santa rosa school district

School flu shot company to go off-campus

School flu shot company to go off-campus

Being barred from administering flu shots at Santa Rosa schools won’t stop the Jacksonville company’s vaccination program here. Instead, Healthy Schools LLC plans to jump-start its for-profit program of flu shots for public school students at off-campus locations in cooperation with the Florida Department of Health. The Santa Rosa School Board suspended the company’s in-school […]

New school board seeks harmony with teachers

New school board seeks harmony with teachers

With two teachers union-backed candidates winning seats on the Santa Rosa School Board, some members foresee more cooperation on the lingering pay dispute that could ease contention with District Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. “We need to look at our priorities, which include instructional salaries,” said Wei Ueberschaer. She defeated District 5 board incumbent Scott Peden, winning […]

Wetumpka tragedy hits home

Wetumpka tragedy hits home

According to Elmore County, Alabama Sheriff Bill Franklin, at around 5 p.m. Saturday, Robert Orsi shot and killed his estranged wife, Charlene and one of their four daughters (12 year old triplets and a 13 year old daughter) who was one of the triplets. He shot and wounded the other two triplets before they could […]

School buses collide in Navarre

School buses collide in Navarre

A collision between two Santa Rosa County School District buses Wednesday afternoon resulted in minor injuries to several students on board, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. According to the report, the buses were traveling north on Williams Creek Drive around 2 p.m. with one bus following the other. The driver of the […]

Extended school day put on hold

Extended school day put on hold

In an email to Santa Rosa School District teachers and staff, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick announced that expanding the school day by 30 minutes will not occur in the coming school year. In January, Wyrosdick urged the school board to set aside $3 million for moving all county schools back to a seven period day rather […]

Homeless students to receive housing through grant

Homeless students to receive housing through grant

A new housing grant will provide some of Santa Rosa’s more than 800 homeless students with a roof over their head. Santa Rosa School District Director of Federal Programs Karen Barber said the housing voucher pilot program would allow parents of identified students to receive a voucher that could be presented to qualified rental locations for […]

Keeping art education alive

Keeping art education alive

Oh what a night for art programs in the local schools. Educators, students and supporters of the arts gathered in the Gulf Breeze Library Meeting Room the evening of May 3 for a presentation where Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc., awarded a $20,000 grant for art programs and other education efforts in area schools. This is […]

Food Service Employee of the Year

Food Service Employee of the Year

Holley-Navarre Intermediate School Cafeteria Manager Sara Rios was recognized as the Food Service Employee of the Year for the Santa Rosa County School District on Friday. To find out more, read the Feb. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.

West Navarre Primary Teacher of the Year

West Navarre Primary Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the year is indeed a distinction among teachers. The winners find great honor in the award because they are selected by their peers. In her sixth year at the school, Emily Simon is West Navarre Primary’s award winner this year. “I’m so honored to represent West Navarre Primary. Any one of our teachers […]

School district concedes to American Atheists

School district concedes to American Atheists

  On Oct. 23 signs were placed in each school of Santa Rosa County that read, “Students are invited to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country, but they are not required to do so.” Santa Rosa County Director of Middle Schools David Gunter says the signs were in […]

Thorpe named 2015 Innovative Principal of the Year

Thorpe named 2015 Innovative Principal of the Year

Michael Thorpe, principal of Milton High School, former Teacher of the Year at Holley Navarre Middle School, is Florida’s 2015 Innovative Principal of the Year. An educator with the Santa Rosa School District for 21 years, Thorpe is serving his sixth year as principal at MHS. His administrative career has focused on developing, nurturing and […]