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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:

https://collegeboard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yLdFx79OSAuiHpRGfbLAug

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!”

State Assessment Results Released Walton County Improves Test Performance Ranking During Pandemic 

Click the link below for the full release.  

VPK Openings at WISE

July 29, 2021

Please follow the directions below to apply for VPK. • Visit www.elc-ec.org select APPLY FOR VPK • Create a new VPK application • Fill in all required fields marked with a red * • Upload requested documents • Once your application has been reviewed and processed, check your email for the Certificate of Eligibility

Click the Link Below 

School Board Member Tammy Smith, School Board Member Kim Kirby, School Board Member Jeri Michie, Vice Chairperson Bill Eddins, Chairperson Jason Catalano and Superintendent of Walton County Schools, A. Russell Hughes.

The Master Board Program, governance team training for the School Board and Superintendent, is designed to strengthen the leadership team’s ability to work effectively, efficiently, and collectively as a governance body while maintaining a focus on student achievement and factors contributing to the success of schools.  Opportunities are provided for the team to discuss and improve or enhance those important interpersonal issues which are essential to team functioning.

This leadership curriculum is designed to offer meaningful learning sessions concentrating on student achievement through the five components of the FSBA Governance Model. Some of the skills, knowledge, processes, and concepts that are addressed in the leadership curriculum include: supporting student achievement, consensus building, developing trust, conflict resolution, leadership and communication styles, stages of team development, perspective –taking, roles and responsibilities, district culture, and problem-solving.

Community South Bank gave Mr. Joe Proffitt and the WMS ag department a $1500 grant to buy three new composting towers.  What an exciting way to kick off the new school year!  WMS is so thankful for its community partners who pour into the lives of students.

Parents, please make sure you register your child for school as soon as possible! Please register now if you have a new pre-kindergartner or kindergartner. You also need to register if you are returning to brick and mortar schools from Walton Virtual, home, or private school, and of course, please register if you are new to Walton County. We are ready to assist you and excited about the start of the 21-22 school year!