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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

West Navarre Primary Teacher of the Year

West Navarre Primary Teacher of the Year

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 […]

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 […]

Magic lights up West Navarre Primary

Magic lights up West Navarre Primary

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 […]

Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

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.

Eubanks receives royal send off

Eubanks receives royal send off

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 […]

New WNPS principal continues family legacy of leadership

New WNPS principal continues family legacy of leadership

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 […]

Navarre principals honored with annual awards

Navarre principals honored with annual awards

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 […]

Exceptional students play at Raider Games

Exceptional students play at Raider Games

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 […]

Teaching comes natural to Cunniff

Teaching comes natural to Cunniff

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 […]