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Aug 11, 2023

Navarre High students show artistry with painted parking spaces

Several Navarre High students braved the heat of summer to paint their parking spaces before school started Aug. 10.

Aug 1, 2023

Guillory ready for role as NJROTC instructor at Navarre

Master Gunnery Sergeant Tiffany Guillory remembers being an NJROTC cadet and listening to recruiters give their pitches one day. The marine recruiter was off on his own in the classroom and Guillory and took a walk over to him with a few of her friends.

Jul 18, 2023

Back to school sales tax holiday starts July 24

Florida’s 2023-2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is almost here! From Monday, July 24, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax. A second sales tax exemption period will begin Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, and extend through Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024.

Jul 12, 2023

Help wanted: Santa Rosa still hiring staff for 2023-24 school year

Santa Rosa County District Schools have almost 200 vacancies to fill three weeks before teachers return to the classrooms, but district officials aren’t worried – yet.

Jun 19, 2023

Santa Rosa District Schools announces parent education series

Santa Rosa District Schools has announced the creation of a parental education series, which will take place this summer. The school district is encouraging families to join the series to learn more about mental health awareness, suicide prevention, being safe on the internet, and bullying awareness and prevention.

Jun 15, 2023

Interact Club giving students a ‘fresh start’

Navarre High School has over 2,000 students. Some of those students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or might find themselves in a situation in which they need a hygiene product immediately. The Fresh Start Initiative, which was launched by Navarre High School’s Interact Club, will help provide youth with access to needed hygiene products.

Jun 12, 2023

Country singer Woody Bradshaw pays special visit to local school

The students of West Navarre Intermediate School teacher Angela Jordan were treated to a special visit from country music singer Woody Bradshaw near the end of the school year. Bradshaw visited the school May 18 after Jordan, an ESE inclusion teacher, along with fellow teachers Brooke Cole and Tracy Maxwell, worked to arrange the visit.

May 23, 2023

Adaptive PE kickball game ‘Fun for everyone’

Hudson Kwart runs the bases. His fifth-grade buddies, Marissa Puentes and Olivia Diamond are running right alongside him, cheering him on. Stats don’t matter here on a warm Friday afternoon on the playground at West Navarre Intermediate. Neither does the score. The focus instead is on inclusion.

May 21, 2023

Looking back, looking ahead

The school year is coming to a close. With that in mind, Navarre Press sat down with Santa Rosa District Schools’ superintendent Dr. Karen Barber to talk about the school year’s biggest successes, challenges and the new things coming to county schools in fall 2023.

May 19, 2023

Gulf Breeze teen a leader in fentanyl education

May 9 marked the second annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day in the United States. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine, is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the U.S., according to the CDC. It is a large part of the conversation around the opioid epidemic.
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