west navarre intermediate

Santa Rosa’s future chefs flaunt culinary skills

Santa Rosa’s future chefs flaunt culinary skills

Santa Rosa County elementary students sautéed, chopped and baked to impress the judges last month during the annual Sodexo Future Chefs National Challenge. Sodexo is the food service contractor for the school district. Marketing Coordinator Deanna Reagin said the company hosts the nationwide competition each year to get children excited about healthy cooking. Read the […]

West Navarre students share the love for Valentine’s Day

West Navarre students share the love for Valentine’s Day

Navarre High School teachers and staff were feeling the love Friday, courtesy of students from West Navarre Intermediate School.  The students were on a field trip to deliver handmade Valentine’s Day cards and candies to the school. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Special Needs Mardi Gras Parade

Get your families and your favorite beads ready to come and enjoy a morning filled with Mardi Gras fun at West Navarre Intermediate, 1970 Cotton Bay Ln., from 10 a.m. to noon. The Starfish Project of NWFL will have fun activities, goodie bags for the kids and king cake. For more information, call 850-204-8030 or […]

Nelms extols ‘independence and curiosity’ of fourth-graders

Nelms extols ‘independence and curiosity’ of fourth-graders

Amanda Nelms taught swim lessons while in high school and college. She also has family members who are in the education field. So teaching came natural to the fourth grade teacher at West Navarre Intermediate. “As a kid, I always liked younger children and I always knew I wanted to work with kids,” Nelms said. […]

Navigator Communities build character

Navigator Communities build character

Five big black balloons floated in the fingers of West Navarre Intermediate School teachers as hundreds of new third-graders gathered and waited. Each one had been handed a number, one through five, corresponding to the nondescript balloons. This day would define them for the next three years. The first balloon was burst, and colorful confetti […]

Welcome back to school Navarre

Welcome back to school Navarre

From the tearful goodbyes of parents of Kindergarteners to the swaggering saunter of the high school seniors, Navarre students of all ages returned to the books Monday kicking of a new school year. Featured in the Aug. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Of the 68 Santa Rosa teachers who received $1,000 grants from the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, 26 hail from schools in Navarre and Gulf Breeze. The grants are awarded each year to help teachers implement ideas in the areas of Artistic Literacy, Literacy, Career/Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education with the […]

Navarre Chamber recognizes Teachers of the Quarter

Navarre Chamber recognizes Teachers of the Quarter

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Chair and Santa Rosa School District Assistant Superintendent Joey Harrell along with Kool Breeze’s Sabrina Kelchek present the south Santa Rosa County teachers of the quarter. Click here  to view photos featured in the Nov. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe to your community newspaper today for […]

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announces Teacher of the Year nominees

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announces Teacher of the Year nominees

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. Marsha Lynn Schiller, Avalon Middle; Jennifer Confusione, Bagdad Elementary; Beth Anne Whitfield, Berryhill Administrative Complex; Stephanie Shaner, Berryhill Elementary; Rachel Gault, Central; Mary Nowling, Chumuckla Elementary; Rachel Orehosky, […]

Navarre students still face homelessness

Navarre students still face homelessness

Poverty in Santa Rosa County schools has hit an all-time high and the number of homeless students this year is expected to rise. Of the 28,233 students in the county 47 percent qualify for free or reduced lunches, and last year the number of students reported homeless or unaccompanied, meaning they are without a parent […]

5th Annual Raider Games are big success

5th Annual Raider Games are big success

After being postponed several times because of rain, the Raider Games went off without a hitch on Wednesday, May 18. “The main reason we hold these games is so the kids have fun,” coordinator Jessica Howie said. Judging from the smiles on the athletes’ faces, the event was an overwhelming success. “This event was originally […]

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 […]

iNKSTAND at West Navarre Intermediate School

iNKSTAND at West Navarre Intermediate School

Navarre Press paid a visit to the iNKSTAND class at West Navarre Intermediate to assist them with their articles for their student newsletter.  The articles will be featured in Navarre Press upon their completion. Click here to view photos featured in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online today to your community newspaper.

Oatman’s versatility earns her Teacher of the Year honors

Oatman’s versatility earns her Teacher of the Year honors

Stacey Oatman is always on the move inside the halls of West Navarre Intermediate School. The Exceptional Student Education teacher spends her day in five different classrooms and enjoys every moment as she helps her students achieve success. “It’s never the same on a given day,” Oatman said. “Every day is completely different. It’s never […]

18 teachers win ACCELerator grants

18 teachers win ACCELerator grants

Eighteen teachers from Santa Rosa County schools have been named ACCELerator Grant Program award winners, nearly double the total from a year ago when only 10 received grants. “It’s exciting that we had so many chosen this year from one county,” said Jeffery Baugus, the math and science coordinator for the Santa Rosa County School […]

West Navarre Intermediate Pre-K class brings young and young-at-heart together

West Navarre Intermediate Pre-K class brings young and young-at-heart together

Something extraordinarily special happens when you bring children into an assisted living community to socialize with the residents. It is difficult to tell who benefits the most, the children or the seniors. The experience was even more special when West Navarre Intermediate Pre-K CBSA classes visited The Beacon Assisted Living Community in Gulf Breeze. The […]

Navarre Area School Supply Lists

Navarre Area School Supply Lists

Here is your consolidated source for back to school supplies for Navarre area schools. Check out the July 31 edition of the Navarre Press for our Back to School guide with even more information or subscribe online here. Navarre area School Supply Lists Holley Navarre Primary West Navarre Primary Holley Navarre Intermediate West Navarre Intermediate Holley Navarre […]

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $53,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation awards $53,000 in teacher grants

Santa Rosa Education Foundation has awarded 53 teacher grants totaling $53,000 to Santa Rosa public educators. SREF, in partnership with Santa Rosa Medical Center, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, the Florida Legislature, and grant program sponsors, is enabling teachers to implement grants that engage students in active learning while increasing student achievement. Grants were […]