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Walton High School band recently hosted a visit from the Baptist College of Florida Guitar Ensemble! November 15, 2019, BCF Assistant Professor Jonathan Erp and the BCF Guitar Ensemble came to provide a clinic and perform for the guitar students at WHS. The interchange provided an opportunity for WHS guitar students to connect with a post-secondary guitar program, and learn more about college level options and expectations.

BCF Guitar

BCF Guitar

BCF Guitar

Congratulations to the Freeport Middle School 2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners!

5th Grade: (L-R)
3rd Place- Audrey Stallings
1st Place- Madeline Ptak
2nd Place- Ruby Stacy

WMS Tropicana 6th Grade

6th Grade: (L-R)
3rd Place- Kayleigh Byrd
1st Place- Niamh Barthel
2nd Place- Megan Weller

The Paxton High School art students recently visited the University of West Florida Art Department and Art Gallery.  They had an opportunity to meet and interact with the Art professors, and received a tour of the Fine Arts Department. Paxton Art teacher is Corinne Wilson. 

Maude Saunders is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest.  Fourth grade winners are Ceaton Ealum (1st), Brinley Laird (2nd), and Conner Crews (3rd).  Fifth grade winners are Natalee Register (1st), Fallon Piper (2nd), and Bailey Cole (3rd).  The first and second place winners will compete in the District Speech Contest on December 12th.

MSE 5th Gd Tropicana 19-20

Students in Mrs. Willoughby’s Kindergarten class received a letter from their friend, Turkey, asking them to please help create a disguise in order to avoid being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. Students were very creative in coming up with clever disguises to help their turkey. Some of the disguises include Spiderman, a princess, a bush, a little girl, a scuba diver, and sheep.

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes and the entire Walton County School District Administration, Faculty and Staff wish all our students, families and community a safe and enjoyable Fall Break! School will be closed from November 25 - 29, 2019. School will resume on Monday, December 2, 2019. Wishing all a harvest of blessings, good health and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

Congratulations to all the the Tropicana Speech winners for Paxton School. In order of picture: 4th Grade - Cade Stewart (1st), Braylen Bradley (2nd), and Payson Cook (3rd).

PAX Tropicana Winner

5th Grade - Marley McClelland (1st), Kaylee Yeakos (2nd), and Destini Chapman (3rd). 6th Grade - Channing Coone (3rd), Rylee Braswell (2nd), and Ana McQuaig (1st).

PAX Tropicana Winner

In the continued effort to promote college readiness through AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination, WDE 5th graders created “college turkeys” to represent their teacher’s college choice. Mr. Stafford’s class represented the University of Florida, Mrs. Garrett’s represented Troy University, Mrs. Currid’s choice was Northwest Florida State College, Ms. Dickey chose Southwestern Oklahoma University, and Mrs. Bush’s class choice was Louisiana State University. The students researched information such as the tuition, special programs, clubs, and the different sports that the college offers,  the mascot, colors, and what academia interested each student individually about the teacher chosen college.

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MHS Celebrates Education Week!

November 23, 2019

Mossy Head School celebrated Education Week November 18-22. Students, families, and staff enjoyed activities throughout the week. Dads came out for Doughnuts with Dad. Then, moms had their turn with Muffins with Mom. For both events, moms and dads participated in activities in their child's classroom while sharing a muffin or doughnut. Before the break, Mustangs and their families came together for a special Thanksgiving Dinner during lunch. Local first responders also joined the Mustang family for the Thanksgiving Feast. 
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Find it Fund it Florida!

November 22, 2019

Florida’s K-12 local education foundations invest in students, teachers and classrooms to fund opportunities and support beyond what tax dollars provide. They serve 99% of our state’s 2.8 million students with a variety of initiatives to enhance education, help students, support teachers and drive innovation.

You can join with others to fund a classroom project now in Walton County! A few dollars can make a big difference for a motivated teacher with a great idea!

https://www.finditfunditflorida.com/walton/

Find It & Fund It, Walton!

Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to invest in the creativity of a teacher to bring amazing learning experiences to their students. To get started, simply click on a grant below to view the details and fund online.

 

 


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Special Thanks to Our Presenting Partners

