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Navarre students rally for kindness on Unity Day

Navarre students rally for kindness on Unity Day

  Anti-bullying T-shirts, tutus, body suits and even traffic cones were among the orange attire donned by hundreds of students that flooded Navarre High School’s football field Oct. 25 for Unity Day. More than 300 of the students wore the message “one school, one town, one family.” Unity Day is a national anti-bullying, inclusion movement […]

Planting the seeds with Junior Garden Club

Planting the seeds with Junior Garden Club

  Students of West Navarre Intermediate School and Holley-Navarre Intermediate School are learning about their local ecosystems and making some of their own as part of the Junior Garden Club. Once a month these students get together with Navarre Garden Club volunteers to learn lessons about everything from climate to amphibians. Then each student does […]

West Navarre students’ end of year projects wow

West Navarre students’ end of year projects wow

West Navarre Intermediate School students in Janet Bryan’s and Jessica Teague’s classes closed out the school year with a hands-on project to wow their parents. Bryan’s class created Neon Navarre. This underwater –themed display glowed with black light paint turning the students’ classroom into a foreign looking nightscape. Read the full article in the June […]

Dissection day provides hands-on learning experience for students

Dissection day provides hands-on learning experience for students

Melanie Johnson wants to be a teacher. When she learned there was an opportunity to take part in a dissection day Friday with fifth-grade students at West Navarre Intermediate School, the senior Navarre High student didn’t hesitate to volunteer for it. Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

What began as a one-family mission to bring toys to local children for Christmas has grown into an organization that serves more than 200 families over the holiday season.  Caring and Sharing first began when the Holley-Navarre Fire Station collected toys for local children for Christmas.  At the time, Don VanDerryt was the newly appointed […]

Baer promotes student-directed learning

Baer promotes student-directed learning

For West Navarre Intermediate School Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Baer, teaching has always seemed like a natural fit. As a little girl Baer loved to play school, leading her toys through lessons. As she grew older, one history teacher’s commitment to her transformed that play time into a real-life career goal. “It was a […]

Dad event at school draws overwhelming response

Dad event at school draws overwhelming response

Sandra Drost couldn’t help but look around the West Navarre Intermediate cafeteria and smile at the sight of so many fathers spending quality time with their children in a school setting. “This warms my heart,” said Drost, the academic intervention specialist at the school. Heartwarming fits as an appropriate description. Successful is appropriate as well […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Raider Games hosts 61 athletes

Raider Games hosts 61 athletes

More than 60 young athletes gathered Friday morning to show off their skills at Navarre High School’s Bennett C. Russell Stadium for the fourth annual Raider Games. Students from both primary schools, both intermediate schools, Holley-Navarre Middle School and the high school participated in field events including races, the ring toss, the parachute, tee-ball, dancing […]

Holiday staple doubles as learning tool

Holiday staple doubles as learning tool

Nearly 160 students competed for top honors Dec. 11 at West Navarre Intermediate School’s fourth- and fifth-grade gingerbread architecture competition hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Northwest Florida, and sponsored by J2 Environmental, Engineering and Construction Services. Expanding from previous years, the contest was open to fourth- and fifth-graders who, along with their parents, competed […]

Gifted program reboots with legos, video games

Gifted program reboots with legos, video games

The West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS) gifted and talented program is getting a reboot this year. At a meeting Aug. 7, students voted on iPads for their 2014-2015 courses from a list of 12 choices. The students chose Game Star, CSI Genetics, Creative Engineering through Legos and Literature as their top three choices. Courses that […]

New look, new program at West Navarre Intermediate

New look, new program at West Navarre Intermediate

“I really am trying to do things differently,” said West Navarre Intermediate School Principal David Crissey. He has been busy this summer–busy developing new ideas for his students returning in just a few weeks. The first thing students might notice is the special welcome back envelope that will feature a surprise inspired from a favorite […]

Science summer camp sparks creativity

Science summer camp sparks creativity

“Goggle check!” Manisha Agrawal yelled to her campers as they demolished computers, sewing machines, alarm clocks and radios. Agrawal, a third-grade teacher at West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS), was doing a safety check for Camp Invention students. Camp Invention is a weeklong day camp where campers participate in hands-on problem-solving, using science, technology, engineering and […]

Navarre schools honor faculty, staff retirements

Navarre schools honor faculty, staff retirements

When students return to classes in August, some familiar faces will be missing from Navarre area schools. Among those retiring is Holley-Navarre Primary School principal Jacque Cooke. Cooke will step down after 14 years as principal, completing a career in education that spanned more than 40 years. Read more in the June 5 issue of Navarre […]

WNIS fifth graders win prizes at gingerbread house contest

WNIS fifth graders win prizes at gingerbread house contest

These aren’t your ordinary gingerbread houses. Fifth grade students at West Navarre Intermediate School presented their unique creations last Thursday night for the second annual Gingerbread House Contest hosted by thee Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). About 70 students participated, and grand prize winner Emma Carpenter took home a trophy and […]