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 […]
Stacey Oatman is always on the move inside the halls of West Navarre Intermediate School. The Exceptional Student Education teacher spends her day in five different classrooms and enjoys every moment as she helps her students achieve success. “It’s never the same on a given day,” Oatman said. “Every day is completely different. It’s never […]
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 […]
The cafeteria at Holley Navarre Intermediate School was buzzing with a little extra excitement because of National School Lunch Week. Stephanie Rios, recently promoted to cafeteria manager, said the week promotes good nutrition and provides opportunities for students to take part in activities and win prizes. “The children are tremendously excited about it,” Rios said. […]
Hundreds of students grace the hallways of West Navarre Intermediate School. And a group of 18 of those students may well be the future journalists of Navarre. This class, known as iNKSTAND, is reporting the news of WNIS through a digital newsletter under the leadership of teachers Kenny Long and Elizabeth Bauer. Long and Bauer, […]
Navarre High School Grade levels: 9-12 Principal: Brian Noack Phone: 936-6080 Start time: 9:15 a.m. Dismissal time: 3:21 p.m. Woodlawn Beach Middle School Grade levels: 6-8 Principal: Victor Lowrimore Phone: 934-4010 Start time: 7:20 a.m. Dismissal time: 1:26 p.m. Other info: Aug. 13: Schedule pick up for 6th grade from noon to 3 p.m. […]
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year $1.9 million grant to Santa Rosa County Schools to create community learning centers that offer “academic enrichment” opportunities when school is out of session. The criteria requires the grant be used to assist students who attend “high-poverty and low-performing” schools. “The program helps students meet state and […]
The Santa Rosa County School District rolled out with great fervor a five-year, $500,000 partnership with Discovery Education this week which promises to change the DNA of how students learn and how they are taught. Keynote speaker Cindy Moss of Charlotte, N.C., a presenter with Discovery Education, facilitated the three-hour STEAM Leadership Retreat with STEAM […]
Four Northwest Florida school districts serving military-related students will receive millions more in state aid next year, thanks to a budget initiative by Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach). The special funding was included in the budget approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The “military-connected student supplement” is part of a […]
Santa Rosa County students had a decent showing in the Florida End-of-Course Assessments this year. The district saw its highest improvement in Civics, which is measured for grades six through eight, with 77 percent passing compared to 71 percent in 2014. The overall state average went from a 61 percent passing rate to 65 percent. […]
Holley-Navarre Intermediate School had plenty to celebrate at the end of the school year. Fifth-grade teacher Michelle Cunningham was named the Math Teacher of the Year for Santa Rosa County. Cunningham coordinated the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools at HNIS. Chance Cunningham ranked in the top 2 percent of all students competing nationwide. […]
The Santa Rosa County School District cleared a fourth-grade Holley-Navarre Intermediate School teacher following allegations she cheated during the FCAT test. In April, the office of the Inspector General received an anonymous complaint alleging Hilary Rivkind assisted her students on last year’s FCAT. Oscar Restrepo, director of investigations for the Florida Department of Education, sent a […]
More than 60 young athletes gathered Friday morning to show off their skills at Navarre High School’s Bennett C. Russell Stadium for the fourth annual Raider Games. Students from both primary schools, both intermediate schools, Holley-Navarre Middle School and the high school participated in field events including races, the ring toss, the parachute, tee-ball, dancing […]
The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Octobus made its local school debut Monday, Sept. 8 at West Navarre Intermediate school. Exceptional Student Education preschool students got first dibs on feeling shark teeth and skin as well as handling live animals hanging out in a touchtank. The 1972 Volkswagon bus is currently scheduling outreach dates and looking […]
Many parents anticipate with enthusiasm the date their children return to school after summer break. However, some of the same parents might raise an eyebrow at the final tally they will spend by the time their student finishes their first week of school. Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.
Students and parents filed in local schools Monday, Aug. 18, to launch the new school year. Lines were long and parking was scarce forcing many back-to-schoolers to get an early morning workout as they hiked varied distances to reach their destinations, many of them hauling school supplies. At West Navarre Intermediate, traffic was backed up all the way to Highway 98. At Holley Navarre Primary, cars […]
Forty-one percent of students take their lunches to school. In February, the Government Accountability Office reported that participation in the National School Lunch Program had declined 3.7 percent over the last three school years. “Children need well-balanced meals and healthy snacks to help them perform well in school,” said Dr. Ashley Aksew, who works in […]
The West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS) gifted and talented program is getting a reboot this year. At a meeting Aug. 7, students voted on iPads for their 2014-2015 courses from a list of 12 choices. The students chose Game Star, CSI Genetics, Creative Engineering through Legos and Literature as their top three choices. Courses that […]