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In Miss McMillan's computer class, sixth graders have been learning about coding. For practice, the students participated in Hour of Code with code.org. The students were able to create algorithms for some of their favorite games, such as Angry Birds, Minecraft, and many others. The students learned a lot about coding and had an EPIC time doing it!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan

After coming back from Christmas break, Paxton's middle and high school enjoyed the annual Career Day. Students had the opportunity to talk to people in various careers. They were able to learn about careers, from a chef to an engineer. They were able to ask questions and learn more about the requirements for different careers. Also, the students were able to talk to repsresentatives from Northwest Florida State College and Enterprise State Community College. PHS would like to say a special thanks to the speakers, AVID teachers: Susan Rockman and Lesley Chest, and the rest of the AVID committee. 

Speakers: 

Josh Mitchell - State Attorney                                       

Caleb Hogg - Agribusiness                                      

Betty Sims - Checlo                                                         

NWFSC - Anthony Chevez                                        

Dawn Cooper - Nurse                                                

A.J. Neale - Engineer                                      

Enterprise State Community College                     

Jeremy Radney - EMS                                                  

Dakota Caraway - Cattle                                              

Bailey Rushing - Attorney                                            

Brook Herrington - Chef                                               

Jeff Geoghagan - Construction                                  

Officer Shover - Military and Deputy                         

Rob Wilson - Engineer     

Heather Stewart - Public Relations                                                                            

Sgt. Forsythe - Air Force

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Congratulations to our elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year and our ESP of the Year. Pictured here (L to R): Elementary Teacher of the Year - Samie Wright, Secondary Teacher of the Year - Kim Davenport, Principal Cindy Neale, and ESP of the Year - Nicole Cain

Submitted by Kali McMillan

The South Walton High School Student Government attended the January 15,2019 meeting of the Walton County School Board as part of their training with SGA sponsor, Joan Kennett.  Greg Garrett, President of the SWHS SGA, spoke to the Board Members and Superintendent, thanking them for their dedication and diligence to provide the students of Walton County with quality education, in a safe and learning-condusive environment. When asked about the assignment, Ms. Kennett, who is also the 2018 WCSD Teacher of the Year, shared the following:

"As student leaders in the school, it is my belief that our student leaders attend a School Board meeting to provide an opportunity to see our governing body at work.  For our students to grow, learn and become empowered, they must embrace as many opportunities to help them become better leaders and what better way than to witness our school board leaders in action.  For many parents and students, some have never attended a school board meeting.  I don't want my students to miss out on opportunities that will enhance their future decisions as leaders as they move into their future careers.  I believe attending will provide my student leaders to build relationships with school board members in a positive direction and see first hand our governing body work collaboratively in decision making. They saw first hand how important our community and students are in Walton County. Following the meeting, my students had many positive comments and were truly impressed with the meeting.  And of course, they became excited when the dignitaries were discussing the new addition to SWHS and the new Dune Lake Elementary."

Congratulations to these students for their involvement in student government, and their presence at the meeting.  These are some of the future leaders of our county, school district, state and country. The future is in good hands!  

Walton High School ended their Winter Spirit Week with a Winter Ball and the presentation of the court & crowning of the King and Queen.

Pictured left to right: Braden Reeves; Josie Barton; Queen Chrisma Spradlin; King Kyle Ealum; Zemiah Goldsmith; and Devin Hester.

Submitted by Christy English

Thanks to FES "Watchdog Dad"

January 14, 2019

Thanks to Mr. Troy Harbaugh, "watchdog dad" for the day at Freeport Elementary School! He spent the day with our students and ended the day assisting with Parent-Student pickup!

Congratulations to the WHS competition cheerleading team, who took home 1st place in their division Saturday in Tallahassee at the Chiles High School Competition. They will be traveling to Jacksonville January 18 & 19 for the FHSAA Regional Cheer Competition.

Way to go, and good luck, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English