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School Choice

posted Mar 1, 2019, 5:50 AM by Scott Dixon   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 7:00 AM ]

School Choice for the 2019-2020 school year opens on Friday, March 1 and will remain open until Friday, June 7.  If you would like for your child to attend a school that is outside the attendance area in which you live, you must complete an online school choice request that can be found on the School District website under the Parent's tab.  If you are unable to complete the online request, please contact the school office to obtain a paper copy to complete and return to the school that you are requesting.  School choice forms are required annually even if your child is currently on school choice.

School Choice will close on Friday, June 7, 2019.  This is a hard deadline and will end on June 7, no exceptions.  Please contact the school office for any questions.

The following are highlights of the SDOC school choice policy:

  • Only students that reside in Oconee County are eligible for school choice.
  • Transportation to a "choice school" is the responsibility of the parent/guardian (no bus service will be provided).
  • Students on school choice must submit an application each year.
  • Principals will consider behavior, attendance, and grades before approving applications.
  • The completed online request is due to the choice school on or before June 7, 2019.
  • If more applications are received than the number of spaces available at any school, a lottery system will be used to fill spaces.
The school district reserves the right to limit school choice enrollment by grade level or program as staffing or funding requires.  Choice may also be limited by classroom space in the school(s).

Miss Walmira 2019

posted Feb 28, 2019, 6:33 AM by Scott Dixon

Congratulations Tessa Backman, Miss Walmira 2019! Congratulations to all of the contestants, too.

Sixth Grade Fundraiser

posted Oct 19, 2018, 6:20 AM by Scott Dixon   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 5:11 AM ]

Sixth grade students are selling laundry detergent to help offset costs for their field trip to the Renaissance Fair this spring. Five gallon buckets are $45 and will wash up to 640 loads… that’s seven cents a load! There are six different options that are comparable to Tide and Gain. Detergents are safe for all washing machines, including front loaders and high efficiency machines. The deadline to order is Friday, October 26. For more information, contact Kristy Marcus at 886-4485 or See the flyer below.

Veteran's Day Breakfast

posted Oct 18, 2018, 5:06 AM by Alice Connally   [ updated Oct 19, 2018, 5:36 AM by Scott Dixon ]

Walhalla Middle School will host its annual Veterans' Day Breakfast on Monday, Nov 12, 2018. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:00 followed by a school-wide assembly to honor the veterans. 

All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend.

Miss Walmira Pageant

posted Oct 9, 2018, 9:01 AM by Alice Connally

This year's Miss Walmira Pageant will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Please contact Brooke Patterson at for more information.

Schedule a visit to the SC Governor's School

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:43 PM by Alice Connally

Join us for a
Govie Saturday!

Join us for a Govie Saturday on our beautiful campus located in Greenville, SC

You are invited to learn more about the Governor’s School and tour campus on a Govie Saturday this fall! Group tours and information sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

• September 22
• October 6 & 20
• November 17
• December 1 & 15

Tours begin at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m./ Information Session begins at: 10:30 a.m. 

Athletic Apparel Fundraisers

posted Aug 31, 2018, 4:16 AM by Scott Dixon   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 9:37 AM ]

The WMS volleyball team, football team, and cheerleaders are selling Razorback apparel as a fundraiser. Visit the Volleyball Fancloth Site and the Football Fancloth Site online. The Cheerleaders' Order Form may be completed and returned to school with the payment. 

Buy Your Yearbook Now

posted Aug 16, 2018, 8:07 AM by Alice Connally


New Volleyball Coach

posted Jun 27, 2018, 1:23 PM by Scott Dixon   [ updated Jul 18, 2018, 8:18 AM ]

Mrs. Nicole Wilber will be the new volleyball coach at WMS this coming year. She was most recently an assistant softball coach at Seneca High School and has coached volleyball in the past. She will be teaching sixth grade social studies at WMS. Coach Wilber will be the varsity softball head coach at WHS, too. 

Tryouts for volleyball are the first three days of school (August 20-22) from 3:30 - 5:30. Participants must have a current physical on file to try-out.

Coach Hopkins Retiring

posted Jun 25, 2018, 10:09 AM by Scott Dixon

After eighteen years at Walhalla Middle School, Coach Phil Hopkins is retiring. He began teaching physical education and health, coaching the boys’ basketball team, and serving as the athletic director in 2000. After two years, he began coaching the girls’ basketball team as well. Of the thirty-four teams he coached, he won fourteen region championships and had seven undefeated teams.

Coach Hopkins began his career teaching and coaching at Wren High School in 1973; he compiled a record of 165-74 at Wren before moving to the college level. He was an assistant coach for thirteen years at Middle Tennessee State, Radford, Wyoming, Indiana State, and Western Carolina. In 1995 he was hired as the head coach at Western Carolina where he remained for five years. In 1996 the Catamounts won the Southern Conference and nearly defeated Purdue in the NCAA Tournament as a sixteen seed. In 2000 Coach Hopkins continued his passion for basketball and built an elite program at Walhalla Middle School.

Dan Holman will coach both teams this coming year, and Evan Small will teach physical education and serve as athletic director. Coach Hopkins plans to move to Richmond, Virginia and become a full-time “Hoppa” to his seven grandchildren. 

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