Education

Middle schoolers share acts of kindness

Middle schoolers share acts of kindness

Holley Navarre Middle School Student Council participated in a special portion of Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, through #givingtuesdaymilitary. Launched by a group of military spouses, this national movement is aimed at uniting military, their families, veterans and other supporters to generate 1 million acts of kindness in one day. It is part of the larger […]

“Romeo and Juliet” rebirth a success

“Romeo and Juliet” rebirth a success

The star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, met their untimely fate last weekend upon the Ashmore Auditorium stage, and the Navarre High School Theatre troupe brought their end to life. Despite a few technical difficulties, the cast and crew brought the complex language of this 1590s classic to life with all its emotion, violence, pageantry and […]

Science station students evaluating Santa Rosa Sound

Science station students evaluating Santa Rosa Sound

As the famous quote from Maya Angelou goes, “if you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” In science that holds a lot of truth. Researchers trying to understand how things change must have baseline data, or their work has no meaning. Knowing where we are coming from is the […]

Gulf Breeze High Drama presents musical “Elf”

Gulf Breeze High Drama presents musical “Elf”

The award-winning Gulf Breeze High Drama troupe is presenting “Elf- The Musical” Dec. 13-14 at the Ashmore in Pensacola for some toe-tapping family fun this Christmas! Following a plot similar to the movie, “Elf” is the story of a baby that accidentally crawled into Santa’s bag one Christmas and was taken to the North Pole […]

English strives to inspire

English strives to inspire

This is Courtney English’s first year as a reading and math interventionist at West Navarre Intermediate School, but that hasn’t held this passionate teacher back from excelling. English has been voted West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS) Teacher of the Year by her peers. She has taught at WNIS for 13 years. Read the full article […]

NHS breathes new life into “Romeo and Juliet”

NHS breathes new life into “Romeo and Juliet”

The Navarre High School Theatre program will be performing one of Shakespeare’s most infamous works this Friday and Saturday. “Romeo and Juliet” is a classic tale of young romance, blood-shed and tragedy, and program director Jan Savage said her students are ready to bring the production to life, complete with original script, period costume and […]

What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

Students from Mrs. Edmondson’s and Ms. Hall’s first grade classes at Holley Navarre Primary School shared what they are thankful for this year. “I’m thankful for dad making dinner.” Tobias Hubbard, 7 “I’m thankful for food, my school and my family.” Layla Daly, 6 “I’m thankful for freedom.” Claudia Inman, 7 “I’m thankful for my […]

Local schools receive Five Star Award

Local schools receive Five Star Award

Nine public schools in Santa Rosa County, mostly in the south end, received the Five Star Award for 2020 from the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). The Five Star School Award was created by the Education Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of “exemplary community involvement” […]

S’Cool Bus bringing meals to students in need

S’Cool Bus bringing meals to students in need

Santa Rosa County’s free summer lunch program got a boost Nov. 7 with the rollout of Sodexo’s new S’Cool Bus, a mobile cafeteria created from an old school bus. Sodexo is the food contractor for Santa Rosa School District. In addition to supplying breakfasts, lunches, snacks and even dinners to hungry students during the school […]

Woll offers out-of-this-world education

Woll offers out-of-this-world education

Not so long ago in a classroom not so far away, a teaching master led a band of first-grade Wookiees through lessons including aquaponics, geography, engineering and more. Her name is Jennifer Woll, and she has been named Holley Navarre Primary School Teacher of the Year. Read the full article in the Nov. 14 issue […]

HNIS “chickens” celebrate Boosterthon success

HNIS “chickens” celebrate Boosterthon success

Holley Navarre Intermediate School Principal Beth Mosley and Assistant Principal Elizabeth Ann Thompson chicken danced their way through the halls of the school Nov. 1 in chicken suits to celebrate a successful fundraiser. The administrators challenged students to generate $17,000 in profit from their annual Boosterthon fundraiser to purchase innovative PE fields and technology. In […]

Cadets of the Month

Cadets of the Month

The Navarre Navy Junior ROTC unit selected its cadets of the month for October. The cadets earning the honor are Imaia Gifford and Chandler Kempf.   As seen in the Nov. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

7-period school day still out of reach

7-period school day still out of reach

Adding a seventh period to the school day still seems out of reach, according to the Santa Rosa School District’s numbers. The district cut the schedule to six periods, trimming about 30 minutes off the school day, back in 2010 in response to the economic crisis that saw plummeting property values across the country. The […]

Civics, emotional growth collide in Rose’s classroom

Civics, emotional growth collide in Rose’s classroom

Civics teacher Pamela Rose said it is not good enough to just teach her students. She wants to help them feel safe and grow. Rose has been named Holley Navarre Middle School (HNMS) Teacher of the Year by a vote of her peers. Though she held other careers in her life, Rose got into teaching […]

