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Teachers end up paying out of pocket to stock classrooms with supplies

Teachers end up paying out of pocket to stock classrooms with supplies

While parents spend hundreds on back to school for their children, Navarre teachers are pitching in just as much of their own cash to supply their students and stock their classrooms. Holley-Navarre Middle School (HNMS) civics teacher Ashley Hall has invested $1,500 into her classroom this year, and she’s not alone in that spending. Hall […]

Is funding for the arts in Navarre schools falling behind?

Is funding for the arts in Navarre schools falling behind?

In recent years, with budget cuts in federal and state education programs, music and art are subjects which have experienced financial downsizing. In fact, during times with slim funds, many elementary and secondary schools cease to teach these subjects altogether in their classrooms. According to a study conducted and released by the U.S. Department of […]

County wrestles with burgeoning classroom needs

County wrestles with burgeoning classroom needs

Santa Rosa County education leaders may soon be calculating the distance between Navarre and Vancouver, British Columbia. The answer isn’t part of a geography test, but rather a measurement that might be used to illustrate how far county school buses carry students every day. That’s to prove to the Florida Department of Education that while […]

Santa Rosa County is getting more

Santa Rosa County is getting more

All of Santa Rosa County is growing, but south Santa Rosa is experiencing a real boom. We have two new apartment complexes coming on line soon, and down every road a lot is being cleared for one or two homes to be built. It’s a reconstruction surge and great economic recovery following the 2008 Great […]

Oatman’s versatility earns her Teacher of the Year honors

Oatman’s versatility earns her Teacher of the Year honors

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 […]