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Important Dates:   WHS calendar link
August 30:               Early Release Day, School is released at 11:30 a.m.
September 4:           Labor Day, No School
September 5:           Freshman Parent Night, 6:30
September 11:         Probe College Fair - Northpoint Mall
September 12:         Bars and Letters, Dining Hall 7th Period
September 13:         WEB, Freshman Picnic, SLC Kickball Tournament
September 14-15:    Picture Retakes
September 20:         WEB
September 25-29:    Fall Break - School  Closed  
News, Resources and Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all Career Coaches for the Fall Career Fair:  The PTSA will be holding our Fall Career Fair, September 20, 2017 during WEB.  We need the Walton community to share their professions with the students.  No preparation needed just come and talk about what you do for a living.  If you would like to participate or have questions please RSVP by emailing Waltonpresident@gmail.com.

Walton High School Community Day Fundraiser at SunTrust Park:   The Atlanta Braves and Walton High School invite you to Walton High School Community Day at SunTrust Park on Sunday, September 10th at 1:35 p.m.  All K-12 students and their families within the Walton community have been invited to attend this family-friendly event that will also raise money for each school. There are two sections of seats available: General Admission for $8 ($4 per ticket will return to WHS Athletics) and the Home Run Porch for $24 ($10 will return to WHS Athletics). We have a number of fun things planned for the Walton community, including Kids Run the Bases for all the Braves fans that are 14 years or younger. So you are not only getting a great Sunday afternoon outing at beautiful SunTrust Park, you will be raising money for your child's school as well. 

Click HERE to purchase tickets and the Braves will take it from there. See you at the park!

Student Volunteer Hours Opportunity:  East Side Elementary Foundation Family Fun Night is coming up on Friday, September 8th!  Student volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Responsibilities include: helping monitor the playground area, face painting/tattoos for students.  Interested students should contact Katie Ewaskiew at  kewaskiew@gmail.com to volunteer.

Parent Volunteers Needed at Brumby Elementary:  Brumby Elementary School needs adults during the school day to help in classrooms with tutoring and working in groups with students.  Volunteering begins the week of September 11th and goes until the end of the school year.  If interested, contact Lisa Erickson at l_ericks@yahoo.com or (404) 909 -2561.  For more details, click HERE go to the   website .

Reflections:   The 2017-2018 Reflections Program is kicking off!  All submission must be in by October 9th.  Please find the application and program details by clicking HERE.
From Administration
Student Drop off & Pick Up Reminders:   For the safety of students, faculty, and visitors, this is a reminder that students should not be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot until the car reaches the front doors.  Also, the homeowners in the Princeton West Neighborhood have complained about student drop off and pickups on Old College Way.   They ask that parents only drop off and pick up on school property, and follow the no parking or stopping signs posted in their neighborhood.

Free Shuttle Buses to Football Game on September 1st:   Because of construction at Pope High School, there will be fewer than 200 parking spaces on campus for the football game on Friday, September 1st. In addition, parking in the neighborhoods near the school often results in a parking ticket on Friday nights. To help you get to the game, we will run free shuttle buses before and after the game. They will depart from the front entrance of the school building from 6:00 p.m. until game time, then return trips will start at an appropriate time later in the game until the last rider has made it back to Walton. See everyone at the game!
From Guidance
PROBE College Fair:    Walton High School and the Walton PTSA are sponsoring the PROBE College Fair on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.   Over 150 colleges represented. Come speak with college representatives on topics such as: programs of study, campus life, housing, financial aid, admission requirements and scholarships.  Click HERE to see a list of colleges that will be attending.

Place: North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta 30022

To streamline sharing information with colleges that have scanners, please have your student pre-register by clicking HERE and then bring the personalized barcode to the fair.

Attention from the Counseling Department: Financial Aid Night has been moved to Thursday, November 9th.  Please update your calendars. It will be held in the Walton Theater at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Marcus Hilliard from the Georgia Student Finance Commission.  
 
Mock ACT, SAT Test and Testing Strategies:   Applerouth Tutoring Services are offering Mock ACT and SAT Exams and ACT and SAT Test Strategy workshops. The sessions are held in October and November, at the Milton Public Library, 855 Mayfield Road Milton, GA 30009.   Click HERE for details about the Mock SAT on October 14th.  Click HERE for information about the SAT Test Strategy course offered on October 18th. Click  HERE  for details about the Mock ACT on November 4th.  Click HERE for information about the ACT Test Strategy course offered on November 15th.
For Seniors
Senior Breakfast Donation:  If you missed paying your Senior Breakfast donation at orientation, it's not too late.   We are asking all Seniors to contribute to the October 11th Senior Breakfast, that is loved and attended by all Senior students. If you have not yet made your $10.00 contribution you can pay online by clicking HERE and following these instructions:  Log into the PTSA website and select the Freshman Picnic and Senior Breakfast box and complete the transaction.
 
Yearbooks Senior Pictures:   Legacy Studios will be at Walton on Friday, September 1st, in the theater lobby for senior pictures.  Yearbook sittings are $10 for students who will be supplying the yearbook with their own casual image. A Bronze sitting is $20 for students who will have Legacy take the casual image and send it to the yearbook. Click HERE for more information and sign up.
For Freshman
Freshman Picnic Donation:  If you missed paying your Freshman Picnic donation at orientation, it's not too late.  We are asking all Freshman to contribute to the Freshman Picnic scheduled for September 13th and attended by all Freshman students. If you have not yet made your $7.00 contribution you can pay online by clicking  HERE following these instructions:   Log into the PTSA Website, select the Freshman Picnic and Senior Breakfast box, and complete the transaction.
Legislation and Advocacy
Resolutions Approved at NPTA Convention: Part of the business conducted each summer at the National PTA Convention is to approve resolutions, which typically come from a local advocate and school and work their way through the system, with vetting done. The two resolutions approved at the 2017 Convention are the  Resolution on Healthy Sleep for Adolescents and an amendment to the  Resolution on the Sale, Resale and Destruction of Firearms (two additional Resolved clauses were added). Both of these speak to issues that can impact the health, safety and well-being of our children.

Each year, the Cobb County Board of Education develops its legislative priorities. To see the 2017 list, click  HERE.  This guides the work of the board and communications with elected officials, Dept. Of Education staff and employees.
Walton Raiders Athletics:    WHS athletics link
WHS Wrestling/Takedown Club Golf Tournament:   Please join us Thursday, September 14th for the annual WHS Wrestling/Takedown Club Golf Tournament at EAGLE WATCH GOLF CLUB.  Registration & Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m. for Golf!  Prizes awarded!  Click HERE for more information or to register.

First Letter Jacket Fitting:  The first letter jacket fitting will be on  Wednesday August 30th, from 7:35-8:05 a.m., outside the Dining Hall.  Click HERE for more information. 

Walton Fine Arts:    WHS fine arts link
FOLLOW and support the Walton Fine Arts Programs!   For more information regarding each program, click the following links: Walton Band, Walton Chorus, Walton Orchestra, and Walton Drama
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