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FACT class enjoying their donuts after winning the Unity Day anti bullying door decorating contest. Three classes were provided donuts for having the most creative and neatest anti-bullying door. These classes were Mrs Carlock, Mrs Lyday and Mrs Bump. Submitted by Patty Woodard.

Paxton High School art students went on a field trip to the Pensacola Museum of Art.  They saw exhibits by artists Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon.  The students have been studying and creating pieces of art based on the Impressionist movement.  They were able to view the exhibit Rebels with a Cause: American Impressionist Women”  from the Sellars Collection. 

Submitted by Corinne Wilson

Unity Day at Magnet Academy

October 26, 2017

Guidance Counselor, Heather Blanchard uses Unity Day as an opportunity to have an open discussion with Magnet students about the implications and repercussions of bullying. Submitted by Lisa Pitts.

South Walton High is Working Together Against Bullying - United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion! #ECKunityday #unityday  Administration, Staff and Students wore orange on Wednesday, October 25, as they joined with Emerald Coast Kids (emeraldcoastkids.org) in "Color the Coast Orange" day!  The activitiy was part of a show of support for Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center's Unity Day 2017!  

     

WMS students took a united stand against bullying on Wednesday, October 25th.  During lunches, students in all three grade levels signed a banner, pledging to take a stand against bullying.  Prior to Unity Day, Mr. Campbell challenged each grade level to show their support for the cause by wearing orange.  The sixth grade class had the greatest participation of all three classes, flooding the lunchroom Wednesday with a sea of orange.  WMS applauds these amazing students for their kind Warrior spirit. Submitted by Kristen Rhodes.

Paxton School participates in Unity Day with Mr. Jackson, Assistant Principal, leading Paxton students in the Say No to Bullying Pledge plus 2nd and 5th graders wore orange to show their unity. Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

Paxton Unity

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Maude Saunders theme this year is “Teamwork Sparks Success”.  Our family literacy night on October 19th saw teams of parents, grandparents, students, teachers, staff, and community members come together for fun literacy activities. Each grade level provided various sports-themed games that taught literacy skills.   Thank you to everyone who has joined our TEAM! Submitted by Krisy Spence.

MSE ELA Night

MSE ELA Night

In support of National Unity Day, the Walton County School District joined emeraldcoastkids.org’s WEAR ORANGE for #UnityDay2017. Students from all over the district wore orange on October 25th, and participated in activities throughout the month to help raise awareness of the serious issue of bullying. Activities emphasized the importance of kindness, acceptance, inclusion and the need for unity. 
Superintendent Russell Hughes and the district office administration and staff all wore orange for the event, and gathered together to show their support for the anti-bullying cause! 

submitted by Keitha Bledsoe

The Theatre Project at South Walton presents: The Importance of Being Ernie, a modern day re-telling of the Oscar Wilde classic, set in a modern day American high school. Run dates are this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm in the SWHS auditorium. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. We'll see you there!

Submitted by Don Goodrum and Keitha Bledsoe