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Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Cyberbullying, internet stalking, solicitations for sexual encounters and human trafficking; the internet and social media can leave parents in constant fear for their children. As devices like smartphones and tablets become more integrated not only in our personal lives, but in our children’s education, the reality is they are here to stay. So how do […]

Healthy eating for kiddos

Healthy eating for kiddos

It’s a time honored struggle: getting children to eat healthy. There is some comfort in knowing that the struggle has been ongoing for generations, yes the struggle IS real. Yet, what is not so comforting is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled […]

Middle school invites parents into classroom

Middle school invites parents into classroom

Hundreds of moms, dads and guardians attended classes and helped with their students’ lessons Sept. 20-22 at Holley-Navarre Middle School as part of the school’s Bring Your Parent to School Days. Each grade had a different day of the week to bring their parents to class. Mike Jones, father of seventh-grader Maliah Jones, said this […]

Students back to school

Students back to school

Buses were running an hour behind schedule Monday, Aug. 15, as Navarre students tried to make their way home from the first day of school. Delays for buses rolling off the bus ramp were about 35 to 40 minutes behind schedule at West Navarre Primary Principal Jay Price said. He explained that they had to […]

Exceptional program for exceptional adults

Exceptional program for exceptional adults

Record numbers of exceptional adults, volunteers and caregivers danced the night away Friday, July 29, at the Dance for All Caregiver’s Night Out event hosted by Hope that HEALS in the Community Life United Methodist Church gymnasium. Started in Nov. 2013, Hope that HEALS is a nonprofit volunteer-run organization that provides support, education and activities […]

Parents shell out hundreds for back to school

Parents shell out hundreds for back to school

Back-to-school shoppers are set to spend $27.3 billion on their K-12 students nationwide according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school report, a nearly $4 billion increase over last year. In Navarre, parents can expect to spend between $55-$101 on school supplies alone for their grade schoolers plus anywhere between $10 and $40 for a […]

Summer vacation means child-care stress for many parents

Summer vacation means child-care stress for many parents

Primary and intermediate schools in the Navarre area let out June 1, and for many parents with children ages 5-12, this means finding somebody to look after the little ones. This is even more difficult for the 46 percent of families with both parents working full time according to the Pew Research Center in 2015. […]

Bill creates changes in school controlled open enrollment

Bill creates changes in school controlled open enrollment

According to Gov. Rick Scott’s newly approved House Bill 7029, parents are now allowed to enroll their children in any public or charter school which isn’t filled to capacity. Taking effect for the 2017-2018 school years, the amendment to section 5, section 1002.31 of the Florida Statute, will open up school options for students statewide. […]

Santa Rosa schools make the grade

Santa Rosa schools make the grade

On Friday, the Florida Department of Education issued grades for schools and districts based on the Florida Standards Assessment test scoring. The Santa Rosa County School District placed fourth overall in the state, and all of Navarre schools were ‘A’ rated. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE […]

School literacy event brings record-breaking crowd

School literacy event brings record-breaking crowd

Holley-Navarre Primary set out to promote literacy throughout the community by taking visitors around the world. Literacy night brought students and parents to ‘Candy Land around the World,’ complete with gingerbread men, frosted gum drops, lollipops and cupcake decorations. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe […]

Governor applauds increasing high school graduation rates in Santa Rosa County

Governor applauds increasing high school graduation rates in Santa Rosa County

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday the high school graduation rate in the state hit a 12-year high. The number in Santa Rosa County is even better. Florida’s graduation rate for the 2014-15 school year was 77.8 percent, a significant improvement from where it was more than a decade ago when it stood at 59.2 […]

Woodlawn Beach Middle School transforms for Madrigal performance

Woodlawn Beach Middle School transforms for Madrigal performance

Every two years, the cafeteria at Woodlawn Beach Middle School transforms into a castle from the renaissance period to host the community and parents for their Madrigal performance. The event is scheduled for Dec. 11 and 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. Unlike any other event of its nature, attendees will be served a four-course meal […]

The man who ruined Halloween

The man who ruined Halloween

If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating, you have also probably had your parents inspect your Halloween candy. It was the time you dreaded as a kid during Halloween. It was the perfect opportunity for your parents, under the guise of safety, to pick out or “confiscate” their favorite candy bar from your sugary haul; but of […]