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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.

May 17, 2023

Meeting Needs: Linda Sanborn wants to help students with new program

There are 13,600 children who face food insecurity in the county, according to Santa Rosa County District Schools. That doesn’t include those whose families struggle to afford necessities like clothing. Rather than sitting by and saying too bad, school board member Linda Sanborn has started a new program to address the needs of those students who may not have what they need to be successful in the classroom and in life.

May 16, 2023

School district responds to discussion around library book access

For nearly an hour of the more than three and half-hour school board meeting earlier this month, concerned citizens, most of which were with Moms For Liberty members, spoke on the appropriateness of certain books in Santa Rosa District Schools and questioned the process by which parents can make decisions about the reading material available to their children. Moms for Liberty claims that there at least 28 books found on the Santa Rosa District Schools website that had sexually explicit or culturally indoctrinating language in them. The group provided three examples including “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas and “Triangles” by Ellen Hopkins, both of which have been targeted by other Moms for Liberty chapters.

May 8, 2023

Navarre teams going to international SeaPerch competition

According to the United States Geological Survey, about 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Here in the Navarre area, we are no strangers to water ourselves. At Navarre High School and Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, students have been making machines, known as remotely operated vehicles (ROV), that operate underwater and can perform tasks, from collecting samples to providing a glimpse at life under the water.

May 3, 2023

Put your game face on! Special needs students participate in Sports Ability Games

Gulf Breeze High School’s football stadium has been the site for a number of athletic competitions and events throughout the years. On Monday, April 24, a different kind of sporting event graced the field. Exceptional Student Education students from across the south end of Santa Rosa County gathered to participate in the Zack Butler Sports Ability Games, a Special Olympics-inspired event that featured various competitions like bowling, obstacle course races and tee ball.
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