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Congratulations to the South Walton High School Seahawks Marching Band for receiving Straight Superiors at the Pea River Marching Classic at Elba High School on Saturday, October 26! Color Guard tied for Best Auxiliary in their division, and the band earned Second Place in Division 1A! Go Marching Hawks!

SWHS Trophies     

SWHS Color Guard

Superintendent Hughes spends time at WDE in the Fine Arts and 1st Grade area today! Students were working on their Red Words, Picasso and other rigorous subject matter.

Mr. Hight was galvanizing Core Mathematical Content with Number Value, patterns and fractions through music instruction at West DeFuniak Elementary during Superintendent Hughes' visit!

Supt Hughes in Music Class

Boeing Electrical Engineer Ian Weaver visited Paxton High School’s aerospace career academy this week to speak with students about his career in engineering. One of 45,000 engineers at Boeing, he has worked much of his career in the development of the flight controls of the V-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor military aircraft capable of vertical and short takeoff and landing. A huge thank you to Mr. Weaver for taking time to share his expertise with our students!

Paxton Aerospace Students

The State Wide standards tour was hosted by the WCSD last evening at Walton High School. Chancellor Jacob Oliva and Vice Chancellor Paul Burns and the FLDOE members enlightened attendees on the direction of the new standards, and fielded questions from all who desired to share their thoughts as the state works towards dissolving Common Core as directed by Governor Ron Desantis. Over 100 attendees participated to include six(6) Panhandle Superintendents, Administrators, teachers, community members and students. Representing our WCSB Members are Jason Catalano and Marsha Winegarner. FES Principal Kristen Lewis and TSA Laurie Campbell are pictured with Superintendent Hughes.

STate Standards Tour
State Standards Tour

Mossy Head School held Mustang Scholars assemblies to recognize students for their academic success the first nine weeks. Students that made A and A/B Honor Roll were called up to the stage to receive a certificate and reward. The assemblies included grades Kindergarten through Fifth. 
MHS Scholars
MHS Scholars
MHS Scholars
MHS Scholars

Reading students recently worked as detectives in Mrs. Amber Proffitt's seventh grade class at Walton Middle School. Students closely and carefully read a set of texts for evidence regarding how Edgar Allen Poe died. Through this CSI-style lesson, students investigated Poe's childhood, military years, writing career, and his death. Students used their investigative reasoning skills to formulate a theory about Poe's mysterious demise. The historical lesson was intriguing and challenging--an ideal combination for engagement and learning.