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Marine life artist Wyland will be in Destin September 28-October 1st at the mid-bay marina repainting his famous mural. Families can visit the marina to watch the restoration of the Whaling Wall or paint on large canvases set up from 8am-6pm. A presentation was recently made to 2nd and 3rd graders at FES about the importance of protecting large marine animals who live on the coast. 

MHS Hosts Open House

September 24, 2015

Mossy Head School hosted their annual Open House and Reading Night on September 10th. Parents were invited to visit their child’s classroom to be a part of the Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) and set goals for their child’s learning this school year. Title I provided resources for parents to take home to help their child reach their reading goals. With parents and teachers working together, MHS will surely reach their Destination….Learning!” 
MHS Open HouseMHS Open House

The Freeport Elementary School SophistiCats is a performing show choir of twenty-eight fourth grade students directed by Miss Angela Saltsman. The students rehearse once a week after school and perform music from a variety of styles and eras. In the past, the SophistiCats have performed throughout Walton County at community and company events, including the Freeport City Hall Veterans Day program, the Freeport Christmas Tree Lighting, and the annual Chelco business meeting in DeFuniak Springs, as well as school concerts and events. The SophistiCats' first performance of this school year will be at the Walton County Fair on October 7th at 6:00 p.m. We value the community’s support of the arts and music in our schools!

Students pictured left to right: Eli Albury, Courtney Roberts, Sadie Kilgore, Madison Maples, Adalyn McCormick, Annabela Hope, Alysen Baynard, Isabella Birch,  Kaden Saunders, Layla Melcher, Kayla Digges, Marissa Andrews, Milo Rasz, Landon McLean, Robert Byrd, Madison May, Kassadi Watson, Keira Smith, Miranda Lee, Amelia Dykes, Licia Alamo, Trinity Gilbert, and Alexander Dean. Not pictured: Abigail Osborn, Caitlynn Fannin, Tricia Withrow, Olivia Godwin, and Sydney Meisner.

WDE Open House for K-2WDE Open House for K-2

West DeFuniak Elementary welcomed parents and students to Open House on Tuesday, September 23rd for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  Parents set goals and expectations for their own children. Here’s to an entire year of “Sweet Success.”

Volunteer Orientation

September 21, 2015

Volunteer Orientation will be offered again on September 29, at 5:00 p.m. Please remember that all volunteers must attend one training per year.

Pre-K Open House

September 21, 2015

We look forward to seeing all of our families at the Pre-K Open House on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 to present all that's happening in Pre-K. 

South Walton High School youth leadership student, Mackenzie Brundage, won first place at the Florida Farm Bureau District 1 speech contest held on Wednesday, September 16th at the Washington County Farm Bureau Office.  She qualified to participate in the District 1 contest after winning first place at the Walton County speech competition held earlier in the month.  Mackenzie, a 10th grade student, will go on to compete at the state level representing Florida Farm Bureau’s District 1 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on October 29th.  In addition to participating in the state competition, Mackenzie has been asked to speak at surrounding county Farm Bureau monthly meetings as well as at the annual state meeting.  She has also been invited to perform her speech for the Department of Agriculture next August.  Walton County Superintendent Anderson had the following to say about Mackenzie and the youth leadership program, “Mackenzie is a perfect example of what the leadership class at South Walton High School is all about.  Building students’ self-esteem prepares them for this type of activity with life-long benefits. We congratulate Mackenzie and wish her well in future competitions.” When asked how being part of the WCSD Youth Leadership Program at SWHS has helped her thus far this school year, Mackenzie commented, “The youth leadership program at SWHS has helped me develop my strengths in public speaking and it has helped me become a leader." 

The Walton County Sheriff's Office will offer the Teen Driver Challenge on September 25-26th at Freeport High School. Teens 15-19 are eligible and MUST have a valid Learner's Permit/Florida Operators License for at least 6 months and participants must provide their own car. A current copy of a driver license, vehicle registration and insurance are required. The class is limited to 12 students and all others will be placed on a waiting list for future classes.  Please contact School Resource Deputy David Talley at DTalley@waltonso.org for more information or visit http://waltonso.org/citizen-services/teen-driver-challenge

To see a short video clip about the Teen Driver Challenge, please click on the link below.

Youtube Video