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The WCSD Facilities Department held a district-wide Custodial Training & Expo in January 2018 at the WISE Center for all custodians and plant managers.  Guest speakers, trainers, and janitorial supply vendors all participated to educate employees on topics such as health / job safety, proper cleaning techniques, and equipment use.  Four educational training sessions were held to deliver this information to employees.  After the training, lunch was provided for everyone and donated door prizes were given away.  Participants enjoyed the training and are looking forward to the next training event.

Submitted by Michelle Doggett

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017-18 Odyssey of the Mind season a success. This year's Emerald Coast Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament was held at Shoal River Middle School on March 3, 2018. Bay Elementary School, Freeport Elementary School, Van R. Butler Elementary School, Freeport Middle School, and Walton High School all particpated in the Regional Tournament.

Bay Elementary and Freeport Elementary won 4th place. Walton High School won 3rd place and has been invited to participate in the State competion.

A special thank you to our team members, coaches and parents.

To learn more about the program, visit the link below.

https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/?

Submitted by Crystal Appel.

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The WISE Center Pre-K students enjoyed celebrating Dr Seuss’s birthday with special visitors reading to each class. Thank you to Superintendent Russell Hughes, Principal Tracey Dickey and Robey Roberson for taking time out of your busy schedules to show your support.  Submitted by Debbie McBroom.

The sun didn't set without Stingrays representing us WELL at their meet this past Friday. Both boys and girls finished 2nd out of 25 teams at the Big Bend Showdown in Tallahassee. We are so proud to watch these students compete and work together as a team, supporting each other on and off campus, demonstrating that both academic and athletic success can go hand-in-hand! Stingray shout out and gratitude to our coaches, The Parkers! CONGRATULATIONS Stingrays!
Submitted by Angela Vance

Bay Elementary would like to thank all the dads that came out in support of our Jump Rope for Heart and the Popsicles with Pop event we held recently. We raised over $4,000.00 to send to the American Heart Association.

Thank you!

Submitted by Meredith Spence

 
Classrooms and hallways at Butler Elementary School were filled with activities related to Dr. Seuss as the school celebrated his birthday during Read Across America week.  Students enjoyed a variety of dress up activities that included wearing silly clothing items associated with books such as Fox in Socks and Wacky Wednesday, guest readers including parents and characters from Dr. Seuss books, and art activities related to texts read during class. 
Submitted by Tammy Smith

All in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, students and teachers at Paxton have dressed up in some interesting ways. This week, they have worn crazty socks and wacky clothes. They have dressed up in green and worn their favorite hats. Not only did they dress up, students truly participated in Read Across America by opening up a Dr. Seuss' book, or one of their own favorite books, and read like crazy! Way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' with PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE, Bobcats!  Submitted by Kalli McMillan.

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Mrs. Moore’s 5th grade class at MHS investigated and collaborated together to build different types of electrical circuits using lights, batteries, switches, and different conductors of electricity.  Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.

Walton High is excited to announce the Students & Employee of the Month for February!


9th grade - Terra Atlow

10th grade - Amber Law & Avery Ojeda

11th grade - Chrisma Spradlin

12th grade - Madison Russell

Employee - Holly Harless


Way to go, Braves!

Submitted by Christy English.