Walton's Student Leadership Council, Robotics team and our Student Government Association combined efforts with Georgia Tech students to bring a " For the Kids" event to Walton on Saturday, January 25th. We thank these wonderful groups of kids that came together to raise $5748 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Way to go Walton!
To date, we have raised $122,000 which means we only need $23,000 more to be able to hire the same number of part-time teachers we have on staff this year for next school year.
More teachers make a big difference. This year, the addition of these teachers in core subject areas helped to reduce class sizes for all Walton students and ensured that computer science classes (one of the school's most popular electives) were available to every junior and senior that registered.
Please help us reach the same results for the 2020-2021 school year!
Donating is easy click the red Donate Now button above or use the envelope enclosed in the campaign mailing you received to mail in a check made out to WHS Foundation.
If you have already given this year, we thank you for your support!
We are asking each Walton family to consider a family sponsorship of the WHS Foundation at the $250 level. If $250 is more than you are comfortable contributing at this time, please know that gifts of all sizes are welcome. Alternatively, if you are able to contribute beyond the $250 level, please consider doing so.
The WHS Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN #58-1985878) making any donation given tax-deductible as allowed by law. Also, please ask your employer about matching gifts as this can double or triple your contribution!
By supporting the Foundation, you are investing in your child’s education, as well as tomorrow’s leaders and problem solvers. WHSF is a 501c3 organization. Any donation made to the Foundation should qualify as tax-deductible. We appreciate your support!
The Walton High School Foundation provides a distinct and essential role in improving the quality of student education by supporting teachers and administrators, providing up-to-date technology and supplies, and reducing class sizes in core curriculum subject areas to enhance student achievement.
Faculty Grants funded through our partnerships with Publix and Kroger are available to Walton High School teachers. Your participation in these programs will provide helpful tools and services to the faculty which will enhance and enrich the classroom environment and student learning experience.
Kroger and Publix
SLC Raises Funds for W.I.S.H.!
Principal, Catherine Mallanda, and Walton's Student Leadership Council members, Landon Hong, Cole Leingang and Cole Morris (3 of our Varsity Men's basketball players) presented Heather Rees, President of the W.I.S.H Society a check for $1,900.00 to help grant a wish to a youth in Georgia. SLC raised the funds through the generosity of community members, their Swishes for Wishes tournament and WEB concession sales.
Faculty Appreciation Event!
The Foundation's Student Leadership Council worked with Walton's Tip-Off Club to provide a Faculty Appreciation meal at Friday's games against Roswell. Our SLC members grilled for and served the staff. They also created a festive atmosphere where they could dine and enjoy the games.
Each year the Foundation is able to buy supplies and teaching aids for the teachers and staff at Walton High School. These efforts are completely funded through the Kroger and Publix reward programs. Please click here to find out how to link your purchases to these rewards. Without the help of parents shopping at our local Kroger and Publix stores, we would not be able to offer the Teacher Grants we do each year! Thank you for your support
When sharing his thoughts on the importance of the Foundation's supplemental funding for additional teachers this school year, Walton's Anthony Foti observed that the positive impact of lower class sizes is significant and cumulative.
"Decreased class sizes allow me to address the specific needs of my students. With a smaller number of kids in a class, I am able to form relationships that help me individualize approaches to teaching and learning. I truly believe that this allows students both thrive academically and grow as people."
Walton High School Teacher
AP Human Geography
Tree Planted Honoring Dr Camp
The STEM Advanced Math and Science Program collected donations and planted a tree outside at Walton High School to thank Dr. Camp for her 14 years as a teacher at Walton High School.
Thank you Dr. Camp!
Call to Conversation, a Foundation initiative to engage with students in thoughtful conversations about issues at Walton began last year and is showing great success in this year's first session. Students are recommended by their teachers to come and be a part of a discussion on various topics recommended by administration. The Foundation provides lunch, and the counseling department facilitates the discussion. The first session is information gathering. After the first meeting, the counselors meet with Administration to share what was learned. At the second meeting, follow up information is provided, and additional questions may be asked.
We are painting the town Blue!!
All donors to the Walton High School Foundation at the family level of $250 or more will be given car magnets and blue mailbox bows.
It is one way we can say "thank you" and help our town show some school spirit.
We hope to "paint a lot of mailboxes blue this year!
Name a classroom in the new Performing Arts or Academic buildings to secure a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting legacy at Walton High School.