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Santa Rosa’s future chefs flaunt culinary skills

Santa Rosa’s future chefs flaunt culinary skills

Santa Rosa County elementary students sautéed, chopped and baked to impress the judges last month during the annual Sodexo Future Chefs National Challenge. Sodexo is the food service contractor for the school district. Marketing Coordinator Deanna Reagin said the company hosts the nationwide competition each year to get children excited about healthy cooking. Read the […]

Holidays brightened for South Santa Rosa families

Holidays brightened for South Santa Rosa families

Hundreds of families in Navarre and Gulf Breeze were able to have a Thanksgiving meal this year thanks to Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Oriole Beach Elementary School’s cafeteria was packed Friday and Saturday night as volunteers sorted thousands of food items along the tables and prepared meal boxes for distribution. Caring […]

Caring and Sharing packs truckloads of Christmas joy

Caring and Sharing packs truckloads of Christmas joy

After months of seeking donations and organizing fundraisers, volunteers of Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County distributed toys and bicycles to hundreds of families who needed help Saturday as part of their annual Christmas toy drive. In addition to the toy donation, families also picked up packages of food. After being beaten by […]

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Of the 68 Santa Rosa teachers who received $1,000 grants from the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, 26 hail from schools in Navarre and Gulf Breeze. The grants are awarded each year to help teachers implement ideas in the areas of Artistic Literacy, Literacy, Career/Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education with the […]

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, […]

Foster Grandparent Program needs Navarre volunteers

Foster Grandparent Program needs Navarre volunteers

The Santa Rosa County School Board renewed its agreement Thursday, June 9 to continue allowing seniors in the Foster Grandparent Program to assist in county school classrooms. The agreement through the Council on Aging of West Florida allows low income seniors, age 55 and up, to volunteer as mentors and assistants in schools, Head Start […]

Community in need of holiday donations this year

Community in need of holiday donations this year

Local organization Caring and Sharing is leading the way this holiday season to collect food and toys for those in need in our community. “Christmas joy is our goal for our clients,” Ann Thompson, president of Caring and Sharing said. “This year we have 183 families, totaling 710 persons, (317 adults, 119 teens, 234 children […]

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Teacher of the Year finalists announced

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation and its partner Santa Rosa Medical Center have announced the three finalists for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Jason Olson, Gulf Breeze High, Danielle Clark, Holley-Navarre Intermediate and April Laurent, Oriole Beach Elementary have been named as finalists. The Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year will be announced Friday, Feb. […]