Braves Bulletin

May 22- May 26

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Ms. Wilson's 5th Period Collects Most Donations for CIC

Student Council recently hosted a drive to raise funds for Children In Crisis, which is a non-profit that feeds, clothes, and cares for children in our community. The goal was to raise $1250, but we're proud to announce that our Braves Family raised $1753.78 - the most we've ever raised!

Congraulations to Ms. Wilson's 5th period class for earning the top spot & raising $411. These students received a pizza party to reward them for the most donations. We'd also like to give a shout-out to Mr. & Mrs. Carnley's 5th period class for coming in second place by raising $148.52.

Seniors 2024 Remind

Attention juniors:

Below are the Remind codes for next year. Sign up today, so you don't miss out on news & announcements.

Students - @brave24
Parents - @walton24

Class of 2024 Senior Portraits- July 24-26

Senior 2024 portraits will be taken at Walton High School July 24-26. Due to specific format design & software requirements, only portraits taken by RoMo Photo will be published in the yearbook. Portrait sessions will consist of several casual poses in a favorite outfit with additional poses in senior formal attire (provided by RoMo). Students are encouraged to bring personal props (sports balls, instruments, etc.) or attire (uniform, letterman jacket, etc.) for the casual personality portraits.

The session fee for July will be $20 and will be collected on the day of the session. This fee will increase to $30 for fall sessions. There is a $10 cancellation fee if RoMo Photo is not notified within one day of the scheduled appointment.

The sign-up sheet is on the Class of 2024 bulletin board in Braves Blvd. Please contact Mrs. Murphy ( if you have any questions.

Join the Braves Team!

Want to be a part of our EPIC Braves team? Our principal, Ms. Leavins, said it best: "If you're looking to join a team headed to #1 in the state, you need to be at Walton High School." We'd like to give a shout-out (and a huge thank you) to Raleigh Reed, Braves TV crew member, for creating this amazing video that spotlights our phenomenal students, staff, and school.

If you're interested in joining our Braves Family, please check the WCSD employment page at for openings, and email Ms. Leavins ( with questions.

Food For Thought Summer Schedule

Food For Thought Summer Schedule
Walton High School
June 7, 14, 21, 28
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

For more information, email or call 850-716-2255.

Class of 2024 Officer Voting

Attention Class of 2024:
If you're interested in running for a senior class office, please sign up with Mrs. Zodrow by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Voting for class officers will be held during lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Block Bell Schedule May 2023

We'll be on a block bell schedule from May 1-22 due to testing.

- FAST (9th & 10th grades): May 1-8
- US History EOC: May 11-12
- Biology EOC: May 15-16
- Algebra 1 and Geometry EOCs: May 17-22
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Final Exams- May 24-26

We're in the home stretch of the school year, Braves!

Final exams will be given May 24-26:
Wednesday, May 24 - period 7
Thursday, May 25 - periods 2, 4, 6
Friday, May 26 - periods 1, 3, 5

Students will be allowed to check out at 12:19 on May 25 and 26 if they have finished their exams & work, have turned in the release form to SSA (by May 23), and have transportation. Buses will run at normal times. No exams will be given early without prior approval from administration.
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2023 Graduation

Walton High School's graduation will be held in our stadium on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. Seniors should report to the auditorium by 5:30 p.m. We'll be live streaming the ceremony on our YouTube channel -

Medicine Pick-up Deadline May 26

It’s nearing the end of the school year, so it’s time to make plans for picking up your child’s remaining medication(s). Medicines not picked up by the end of the day on Friday, May 26, will be disposed of by our school nurse. Please email with questions.

2022- 2023 Parent Survey

Parents & guardians:

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below by May 26. The information collected through this survey assists us with making improvements to your child's educational experience. Your feedback will impact planning for the 2023-2024 school year and beyond. We greatly appreciate your time and participation!

FAST Scores

Parents/guardians may access their child's FAST scores on the FLDOE Assessment Family Portal.




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NWFSC Dual Enrollment Info

Summer & Fall 2023 NWFSC dual enrollment registration is just around the corner! Below are two bulletins containing links to Ms. McKie’s online dual enrollment appointment book and helpful information that will ensure students are ready for the summer and fall registration at NWFSC.

* First-time NWFSC dual enrollment students -
* Returning NWFSC dual enrollment students -

NWFSC CTE Summer Camps

Northwest Florida State College is sponsoring summer camp sessions for rising 9th-12th grade students interested in high-impact, hands-on training in Career & Technical Education fields including business; aviation; welding; nursing; radiography; medical lab technology; carpentry; public safety; marine science; playwriting; and e-sports.

The cost to participate is $100 per camp. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register today to lock in your spot.

