Reading

Woodlawn Beach Middle goes crazy for Literacy Week

Woodlawn Beach Middle goes crazy for Literacy Week

Students, teachers and staff of Woodlawn Beach Middle School celebrated Florida’s Literacy Week by reading “From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E.L. Konigsburg together as a school. Navarre Press partnered with local businesses to provide enough copies of the book to the school so every student could have one for the […]

Kazoo ramps up excitement about reading By Brian Lester

Kazoo ramps up excitement about reading  By Brian Lester

Cheers erupted when Kazoo strolled into the cafeteria at West Navarre Intermediate School Monday morning. The famed Pensacola Blue Wahoos mascot was in town to help kick off Literacy Week. Read the full article in the Jan. 31 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a […]

Calling all readers: Navarre Library revamps book club

Calling all readers: Navarre Library revamps book club

Attendance at Navarre Library’s book club has been dwindling in recent months, but library manager Lori O’gara hopes to change that. “We started out with six to eight to even 10 people, but now it has gotten down to just the two of us,” she said. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

Booksellers restock school libraries after storm

Booksellers restock school libraries after storm

In an effort to restock school libraries impacted by Hurricane Michael, private bookstores partnered with state agencies to hold the Re-book to Re-build: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Nov. 3-4. The Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Foundation (FEF) and independent booksellers worked together to host the event where a portion of sale proceeds at participating bookstores […]

‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ sets children for success

‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ sets children for success

Children’s brains complete up to 90 percent of development in the first five years of life, according to research by the Rauch Foundation. Though the typical newborn brain is only a quarter of the size it will reach by adulthood, it will grow rapidly in those first years and develop trillions of synapse connections. Read […]

Librarian’s passion for reading makes her Teacher of the Year

Librarian’s passion for reading makes her Teacher of the Year

The library is a happening place on a weekday afternoon at Holley-Navarre Middle School. Students are checking out books, others are returning or renewing them. A few students come up to the front desk to request use of one of the computers. Nancy Mijangos is at the heart of it all. This is her fourth […]

High schoolers prep for tests to determine college future

High schoolers prep for tests to determine college future

As the second half of the school year looms on the horizon, many high school juniors are gearing up for college preparation while seniors finalize their plans for post-graduation. For many students, part of that planning involves taking the ACT or SAT. Most universities and colleges require a score on at least one of these […]

Expanded facility prompts record reading

Expanded facility prompts record reading

The right facilities can make all the difference for a school. No one knows that better than Holley-Navarre Middle School Principal Joie Destefano. She explained that because of the school’s small cafeteria, the students’ entire day, including how long they were in each class, had to be worked around the lunches, leaving some class periods […]

Paper may be bad for trees, but it is good for people

Paper may be bad for trees, but it is good for people

Even on Earth Day, the costs to our planet don’t outweigh the benefits for education. A friend tells the story of checking out at the supermarket when a stranger approached and informed him that he should buy the brown paper towels because they are better for the environment than the white ones. I think of […]

West Navarre thrives off Learning Ally program

West Navarre thrives off Learning Ally program

Anne Hooper’s fourth and fifth grade Read 180 classes at West Navarre Intermediate School have made the most of their opportunity to be a part of the Learning Ally Great Reading Games contest. The 29 students participating in the seven-week event helped West Navarre finish fifth in the country in the contest this year. It’s […]

Lori Riddles, new Navarre Library manager

Lori Riddles, new Navarre Library manager

Lori Riddles has only been on the job as the manager of the Navarre Library for a little more than a week. But in that short period of time she has quickly become comfortable in her new job setting. “The people here are friendly. It’s like “Cheers.” Everyone wants to know your name,” Riddles said. […]