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.
Now is a great time for your student to get ahead on their required summer reading. Bookmiser, one of East Cobb’s local small businesses, has been a proud Walton supporter for many years! Typically, Bookmiser would offer the required summer reading books during lunch at Walton for one week in April for a 20% discount. Due to the closing of school, Bookmiser has graciously offered to sell the required summer reading books through their shop from April 20, 2020 through May 15, 2020 for the same 20% discount. All you have to do is call Bookmiser at 770-509-5611, order your required summer reading book(s), and let them know you attend Walton. Items can be picked up curbside, delivered, or even mailed for a flat $3.99 shipping charge. You can find the list of required summer reading at the end of the Academic Planning Guide (pgs. 46-47): https://www.waltonhigh.org/cms/lib/GA02224917/Centricity/Domain/28/Academic%20Planning%20Guide%202020-2021.pdf
Thank you to all of those that bought commemorative bricks to celebrate our fabulous Raider tradition!
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!
During Judy McNeill’s 30-year service to Walton High School, she was able to transform Walton into one of the premier public high schools in the state through her leadership, her dedication, and her commitment to excellence. Mrs. McNeill welcomed and encouraged students to work together to make Walton the best it could be. To honor Mrs. McNeill’s dedication to Walton, the Walton Foundation established the Judy McNeill Walton Senior Leadership Award.
This is a one-time $1,000 scholarship given to a graduating senior who exemplifies Mrs. McNeill’s leadership and commitment to excellence. To access the application for this scholarship, students should go to the scholarship section of their Naviance account and download the application. Completed applications must be submitted to Laurel.Gross@cobbk12.org and are due by 3:00 pm on Wednesday May 6, 2020.
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.
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
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
Congratulations to the winning bidders! Thank you all for helping us raise almost $13K for Walton. The winners will receive emails in the coming days regarding how to redeem their items.
The Student Leadership Council hosted a Mardi Gras themed Grill Day during WEB on February 12th in the Dining Hall. Besides their usual Grill Day foods of hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, there was jazz music and Mardis Gras beads and candy for anyone interested. The students also baked cupcakes, some of which had a Mardis Gras baby in them. Five dollar gift cards to Chick Fil A or Starbucks were given to the lucky recipients of a baby in their cupcake!
The next themed Grill Day will be March 25th and the theme will be March Madness. Be sure to remind your student to join them for a little fun at the beginning of that WEB.
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
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