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Hall’s Hedgehogs use newspaper in the classroom

Hall’s Hedgehogs use newspaper in the classroom

Holley Navarre Primary School second-graders in teacher Kaytlyn Hall’s class, affectionately dubbed Hall’s Hedgehogs, used the Navarre Press to learn about text features and how to use them. This a Florida education standard. Using photos from the Sept. 12 story on Gulf Breeze Zoo’s Wild Shots contest winners, the students created informational posters about animals such as […]

Positive Chiropractic Solutions donates school supplies

Positive Chiropractic Solutions donates school supplies

Dr. Amanda Williams of Positive Chiropractic Solutions in Navarre and her team members delivered $1,173 worth of items to Holley Navarre Primary School Sept. 11 as part of a community service project. Throughout August the company collected supplies and monetary donations from patients to help teachers. Williams also donated $20 from every new patient exam […]

Local hero runners fight hunger for children

Local hero runners fight hunger for children

Hundreds of heroes, many dressed in capes, took to Navarre Beach Saturday to support hungry children in our area for the Hunger Heroes 5K fun run. The fundraiser supports Outreach Navarre Inc. and the Weekend Food Program, a nonprofit that aims to support children in poverty with food and education opportunities.   Read the full […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Navarre American Legion celebrates organization’s centennial

Navarre American Legion celebrates organization’s centennial

Navarre’s American Legion Post 382 celebrated its organization’s centennial anniversary Saturday during a day of barbeque and live music. The American Legion Post 382 at 1850 Luneta Street has become the center for Navarre’s veterans to convene. Read the full article in the March 21 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options […]

“What do you want for Christmas?”

“What do you want for Christmas?”

Holley Navarre Primary School students in Mrs. Moerscher’s first-grade class were asked what they want for Christmas this year.   “A stuffed animal Kermit, Fozzie and some of the penguins Muppet babies” Zoey Pananas, 6         “A tablet, like an iPad” Lucas Benson, 7         “A skateboard and skates…with […]

Holley Navarre Primary donates to hurricane victims

Holley Navarre Primary donates to hurricane victims

Holley Navarre Primary School students and staff donated $1,237.61 to support disaster relief efforts in Bay County in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Florida Commission on Community Service Vice-Chair Kerry Ann Schultz accepted the check on behalf of Volunteer Florida who distributes the funds based on unmet needs in the affected area. “What an incredibly […]

‘Be the teacher I wish I had’

‘Be the teacher I wish I had’

Whether it be interacting with her students or assisting fellow teachers, Sharon Mavity said her guiding principle is be for others what she wishes she’d had when she was in their shoes. “My ultimate goal is to be the teacher I wish I had when I first started teaching to go to (for advice). My […]

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announce Monday the 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. In Navarre the Teachers of the Year are: David Chaves, Holley Navarre Intermediate School Sharon Mavity, Holley Navarre Primary School Jasmine Brockhum, West Navarre Intermediate School Ruth […]

Raider Role Model program enters 5th year

Raider Role Model program enters 5th year

Cassie Nolan wasn’t sure if the Raider Role Models program was going to take place this fall. When Navarre head football coach Jay Walls approached her about it, asking if she planned to do it again this year because his players were asking about it, the Holley-Navarre Primary School kindergarten teacher knew she had to […]

Back to School Guide correction

Back to School Guide correction

Please see the correct school information and important dates below: Navarre High School 8600 High School Navarre, FL 32566 Phone: 850-936-6080 Grade levels: 9-12 Principal: Brian Noack Start time: 9:15 a.m. Dismissal time: 3:20 p.m. 2018-2019 Back-to-School Important Dates Thursday, Aug. 2 : 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Freshman Day/Lockers/Tentative Schedules 5 – 6:30 p.m. […]

School food supplier expands free-lunch program

School food supplier expands free-lunch program

When the final school bell of the year rings, students on free and reduced-price lunch in Santa Rosa County are no longer guaranteed a meal at their school each day. But thanks to the Summer Break Spot meal program, these students still have a place to pick up a free lunch. Read the full article […]

Navarre Chamber of Commerce Teachers of the Year

Navarre Chamber of Commerce Teachers of the Year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Featured in the May 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!                

Why is your mom the best mom?

Why is your mom the best mom?

