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Mrs. Greer Harvell works hard to ensure her students learn through as many hands-on STEM experiences as possible.  This week, Sea Perch students built rovs, while eighth grade science students explored pH and suspensions.  Science makes so much more sense when it is interactive and collaborative.

Walton High School students participated Friday night, February 5th, in the first virtual Solo and Ensemble event. This event, hosted by the Florida Vocal Association (FVA), brought 12 schools and 123 students together, virtually, to showcase their skills. We are proud of our students and Mrs. Tredway, our Chorus Director/Teacher, for representing WHS with excellence and distinction. You can read more about the Solo and Ensemble event as well as other WHS Chorus news by visiting the WHS Chorus page at

EVERY ONE of the Walton High School Singers who participated in the Florida Vocal Association District 1 SOLO and ENSEMBLE Event Friday night, Feb. 5, 2021


WCSD Teacher of the Year!

February 8, 2021

Mossy Head School is extremely proud to announce that Ms. Coone is the Walton County School District Teacher of the Year! During a Celebration held to recognize the MHS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Coone, and the MHS ESP of the Year, Ms. Ingram, the Mossy Head School staff was surprised with the arrival of Mr. Hughes. Mr. Hughes' then made the exciting announcement that Ms. Coone is the WCSD Teacher of the Year and will now go on to represent WCSD at the state level for Teacher of the Year. We are so proud of you, Ms. Coone!

FHS AP Seminar

February 4, 2021

Freeport High School students enrolled in Vanessa Bump’s AP Seminar course presented their research topics to fellow students and a panel of guests including District staff, and Superintendent A. Russell Hughes. Students on campus as well as virtual participants fielded questions from the audience on a wide-range of unique research topics including the influence of “big pharma”, public space smoking bans, and the “pink tax”. Students enrolled in the rigorous AP Capstone program take 2 specific courses in which they must work to complete an in-depth personal research project. Students must also take 4 other AP courses and pass the subsequent exams.

Spaghetti Bridge Building

February 4, 2021

Students in Mrs. Flowers’ class at Dune Lakes Elementary explored the field of engineering by making bridges using spaghetti as their primary building material. They tested their bridges to see how much weight they could carry before breaking. 

Each year in observance of Black History Month, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis host a special opportunity for Florida’s K-12 students to participate in an academic and creative essay contest. Additionally, students, parents, teachers and school leaders are invited to nominate educators for the Excellence in Education Award. More information will be available from your child’s school.

 Art Contest K-3

(Grades K–3)
Governor Ron DeSantis' and First Lady Casey DeSantis' Black History Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida.

Awards: Winners will receive a prize at the Governor's Black History Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

Essay Contest

(Grades 4–5, 6–8, 9–12)
Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12).

Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at the Governor's Black History Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

Tree of Gratitude Art Show

February 2, 2021

Tree of Gratitude Art Show

Emerald Coast Middle School 6th-8th grade Art students created these paintings to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by our local healthcare heroes. Students took inspiration from 20th century Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt’s, Tree of Life. Trees have historically symbolized strength, wisdom and protection, which have always been qualities healthcare workers have displayed, but especially during the current Covid pandemic. Students infused their artworks with images of gratitude, loss, health, frustration, faith and love. We hope these works of art help communicate our many thanks for all the efforts healthcare heroes tirelessly give to our community.


ECMS Principal: Todd Drake, Asst. Principal:

Nancy Parker, Art Teacher: Jennifer Rhea