Gulf Breeze Middle School

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” […]

Gathering Momentum

Gathering Momentum

It’s 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning as, one-by-one, a team of people converges on Navarre High School to begin transforming the school’s auditorium into an inspiring, worship space for Momentum Church’s Navarre Campus. Campus Leader, Tyler McNeely, gathers the team members, reminds them of how important they are to the church’s ministry, they pray, […]

Caught in crossfire

Caught in crossfire

The gymnasium thundered with the stomping of feet and screaming of spectators. Giant signs emblazoned with glittery flames waved high above the heads of hundreds who sat in the stands or crouched behind ropes on the gym floor. The announcer called the final minute as sweat beaded on one driver’s forehead. He deftly maneuvered the […]

Gulf Breeze students STEAM through after school

Gulf Breeze students STEAM through after school

Gulf Breeze Middle School students end their school day at 1:35 p.m. leaving a significant gap between the time students are free and the time most parents finish their work shift. This caused a bit of a problem for the compact community said Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation Director Ron Pulley. “Basically the middle schoolers […]

The man who saved the world, the student who told his story

The man who saved the world, the student who told his story

Though it was the height of the Cold War, it was unbearably hot. Inside a Soviet submarine lurking in the depths of the Caribbean Sea in October 1962, the air conditioning had stopped working and the temperature was more than 120 degrees, said 14-year-old history buff and Gulf Breeze Middle School graduate Max Mateer. He […]

Six Santa Rosa schools receive Five Star Award

Six Santa Rosa schools receive Five Star Award

Six Santa Rosa County schools were received the Five Star School Award this year from the Florida Department of Education. The award focuses on community involvement through business partnerships, volunteerism, family involvement, student community service and school advisory councils. To receive a five star ranking the school must meet 100 percent of the criteria and […]

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announces Teacher of the Year nominees

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announces Teacher of the Year nominees

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. Marsha Lynn Schiller, Avalon Middle; Jennifer Confusione, Bagdad Elementary; Beth Anne Whitfield, Berryhill Administrative Complex; Stephanie Shaner, Berryhill Elementary; Rachel Gault, Central; Mary Nowling, Chumuckla Elementary; Rachel Orehosky, […]

Middle schools get an upgrade

Middle schools get an upgrade

Middle-school students will be returning to updated kitchens and cafeterias this August thanks to a roughly $1 million renovation at Holley-Navarre and Gulf Breeze middle schools. The updates include new equipment, floors, ceilings, paint and LED lighting as well as an expansion of space. Holley-Navarre Middle School Assistant Principal Robert Trigg said feeding the schools […]

Middle-schoolers score high on ACT, SAT

Middle-schoolers score high on ACT, SAT

The Santa Rosa County School Board honored 39 seventh-grade students Thursday, June 10, for achieving state recognition in the 2016 Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). The program invites academically qualified seventh-grade students to take the ACT or SAT college examination. Students that score at or above the national average for recent high-school graduates on […]

Gulf Breeze Middle School students reawaken history

Gulf Breeze Middle School students reawaken history

Gulf Breeze Middle School student Max Meeter loves history. He also loves to perform. Combine the two and what you have is a National History Day contest project good enough to earn a trip to the national contest. Meeter, a seventh-grader, won the junior individual performance category at the Florida History Fair in May and […]

Students’ essays on freedom win VFW awards

Students’ essays on freedom win VFW awards

What Freedom Means To Me By Genna Hoitt A tall, worn flag stands proud against the nearby men, fighting for their country, their freedom, and their lives. Freedom is not just found in the agonized hearts of America’s soldiers as they pray to come home alive; honoring our country with the ultimate gift, but is […]