Education

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Navarre Raider Battalion first-year cadets competed at Pace High School March 17, in a drill meet designed  for all first-year cadets from high schools in the area. They competed in various events including unarmed basic drill, academics, personnel inspection, color guard and physical fitness. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Navarre senior calls for school safety fix

Navarre senior calls for school safety fix

Amid calls for metal detectors and bulletproof glass on school campuses, one Navarre High School student has a simpler, and possibly cheaper, safety measure to add to the debate: identification cards. NHS senior Katelynn Joyner, 17, addressed the Santa Rosa County School Board with her idea Thursday evening. Read the full article in the April […]

Holley Navarre Middle School celebrates Month of the Military Child

Holley Navarre Middle School celebrates Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child, and for Holley Navarre Middle School that means it is time to recognize the unique experiences and struggles of hundreds of the school’s students. Roughly 43 percent of HNMS students come from a military family. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Navarre’s homeless students need landlords

Navarre’s homeless students need landlords

  Santa Rosa School District’s program to assist homeless students has hit a snag in Navarre. The One Family, One Year, One Home Tenant-based Rental Assistance Program has the funding to cover rent for 75 homeless families. Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

Program aims to keep young offenders in school

Program aims to keep young offenders in school

Sentencing to a juvenile detention center can throw a student’s academic progress into jeopardy. There are 315 students currently attending public school in Santa Rosa County who have had some type of involvement with the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Many of those students have multiple offenses and some have been to jail. Read the […]

Navarre students sink the competition at SeaPerch

Navarre students sink the competition at SeaPerch

  Whirring its way through the depths of a backyard pool, a PVC pipe creation maneuvers through obstacles at the direction of its creators, Navarre High School juniors Miguel Homer, 17, and Tricia Winbery, 17. The pair are preparing for competition against others from across the U.S. and beyond.  The award-winning underwater device is called […]

Gulf Breeze students March for Our Lives

Gulf Breeze students March for Our Lives

  Chants of “enough is enough” were answered with honking car horns along Gulf Breeze Parkway Saturday as roughly 100 people, led by Gulf Breeze High School students, marched for an end to gun violence. The March for Our Lives rally was one of many held across the U.S. in a movement spawned by the […]

Santa Rosa schools secure all-new bus fleet for 2019

Santa Rosa schools secure all-new bus fleet for 2019

  Santa Rosa County school bus riders will be all be riding to school in brand-new buses starting next school year after the school board voted to contract with a new transportation vendor. Student Transportation Inc., doing business in the U.S. and Canada as Student Transportation of America (STA), was selected over longtime school district […]

Future Tiger Point School site needs work

Future Tiger Point School site needs work

In a deal that isn’t perfect for either side, the Santa Rosa County School Board has agreed to buy part of Tiger Point Golf Club from the City of Gulf Breeze for $1.9 million. Current plans call for an elementary or middle school to be built there within five to eight years, but School Superintendent […]

Drug offending teens get second chance

Drug offending teens get second chance

Roughly 11 percent of Santa Rosa County high schoolers have abused at least one type of prescription drug. Some have tried opioids, and others have combined pills. As the U.S. faces a mounting opioid epidemic, Santa Rosa schools, courts and treatment centers are seeing the problem strike the younger generation. Read the full article in […]

Gulf Breeze students join national gun protest

Gulf Breeze students join national gun protest

  At 10 a.m. March 14, students across the U.S. stood up and walked out of their classrooms for 17 minutes as part of National School Walkout. Locally, Gulf Breeze High School students participated in the event under the watchful eyes of school administrators. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 issue of Navarre […]

Student photojournalist to attend national conference

Student photojournalist to attend national conference

Navarre High School student and future photojournalist Nikki Masters wants to see her photos splashed across the pages of National Geographic. This summer she will get one step closer to achieving that dream as she has been selected as a National Youth Correspondent to attend the prestigious 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George […]

Essay contest winners recognized

Essay contest winners recognized

Navarre Junior ROTC cadets received medals Wednesday for the essays they wrote for the Milton Fleet Reserve Association. Nobleann Chakowski, Baris Demirbas, Ethan Gifford, Rowan Hallam, Kaylan Jackson, Isaac Matos, Kurt Urban, Jaida Williams-Bunn, Scott Dreyer, Azandrya Fuentees, Yuah McMillian and Jason Sevilla were all recognized. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue […]

School board offers $1.9 million for Tiger Point parcel

School board offers $1.9 million for Tiger Point parcel

Tiger Point Golf Club’s defunct west course will be the site of a middle or elementary school—or both—if the City of Gulf Breeze accepts Tim Wyrosdick’s $1.9 million offer for a 45-acre parcel. While only about half the amount forecast last fall by Matt Dannheisser, mayor of Gulf Breeze, which owns the club, the prospective […]

