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Bounce houses, water balloons, and cotton candy were just a few of the treats enjoyed by students who were recognized for achieving attendance goals at Butler Elementary!  Students who had perfect attendance were rewarded each month throughout the year, and were then treated to time at the grand finale “awesome attendance” celebration!   Submitted by Tammy Smith


Cheers and congratulations were heard throughout the halls of Butler Elementary School as fourth graders made their traditional “final walk.”  Students and staff lined the hallways to wish them well.  Best of luck to these students as they head to Middle School! Submitted by Tammy Smith


These six aerospace students at Paxton High School have earned their final industry certification to complete the aerospace career academy. Earning the Visual Line of Sight Systems Operations certification from the Unmanned Safety Institute was an arduous task that included both a written exam, sixteen drone flight hours, and a final performance exam to prove their skills. Congrats on both earning these certifications and completing the program! 

Submitted by Heather Stewart

Walton County School District provides tips to help parents  strengthen their child's academic success.   This video presented by Walton High School Assistant Principal Nathan Smith, focuses on some important details that will help parents make informed decisions regarding their child's education.  

Third grade Multiplication Masters at West Defuniak Elementary celebrated all their hard work on Wednesday. Students who mastered all of their multiplication facts earned admittance to the Multiplication Blowout Fiesta! There, students enjoyed roasted corn, tacos, nachos, and all the extras.  These kiddos are ready for 4th grade! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.




As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, students in grades 3rd - 5th grade celebrated their achievements this year with their last Awards Day Ceremony. Many were attendance for this special occasion. Parents, teachers, and friends were all there in support of these elementary Bobcats. The students were all happy and proud to have Superintendent Hughes in attendance to celebrate this EPIC year and watch them receive their awards with PRIDE, PASSION, and PURPOSE. 

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Checking on the continuing growth of our Technical College. We are summer ready! Three times more graduates than last year! Get a career in a year right here in the WCSD!

Paxton School has officially been named a FAFSA Champion for the 2017-2018 school year, which means that our school boosted its completion rate of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The Florida FAFSA Challenge is a statewide campaign to increase the proportion of Florida high school seniors who complete the FAFSA, which helps students qualify for financial aid to pay for college expenses. We are proud to have taken part of the Florida FAFSA Challenge and to be the home of so many driven students. Congratulations, Bobats! Submitted by Kalli McMillan.