Education

Kids unleash problem-solving creativity at Camp Invention

Kids unleash problem-solving creativity at Camp Invention

Walking into a West Navarre Intermediate School classroom last week meant ducking flying plush cupcakes and stepping over splayed out, half-finished mini mansions surrounded by students with pipe cleaners. The noise of a half-dozen hammers wielded by third-graders filled the halls. Read the full article in the June 21 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

Navarre student headed to D.C. for environmental summit

Navarre student headed to D.C. for environmental summit

Navarre High School student Jaime Butler, 16, has been selected as one of 300 students from across the nation headed to Washington D.C. this summer for the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Butler will join her peers June 24-29 in learning about environmental science practices and concerns while engaging […]

Meet the candidates for School Board District 1, 3 and 5

Meet the candidates for School Board District 1, 3 and 5

Linda Sanborn District: 1 Age: 68 Residence: Milton, Fla. Birthplace: Guam Education: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English, master’s degree in Education Occupation: Retired after 35 years teaching, co-owner Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center Family: Husband Mike Sanborn, three sons, eight grandchildren Carol Boston District: 3 Age: 53 Residence: Navarre, Fla. Birthplace: Not provided Education: Bachelor […]

Development follows new school, increases classroom squeeze

Development follows new school, increases classroom squeeze

It is a continuing catch-22-style dilemma. Soaring student populations have prompted Santa Rosa School District to build a new school west of Holley by the Sea, but that planned construction in an A-ranked school district has propelled the development of 360 new single-family homes around the future school site. Read the full article in the […]

Santa Rosa Take Stock in Children awards 25 scholarships

Santa Rosa Take Stock in Children awards 25 scholarships

Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to 25 graduating seniors who received four-year tuition scholarships.  The May 30 event was held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach. Read the full article in the June 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Middle schoolers tackle protecting local marine life

Middle schoolers tackle protecting local marine life

He is six feet tall, brightly colored, made completely of garbage and he is coming to a restaurant near you. Skip the Straw is a sculpture created by Holley Navarre Middle School students in the Junior Audubon Society. Skip’s purpose is a simple one: Teach people to skip single-use plastic straws that endanger local wildlife. […]

Middle schoolers express themselves in award-winning art

Middle schoolers express themselves in award-winning art

As the school year wound to a close, dozens of students in the Holley Navarre Middle School art program celebrated a year of hard work. On display inside the school’s media center last week were dozens of ceramic sculptures, oil paintings, prints and sketches created by the students. Read the full article in the May […]

West Navarre students among wildlife poster winners

West Navarre students among wildlife poster winners

Elementary students across Santa Rosa County lent their artistic talents to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge last week as part of the organization’s poster contest. Students from every elementary, intermediate and primary school in the county were invited to compete. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe […]

Congratulations Navarre High School graduates!

Congratulations Navarre High School graduates!

The Navarre High School Class of 2018 commencement ceremony was held at the Pensacola Bay Center on May 26. Photos from this event can be viewed at www.navarrephotos.com. As seen in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!             […]

Shine bright, change the world

Shine bright, change the world

Shine bright. Navarre High School’s graduates said this phrase repeatedly the evening of May 24 during the annual Baccalaureate Service at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. This was the lesson Pastor Ray Millsap wanted the graduates to take into the world. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

Navarre Chamber of Commerce Teachers of the Year

Navarre Chamber of Commerce Teachers of the Year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Featured in the May 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!                

Jimmy Ethridge retiring after 16 years with Navarre Junior ROTC program

Jimmy Ethridge retiring after 16 years with Navarre Junior ROTC program

One phone call set the wheels in motion for Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge’s career as a Naval Science Instructor for the ROTC program at Navarre High School. A retired veteran of the United States Navy, Ethridge considered teaching as a possibility after his retirement from the military but it wasn’t until he received a phone […]

Hall sees her future among the stars

Hall sees her future among the stars

Navarre High School salutatorian Madeline Hall is enchanted by the final frontier. For years she has seen herself among the stars, exploring new worlds or at least studying them from the ground. Read the full article in the May 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!

