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Harp awarded AFA Teacher of the Year

Harp awarded AFA Teacher of the Year

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 […]

Navigating life together

Navigating life together

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 […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Navarre teacher honored for promoting patriotism

Navarre teacher honored for promoting patriotism

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 […]

Students strive to solve bear problem in Navarre

Students strive to solve bear problem in Navarre

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. […]

“Library Teacher” Witter focused on 21st century skills

“Library Teacher” Witter focused on 21st century skills

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 […]

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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 […]

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 […]

Rocky start for Santa Rosa’s new school bus provider

Rocky start for Santa Rosa’s new school bus provider

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. […]

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. […]

Churchgoers’ challenge: Escape from Noah’s ark

Churchgoers’ challenge: Escape from Noah’s ark

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 […]

West Navarre fitness team competes in meet

West Navarre fitness team competes in meet

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!

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!                

Navarre teacher receives support from colleagues, community

Navarre teacher receives support from colleagues, community

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 Stars compete in annual dash

West Navarre Stars compete in annual dash

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 […]

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 […]

Mauro recognized by SeaWorld for Science Station work

Mauro recognized by SeaWorld for Science Station work

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 […]

Mrs. Nance’s “Famous Americans” show off in skit

Mrs. Nance’s “Famous Americans” show off in skit

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 […]

What do you want most for Christmas?

What do you want most for Christmas?

West Navarre Primary School students in Mrs. Nance’s first grade class were asked what they wanted most for Christmas this year.                                              

First grade is the perfect fit for Andrus

First grade is the perfect fit for Andrus

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 […]

Encompass launches with technology twist

Encompass launches with technology twist

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 […]

Teacher gains know-how at DENSI

Teacher gains know-how at DENSI

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 […]

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.

Exceptional families feel acceptance

Exceptional families feel acceptance

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 […]

Field Day closes out West Navarre Primary school year

Field Day closes out West Navarre Primary school year

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 schools receive Five Star Award

Six Santa Rosa schools receive Five Star Award

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 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 […]

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

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 […]

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