Making meaningful connections with 1,013 students plus a school’s worth of staff can be difficult in a school year, but that is Shana Dorsey’s goal. Dorsey has been principal at West Navarre Intermediate School for five years, and her efforts to create a connected community resulted in the school district naming her Principal of the […]
Merrian-Webster Dictionary defines kindness as the quality or state of being kind. At Holley Navarre Intermediate School, seahawk students are defining kindness through action. Throughout the last three weeks, the Student Council has been leading a schoolwide initiative to spread kindness in the classroom and community at large. Read the full article in the Feb. […]
Ginni Rushing has a deep love for teaching, but she did not always know it. The third grade teacher has been voted Holley Navarre Intermediate School (HNIS) Teacher of the Year. “We have so many talented teachers, so I was just completely shocked. They called my name, and I just stood there,” Rushing said.
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 […]
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 […]
Cheers erupted when Kazoo strolled into the cafeteria at West Navarre Intermediate School Monday morning. The famed Pensacola Blue Wahoos mascot was in town to help kick off Literacy Week. Read the full article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a […]
Not all that long ago, 21-year-old Kamber Anderson was walking the halls of Holley Navarre Intermediate School (HNIS) as a student. Now she’s the school’s Santa Rosa Employee of the Year. Read the full article in the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive […]
It’s not a bird or a plane, just two Holley Navarre Intermediate School administrators on top of the school. Principal Beth Mosley and Assistant Principal Elizabeth Ann Thompson spent their work hours Monday on the school’s roof after losing a bet with their students. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre […]
More than a decade ago, Tina Wells could be found at Eglin Air Force Base working with a variety of dead pathogens. She was an epidemiologist doing secret work for the U.S. Department of Defense, studying how certain strains of illnesses traveled and spread when released into the air. When that work wrapped up, […]
Amanda Nelms taught swim lessons while in high school and college. She also has family members who are in the education field. So teaching came natural to the fourth grade teacher at West Navarre Intermediate. “As a kid, I always liked younger children and I always knew I wanted to work with kids,” Nelms said. […]
In the not-too-distant past, advanced technology in classrooms was synonymous with scientific calculators, desktop computers, projectors and occasionally laptops. But times have changed. Over the years south Santa Rosa educators have utilized a wide variety of programs, devices and websites. High school students use WeatherSTEM, a weather data collection device, to study data patterns for […]
Holley Navarre Intermediate School students are learning the language of computers thanks to the school’s newly created Coding Club. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.
Sandra Drost couldn’t help but look around the West Navarre Intermediate cafeteria and smile at the sight of so many fathers spending quality time with their children in a school setting. “This warms my heart,” said Drost, the academic intervention specialist at the school. Heartwarming fits as an appropriate description. Successful is appropriate as well […]
Holley Navarre Intermediate School raised thousands of dollars Saturday, Oct. 1 at the school’s first-ever HNIS Color Run. Though the event fell short of their goal Assistant Principal Tina Howard said the nearly $30,000 was a great start. It’s a really good start toward a playground, but we are going to have to do some […]
Navarre Press paid a visit to the iNKSTAND class at West Navarre Intermediate to assist them with their articles for their student newsletter. The articles will be featured in Navarre Press upon their completion. Click here to view photos featured in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online today to your community newspaper.
Anne Hooper’s fourth and fifth grade Read 180 classes at West Navarre Intermediate School have made the most of their opportunity to be a part of the Learning Ally Great Reading Games contest. The 29 students participating in the seven-week event helped West Navarre finish fifth in the country in the contest this year. It’s […]
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce recognized all of the Teachers of the Year. Read the full article in the Mar. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year. (Not Pictured) Teresa Berg, Holley-Navarre Intermediate School
Children’s author Elissa Brent Weissman captured the attention of students at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School Friday morning during three different assemblies in the cafeteria. Read the full article in the Feb. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.
The moment Kazoo walked into the cafeteria at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School, the students went crazy, cheering loudly for the mascot of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Kazoo was in town for the team’s Grand Slam Reading Program assembly, kicking off Literacy Week in the process at the school. The Blue Wahoos started the program a year […]
Students at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School lined up with gifts in their hands and smiles on their faces as they waited their turn to donate presents to a good cause Thursday morning. Holley Navarre Assembly of God Pastor Doug Barber and members of his church arrived in a delivery truck to collect the gifts, filling up […]
The cafeteria inside Holley Navarre Intermediate School was turned into a computer lab Monday morning. Wearing headphones and smiles, eager students sat in front of computers and put their tech skills to use during the Hour of Code. The event was part of Computer Science Education Week, with more than 10 million students participating in […]
Teresa Berg is Holley-Navarre Intermediate’s Teacher of the Year. An 18-year veteran in the classroom, with 13 years at HNIS, Berg says she never stops learning and never tires of seeing the students learn something new. “I like teaching them something new and seeing their faces when they learn it,” Berg said. When asked what […]