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 […]
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