Principal's Message

Baker School has proudly been serving the surrounding community since 1915 and celebrated its Centennial during the 2015-2016 school year. In 2013, Baker School was recognized by the Florida Legislature with the distinction of being named as a Heritage Site for becoming the first accredited school in Okaloosa County in 1923. Baker School operates as three schools in one serving Kindergarten through twelfth grades with a student population of almost 1,400 students. Our geographically districted zone comprises roughly one fourth of Okaloosa County with the majority of our students being transported by our stand alone fleet of buses. We serve a diverse population of families ranging from agriculture to business to military. Approximately 54% of our student population is eligible for the free and reduced food program. Our elementary grades are designated as a Title 1 school-wide program serving 625 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Baker School enjoys a unique opportunity to influence the academic and social progress of students throughout their educational career.  Many students attend Baker from kindergarten through graduation with many of them being second, third and even fourth generation Baker Alumni.  Quoting a previous SACS Review Report summary, “Baker School is the center of the community it serves in Okaloosa County.  Students, parents, faculty, staff and members of the community are proud of the school, it heritage and the role it plays in their everyday lives.  Many parents and members of the faculty are graduates of Baker School.  This K-12 school offers a “family” atmosphere rarely seen today.”

Baker School offers its students an array of academic opportunities to pursue a college or career-ready post-secondary path.  High school students may choose to take Advanced Placement and honors courses and our middle school students can take many classes for high school credit.  Our elementary schedule allows us to challenge our advance learners while remediating our struggling learners.

Here at Baker School we pride ourselves for being a K-12 Community School and believe that it offers a unique educational experience like no other.

 

 

Family Game Night Rescheduled


 


Due to a scheduling conflict, Family Game Night has been rescheduled for FRIDAY, APRIL 14th.  It will be held in the Multipurpose Room from 6:00-8:00pm.



 

Calling ALL Seniors and Parents....



Seniors and Senior Parents....

Ms. Meggers is putting together a video of special happenings throughout this school year.  This video can be purchased by the end of March for $20.00.  In order to make this possible, she needs your help.

She needs the following information...

Senior quotes should be two to three sentences long with the topic of your fondest memories or plans after high school.

She also needs random pictures from this year and any sports memories that you would like to share.

Submit photos and quotes to Mrs. Meggers, WGTV or bakerseniors2017@gmail.com.



 

Teacher of the Year .... Mrs. Andrea Brown



Congratulations to Mrs. Brown for being named as Baker School's Teacher of the Year.  She was also named Okaloosa County Teacher of the Year at the Emerald Coast Convention Center during the Okaloosa County School District's annual Teacher of the Year Banquet.

Mrs. Brown is a Title 1 remediation math teacher.  She has taught at Baker for 18 years and is an asset to our school. 



 

Senior Graduation Meeting



Seniors...Don't miss the upcoming meeting.

Senior Meeting April 19th @ 9:30 AM in the auditorium. Meeting will last third and fourth period. Lots of instructions for graduation.



 

PURPLE UP!!



April is month of the military child.  As a school, we would like to again participate in Purple Up day.  This is a day set aside for faculty, staff, and students to wear purple as a show of support for our military students.  Purple symbolizes all branches of the military.  It is the combination of Army green, Marine red, and Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy blue.  We recognize many of you do not own a purple shirt.  In order to facilitate your participation and enable us to show deliberate appreciation, we are selling purple shirts this year.  Click on the order form below to see a design of the shirt.

Military & Family Life Counseling (Tonya Nascimento) is currently taking pre-orders for the shirts.  The shirts will cost $15.  Orders are due by March 31st.

Please print this ORDER FORM and submit to your child’s teacher or to JROTC.



 

2016 - 2017 National Beta School of Merit Recipient



We would like to congratulate our Beta Club Members and their sponsor, Mrs. Burlison, for helping us celebrate our students' achievements with National Beta! To honor our dedication and commitment to academic excellence, Baker High School is being honored as a 2016 - 2017 National Beta School of Merit. Our school is receiving this prestigious honor as our Beta Chapter includes all eligible grade levels on our school's campus.

In May, we will receive a congratulatory letter and a National Beta School of Merit window decal to proudly display as a symbol of our school's accomplishment. In addition, a list of National Beta School of Merit recipients will be publicized at the 2017 National Beta Convention.



 

Baker Announces 2017 Testing Schedule



Click HERE for the FSA, EOC, and FCAT 2017 Test Schedule



 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

This information is to let you that your student will take the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) required for their grade level or courses. Your student will have an opportunity to participate in a practice session to become familiar with the item types and response formats he or she will see on the FSA assessments. If you or your student would like to review the materials, practice tests and answer keys are available at http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/paper-based-practice-test-materials/.

