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Jun 7, 2022

Country singer’s visit to school brightens day of students

West Navarre Intermediate ESE/inclusion third-grade teacher Angela Jordan hoped and prayed country music singer Woody Bradshaw would get an opportunity to visit her students at some point.

They had written letters to Bradshaw a year ago, and the Northwest Florida native responded with a six-page letter to the students, written in cursive, and said he hoped he’d have a chance to visit this year.


Jun 4, 2022

Navarre High Chorus names president and vice president for new school year

Navarre High School has named Piper Howell (center right) its Chorus President for the 2022-23 school year.

The Vice President will be Chloe Palmatier (center left).


May 31, 2022

Title One shakeup in School District

Every year, the Santa Rosa County School District receives funding from the federal government to bolster educational opportunities and programs.

All those federal dollars go through the Office of Federal Programs. One type of funding is Title I and only specific schools are included in the funding.


May 26, 2022

Santa Rosa County School District recognitions from May 12 school board meeting

The Santa Rosa County School District recognized students at a variety of schools at its meeting last month.

May 24, 2022

East Bay students launch rockets

East Bay teacher Glenn Rutland had students launch rockets last week while students from other classes watched the demonstration.

May 19, 2022

Well-rounded Winn earns salutatorian honor

Kimberly Winn didn’t plan to be near the very top of her graduating class at Navarre, but when she realized it might just be a reality in her high school career, the senior took aim at the goal.

May 17, 2022

Matt Wyatt reaches the top of his class as Navarre’s valedictorian

Matt Wyatt was 16th in his class at Navarre High midway through his freshman year and soon rose up the ranks as he made a push to being No. 1 in the Class of 2022.

It all worked out in the end for Wyatt, who is this year’s valedictorian.


May 10, 2022

Developing student leaders at Holley Navarre Middle

Each day at Holley-Navarre Middle School, the flag is raised and lowered by a select group of students.

These students are members of the Student Leadership Development Course, a program that has been at Holley-Navarre Middle since 2017. It has been taught by Lt. Col. Dan Schmidt since 2018.


May 5, 2022

Cailyn Hamstra announced as Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced Cailyn Hamstra at Gulf Breeze High School as the 2022 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year during their Rookie of the Year Reception Wednesday afternoon, May 4. She was selected from a field of 35 educators with three or less years of teaching experience who were honored at this event. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation presented Hamstra with a $500 award.

May 3, 2022

SADD showcases consequences of drunk driving

On a beautiful sunny morning at Navarre High School’s stadium, emergency response tones pierced the air and hushed the crowd of juniors and seniors attending a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) demonstration about the consequences of drunk driving.