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Oct 4, 2022

Navarre High Hope Squad aims to prevent suicide, spread positivity

Kada Beihl knows people who have battled suicidal thoughts, which is why being a part of the Hope Squad at Navarre High School means a little more to the Raider senior.

Beihl wants students to know that she and others like her in the Hope Squad are here to help if they need it.


Oct 3, 2022

Broadcast classrooms connect students, educators

When you walk into Dan Schmitt’s classroom at Holley Navarre Middle School, you immediately notice the rather large screens that dot the front portion of the room.

These screens are not meant to show movies or videos, but to help connect students dozens of miles away.


Sep 29, 2022

Broadcast classrooms connect students, educators from across county

When you walk into Dan Schmitt’s classroom at Holley Navarre Middle School, you immediately notice the rather large screens that dot the front portion of the room. These screens are not meant to show movies or videos, but to help connect students dozens of miles away.

For many years, if you were a student who wanted to take a certain class that wasn’t offered at your school, then you were simply out of luck. But with broadcast classrooms, Santa Rosa County District Schools has given students that chance.


Sep 20, 2022

Navarre resident earns honorable mention forMississippi State interdisciplinary design competition

A comprehensive student team project in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is helping seniors mirror professional client projects like those they can expect as graduates in their respective fields.

Sep 13, 2022

Navarre first high school in state with Anchored4Life program

Moving as a child can be a tough transition, especially if you are from a military family and have to move a lot.

With their new Anchored4Life program, Navarre High School hopes to ease the burden of that transition and provide the right foundation for students to succeed during the school year.


Sep 6, 2022

Julia Stapleton recalls time at Navarre High, other schools

If you went to Navarre High School at any point in time, then you are likely familiar with Julia Stapleton.

She spent the past 39 years teaching around 8,000 students. Stapleton, who is originally from Illinois, moved to Florida in 1982 and began teaching in 1983.


Sep 2, 2022

District lauds bus system’s success: Some parents remain concerned

Three weeks into the school year, Santa Rosa County’s new bus system is making the grade.

School board member Linda Sanborn, a retired teacher, said her former colleagues at Milton High School were thrilled with the results.


Aug 30, 2022

Woodlawn Middle’s SWAT looks to make mark in first full year

In 2021, a study from the CDC found that e-cigarette use among youth remained a serious public health concern even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study estimated that more than two million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes and vapes in 2021.


Aug 23, 2022

Navarre principals share thoughts on new school year

School administrators from across Santa Rosa County were busy at work before school opened Aug. 10.

Prior to the school year, school administrators were engaged in hiring new personnel, enrolling new students, creating master schedules, breaking down assessment data from the previous year and collaborating with other administrators from different schools.


Aug 16, 2022

South end high school plans move forward

The prospect of a new high school coming to the Midway area recently took a major leap forward.

At the July 21 school board meeting, DAG Architects unveiled phase one of their plans for the proposed high school, which will be built on the site where the Flea Market used to be on Highway 98. It will be three stories.