December 19, 2014
to the 2014 science fair winners from Walton High School.
Congrats to the SWHS Competition Cheerleading Team for winning 1st place at the UCA Southern Championship in Birmingham this past weekend and winning a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championship. They are the first team in Walton County to win a bid to NHSCC, the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. It is held at the Walt Disney World® Resort and will be televised on ESPN & ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries on Feb 7 & 8, 2015. Way to go, girls!
Ms. Simmons started driving a WCSD School Bus on December 4, 1968. After 46 years of loyal service to the Walton County School District, Ms. Simmons will step off of her bus the last time on December 19, 2014, and step into the world of retirement. Congratulations Ms. Simmons for a job well done.
Freeport Middle School held their annual Science Fair during the weeks of November 10th-21st. Our theme this year was Science Fair Inventions. The Science students researched, planned, and conducted experiments during the month of October. Grades 5th-8th all participated in this years' Science Fair expo. Congratulations to the following FMS Science Fair Winners.
1st place: Ryley Curry, 7th grade
2nd place: Brooke Mclean, 5th grade
3rd place: Josh Godfrey & Garren Acosta, 8th grade
A special thank-you to our PTO for award allocations.
Maude Saunders 5th Grade Tropican Winners
Pictured Left to Right: Ashanti Hawkins, 3rd place, Jacobe Adkinson, 2nd place, and Paige Nolin, 1st place
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Ms. Zuma Banks, President of the Rosemary Beach Foundation recognized district art teachers and schools for their participation in the 2014-15 annual Music in Pictures program, which is a year-long educational art initiative for all students in grades K-12. The foundation presented a check for $7,000, which will be disseminated to the schools to offset any costs associated with the program.
WMS would like to congratulate Ms. Amy Bennett’s 6th period class. They participated in a county wide completion “Read to Succeed Fall Motivational Contest”. It took place from October 27 – November 21. Participating students were asked to complete eight multiple choice activities in order to qualify for the contest. Extra points were given to encourage students to do their very best. To begin with every time a student did an activity their class received one point. Every score of 75% - 87% earned, gave the class an extra two points and all scores 88% and higher generated an extra three points for the class.
The winning class is the qualified class that earned the most points on average per student within their school. This class not only scored the most points from our school, they also scored the most points in the county. This class scored an astonishing ninety-four points on average per student. This was thirty-five points higher than the second place class for the county. Again WMS would like to say congratulations to Ms. Bennett and her 6th period class.
Names in photo 6th period class
Back Row L – R Kaymon Miller Dustin Manning Ms. Amy Bennett Nolan Hickingbottom Antony Silva Isaiah Yon-Wright
Middle Row L – R Trey Nettles Kolby Washington Elrod Vo
Front Row L – R Alyssa Brown Savanna Howell Natina McKenzie Not Pictured Joshua Machado
Walton Middle School 8th Grade School Winners “Read to Succeed”
Congratulations to Ms. Amy Bennett’s 2nd period class. This class participated in the “Read to Succeed Contest”. Of all the classes at Walton Middle School that qualified for the contest, this class was the top winner. They earned the most average points. These students worked very hard and it paid off for them. Again congratulations to the Ms. Bennett and to her 2nd period class.
Names in photo 2nd period
Back Row L – R Calvin Ruffin Landon Ballard Ms. Amy Bennett Tyler Smith
Front Row L – R Colby Capraun Tyrin Paul Kaycee Anderson Not Pictured Morgan Powell