Elementary

Raider Games hosts 61 athletes

Raider Games hosts 61 athletes

More than 60 young athletes gathered Friday morning to show off their skills at Navarre High School’s Bennett C. Russell Stadium for the fourth annual Raider Games. Students from both primary schools, both intermediate schools, Holley-Navarre Middle School and the high school participated in field events including races, the ring toss, the parachute, tee-ball, dancing […]

Young musicians share the spotlight at national conference

Young musicians share the spotlight at national conference

With a first name that translates to “sweet melody,” it’s only fitting that Ariana Sealy is serious about music. The fifth-grader, along with four other young musicians, make up the Navarre Youth Chorale, which recently returned from Organization of American Kodály Educators’ (OAKE) National Conference in Minneapolis. Ann Leffard, Holley-Navarre Primary School’s music teacher, heads the […]

Magic lights up West Navarre Primary

Magic lights up West Navarre Primary

More than 500 students, teachers and parents were treated to a magic show Tuesday, Feb. 3, at West Navarre Primary School. “The Pro-Kids Show,” a local favorite, mixed comedy, music, magic and puppets which were all met with thunderous laughter that filled the school’s cafeteria. South Florida resident Scott Humston takes his version of “The […]

Reading under the stars

Reading under the stars

Students lined the halls in their pajamas as the sun set over Holley-Navarre Primary School Jan. 29. The evening, dubbed as a “literacy family night,” included three different stations focused on reading. Principal Barbara Scott hosted the “Launch into Reading” station in which she read “Amelia Bedelia” to students while dressed in a flight suit. […]

Students rock against drugs

Students rock against drugs

Students around Navarre are dressed up today to signify their pledge to be drug free. According to David Gunter, director of middle schools, the Santa Rosa County School District does not have a significant drug problem. “When you look at the number of students we have, we have a relatively small number of drug-related incidents,” […]

Primary school earns $50K in pledges for technology, charity

Primary school earns $50K in pledges for technology, charity

Holley Navarre Primary School Principal Barbara Scott recalled when Lorna Hawley, PTO president, told one Boosterthon staff member her fundraising goal of $50,000. “He laughed and said, ‘okay.’” The day after the fun run, Hawley had calculated $50,222 in pledges. Read more in the Oct. 16 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

Kindergartners embark on co-teaching journey

Kindergartners embark on co-teaching journey

It’s a different approach. Instead of dividing, one classroom at Holley Navarre Primary is multiplying. As of Oct. 8, a few lucky kindergartners got the opportunity to learn from two teachers in one classroom. “It’s really a win-win situation for the children,” Principal Barbara Scott said. “It provides more one-on-one and more small group instruction for the students.” Read more in the […]

Navarre school locked down

Navarre school locked down

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Deputy Rich Aloy has confirmed that no police report has been filed after Holley Navarre Primary School was in lockdown for 30  minutes on Sept. 2. Office staff reported an irate parent caused the school to initiate safety protocols that resulted in the 30 minute lockdown procedure. Aloy confirmed […]

New WNPS principal continues family legacy of leadership

New WNPS principal continues family legacy of leadership

William “B.J.” Price III will be the new principal at West Navarre Primary School (WNPS) in November. However, serving as a leader in the local school district is nothing new to his family. His dad, Bill Price, also rose through the ranks, retiring as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Instruction. “Their heart and soul is about service to children,” said Santa Rosa County Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick, who has […]

‘Raider role models’ launches at HNIS

‘Raider role models’ launches at HNIS

“They have scratches and bumps all over them,” said fourth-grader Elizabeth Boone as she watched Navarre High School football players walk by at Holley Navarre Intermediate School. Boone will be participating in a new mentorship pilot program at Holley Navarre Intermediate School that will pair fourth graders with Navarre High School football players once a […]