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We are so excited that we get to brag on Jordan Nichols, a Junior at SWHS.  Jordan is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.  He is one of 16,000 Semifinalists in the US and will have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Jordan earned this distinction by taking the PSAT/NMSQT at SWHS.  Last year Jordan was a member of the Walton County Academic Team that won the State Academic Championship.  He is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Seahawk Tennis Team.

We congratulate Jordan for this accomplishment and encourage all of our Seahawks to take the PSAT seriously when it is given at SWHS on October 11th.  Maybe you can follow in Jordan’s footsteps! Submitted by Barbara Stratton.

Classroom Labs in Action at MSE

September 18, 2017

These MSE students are learning about sensory details by tasting candy and recording their finds. SWEET! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

MSE Erin Ray

WHS United Way Day of Caring

September 18, 2017

Twenty-one WHS Key Club students participated in the annual United Way Day of Caring on September 12. This year students worked at the ARC and helped clean up the property - trimming hedges, pulling weeds, and even killing a rattlesnake. They didn't leave without a few cuts here and there, but the feeling of helping neighbors down the street was worth it all! Submitted by Christy English.

WHS United Way

WHS United Way

Ten Apples Up On Top

September 18, 2017

After reading "Ten apples up on top", Mrs. Mishko's Kindergarten students were curious about gravity. They tried dropping an apple and a crayon to see which object would fall faster and also tested to see how many apples they could stack or balance on their heads. Now they know why apples fall down, instead of up....gravity, of course! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

The faculty and staff of West DeFuniak Elementary rallied around their co-worker, Dawn Barone, who is currently undergoing chemo therapy treatments. Mrs. Barone's treatments have resulted in her losing her hair. As the guidance counselor, Mrs. Barone often speaks with students about their character. Today, our faculty and staff were able to teach about compassion by wearing bandanas to support Mrs. Barone! We love you, Dawn! We're all in this together! #TeamBarone Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

WDE Rallies for Co-worker

School Back in Session Tomorrow

September 11, 2017

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes states that all Walton County Schools will be back in regular session tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  This includes all extra-curricular activities as well. Please refer to your school's specific website regarding extra-curricular activities. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Good evening. This is a message from your Superintendent, Mr. Russell Hughes. I will be making an announcement by 2:00 P.M tomorrow, Monday, September 11th in reference to schools being opened or closed for Tuesday, September 12th. Please look to the Walton County School district or your individual school’s websites for further information. Stay safe. 

Superintendent Hughes has announced that, per Governor Rick Scott's decree, all Walton County Schools will be closed Friday, September 8 - Monday, September 11, 2017. Students and staff should plan to return on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. If you have any questions regarding extra-curricular activities please see your specific school's website. Please continue to monitor media outlets and the Walton County School District webpage for up-to-date information.
We are pleased to announce that FES is the recipient of a grant provided by the Dugas Foundation to purchase books for the students. Submiited by Nancy Currie.