classroom. Once again, proof that Walton County is the best school district anywhere.
Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
WHS Students Attend FBLA State Convention
March 28, 2018
These six students recently attended the FBLA State Convention in Orlando. They represented WHS and Walton County well and learned a lot. They are ready to win state, not just district, next year!
Pictured from left to right:
Submitted by Christy English
Submitted by Robert Escamilla
Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters visited Mrs. Jessica Dawkins’ 2nd grade classroom at WDE on Tuesday. Mrs. Dawkins’ class earned this reward for collecting the most Box Tops in the school for grades K-2. Students enjoyed a one hour presentation of seven different animals. They learned about their natural history, behaviors and habitats. More information can be found at www.noniesark.com
Submitted by Jessica Dawkins