Sep 25, 2021

New K-8 school growing already

Seven weeks into its first semester open, East Bay K-8 is thriving and growing.

Sep 21, 2021

Navarre student named National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Carly Russ is in select company as Navarre’s first National Merit Scholar semifinalist in several years.

The senior is honored to be in the running for one of the scholarships that will be given out to half of the 15,000 finalists.


Sep 21, 2021

Navarre builder donates to ‘even up’ experience for all children

Growing up in Santa Rosa County, Nick and Brittany Herbst were the kids who didn’t have money for school events. And when their two oldest children started school several years ago, they even struggled to meet those extra needs.

Sep 15, 2021

Second-graders learn about citizenship through recycling

Jana Babst’s second grade class at East Bay K-8 participated in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) project using recycled materials with a focus on citizenship.

Sep 8, 2021

Former West Navarre Primary teacher lands principal job in Pace

Jenny Fricks, a former first grade teacher and assistant principal at West Navarre Primary has been appointed as the new principal of S.S. Dixon Primary School in Pace.

Sep 1, 2021

Five buses equipped with stop-arm cameras

Santa Rosa County District Schools is working with safety technology company BusPatrol to improve road safety for students this back-to-school season.

Aug 25, 2021

West Navarre Intermediate kicks off school year

West Navarre Intermediate School is off to a great start and shared these photos from its PBIS Community Reveal Celebration with students at the end of the first week of school. The students and staff had a grand time.

Aug 18, 2021

Northwest Florida State College recognizes top students

Northwest Florida State College recognized the superior scholastic achievement of students completing the Spring 2021 semester by naming them to the President’s List and Dean’s List.

Aug 11, 2021

Navarre boy finds success at Camelot

Gavin Chiles turns 12 this month and has already attended 14 schools.

His family hasn’t moved an abnormal number of times; schools have simply turned him away, saying they didn’t have the programs needed to best educate Gavin.


Aug 7, 2021

Countless school supplies donated at Stuff the Bus

After counting up donations from Stuff the Bus, Santa Rosa County School District received about $7000 in monetary donations and countless school supplies, such as notebooks, glue sticks, backpacks, pens and pencils. Public Information Officer Brandi Bates said it was difficult to quantify the individual supplies but appreciates everyone who donated.


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