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It was all smiles in the SWHS Media Center on Thursday, November 12th as Belle Waldrop and Christian Friis signed letters of commitment to continue their athletic careers at Division 1 schools.  Belle will play volleyball for Troy University and Christian will compete in track and field for Duke University!  Congratulations Seahawks!

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, Walton Middle School proudly welcomed nearly 350 people to its first ever Title 1 meeting and science-themed parent training night.  After a FREE family pizza dinner from Hungry Howie's, parents and students rotated between three science-themed stations for hands-on experiments and educational take-aways to enhance learning at home.  Parents and students learned how to excel at science fair projects, how to develop stronger science vocabularies, and how to build and launch hand-made rockets with simple chemical reactions.  Thanks to the WMS Science Club, Nonie's Ark entertained young children in the childcare center with hands-on, live animal encounters. Families also enjoyed taking photos in the superhero-themed photo booth throughout the night, snagging pictures with characters from the elite Star Wars 501st Legion.  WHS Anchor and Key Club members also assisted in each station throughout the evening.  Over half of the teachers at WMS donated their time and energy to make the event an overwhelming and amazing success.

 

WMS anticipates even better participation for its upcoming "Making Math Matter" parent training night on December 3rd from 6:00-8:00.  Math will come alive as families come together at Walton Middle School. 

 

Pictured:  WMS Staff

Pictured: Shaleigh Geoghagen cruising in for her
3rd place finish (22:05) at district and qualifying her to run at regionals.

The Paxton team  was all smiles as they earned the District Cross Country runnerup trophy and a berth to regionals.

Pictured left to right: Coach Laurie Gilbert, Tristan Coleman, Eugene Hall, Caleb Davis, Trenton Melcher, Phillip Anderson, Hailey Myddleton, Shawn White, Blaine Johnston and Principal Cindy Neale.

Also finishing in the top 15 at the district competition from Paxton was  Hailey Myddleton  (18:53) with a 4th place finish and Blaine Johnston (19:52) with an eighth place finish.

Last week students in Mrs. Shubert's 2nd grade class participated in Book Talk presentations. Each student chose a fictional character to portray as they recounted their book for the class.  Grayson Booker chose the book "Dragons love Tacos". He dressed up like the Dragon and brought in a taco prop. He enthused the class with his descriptive language and narrative details.  Grayson set the bar high for the remaining presenters.  Excellent Job Grayson!

South Walton High School's girls and boys cross country teams qualified for the state championship in Tallahassee on Saturday, October 31st.

 

Pictured: (Rear) John Martin, Brianna Sweat, Isabella Colt, Sidney Marotta, Chloe St. Aubin, Micah Ryan, Eliot Greene and Connor Norton.

(Front) Cameron Hughes, Madison Peele, Jacob Beadle and Travis Blech.

 

Congratulations to Shaleigh Geoghagan and Hailey Myddleton for qualifying to participate in the state cross country meet.  This is the first time in Paxton's school history that cross country athletes have qualified to participate at the state level.  To qualify, Shaleigh Geoghagan ran a 20:30 and finished 9th at regionals and Hailey Myddleton ran an 18:07 and finished 15th. The two will run at the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Tallahassee. 

The Rosemary Beach Foundation presents cellist Carrie Miller in a visit to Freeport Elementary School's 4th grade class. The musician's performance is part of the annual music/art contest known as Music in Pictures. The students will create a painting based upon a choice of selected classical music pieces.