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 […]
Plans for two new restaurants, a gas station-convenience store and an expression of interest in building a 17-story hotel on Navarre Beach all emerged last week to give South Santa Rosa County prospects for its biggest commercial development year since before the Great Recession. Read the full article in the Mar. 24 issue of Navarre […]
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
Teacher of the year is indeed a distinction among teachers. The winners find great honor in the award because they are selected by their peers. In her sixth year at the school, Emily Simon is West Navarre Primary’s award winner this year. “I’m so honored to represent West Navarre Primary. Any one of our teachers […]
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 […]
More than 500 students, teachers and parents were treated to a magic show Tuesday, Feb. 3, at West Navarre Primary School. “The Pro-Kids Show,” a local favorite, mixed comedy, music, magic and puppets which were all met with thunderous laughter that filled the school’s cafeteria. South Florida resident Scott Humston takes his version of “The […]
Carrie Griffis is the first one to boast about the talented staff at West Navarre Primary School. Which is why it was extra special when the peers she holds in such high regard nominated her for Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year. “Overall it was a very humbling experience,” the second-grade teacher said. “It […]
Carrie Griffis’ second-grade class at West Navarre Primary School shared their Christmas wishes with the Navarre Press. A pink guitar, a remote-control Monster Truck and a four-wheeler were just some of the gifts they hope to unwrap Christmas morning. Read more in the Dec. 25 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.
West Navarre Primary School students in Ms. Bailey’s second-grade class shared what they were thankful for this year. Students colored Thanksgiving-themed pictures and gave thanks for their families, their pets and their friends. Read more in the Nov. 27 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.
Since she began teaching in Navarre in 1990, Sandi Eubanks has seen plenty of “firsts.” She started as an eighth-grade English teacher the year Holley Navarre Middle School opened. She was Navarre High School’s first dean and she was the first assistant principal at West Navarre Elementary School. So when the district reopened the building […]
William “B.J.” Price III will be the new principal at West Navarre Primary School (WNPS) in November. However, serving as a leader in the local school district is nothing new to his family. His dad, Bill Price, also rose through the ranks, retiring as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Instruction. “Their heart and soul is about service to children,” said Santa Rosa County Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick, who has […]
Three of Navarre’s principals were recognized recently as principals of the year as part of a statewide program that honors principals who demonstrate highly effective leadership. Liz West, BJ Price and Robert Trigg were all recognized with the award at the district level. “It came just as much of a surprise to me as it did […]
Navarre area exceptional students came out to play games, dance and just have fun at this year’s Raider Sports Ability Games at Navarre High School Friday. Jessica Howie, event organizer and exceptional-student educator at West Navarre Primary School, said that the third annual event had about 60 participants. Read more in the May 15 issue of […]
Teachers at West Navarre Primary School are now more tech-savvy than ever. Each teacher received an iPad Thursday afternoon thanks to donations from Tom Vatter of Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida and the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the December 26 Navarre Press
West Navarre Primary School second grade teacher Laura Cunniff always knew she would be a teacher. Cunniff’s natural teaching ability paired with a knack for keeping her students engaged and interested in the classroom has earned her the title of WNPS Teacher of the Year. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the December […]