CHELCO

Alys Foundation

St. Joe Community Foundation

SchoolSubjectProjectAmountDateDeadline
Dune Lakes Elementary School Teaching Quality Growing Buds
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Literacy Technology and Flexible Seating Options to Support Literacy in a Diverse Classroom
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School Teaching Quality Infinite Solutions with i Pads
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Teaching Quality Please Help Students Build Accountability
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Freeport High School Career/Technical Education Research Done Right
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19 11/30/19
Paxton School STEM Education Science in the Classroom - STEM lab for our student's future
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
West Defuniak Elementary Teaching Quality Help us become a 1-to-1 classroom!
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education Techy Teaching $822.11 10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education Ipads Powering Individualized Instruction $822.11 10/02/19
South Walton High School Literacy Inspire Spanish Speakers to Read
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
South Walton High School Teaching Quality Calculated Investment $1,299.00 10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Low Performing Students Valuable Tool for Learning Disabilities
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Van R Butler Elementary Teaching Quality Technology for Engaging and Rigorous Science Inquiry
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School Literacy Epic Reading
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Freeport High School Low Performing Students Knowledge is Power $1,296.98 10/02/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Low Performing Students Playing to Learn Language
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Paxton School STEM Education Stepping Up with STEM!
funded grant
FUNDED
10/02/19
Freeport Elementary Literacy Soundtrack to Success
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
WISE Pre-K Literacy Dynamic Dinosaurs through Dramatic Play and Teach and Talk with Stories while Learning $919.92 10/01/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education Blossom in Garden Greatness $0.00 10/01/19
Bay School STEM Education Illuminating a Love for Learning $928.85 10/01/19
Mossy Head Elementary Teaching Quality Bringing Music To Life $983.36 10/01/19
Bay School STEM Education Classroom STEM Lab Set-up
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
South Walton High School Teaching Quality Color It Creative! $1,014.71 10/01/19
Van R Butler Elementary Literacy Guide Literacy instruction through technlogy
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Walton High School Teaching Quality ACCESS Literacy and technology $1,300.00 10/01/19
Walton High School STEM Education Boosting Biology with Technology
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
South Walton High School STEM Education Oysters Suck... But that's a good thing...
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Walton Intensity School of Excellence STEM Education Science in the "Outernet"
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Robotics Funding for First Lego League
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Hands- On Science Field Trip
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Bay School Literacy Power House of Learning $743.28 10/01/19
Freeport High School Teaching Quality PE in the Digital Age
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Emerald Coast Middle School Literacy Laptops for Readers
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education STEM Garden
funded grant
FUNDED
10/01/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Learning Through Technology and STEM
funded grant
FUNDED
9/30/19
Van R Butler Elementary Increasing Graduation Rates Building Our Boys to be Successful Young Men $865.56 9/30/19
Freeport High School Teaching Quality You Can Count on Me! $580.20 9/30/19
Mossy Head Elementary STEM Education Little Bits for Learning
funded grant
FUNDED
9/30/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Literacy Read and Explore the World
funded grant
FUNDED
9/30/19
South Walton High School Literacy Teach Living Poets! $1,484.29 9/30/19
Freeport Middle School Literacy Extra! Extra! Read all about It!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/29/19
Emerald Coast Middle School Literacy Who Was? What Was? Where Is?
funded grant
FUNDED
9/29/19
Van R Butler Elementary Literacy iRead, iKnow, iConquered! $1,495.00 9/29/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Low Performing Students Independent Literacy and Math Stations
funded grant
FUNDED
9/28/19
South Walton High School Low Performing Students Sensory calming space
funded grant
FUNDED
9/27/19
Freeport Elementary Low Performing Students iPads for iKids and Individualized Instruction
funded grant
FUNDED
9/27/19
Van R Butler Elementary Low Performing Students Building Better Mathematicians
funded grant
FUNDED
9/27/19
Walton Intensity School of Excellence Low Performing Students Destination Innovation: Outdoor Learning Center for Students with Special Needs
funded grant
FUNDED
9/27/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Collaboration Skill Building K-5
funded grant
FUNDED
9/26/19
Freeport Elementary Low Performing Students Hands on Autistic Learning Activities
funded grant
FUNDED
9/26/19
Paxton School Career/Technical Education Triumph Using Technology Tools
funded grant
FUNDED
9/26/19
Walton High School Low Performing Students Equity for ELL Students
funded grant
FUNDED
9/26/19
Walton Middle School STEM Education STEM Gardening at WMS $1,440.00 9/26/19
Walton Middle School Literacy Keeping the Magic in Middle School
funded grant
FUNDED
9/26/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Literacy Y.A.? Hooray!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/26/19
Freeport High School Low Performing Students The Gift of Graduation
funded grant
FUNDED
9/25/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School STEM Education Grant for Generation Genius Subscription $360.00 9/25/19
Paxton School Literacy "Out with the Old, In with the New"
funded grant
FUNDED
9/25/19
Emerald Coast Middle School Literacy Seeing is believing!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/25/19
Freeport High School STEM Education Teacher iPad needed to improve laboratory quality
funded grant
FUNDED
9/25/19
Dune Lakes Elementary School Teaching Quality Ceramics by the Sea $1,255.00 9/24/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education STEM in the Gym! Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Spelling in Physical Education!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/24/19
Van R Butler Elementary Low Performing Students Oh Boy, We'd Be One to One!
funded grant
FUNDED
9/23/19
Paxton School STEM Education Providing Quality Science Lab Experiences for Students $997.40 9/18/19
Van R Butler Elementary STEM Education Lead the Way with STEM
funded grant
FUNDED
9/17/19
West Defuniak Elementary STEM Education Growing Readers Through STEM $993.99 9/16/19