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.

 

 

School Resumes and Miss Baker Pageant Update



Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 12th at normal time.  We are ready to get the week started so we will see you soon.

 

The Miss Baker Pageant forms will be accepted by Mrs. Springle until Wednesday, September 13th at 3:00pm.  All of the contestants will receive an informational packet on Thursday.  There will be a rehearsal "walk through" on Friday at 3:00pm.  We will meet in the lunchroom at 2:30 and make our way to the auditorium by 3:00pm.  Parents or Guardians need to be at the auditorium with their girls on Friday afternoon.



 

XC News



Please congratulate the girls cross country team.  They came in first place at our meet at Lake Jackson, beating the 2nd place team by 15 points.  They beat out 10 other teams.  Maya Espinosa placed 1st out of over 70 girls and Gabi came in 4th.  We had 7 girls place in the top 30! Many of the girls had season best runs!  The boys team placed 6 out of 10.  Greg Chaitha placed 10th out of about 100 boys. Several of the boys had their season best run. The teams we faced were from Florida and Alabama. 

Baker Gators are going strong in 5K’s!



 

School Closures and Updates



Governor Scott has canceled school for tomorrow Friday, September 8 and Monday, September 11.  All after-school activities are also canceled.  Click HERE for the Florida DOE executive order from Gov. Scott.



The Varsity football game against Snook Academy is rescheduled for October 20th at 7:00pm in Doug Griffith Memorial Stadium.



Due to the closure of our school, the Miss Baker pageant deadline for registration has been extended to Wednesday, September 13th.  No registration forms will be accepted after this date.



 

2017 Homecoming Court



Congratulations to the following ladies....

 

Homecoming 2017

 

McKenzie Allen

Sixth Grade Representative

 

Whitney Walker

Seventh Grade Representative

 

Stella Hurley

Eighth Grade Representative

 

Lauren Adams and Kylee O’Brick

Ninth Grade Representatives

 

Jordyn Elder and Arianna Valmus

Tenth Grade Representatives

 

Emily Gelb and Alyson Watson

Eleventh Grade Representatives

 

 

Homecoming Court

Ivee Allen

Jessica Black

Erika Caro

Askani McQueen

Kaitlyn Watts



 

2017 College Night

2017 Homecoming



Spirit days for homecoming week (Sept. 25-29) are as follows:
 
M-Character Day
T- “War on Highway 4”- Show your American spirit with patriotic colors/camo
W-Decades Day
R-Class Colors Day
            12-black
            11-pink
            10-blue
            9-white
            8-yellow
            7-red
            6-green
            5-orange
            4-purple
            3-gray
            2-lime green
            1-turqoise
            K-navy blue
F- Baker Spirit Day
 
 
High School Students-

     Homecoming Dance will be on Sept. 30th from 8 to 11. Invitations and details will be out shortly.

 

Our 2017 Baker "War on Highway 4" Homecoming Parade registration forms are located in the front offices! 

 

Please help spread the word for the most floats this year and show support for our Baker Gator Football team as they take on the Jay Royals!!!



 

Miss Baker Pageant



2017 MISS BAKER PAGEANT

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Click HERE for a registration form or See Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. Springle.

Forms will be sent home the week of August 21-25, 2017.

Final Deadline for entry forms is Friday, September 8, 2017.

NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DATE. 

You must attend Baker School to compete.

****Categories may be combined if necessary****

Pageant will begin at 5:00pm.

Mini Miss Baker (Kdg – 1st)                                  Tiny Miss Baker (2nd - 3rd grade)

□ Little Miss Baker (4th – 5th grade)                       Junior Miss Baker (6th - 8th grades)

Teen Miss Baker (9th – 11th grades)                    □ Miss Baker (12th grade)



 

Gator Shirts Available



Get your spirit  shirts now from Coach Combest, Coach Chelsea Medley, or a volleyball player. The colors are white, black, pink, and maroon. They are $10 or buy all four for $32.00.  These are for white out, black out, pink out and maroon out games.



 

2017-2018 School Information



Click HERE for the 17-18 Supply List.


Volunteers are needed for the upcoming year.  If you are interested in helping at the school or being a chaperone on a field trip, then you will need to fill out the volunteer affidavit online only.  You may click HERE to begin the process.  The form will take about 5-10 minutes to complete but the approval process can take up to 2-3 weeks.


School Calendar - Click HERE for a printable copy.


Apply for FREE or REDUCED Lunch HERE.


Open House Information coming soon.


The ASPIRE program (Elementary After-School program) will be holding an informational meeting on Friday, August 4th in the Media Center for ALL interested parents / guardians.  Time is TBD.



 

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

Volunteers button, click to continue to the volunteers page.

Link to Curriculum and Instruction Page

Picture of the ClassLink logo

Link to Professional Development Page

Link to Parent Portal Page

Link to Pay Online For Activities Page

Link to Pay for School Meals Online Page

Link to Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Link to Transcription Request Page

Link to the iOCSD Application Information Page