Santa Rosa Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick

Parkland school shooting prompts local safety push

Parkland school shooting prompts local safety push

In September 2017, a Navarre High School student, acting under a fake user name, allegedly threatened fellow students with violence via Instagram. No one was injured. Less than a month later NHS students were threatened again, this time via social media platform Snapchat. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

Educators wary of Scouts’ classroom pitches

At first glance the “Patriotic Societies” bill that’s working its way through the Florida Legislature may seem wrapped in the American flag and no more contentious than Mom or apple pie. But House Bill 95, also known as the “Scouts Access” proposal, would mandate the right of paid Scout leaders—for both boys and girls—to make […]

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Door to free agency opened in high school athletics

Florida is one step away from opening the door to free agency in high school athletics. All that is needed now for House Bill 7029 to become a law is a signature from Governor Rick Scott. The massive education bill, which includes allowing student-athletes to transfer between seasons and be eligible to play right away, […]

Navarre Chamber recognizes seven Teachers of the Year

Navarre Chamber recognizes seven Teachers of the Year

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce recognized all of the Teachers of the Year. Read the full article in the Mar. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.   (Not Pictured) Teresa Berg, Holley-Navarre Intermediate School

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.

Smith appointed director of middle schools

Smith appointed director of middle schools

Floyd Smith was named the new Director of Middle Schools for the Santa Rosa County School District at the Dec. 8 school board meeting in Milton. Smith, the principal at Hobbs Middle School in Milton, replaces David Gunter who has taken a job with human resources at the school district. Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick made the […]

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 […]

More substitute teachers sought in Santa Rosa

More substitute teachers sought in Santa Rosa

The pool of substitute teachers available for temporary classroom assignments in Santa Rosa County public schools has grown to more than 500 from about 350 since August, when a private staffing company took over their recruitment and training. Yet dozens more qualified instructors are being sought to fill the need for an average of nearly […]