 

For information regarding test session lengths for all Spring 2017 FSA assessments, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org, click on the Students and Families icon, then select Spring 2017 Testing Times.

 

Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

  • Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
  • Calculators—For Grades 7 and 8 Mathematics, approved calculators will be provided during SESSIONS 2 and 3 only. For EOC assessments, approved calculators will be provided during SESSION 2 only. If students have handheld calculators during Session 1, or an unapproved calculator during any session, their tests will be invalidated. Calculators are not permitted during Grades 3–6 Mathematics tests.
  • Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed in the student’s test and answer book that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement in their test and answer book.
  • Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the passages or items after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
  • Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. In addition, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
  • Leaving Campus—If your student begins a test session and leaves campus before completing it (for lunch, an appointment or illness, etc.), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
  • Testing Accommodations—If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Section 504 plan, or English Language Learner (ELL) plan, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.  

 

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Carrie Valdés at extension 1402. For more information about the FSA program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org

 

Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this test administration.



 

Top Seniors Recognized


Please congratulate the following seniors on being an honor student. The top of this class is exceptional.  We normally have around 15 students who meet the requirements and this class has 31. Wow.  Way to go, Seniors!!!

 

Summa Cum Laude

Tressie

Adams

Taylor

Brunson

Thomas

Crowson

Christopher

Epperson

Jordan

Gatewood

Morgan

Griffitts

Cumorah

Hammond

Alex

Hayden

Austin

Mayo

Bethany

McCranie

Austin

Oglesby

Bianca

Peters

Logan

Rickmon

Christopher

Roller

Mikalea-Mercy

Sites

Jodie

Welch

 

Magna Cum Laude

Philip

Barksdale

Madison

Hodhider

Alexis

Lehnert

Parris

Miller

Emily

Stuckey

Charles

Williamson

 

Cum Laude

Cierra

Carlan

Samantha

Czarnecki

Michelle

Howington

Jesse

Keefe

Michael

Moss

Taylor

Oglesby

Kathlynn

Schmidt

Joshua

Springle

Emily

Stewart



 

Girl's Weightlifting Team Wins District Title

 


The Baker Weight Lifting Team won the District 1 A, Region 1 title on Friday. This is the first district championship for the Lady Gators in the history of the school. This is an outstanding accomplishment. Please congratulate the following young ladies for their hard work and dedication. I am so very proud of their efforts and look forward to tomorrows competition at the regional meet. Thank you for always supporting our Baker Gators. A special thanks goes out to our JROTC, Coach Carlisle, Coach Valmus, Coach Brunson, Coach Parks, and all who helped the meet go so smoothly. It is great to be a Baker Gator.

Coach Oglesby

 

Bayleigh Burlison, Raediah Lewis, Kaylie Gasca, Kimberly Mccranie, Askani Mcqueen, Cariann Diaz, Abigail Mainor, Jurnee French, Danielle Williams, Ivee Allen, Caitlyn Valdes, Paige Stoughton, Makina Potter, Baily Frazier, Madison Stanley, Morgana Augustine, Taylor Brunson, Whitley Taylor, Olivia Hurley, Caroline Toler, Tressie Adams, Natalie Mize, Hayleigh Koerber, Bryanna Ferrara


 

 

Basketball "Black Out" Game

 


We play Choctaw Friday night (Jan. 20th) and it is a black out game. Any student that comes to the game Friday in a black shirt will pay only $2.00 to enter.


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Bell Schedules

 

Regular Day                                    
 First Period            7:35 - 8:30             
 Second Period       8:35 - 9:25            
 Third Period           9:30 - 10:20          
 Fourth Period       10:25 - 11:15          
 HS Lunch             11:15 - 11:45           
 MS Fifth Period    11:20 - 12:10          
 HS Fifth Period     11:50 - 12:40          
 MS Lunch             12:10 - 12:40           
 Sixth Period          12:45 - 1:35            
 Seventh Period       1:40 - 2:30           
Activity Schedule
1ST Period               7:35-8:20
2nd Period               8:25-9:05
3rd Period                9:10-9:50
4th Period                9:55-10:35
5th Period                10:40-11:20
HS Lunch               11:20-11:50
MS 6th Period         11:25-12:05
HS 6th Period          11:55-12:35
MS Lunch               12:05-12:35
7th Period                12:40-1:20
Activity                    1:30-2:20
7th Period                2:20-2:30

 

Quick Links

 

Link to Substitutes Page

Link to Curriculum and Instruction Page

Link to Parent Portal Page

Link to Pay Online For Activities Page

Link to Pay for School Meals Online Page

Click HERE to apply for the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

Link to Transcription Request Page

Link to the iOCSD Application Information Page

Link to ClassLink