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Student Council Officers (LtoR)

President:                   Reed Leavins

Vice President:          Emma Ludwig

Secretary:                   Ethan Cruz

Treasurer:                  Savannah Smith

Submitted by Nancy Currie

WDE is thrilled to announce the Maker Space Club for 4th and 5th grade students. Students will experience hands-on learning activities that will challenge students to make, create, investigate, tinker, explore, and discover. The activities will be based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students met after school on Monday, October 10th. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

 

Mossy Head School’s Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes celebrated Fire Prevention Week with a visit from the local fire department. Firefighters brought their fire trucks and gear to teach students about preventing fires and what to do in case of a fire. The students had a great time learning about fire prevention and safety from our local firefighters. MHS would like to give our local fire stations a big THANK YOU for helping our students learn about fire prevention and safety! Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

Mrs. West's Career Planning classes at Walton Middle School have made a commitment to complete a community project each nine weeks. The first nine weeks, the classes chose to show their appreciation to the city police officers.  Each student wrote a thank you letter to the officers, and each officer received a survival kit full of goodies donated by the students' families. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

The SWHS Marching Band earned a superior rating at the Southern Showcase in Dothan, AL this past weekend.  The band is under the direction of Mr. Bobby Escamilla. Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

This video clip features our very own Superintendent of Schools, Mrs. Carlene Anderson as well as Van R. Butler Elementary Principal, Mrs. Tammy Smith, Sparking Interest in Reading with the support of the Barbara Bush Foundation. Submitted by Kelly Layman.
http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/Blogs/The-EC-Blog/News-2016/Reading-Rally-Aims-to-Spark-Interest-in-Reading/

On Saturday, October 8, the WHS Marching Braves traveled to Dothan to compete in the 10th annual Southern Showcase.  The band competed in class 1A alongside 10 other groups from Florida and Alabama.  The Walton Braves not only received Straight Superior Ratings for their performance, but were awarded Best in Class awards for Color Guard, Band, Percussion, and Drum Major.  The band was also awarded the Challenge Cup Championship (first place) for class 1A for the first time in their performance history at the Southern Showcase.  Way to go, Braves! (The band also received Superior Ratings on September 24th and October 1st at Rehobeth and Milton High School.  The ensemble will be traveling to Fort Walton on October 15 to compete at the Emerald Coast Marching Classic.) Submitted by Chad Robbins, WHS Band Director.

Maude Saunders 5th grade students participated in a “book tasting” in order to explore the different genres of literature. They were exposed to just a taste of a variety of books to learn an appreciation of a variety of genres.  These fifth graders are preparing to participate in a 40 Book Challenge which encourages students to read across genres to build their vocabulary and build schema.  The students had a lot of fun and found many “tasty” books! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

Paxton school had a successful Open House! Pictured: Tanner Mock, 2nd Grader.  Sumbitted by Samantha Martin.