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Apr 12, 2024

Berryhill Elementary parent recognized as statewide volunteer of year

Parents and volunteers play a pivotal role at schools. They help alleviate the needs of teachers by chaperoning, buying classroom supplies, and assisting faculty with a litany of miscellaneous tasks such as painting, arranging bulletin boards and setting up events.

Apr 9, 2024

Santa Rosa CTE programs, students recognized at Career Academy Awards

Teachers, students and administrators from schools across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties gathered in Pensacola to hand out awards for Career and Technical Education programs within each school district.

Apr 4, 2024

UWF ranks in top five nationally for Military Friendly® Schools and Military Spouse Friendly® Schools

The University of West Florida has been recognized with a 2024-2025 Top Ten Military Friendly® School designation in the large public category. In the annual rankings released on March 27, 2024, UWF ranked No. 5 and was the only Florida State University System institution to earn recognition from Military Friendly® in the large public Top Ten category.

Apr 3, 2024

New initiative hopes to build young leaders in Santa Rosa County

A new initiative to forge the next generation of leaders in Santa Rosa County is now accepting applicants for its inaugural class.

Mar 22, 2024

First Read Across Santa Rosa challenge ends Sunday

Ruth Witter wanted a labor-intensive state mandate to produce more than an online database of books. The first-ever Read Across Santa Rosa reading challenge is the result.

Mar 22, 2024

Central School hosts agricultural community event

Wednesday, March 20, was a busy day for Central School in Allentown. The school turned its football field and stadium into a staging ground for tractors, combines, livestock, science experiments, vendors and even a petting zoo.

Mar 20, 2024

Rookie Teachers of the Year announced by Santa Rosa Education Foundation

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the 2024 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award.  All full-time teachers in their third year or less of teaching were eligible for this award.  This included total teaching experience, not just in Santa Rosa public schools. 

Mar 19, 2024

Go figure: Math tournament celebrates 50th competition

More than 50 years ago, a Milton High School teacher watched a group of boys tossing around “the elliptical ball” and wished his students got as excited about math as they did football.

Mar 14, 2024

District approves agreement with Santa Rosa Professional Educators

Santa Rosa County School Board held a special meeting Thursday, March 14, to approve a bargaining agreement between Santa Rosa District Schools and Santa Rosa Professional Educators, the union which represents instructional staff such as teachers. The approved contract will see a 3.87% average salary increase for teachers in the district.

Mar 14, 2024

Reading reward: East Milton Elementary installs book vending machine

Kids love gadgets, especially gadgets they can operate themselves. Combine that with the prestige that comes from earning the right to use the gadget, and the concept of East Milton Elementary School’s new book vending machine becomes clear.
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