Streaming/On-Campus NWFSC Fall 2023 Classes

Walton High School is excited to announce that we will be offering two streaming Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) courses on our campus for the Fall 2023 semester and one in-person, face-to-face NWFSC class taught on our campus.

* Streaming NWFSC courses
Our NWFSC on-campus computer lab is equipped with brand-new computer desktops, a large screen monitor, speakers, and in-room microphones for students to interact with the NWFSC professor for an optimal class experience. For the Fall 2023 semester, NWFSC will be offering Natural Disasters (ISC 1003) on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 7:55 a.m. and Practical Applications of Math (MGF 1006) on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 1:00 p.m. Both classes will be held in the WHS Media Center.

- Natural Disasters (ISC 1003) - This interdisciplinary course investigates natural catastrophic events, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, and floods. This class will use an environmental studies approach to examine how modern society exacerbates the damage caused by these natural phenomena and methods to mitigate human suffering. The student will gain an appreciation of humankind’s relationship to the natural environment. This opportunity is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors that have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have taken the PERT. (There is no minimum required PERT score for this course.) This course will count as a 0.5 science credit in high school on a weighted GPA scale AND the physical science requirement for a general AA degree at NWFSC.

- Practical Applications of Math (MGF 1006): This course is designed for students requiring only general education mathematics courses (non-STEM related degree). Topics include systematic counting; probability; statistics; history of mathematics; geometry; sets; and logic. This opportunity is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors that have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; have a PERT math score of 114 or higher; and have taken the PERT reading and writing tests. (There are no minimum required PERT reading and writing scores.) This course is consider “accelerated,” as students will complete one semester of work and it will count as 1.0 math credit in high school on a weighted GPA scale AND one of the two required “core math” requirements for a general AA degree at NWFSC.

* In-person NWFSC course @ WHS
For the Fall 2023 semester, our NWFSC on-campus course will be College Success (SLS 1001). This class will be taught by a WHS teacher. This is a great transitional course from the high school setting to the college environment. It will help develop practical study skills to enhance academic success at both the high school and college levels. College Success focuses on time management; note-taking; test taking skills; creating goals; identifying learning styles; using NWFSC resources; developing career choices; and learning to cope with common issues that many college students face in their first year. This opportunity is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors that have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have taken the PERT. (There is no minimum required PERT score for this course.) This course will count as a 0.5 elective credit in high school on a weighted GPA scale AND the general education credit for a general AA degree at NWFSC.

If you're interested in the courses listed above or any other dual enrollment classes, please view the two bulletins below that contain links to Ms. McKie’s online dual enrollment appointment book, as well as information that will help you get started for the Fall 2023 registration with NWFSC.

- First-time dual enrollment students:

- Returning NWFSC dual enrollment students:

Fall 2023 NWFSC dual enrollment registration has already begun and will continue through August 10.

Miss Fourth of July Celebration Pageant- Register by May 24

The DeFuniak Springs Business & Professional Association, the WHS Anchor Club, and the WHS Drama Club will host the Miss Fourth of July Celebration Pageant in the WHS Auditorium on Saturday, June 10. There are age groups for grades K-12. A packet with details and the registration form may be downloaded at Registration forms are due May 24.

For more information, visit OR contact David Pert, Anna Cramer, or Regina Uhland on Facebook.

Volleyball Summer Conditioning/ Tryouts

Volleyball tryouts for the 2023 season will be held on July 31 and August 1 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Note: August 1 will be designated as a tryout date for students out of town or absent on July 31 OR if further evaluation of a player is needed.)

Summer conditioning will be held from July 10 to August 5. Athletes must have a physical on file with WHS to participate in summer conditioning and tryouts. Athletes should plan on attending at least eight sessions of volleyball summer conditioning. Any sessions in June for other sports will count toward the total for volleyball. Students are reminded to wear appropriate attire (knee pads, sneakers, etc.) for conditioning and tryout sessions.

Questions? Contact Coach Hayes at

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Anchor Club Announcements

The new Remind code for Anchor Club is @anchordfs. Anchor members, please sign up in the English hallway for the Splash Bash on July 29. See Ms. Wright (room 222) if you have any questions.

Rock the Block Clean-Up Event

In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, FL, the DeFuniak Springs CRA is pleased to announce a two-day ROCK THE BLOCK community revitalization event from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 21 and 22. This program will assist residents within the CRA area who are unable to maintain areas of their property through a block-style hands-on volunteer experience.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and for students to earn volunteer hours for scholarships. Volunteers may register at

If you know of someone that needs property maintenance assistance within the city limits of DeFuniak Springs, please contact Joshua Ervin at 850-951-3054 or
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Football Workout Schedules

Summer workouts for Braves football will be held in June and July. JV sessions will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and varsity sessions will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Players must attend 20 summer workouts.

* Remind - Text @waltonfoot to 81010.

WHS Senior Important Dates

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