Spooky science takes over Navarre Beach

Spooky science takes over Navarre Beach

Ghosts and ghouls were waiting in the beach wake Saturday during Science Spooktacular, an annual marine-inspired Halloween celebration at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. The station’s dual enrollment students led visitors in a variety of experiments and activities with a creepy theme including creating oozing pumpkins, piloting underwater remotely operated vehicles, exploring touch tanks, pressure […]

Navarre students unite for day of acceptance

Navarre students unite for day of acceptance

Navarre High School students “united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion” Oct. 23 for the school’s annual Unity Day celebration. The school’s hallways, students and staff were bathed in orange, the color selected to represent the anti-bullying, inclusion event each October. The nationwide movement was sparked by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center.   Read the full […]

Santa Rosa Teachers of the Year announced

Santa Rosa Teachers of the Year announced

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year Monday. Nominees were selected by their peers at schools throughout the district. Navarre area Teachers of the Year are: Ginni Rushing, Holley-Navarre Intermediate Pamela Rose, Holley-Navarre Middle Jennifer Woll, Holley-Navarre Primary Karen Cody, Navarre High Courtney English, West Navarre Intermediate Shanty […]

Woodlawn Beach Middle appreciates military families

Woodlawn Beach Middle appreciates military families

Woodlawn Beach Middle School honored service members both past and present Oct. 17 during their annual Military Appreciation Day. Principal Victor Lowrimore said this is one way for the school to give back to local active duty, reserve and retired military members. Parents and family members from many branches of the service attended the events.   […]

Holley Navarre Middle highlights STEAM careers

Holley Navarre Middle highlights STEAM careers

Holley Navarre Middle School hosted their annual Career Fair Oct. 17. Students had the opportunity to meet with professionals from a variety of fields including engineers, a veterinarian, a scientist, an entrepreneur, a journalist and much more. They also took part in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities such as using 3-D printers […]

Navarre High Theatre seeking sponsors of the arts

Navarre High Theatre seeking sponsors of the arts

Much like high school athletes crowding around the bulletin board to see whether they made the cut for the team, Navarre High School Theatre Program students wait with bated breath when its time to see if their name is on the posted cast list. Leading up to tryouts, they practice. They train. They hone their […]

Holley Navarre Intermediate HEROS show off optimism

Holley Navarre Intermediate HEROS show off optimism

Holley Navarre Intermediate School is full of HEROs, and Friday the administration took time to recognize them. One student from each of the school’s 49 classes were honored with a HERO award this month. The HERO awards are part of the school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program which focuses on growing child character […]

2019 Navarre High School Homecoming

2019 Navarre High School Homecoming

Natasha Elliott accepted the tiara, roses and sash as the 2019 Navarre High School Homecoming Queen.   As seen in the Oct. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 days free.   Click here to […]

Hall’s Hedgehogs use newspaper in the classroom

Hall’s Hedgehogs use newspaper in the classroom

Holley Navarre Primary School second-graders in teacher Kaytlyn Hall’s class, affectionately dubbed Hall’s Hedgehogs, used the Navarre Press to learn about text features and how to use them. This a Florida education standard. Using photos from the Sept. 12 story on Gulf Breeze Zoo’s Wild Shots contest winners, the students created informational posters about animals such as […]

State seeks public input on new education standards

State seeks public input on new education standards

Floridians can weigh in on the revamp of Florida’s K-12 educational standards this month in the Florida Standards Listening Tour series scheduled throughout the state by Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. The forum closest to Santa Rosa County is scheduled for Oct. 23 at Walton High School in Walton County.   Read the full article in […]

Navarre High School Homecoming Court 2019

Navarre High School Homecoming Court 2019

Navarre High School has announced its 2019 Homecoming Court. The senior members are Tony Gomez, Haley Blixt, Cade Tuele, Natasha Elliott, Austin Anderson, Faith Starling, Marlon Courtney, Jenna Zmeili, Trevor Kestner, Emma Hobdy, Tyler England and Honesty Layton. The juniors are Kole Devenney, Taylor Howard, Caleb Long, Lilly Trujillo, Nathan Howard and Kaylee McDonald. Sophomore […]

School district creating E3 as second phase of STEAM

School district creating E3 as second phase of STEAM

Schools are not what they used to be, and Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick is appealing to business owners to help continue that trend through the E3: Excite, Engage, Experience program. “So much has changed in the 11 years I’ve been superintendent, and so much will change in the next ten years,” he said. […]

Missing minutes cost school district $700,000

Missing minutes cost school district $700,000

Holley Navarre Middle School (HNMS) students used to have a designated period just for reading each day called Drop Everything and Read. Instituted in 2016, the reading period was the result of a more flexible schedule after improvements to the cafeteria streamlined lunch time.   Read the full article in the Oct. 3 issue of […]

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