Encompass Church in Navarre officially changed its denominational affiliation Oct. 11, 2019, from the United Methodist Church (UMC) to the Free Methodist Church (FMC). The UMC is the second largest protestant denomination in the U.S. The change comes at a time when ongoing debate within the UMC over the roles and rights of practicing LGBTQ […]
West Navarre Primary School students in Mrs. Peterson’s first-grade class were asked what they want for Christmas this year. “Toy gun, LEGOs and a dinosaur egg” Joey Nandin, 6 “Hatchimal, Wow, a Disny tablit and a tun of TY babbys” Reagan Labrato, 6 “Swing, dog and presents for my family.” Anniston George, 7 “Shoes, art […]
West Navarre Primary School (WNPS) first grade teacher Shanty Peterson has been nominated for Teacher of the Year many times before but has never won. So, when she found out she won this year, Peterson was excited and honored. Peterson has taught at West Navarre since it’s origin in 1999.
Marsha Harp was caught by surprise when she learned she had been named the Air Force Association Chapter #398 Hurlburt Teacher of the Year. A first-grade teacher at West Navarre Primary, she’s been named the elementary teacher of the year and the overall teacher of the year for her efforts in STEM education. Read the […]
Lance Whorton, a licensed physical therapist with years of professional experience in the field, is the senior pastor of Encompass Church in Navarre. So, what would motivate a successful physical therapist to leave his career to start a church? Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]
Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. […]
Of all the teachers imparting patriotism in their classrooms in Florida, West Navarre Primary School’s Denese Brown has been recognized as a standout. Members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announced Monday that the second-grade teacher had not only won the K-5 district Citizenship Education Teacher Award but also the statewide award. Read […]
As students at West Navarre Primary look at an online map in Marsha Harp’s classroom, three bear sightings pop up thanks to the magic of Geographic Information System software. The students are amazed. It brings The Bear Project they are working on to life in one more way. Read the full article in the Feb. […]
When West Navarre Primary School teachers were asked to choose who would represent them as Teacher of the Year, they chose a teacher in a less traditional role. Known by her students as the “Library Teacher,” Ruth Witter’s official title is Library Media Specialist. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre […]
Mrs. Whitfield’s kindergarteners and Mrs. Durham’s first graders at West Navarre Primary School shared what they are thankful for this year. “I am thankful for my family.” – Waylon Fortner, 7 and a half “I am thankful for family.” – Adalyn Thingpen, 8 “I am thankful for my filea (family).” – Kate Downey, 6 […]
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 […]
It was a rough first week for Santa Rosa County School District’s new school bus service provider, Students Transportation of America Inc. (STA). Students were picked up and dropped off as much as an hour behind schedule. Read the full article in the Aug. 30 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]
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. […]
Entering the West Navarre Primary School cafeteria on recent Sunday, the congregation of Encompass Church Navarre was greeted by a large enclosed area decorated with rainbows, clouds and wild animals. Inside the area were a variety of puzzles and locked boxes, each color coded. In one locked box were eating utensils and plates. Read the […]
The West Navarre Primary Stars shined bright at the S.S. Dixon fitness meet May 11. The WNP fitness team traveled to Dixon Primary with 24 students to compete in six different events. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per 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!
After spending 27 years teaching and advocating for Santa Rosa County’s exceptional students, West Navarre Primary School (WNPS) teacher Susan Copeland is now the one receiving advocacy. After this teacher experienced a severe and unexpected medical complication at the age of 49, her fellow teachers stepped up to raise funds to cover her medical expenses. […]
West Navarre Primary was well-represented at the Ms. D’s Dash at Gulf Breeze Elementary April 11. A total of 78 runners competed for the Stars, who brought home 36 ribbons. Read the full article in the April 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition […]
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 Beach Marine Science Station Director Charlene Mauro was named the 2018 SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Outstanding Environmental Educator this month. The award is given to recognize the efforts of teachers across the country to promote local environmental education and preservation. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]
West Navarre Primary School first graders in Ebony Nance’s class shared their knowledge of historic figures Friday during their Famous Americans Skit. Each student picked a famous and historic figure from American history to research. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]
West Navarre Primary School students in Mrs. Nance’s first grade class were asked what they wanted most for Christmas this year.
Christina Andrus walks into her first-grade classroom at West Navarre Primary and lets her class know she is going to read them a story. They gather on the floor around her chair and listen closely, hanging on every word. Andrus is one of those teachers who clearly takes pride in her job. Through her interaction […]
Worship songs filled the cafeteria of West Navarre Primary School Sunday as Encompass Church found their new home for weekly services. Pastor Lance Whorton told the gathered congregation that they should be excited to be part of the church’s first big step: launching weekly Sunday worship. “We are excited to be here and start getting […]
Before going back to school, West Navarre Primary School first-grade teacher Sasha Tiwari got schooled herself. She was selected to join 150 educators from around the world in July at the University of California, San Diego for the annual Discovery Education Network Summer Institute (DENSI). DENSI is an extension of the Discovery Education program utilized […]
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.
When a child is first diagnosed with a special need, many families are overwhelmed. West Navarre Primary School exceptional education teacher Alisha Justice said it can be daunting for parents. There are piles of paperwork that need attention. The search for resources and therapies becomes a constant part of life. Day-to-day activities, like getting a […]
West Navarre Primary School students took a few days to relax last week during Field Day as celebration of a successful school year. The students rotated through stations, either chilling while watching a movie or getting active by participating in relay-style games. Some activities had the children jumping hurdles or shooting basketball hoops. The students […]
Six Santa Rosa County schools were received the Five Star School Award this year from the Florida Department of Education. The award focuses on community involvement through business partnerships, volunteerism, family involvement, student community service and school advisory councils. To receive a five star ranking the school must meet 100 percent of the criteria and […]
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 […]