High school seniors make Top 25 artists

High school seniors make Top 25 artists

Navarre High School seniors Arianna Giraldo, Zoe Niles, Faith Drake, Sidnie Kikta (pictured left) and Madi King (pictured right) were selected as Top 25 Senior Artists for Santa Rosa County in 2018. Featured in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of […]

Mrs. Nance’s “Famous Americans” show off in skit

Mrs. Nance’s “Famous Americans” show off in skit

West Navarre Primary School first graders in Ebony Nance’s class shared their knowledge of historic figures Friday during their Famous Americans Skit. Each student picked a famous and historic figure from American history to research. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Santa Rosa schools receive health Gold award

Santa Rosa schools receive health Gold award

For the sixth year Santa Rosa School District has been given gold for health. The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognized the School District of Santa Rosa for receiving the 2016-2018 Florida Healthy School District award. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Santa Rosa girls get GEEKy

Santa Rosa girls get GEEKy

Woodlawn Beach Middle School rolled out the red carpet and passed out tiaras Feb. 22 as hundreds of young women with a spark for science were welcomed to the second annual GEEKS Science Night. GEEKS stands for Girls Educating and Encouraging Knowledge in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Read the full article in […]

UWF forms Office of Military Engagement, appoints retired Navy captain as military liaison

UWF forms Office of Military Engagement, appoints retired Navy captain as military liaison

As part of its continuing support and dedication to serving the military, the University of West Florida has formed a new Office of Military Engagement. UWF President Martha D. Saunders has named retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Middleton as the president’s military liaison, serving as the primary point of contact between her office and military […]

Cunningham shines bright among peers

Cunningham shines bright among peers

The selection came as a surprise for Katalina Cunningham. A Sunshine State Scholar representing the Santa Rosa County School District in Orlando later this year? Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 […]

Commissioners on board to control student population growth

Commissioners on board to control student population growth

South Santa Rosa County needs a new high school, but it is not likely to be built anytime soon. There are fewer than 147 student stations left open in Gulf Breeze and Navarre High School combined. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Students put their best foot forward at Navarre High job fair

Students put their best foot forward at Navarre High job fair

With resumes in hand, smiles on their faces and a determination to put their best foot forward in front of perspective employers, students walked from table to table meeting with employers Thursday morning at the Navarre High School job fair. Junior Nataley Porter was among the nearly 400 students on hand for the sixth annual […]

Interaction between ESE and other students yields benefits for all

Interaction between ESE and other students yields benefits for all

Inside a classroom at lunchtime, Emily Sands is sitting next to a student at a table. They are scrolling through pictures on her phone. Across the room, students are laughing and listening to songs, trying to guess the artist. Read the full article in the Feb. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Holley Navarre Primary opens new playground to students

Holley Navarre Primary opens new playground to students

Student Dalton Schostag, 8, cut the ribbon for Holley-Navarre Primary School’s new playground Friday. Dalton was joined by students, school administrators and Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce members. Featured in the Feb. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 […]

Kids for Camp opens enrollment

Kids for Camp opens enrollment

Autism Pensacola’s camper application period for the 2018 summer learning lab Kids for Camp kicks off Feb. 6 with an informational meeting at 6 p.m. in the Pollak Training Center at Arc Gateway. Childcare is available, but reservations are necessary. Sign up online at http://bit.ly/K4Camp2018. Established in 2002, Autism Pensacola is a not-for-profit organization dedicated […]

Cosky still saving the world

Cosky still saving the world

As Gulf Breeze High School science students tapped away on their computers Jan. 24, a flurry of school district administrators, teachers and people wielding cameras came barging through the doorway with a surprise announcement to make. Science teacher Erin Cosky was named Santa Rosa’s Teacher of the Year. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

Children, parents have rights in IEP jungle

Children, parents have rights in IEP jungle

  When a child with an intellectual or developmental disability enters into the education system, that child’s parents or guardians are thrust into the world of IEP. IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. Special education consultant Amy Lorton, owner of My IEP Advocate in Pensacola, works with families throughout the nation to develop these individualized […]

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

  In a historic donation, Pensacola-based attorney Fred Levin announced Friday the gift of his multimillion-dollar home and estate to the University of West Florida. The 7,500-square-foot waterfront home, located on Bayou Texar, is known as Timeless Tanglewood. The donation also includes much of the renovated home’s contents, including works of art and collectors’ items. […]

School Choice Week highlights diverse options

School Choice Week highlights diverse options

When Navarre parents launch their children into education, the majority will send their students to the public school institution they are districted for. But that might not be the best option said Shelby Doyle, the director of communications and external relations for National School Choice Week. She pointed out that there are many different types […]

Turning cell phones into learning tools

Turning cell phones into learning tools

Students of Holley Navarre Middle School could get a lesson in good character via their cell phones starting last week through a new program rolled out by teacher Jeff Strumeyer. Posters baring QR codes, machine-readable codes of black and white squares, lined the hallways enticing students to take a scan and get a Positive Behavior […]

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