Watch for your new 2021-22 Foundation car magnet to be distributed this week. Walton families that have donated $250 or more to the Foundation will receive a car magnet. Let’s proudly display them on our cars around town!
Judith McNeill served Walton High School for 30 years. Originally from Indiana, she began teaching in 1966. She joined Cobb County Schools in 1983 as a teacher at Osborne High. In ‘88, she came to Walton as a guidance counselor, working her way through the ranks to administrative assistant, assistant principal, associate principal and eventually principal, a role she held since 2008. Mrs McNeill was our principal for 10 years when she retired in 2018.
Mrs. McNeill accomplished many things at Walton including increasing the number of Advanced Placement Courses that Walton offers. When she came to the school in 1988, Walton offered three Advanced Placement courses for students. Now, it boasts more than 30. One of her greatest accomplishments is our new school building. Mrs. McNeill created a multifaceted plan with the help of her staff and the faculty to present to the Cobb County Board of Education to get the new facilities built. Originally the county just wanted to replace the theater and gyms at Walton. With McNeill’s guidance a plan was launched to prove Walton’s need for a completely new re-build. The new school building was opened in 2017 and the fine arts and athletic building opened in 2019.
Mrs. McNeill retired with 42 years in education. She is still a Raider at heart and can be spotted at Walton athletic events from time to time.
Walton’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) is excited to announce that it will be hosting Walton’s Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 16th from 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The dance will be held outside under tents in the back of the school building. (It will be brought into the main gym if we have bad weather and refunds will be issued to any families who are uncomfortable with the dance being indoors.) The theme for the night is “Under the Stars.”
We need parent volunteers in order for this event to take place. To ensure the safety of our students, we need more parents than we have asked for in the past. We hope that ALL of our parents will want to jump in to help make this event happen for our students. Please see the sign up below. We need to have 40 parent volunteers registered to chaperone by October 7th or the event will be CANCELLED. Of course we will also have help from faculty, administration and local police that night. We are anticipating a large number of attendees since this will be our first dance in two years so please help us make this a fantastic night for your students.
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) and the Student Government Association (SGA) installed 2977 American flags around campus to remember every person who was lost in the September 11, 2001 attack on America. This week marks 20 years since that terrible tragedy. Even though these students were born after the attack, they understand the deep loss our country suffered that fateful day.
Buy your online Powder Puff tickets today for $4! Tickets will be $5 on the day of the flag football tournament on Friday, Sept 17th. Once you buy your tickets, each attendee will receive an email with their QR coded ticket. The ticket takers at the gate will simply scan your ticket on your phone or your printed out ticket.