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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 […]

Caring and Sharing brings local Christmas joy

Caring and Sharing brings local Christmas joy

While countless Christmas donations of toys, food, clothes and cash were brought in by Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County this year, the group faced a logistical challenge in getting all those items collected, sorted and distributed to 216 families in need. Churches, schools and other organizations across south Santa Rosa needed to […]

Brockhum teaches importance of being good human beings

Brockhum teaches importance of being good human beings

Jasmine Brockhum remembers the first time she really felt as if education was the perfect fit for her as far as a career goes. At the time, she was overseas with her husband, who was stationed in Japan, and she landed a job as a Kindergarten aide in a school on the base. Read the […]

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announce Monday the 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. In Navarre the Teachers of the Year are: David Chaves, Holley Navarre Intermediate School Sharon Mavity, Holley Navarre Primary School Jasmine Brockhum, West Navarre Intermediate School Ruth […]

West Navarre Intermediate exceeds expectations

West Navarre Intermediate exceeds expectations

Teaching children struggling with poverty can be difficult. Managing a school of nearly 1,000 children between the ages of 8 and 11 can be overwhelming. Add to that a transitory military population, and it is clear that West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS) has no shortage of issues to tackle. “I think a lot of it […]

Election could turn school board topsy-turvy

Election could turn school board topsy-turvy

Some critics of the Santa Rosa County school board say the five-member panel often wields a rubber stamp for District Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. But others wonder if the Aug. 28 election could create an imbalance of influence with a new majority that favors the Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE) teachers union, which is locked in […]

Back to School Guide correction

Back to School Guide correction

Please see the correct school information and important dates below: Navarre High School 8600 High School Navarre, FL 32566 Phone: 850-936-6080 Grade levels: 9-12 Principal: Brian Noack Start time: 9:15 a.m. Dismissal time: 3:20 p.m. 2018-2019 Back-to-School Important Dates Thursday, Aug. 2 : 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Freshman Day/Lockers/Tentative Schedules 5 – 6:30 p.m. […]

Navarre burglar flees police, wrecks at school

Navarre burglar flees police, wrecks at school

Following a chase with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies, a man was taken into custody for suspected burglary Friday morning after crashing his vehicle into a fence at West Navarre Intermediate School. The suspected burglary was called into the sheriff’s office Friday morning from the neighborhoods near the school according to Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich […]

Test anomaly delays posting of Woodlawn’s scores

Test anomaly delays posting of Woodlawn’s scores

Grades on 2017-2018 Florida Standards Assessment tests for public schools across Florida have been released, but Woodlawn Beach Middle School still has no scores posted. That is because of a possible problem detected by the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) verification software, said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Bill Emerson. Read the full […]

Kids unleash problem-solving creativity at Camp Invention

Kids unleash problem-solving creativity at Camp Invention

Walking into a West Navarre Intermediate School classroom last week meant ducking flying plush cupcakes and stepping over splayed out, half-finished mini mansions surrounded by students with pipe cleaners. The noise of a half-dozen hammers wielded by third-graders filled the halls. Read the full article in the June 21 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to […]

West Navarre students among wildlife poster winners

West Navarre students among wildlife poster winners

Elementary students across Santa Rosa County lent their artistic talents to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge last week as part of the organization’s poster contest. Students from every elementary, intermediate and primary school in the county were invited to compete. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe […]

Navarre Chamber of Commerce Teachers of the Year

Navarre Chamber of Commerce Teachers of the Year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Featured in the May 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!                

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre’s Nelson achieves Rookie of the Year

West Navarre Intermediate School teacher Dustin Nelson has been awarded the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the fifth-grade science teacher for the award Wednesday during their Rookie of the Year Reception. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

West Navarre Intermediate students sweet talk to success

West Navarre Intermediate students sweet talk to success

West Navarre Intermediate School fourth and fifth grade students polished up their public speaking skills Friday as they competed in the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest.  The school saw 28 students deliver speeches on a variety of topics to a gathering of classmates and a panel of local judges. Read the full article in the April […]

Two more candidates seeking south-end school board seats

Two more candidates seeking south-end school board seats

Following contentious contract negotiations with the county’s teachers union, challengers have entered the ring for the three school board seats up for election this year. In the last few weeks, two more candidates have thrown their hats in for the south-end seats on the five-member board. Read the full article in the April 26 issue […]

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the nominees for 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award April 9. The foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the award. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

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 […]