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Thanks to FES "Watchdog Dad"

January 14, 2019

Thanks to Mr. Troy Harbaugh, "watchdog dad" for the day at Freeport Elementary School! He spent the day with our students and ended the day assisting with Parent-Student pickup!

Congratulations to Paxton students Samantha Lee and Kaylee Aplin for being recognized for their EPIC writing by the Florida State Poets Association in their 36th anthology: Cadence. Samantha, placing in their poetry contest, had her worked published in the anthology. Kaylee is recognized in the book for receiving honorable mention in the contest. Way to go, ladies!

Submitted by Kalli McMillan

January is National Mentoring Month! Mentoring guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. Research suggests that youth who have a mentor are more likely to attend and be more engaged in school, finish high school and continue on to post-secondary education, and form more positive social attitudes and relationships.

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child and changing the world for the better, Lori Hughes, the WCSD contact for our mentoring program, will be happy to assist! Contact her at (850) 892-1100 ext. 1443
or by email at hughesl@walton.k12.fl.us

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Congratulations to Tayten Lehmann (right) and Samantha Lee (left), Paxton High School Band, for their selection into the top honor band at the 20th annual Southeastern United States Middle School Honor Band (SEUS) held at Troy State University December 6-8, 2018. 
Outstanding accomplishment!!! Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Paxton students never miss a learning opportunity, even on the last day before Christmas break. Mrs. Heather Stewart’s 8th grade Science students took a new perspective when they created their Christmas cookies to look like the Solar System. This project was definitely a fun AND delicious take on space. Submitted by Kalli McMillan

Pictured (L to R): Haleigh Drake, Jocelyn Jones, Summer Pryor, Abby Murphy, Mara Aplin, Bailey Howell, and Anney-Kate Araneo.

The Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly will take place January 24- 27 in DeFuniak Springs. The Florida Chautauqua has partnered with the Walton County School District to provide educational activities for our students, to include the annual Lakeyard visits for our 4th graders that are designed to enhance their study of Florida history.
This year’s theme delves into the topic of the importance of small town America. There are multiple events and activities for the entire family that are free of charge.
The public is encouraged and invited to attend these events.
 
On Friday, Paxton and Walton Key clubs came together for a service project at Grace Rides’ stables. They helped with keeping the barn and facilities useful for the special needs children that ride the horses with this wonderful organization. These students understand the importance of teamwork to help others. Submitted by Kalli McMillan