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April 18, 2022

On Monday, April 11, 2022, at 6:30 pm, Walton High School was host to the first ever DeFuniak Springs Honor Choir, comprised of chorus students from Maude Saunders Elementary, Mossy Head Elementary, West DeFuniak Elementary, Walton Middle School, and Walton High school.  The combined elementary Honor Choir was directed by Shawna Trainor (MSE), Buddy Goodman (MHE), and Nathan Hight (WDE).   Walton Middle School 2nd Period Chorus was directed by Andrew Moore, and the Walton High School Bellissimo Ensemble was conducted by Michelle Tredway.  The pianist for the evening was Mrs. Keitha Bledsoe. 

Last week, MSE's 5th graders participating in after-school tutoring took on the role of Crime Scene Investigators! The students were tasked with solving the mystery of the death of numerous small woodland creatures. Through research and text evidence, they narrowed in on their prime suspect - the owl. But to really crack the case, it was necessary to dissect the undigested parts of an owl's food, such as hair or bones, which are regurgitated (coughed up) and deposited as "pellets". Just as they suspected, these student sleuths found the remains of multiple small woodland creatures. Great job, MSE students!


In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year.  

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data


% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 4/14/22)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees






Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees






Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees






Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure







Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  1. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  3. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  4. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.


Visitors are currently allowed at school during the school day.


*Please keep in mind that although COVID positive cases may represent a student or staff member within the WCSD, it does not necessarily indicate that the virus originated within the WCSD.  It is also important to note that a portion of the positive cases involve individuals who may have never entered the school setting while sick due to proper quarantining. 



Two students proudly represented Walton County at this year's State Science Fair located in Lakeland, FL. We are proud of their accomplishments and congratulate them on their success!

Summer VPK Registration

April 13, 2022

Please click the link below to view the registration information for Summer VPK.  


April 13, 2022

MHS Students received AR shirts and participated in their April All House Meeting Challenge, Math Fact Eggs Race! Each House choose two students from each grade level to solve a math fact in an egg relay race. Congratulations to Quantum House, this year's winner! 

The Freeport Middle School Art Department loved making this project.  The assignment was simply to make whatever picture you want to using torn paper.   These artists sure do have a bright and creative imagination.  Way to go Bulldogs!!

Congratulations to Arya Patel (from Walton High) for placing at the Florida FBLA State Leadership Conference in her category (Introduction to Event Planning)!  Arya will now represent the State of Florida, District 1, and Walton High School's FBLA at the National Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago.  Arya is an excellent representative and will undoubtedly make WHS proud as she advances to nationals!

Shark Tank hosted by Walton Area Chamber at a CHELCO sponsored luncheon gave WCSD Leadership students from Freeport, Paxton, and South Walton an opportunity to use their Innovative, business, collaborative and Public Speaking Skills today.  What a treat it is to have Mrs. Megan Harrison and her staff organize such an event and make this a major learning experience for our students.  Our students rose to the occasion and impressed the audience of Business Leaders county wide, but most importantly attempted to impress the “Shark Judges”!  Paxton won the investing, but all were extremely impressive!! EPIC is the way!!!!