July 31, 2015
On Thursday, July 30th, new teacher hires with 3 or less years of experience participated in a full day of learning teaching strategies and what to expect during the first few days of school. A big thank you goes out to Walmart and Winn Dixie for donating gift cards to assist in the cost for providing breakfast and lunch for our new teachers and to Ed's Restaurant for providing their delicious chicken salad at cost!
July 28, 2015
July 16, 2015
WCSD is excited to offer a new after school program beginning August 2015. The program is FREE and will be highly engaging, hands-on and project based. The program will welcome guest presenters from our many community partners, and students will problem-solve community based issues. CSI: Warriors is available to select 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Walton Middle School and will meet after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3p.m.-6p.m., Aug. 17 –May19th. Transportation will be provided with limited drop-off points.
For more information or if your child is interested, please contact:
Mr. Jason Campbell, Principal WMS or Mr. Scott Hulion, Assistant Principal WMS @ 892-1280.
July 6, 2015
Forty-one area students in 4th - 8th grade recently participated in Emerald Coast Middle School's first annual robotics camp.
Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart recently recognized 147 graduates of the Commissioner’s Leadership Academy. Two of the graduates were from the Walton County School District: Walton High School Principal Mr. Russell Hughes and Coordinator of Mathematics and Data Support Mr. Nathan Smith. The Leadership Academy consists of a year-long rigorous professional development program for Florida principals, principal supervisors and education leaders. The job-embedded and research-based program includes five school site “learning walks” with a regional cohort to practice instructional leadership skills, focusing on increased knowledge and skills to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Congratulations to Mr. Hughes and Mr. Smith for representing Walton County in a professional manner and successfully completing the program!
Pictured L to R: WHS Principal Russell Hughes, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart, and Coordinator of Mathematics and Data Support Nathan Smith
June 10, 2015
Mrs. Laurie Cook, the Digital Literacy teacher at Walton Middle School, is very excited to congratulate her 8th grade students who earned their GS4 industry certification. To become certified in GS4, you must take and pass three different exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and Outlook) and Living Online. Mrs. Cook is also to be congratulated for her hard work in preparing the students for the certification exams.
Pictured L to R Back row Sakara Runge, Branna East, Celeste Truett, Hannah Machado, Christina Howell.
L to R Bottom row Nathan Moore, Jace Hughes, Criffon Murphy,Matthew Milby, Joshua Permenter, Bladen Ward