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MAKING MATH MATTER TO WALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES

 By: Kristen Rhodes

Once again, Walton Middle School’s families showed their commitment to their children’s education by attending the school’s second Title 1 Parent Training Night of the year.  The event, “Making Math Matter,” occurred on Thursday, December 3rd, at 6:00 p.m.  Nearly 300 people filled the lunchroom for a free pizza dinner before rotating through three holiday-themed, math-related rotations.  Within each rotation, WMS math teachers hosted a total of eight breakout session options, with real-life math topics ranging from study tools to technology resources to standards-based activities.  For instance, in one station, parents learned strategies to “Stuff [Their] Study Stockings,” learning how to make foldables for studying math concepts at home, while in another station, “Jingle Bells, My Wrapping Failed,” they learned to avoid wasting wrapping paper by calculating surface area.  In addition to stations such as these, families also shopped at Russ’ Holiday Store, fully stocked with student-crafted items and managed by Mrs. Russ’ students themselves.  Walton Middle School takes tremendous pride in its partnership with parents and eagerly anticipates the next sure-to-be successful event, “Reading Like a Sleuth,” on Thursday, January 28th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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The “Science Brothers” shared some of their awesome inventions with MSE scholars on December 4th.

The ‘Science Brothers’ is an non-profit outreach program aimed at getting elementary and middle school students interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) activities. The program centers around the dynamics of two brothers, who specialize in different fields, arguing over whose science is ‘cooler’. The result is a fun and wacky trip exploring different premises in science; light, sound, energy; with examples and demonstrations from the realms of chemistry, physics, and electricity. 

-Krisy Spence, MSE

Paxton Homecoming

December 4, 2015

Cassidy Brazile and Woodrow Myles , Paxton Homecoming Queen & King


Montana Armstrong Paxton Miss Spirit & Escort Garrett Bodie

Voice of Democracy Winners

December 4, 2015

2 out of the three winners from this year's Voice of Democracy contest were from WHS! We are proud to be Braves!

1st Place-Evan Cowie

3rd Place-Keegan Menser 

Paxton senior Grant Stewart signs his letter of intent with Florida State baseball . He is pictured here also with head baseball coach Nate Moore.

Sydney Reaves was chosen as the Kiwanis student of the month in September. She was recognized at the September meeting. She was selected because she stands out amongst her peers in leadership and citizenship. Congratualations Sydney!

Paxton Key Club

December 4, 2015

Paxton Key Club had sign-ups for the angel tree project. The project is a program to give help to deserving families for the Christmas holidays by finding people to adopt the Angels that provide Christmas presents and food baskets. The project was also expanded this year to help elderly people that might be shut in to have a Merry Christmas.

Kate McWhoter and Jesus Perez were chosen as the Kiwanis students of the month in November. They were recognized at the November meeting. They were selected because they stands out amongst their peers in leadership and citizenship. Congratualations Kate and Jesus!