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Feb 7, 2022

Students celebrate literacy with costumes and potatoes

Literacy Week was Jan. 24 to Jan. 28 in Santa Rosa County and the entire state of Florida, where students celebrated reading.

Oriole Beach Elementary (OBE) School hosted events like “Reading Under the Stars,” a 2nd grade Vocabulary Parade and more. The school library also encouraged students from all grades to participate in creating a Storybook Spud, a potato decorated to match the theme of a student’s favorite book.


Jan 28, 2022

Special needs PE teacher honored, gives credit to his team

Adaptive Physical Education (PE) teacher Zachary (Zach) Butler is Santa Rosa School District’s Teacher of the Year. Butler teaches PE to Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students in the south-end schools, is loved by many and has a heart for special needs students.

As soon as he was announced by Superintendent Karen Barber in the Oriole Beach Elementary School library Friday morning, he gave credit to his team that helps him every day.


Jan 28, 2022

Gulf Breeze High honor roll

Gulf Breeze announced the students that made the honor roll during the second quarter.

Jan 27, 2022

West Navarre Intermediate students put down roots

Fourth grade ACES (Academic and Creative Enrichment for Students) at West Navarre Intermediate are members of a Junior Garden Club, which is mentored by Navarre Garden Club.

Jan 26, 2022

Nine Navarre High Choir students sing with All State Chorus

Navarre All State Chorus singers traveled to Tampa Jan. 12- 15 to sing with the best high school singers in the state of Florida.

Jan 25, 2022

New school leaders appointed in south end of county

Santa Rosa County School District has a few new leaders, ready to serve the students, the staff and the community.

“This is the most important job that I believe I as a superintendent have is to identify, recruit and retain great leaders for our school district,” Barber said. “And these leaders are going to help our employees, our teacher, our students to be successful, and so it just brings great pleasure to me.”


Jan 21, 2022

Holley Navarre Middle School Honor Roll

Find out who made the Holley Navarre Middle School Honor Roll for the second quarter.

Jan 20, 2022

Former students excelling in college

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University has named more than 5,100 students to the President’s List in recognition of their academic excellence for the Fall 2021 semester.


Jan 18, 2022

Gulf Breeze Elementary hosts celestial open house

Gulf Breeze Elementary teachers, Melody Griffin and Kary Workman, had their fifth-grade science classes dive deep into a science activity on celestial objects.

Students worked in small groups and created a 3D model of their object, along with an oral presentation.


Jan 12, 2022

Semifinalists named for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year

Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) has announced the five semifinalists selected from 35 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.