Holley Navarre Primary School students in Melanie Buys’ first grade class were asked “Why is your mom the best mom?” Featured in the May 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.                               […]

Education innovators take flight during STEAMtastic Saturday

Education innovators take flight during STEAMtastic Saturday

Some brightly colored tissue paper, a handful of glue sticks and one camping propane burner can teach children the basics of engineering, data collection and teamwork. A toy drone can illustrate the concepts of physics and principles of flight. Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the nominees for 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award April 9. The foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the award. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

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 […]

Department of Education oversight more like overreach

Department of Education oversight more like overreach

On the front page of Community we shared images of Holley Navarre Primary School students excitedly playing on newly purchased playground equipment for the first time. At a school where the student population has blown past projected growth and threatens to overflow capacity, providing enough space for children to play required a big investment. That […]

Local author teaches next generation of writers

Local author teaches next generation of writers

Holley-Navarre Primary school students got their very own book signing, special craft and a lesson in publishing Friday with local author Sara Taylor in honor of the launch of “Mira the Misfit Sea Dragon.” Students in Kristy Davis’ second-grade class gathered around to hear Taylor talk about the writing process and read her latest creation. […]

Science station debuts new learning tool

Science station debuts new learning tool

When busloads of Holley Navarre Primary School students arrived at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS) on Thursday, they were greeted by one massive new friend. Diana the humpback whale made her debut. Diana is a life-size inflatable model that the science station will be using to teach lessons about marine mammals. Composed of […]

Dantin helps students blossom in the garden

Dantin helps students blossom in the garden

Teaching was not Jennifer Dantin’s first career choice but it might be her best one. For most of her adult life her primary jobs had been secretarial work and caring for her two children, but at 38 years old, Dantin decided to go back to school. “I thought teaching would be a way to influence […]

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Growing gardens and healthy living skills

Snack time and lunch are always exciting parts of the day for kids at school. Would it be shocking to hear that students at our schools are choosing salad for their lunch? Would it be even crazier to hear they are eating salad made from plants they had planted and harvested themselves? That’s exactly what […]

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Brien Carter’s dad points to a photo on the wall of their Navarre home. It’s a picture of Brien decked out in wrestling gear, and a medal hangs over it. A photo of Brien wearing his football uniform is next to it. Brien looks happy. He looks healthy. He looks like any other kid his […]

Raider Role Models program comes to Holley-Navarre Primary

Raider Role Models program comes to Holley-Navarre Primary

Cassie Nolan moved over to Holley-Navarre Primary this school year and has brought her popular Raider Role Models program with her. A fourth-grade teacher at the intermediate school the last three years, Nolan teaches kindergarten now and is looking forward to having Navarre High football players come to the school once a week to work […]

Welcome back to school Navarre

Welcome back to school Navarre

From the tearful goodbyes of parents of Kindergarteners to the swaggering saunter of the high school seniors, Navarre students of all ages returned to the books Monday kicking of a new school year. Featured in the Aug. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

4-year-old puts needy animals first

4-year-old puts needy animals first

Like many children, Cadence McCleery, 4, is excited about her upcoming birthday. Wearing glittery pink butterfly earrings, Cadence said when she grows up she wants to be Moana, the hero of one of her favorite Disney movies. Her birthday party will be a “jumpy jump” party with a bounce house, and she will finally be […]

Kaden needs a lift: Pullum Real Estate puts down challenge to Realtors

Kaden needs a lift: Pullum Real Estate puts down challenge to Realtors

In a lot of ways, Kaden Cortello is like any 7-year-old boy, and that makes him extraordinary. Kaden loves dancing and music. He likes books, and his favorite food is applesauce. He adores hugs from friends and family. He attends Holley-Navarre Primary School, and for Halloween he dressed up as Captain America and as a […]

Holley Navarre Primary School second-graders create arcade

Holley Navarre Primary School second-graders create arcade

Though it appeared to be cardboard and chaos, Holley-Navarre Primary School second-graders got a lesson in force, motion and engineering Friday as they tested and presented their own arcade games. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.     […]

Field Day brings family fun, sportsmanship

Field Day brings family fun, sportsmanship

Holley-Navarre Primary School students took a break from the books to run, waddle, scoot, jump and play as part of Field Day. The April 4 event allowed students to burn off some energy, teacher Victoria Washington said. Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as […]

Santa Rosa hosts education innovation event

Santa Rosa hosts education innovation event

More than 100 educators and innovators from all over the country and even outside the U. S. flocked to Santa Rosa County schools Tuesday to experience firsthand how the school district is revolutionizing the teaching of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.) Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. […]