Junior Audubon builds nesting boxes for wood ducks

Junior Audubon builds nesting boxes for wood ducks

Holley Navarre Middle School students provided specialized habitat for water fowl at Holley Navarre Water Systems (HNWS) wastewater treatment plant this month as part of the Junior Audubon Society’s conservation mission. Founded last year, the club promotes hands-on learning of environmental science, public outreach and environmental protection projects. Read the full article in the May […]

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre Intermediate School teacher Dustin Nelson has been awarded the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the fifth-grade science teacher for the award Wednesday during their Rookie of the Year Reception. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge was stunned when he read the email. The message told him Shirley and Charlie Brown had left the Navarre Junior ROTC program enough money to impact it for years to come. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Horton withdraws from school board race

Horton withdraws from school board race

Liz Horton of Gulf Breeze has withdrawn from the race for District 5 Santa Rosa County School Board. She filed for the election in January. Horton filed her letter of withdrawal with the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections May 2. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Why is your mom the best mom?

Why is your mom the best mom?

Holley Navarre Primary School students in Melanie Buys’ first grade class were asked “Why is your mom the best mom?” Featured in the May 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.                               […]

Baccalaureate coming to conference center

Baccalaureate coming to conference center

Navarre High School seniors are little more than two weeks away from graduation which means it is time for Baccalaureate once again. The 2018 service will be hosted at the Navarre Conference Center at Days Inn and Suites,  8700 Navarre Pkwy, May 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event will feature worship leaders and graduating […]

Navarre teacher receives support from colleagues, community

Navarre teacher receives support from colleagues, community

After spending 27 years teaching and advocating for Santa Rosa County’s exceptional students, West Navarre Primary School (WNPS) teacher Susan Copeland is now the one receiving advocacy. After this teacher experienced a severe and unexpected medical complication at the age of 49, her fellow teachers stepped up to raise funds to cover her medical expenses. […]

Navarre students take first place for plastic pollution video

Navarre students take first place for plastic pollution video

Of the 260 million tons of plastic produced each year, 10 percent of it will end up in the world’s oceans, according to a study by the environmental group Greenpeace. A group of Navarre High school students created a video titled “#BeTheSealution” for raising awareness of the issue of trash in the ocean and won […]

Education innovators take flight during STEAMtastic Saturday

Education innovators take flight during STEAMtastic Saturday

Some brightly colored tissue paper, a handful of glue sticks and one camping propane burner can teach children the basics of engineering, data collection and teamwork. A toy drone can illustrate the concepts of physics and principles of flight. Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

West Navarre Intermediate students sweet talk to success

West Navarre Intermediate students sweet talk to success

West Navarre Intermediate School fourth and fifth grade students polished up their public speaking skills Friday as they competed in the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest.  The school saw 28 students deliver speeches on a variety of topics to a gathering of classmates and a panel of local judges. Read the full article in the April […]

School board considers south-end meetings

School board considers south-end meetings

  The Santa Rosa County School Board is exploring the idea of holding some of its monthly meetings in the south end of the county. At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the board gave the go-ahead to school district staff to explore the idea of retrofitting the Woodlawn Beach Middle School cafeteria to be able […]

West Navarre Stars compete in annual dash

West Navarre Stars compete in annual dash

West Navarre Primary was well-represented at the Ms. D’s Dash at Gulf Breeze Elementary April 11. A total of 78 runners competed for the Stars, who brought home 36 ribbons. Read the full article in the April 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition […]

Raider royalty

Raider royalty

Navarre High School crowned Aaron Wilson and Ella McKinney 2018 Prom King and Queen Saturday night at the Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field. The theme of this year’s prom was Enchanted Forest. Featured on the cover of the April 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the […]

Odyssey of the Mind teams crush competition

Odyssey of the Mind teams crush competition

  Fourth and fifth-grade students were challenged to engineer from scratch a structure to support more than 100 pounds in one of many challenges in this year’s Odyssey of the Mind. The catch? The structure itself must weigh less than 15 grams. Read the full article in the April 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience

UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience

A record number of students participated in the University of West Florida’s 2018 Job Shadow Week this year. A total of 53 students participated, with career interests spanning a variety of industries including hospitality, marketing, environmental science, finance and accounting, business, health care, government and more. Read the full article in the April 19 issue […]

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the nominees for 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award April 9. The foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the award. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

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