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Superintendent Hughes continues his tradition of helping at pick up or drop off at Elementary Schools across the District.  Today was WDE!  Thanks to our Great Teachers and Paraprofessionals who Brave the heat, rain, storms, and sometimes traffic challenges to get children to school and home safe!  Please take a moment to thank those who do a job that ONLY those who are educators truly understand the details, issues and yet do it with a smile!  EPIC 4wRd!!!!!  Rocking!

A special thanks to the Buggs Family that stopped and took a picture with the Superintendent. 

Moving 4wRd on the 2nd Day!

August 11, 2021

WCSD remains in engaged with making sure the 21-22 SY is moving 4wRd as planned and committed to making sure the 2nd Day is better than the first with 178 more days to make it The Best EVER for children.  Thanks to ALL Stakeholders who have helped to make it so!!!!!  EPIC 4wRd!!!!!!!

Thank You, Parents!

August 10, 2021

WCSD Parent Mr. Schnayder stopped Superintendent Hughes as he visited schools to thank him for the Leadership and spectacular work our teachers, staff, and administrators do for children.  Mr. Schnayder states, ”I could not be more proud of our school system and we talk about it all the time”! Our Team is honored to serve our community, students, and families in this capacity.  Thanks, parents for supporting us as you do!  EPIC 4wRd!!!!!

We are EPIC 4wRd today in the WCSD!  There is NOTHING like the 1st Day of school for Administrators, teachers, bus drivers, staff, and students!  We NEVER get tired of what this day feels and looks like.  Thanks to all stakeholders for trusting us with our precious students that represent our families.  #4wRd  Recalibrated-Refocused-Ready & ROCKING!

TEAMWISE at Camp Longleaf

August 9, 2021

TEAMWISE, in collaboration with Bioplilia, utilized the spectacular Camp Longleaf grounds for our Life Languages training on August 6, 2021. We gathered as a TEAM to understand how each professional communicates and processes information. Our goal is to create a school of professionals willing to act, feel and think because Together we Empower All Minds (TEAM).

WCSD would like to extend an invitation for parents and students to attend a virtual parent night hosted by the College Board Florida Partnership. All registrants will receive a link to a recording of the webinar a few days after the session.

Registration is limited to the first 500 people.

Fall College and Career Readiness Open House- PAEC

Please join us as we discuss important items related to College and Career Readiness:

·         Importance of taking rigorous high school coursework (i.e. Advanced Placement or Honors Courses)

·         SAT Suite of Assessments (PSAT 8/9, PSAT/ NMSQT, and SAT)

·         Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy

·         College Board Opportunity Scholarships

·         Big Future

When: August 24th, 2021, 6:00-7:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:

What an EPIC Day!

August 3, 2021

What an EPIC Day at WCSD’s EPIC4wRd Leadership Training Day!!! This was truly a day of Excellence, Professionalism, Innovation and Collaboration as teachers, administrators, and support staff from all over the District joined together to celebrate our successes, and ignite our drive for being Recalibrated, Refocused, Ready and Rocking!!! The District was really Rocking today!

Superintendent Hughes welcomed everyone with stirring comments about the value of all those who participate in the educational process of Walton County School District. Our culture of being Ready was reflected in the selection of Red as the color scheme for this year’s event! He shared, “We were ready before, and we are ready now.”  He ended with the quote from a story of a child completing a puzzle of the world that stated, “If knew if I could fix the man, I could fix the world.”

Special keynote speaker, Kyle Schwartz, renowned educator and author, inspired listeners and instilled a greater desire to really “see” and “know” our students as we strive to do everything possible to help every child succeed.

Over 75 presenters in content and choice sessions provided informative and engaging professional development sessions designed to support the Superintendent's vision for WCSD.

The day closed in a rousing pep rally with prizes, uplifting comments from our Teacher of the Year Leslie Coone, and special thanks by Superintendent Hughes for all those who made the day possible. 

Walton County Sheriff's Office is excited to host our annual Back-to-School Splash Bash and backpack giveaway!
This event will be held by Walton County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputies at Wee Care Park from 11 am - 2 pm.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, and snow cones will be available for all who attend. Backpacks will be given out on a first come first serve basis along with some basic school supplies.
We will have inflatable slides, bouncy houses, and kid's activities for fun for the whole family! We look forward to seeing you there! 
Please join the Walton County School District in supporting this cause and visit our EPIC Van while you are there.  

Stuff the Bus

July 29, 2021

Walton County School District is partnering with United Way of the Emerald Coast and their “Stuff the Bus” event on July 31, 2021 at Walmart locations and online.  All donated supplies will be distributed to students in Walton and Okaloosa counties.  Giving is also as easy as texting “Schoolsupplies” to 40403.  If you have questions, you may contact United Way directly at 850-812-0315 or send us your questions here at the district office through “Let’s Talk” from the district website.  View the attached flyer for further information.  Come on, let’s “Stuff the Bus!”