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Seahawk Junior Fisher Marks is congratulated by Principal Alexis Tibbetts and Assistant Principal Carrie Chavers for earning 1,500 points on the PSAT.  Fisher had a perfect score on the math questions.

Superintendent Hughes spent part of the morning at WDE doing Drop off, visited Mrs. Daniel's class for The Positivity Project, and 1st Grade Data Chat. No stopping until the end of the day Thursday! EPIC3 in progress!!!!

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Supt Hughes at WDE

Walton High School’s culinary arts students prepared a holiday brunch on December 13 to show their appreciation for our outstanding faculty and staff members and the hard work they do every day to help students build their legacies and succeed.  The delicious meal served by students with smiling faces started our day off right!

 

We would like to thank Ms. Spice and her culinary students for all THEY do to make Walton High such a special place for our students, staff, and community members!

WHS Culinary Dept Students
WHS Culinary Dept Students
WHS Culinary Dept Students
WHS Culinary Dept Students
WHS Culinary Dept Students
Congratulations to the Freeport Middle School Girls Basketball Team for winning the Conference Championship on December 12th! The Lady Bulldogs won 30-27. Way to go, ladies! Congratulations on your phenomenal season! GO BULLDOGS!

South Walton High School was well represented at the awards ceremony of the District Science Fair. 

Sophie Harris, 1st place, Biological Division

Anzhela Gorbyleva, 2nd place, Biological Division

Catherine Fields, 3rd Place, Biological Division

 

Dalton Robinson, 2nd place, Engineering Division

Camden Odum, 3rd place, Engineering Division

Bryce Southerland, Honorable Mention, Engineering Division

 

Edwin Feldman, 1st place, Environmental Division

Evelyn Hanish, 2nd place, Environmental Division

Taylor Brandon, 3rd place, Environmental Division

Chloe Chick, Honorable Mention, Environmental Division

Lily Turner, Honorable Mention, Environmental Division

 

Karena Hand, 1st place, Physics Division

Grace Ritchie, 2nd place, Physics Division

Mary Brown, 3rd place, Physics Division

Robert Guss, Honorable Mention, Physics Division

This school year, ELA teachers at Walton Middle School have committed to turning the heavy lifting of learning over to their students, intentionally designing lessons that provide students opportunities to deeply think, write, and discuss their ideas. 

This week, sixth grade ELA teachers Rachel Jones and Brendon Murphy, with the support of instructional coach, Kristen Nelson, joined forces and introduced the fishbowl strategy to their students—a collaborative discussion protocol that allows students to meaningfully discuss texts they’ve been reading and studying.  Combining classes, the team first introduced the strategy’s steps to students, modeling how to have an interactive student-led discussion.  In the classroom fishbowl, students formed two circles.  Students in the center circle were in the fishbowl, leading and carrying on a text-dependent conversation about Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, a novel they’ve been reading.  These students were provided sample question stems to help them consider appropriate ways to voice their analysis, opinions, and questions about the text.  While the inner circle students conversed with each other, students in the outer circle observed the process, taking notes about insightful comments heard, text evidence offered, and personal connections made. 

At the end of the student-led conversation, each class debriefed about the process itself, considering “glows” (strengths of the activity) and “grows” (opportunities for improvement next time).  WMS teachers are committed to working together to help students become independent learners, thoughtfully providing them with opportunities to develop their own unique voices.  Yet again, the “we, not me” spirit thrives in classrooms at WMS.

girl sitting on bean bag WMS

students sitting in desks listening to teacher speak

students sitting in desks taking notes

Courier Santa Visits WHS!

December 15, 2019

What an EPIC way to spread the holiday spirit!  Walton High had a surprise visit from Santa (aka Byron Lane) yesterday!  He was working hard to spread holiday cheer while making his (courier) deliveries.

Courier Santa at WHS

WHS Courier Santa Visit

Congratulations to the Paxton Middle School FFA Sub-District competitors. The results were as follows:

Opening and Closing Team - 1st place
Makalynn Cassady
Addison Cook
Kiley Edwards
Madison Falk
Clara Martin
Colten Phillips
Hydie Varnum

Extemporaneous Speaking - 1st place
Colten Phillips

Prepared Public Speaking - 1st place
Clara Martin

Creed Speaking - 3rd place
Hydie Varnum

Pictured: Front Row (L to R): Makalynn Cassady, Clara Martin, Haylee Hayes, Kiley Edwards, Macie Dell, Addie Cook, and Hydie Varnum. Back Row (L to R): Madison Falk, Rylee Sormrude, Colten Phillips, Cassie Varnum, Jordyn Bradley, Hailey Sexton, and Ashlyn Hall.

Paxton students definitely BROUGHT their BEST to the District Tropicana Speech Competition:
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)
Rylee Braswell - Most Entertaining (6th grade)
Marley McClelland - Most Entertaining (5th grade)
Kaylee Yeakos - Honorable Mention (5th grade)
Cade Stewart - 3rd Place (4th grade)
Braylon Bradley - Most Entertaining (4th grade)
Way to go, boys and girls!