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.
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.
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
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.
Thank you to all of you who supported the Baker Scholastic Book Fair. It was a success for the PTO. Another exciting announcement about the Book Fair was that every elementary student received a book ($5.00 or less) from the Dugas Family.
Rita Forbes of Scholastic said this about the Dugas Family....
PTO is proud to announce: The Domino’s Slice the Price Pizza Card is back!!!! This card allows you to receive a FREE large pizza for every large pizza purchased, and only costs $10.00. This fundraiser began January 13thand ends on Friday, January 27th. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Rock at 689-7279 ext. 2251.
Congratulations to the Baker Varsity Football Team on winning the state semi-final game this past Friday night in Blountstown, Florida. The team will travel to Orlando to take on another undefeated team, Pahokee Blue Devils, on Thursday, December 8th at 1:00pm EST. Please congratulate the team when you see them. Thanks to all of the Baker family and friends for all the support you give to the students, faculty and staff at Baker. We couldn't be the best without your support.
Listen to WTJT 90.1 to hear the game live.
Crestview News Leader's Article .... Recap of the State Semi-Final game ....
State Finals Information is listed below....
Florida High School 1A Football State Championship
When: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
Matchups and Times: Baker School vs Pahokee High School at 1:00pm EST
Where: Camping World Stadium (Orlando)
Lodging: List of participating hotels (https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/football/a...)
Host: Central Florida Sports Commission
Admission: $12.00 & $17.00 per session with tickets purchased prior to the event
Parking: Venue to charge $10.00
Television: Spectrum Sports
Webcast: Spectrum Sports
DVDs of championship games: Spectrum Sports
Congratulations to all of the girls that competed for the title of Miss Baker and her court. The results are as follows:
Fashion: Chloe Harrelson
Photogenic: Emily Whiddon
2nd Alternate: Mallory Lawson
1st Alternate: Emily Whiddon
Mini Miss: Chloe Harrelson
Fashion: Addalynn St. John
Photogenic: Payton Fortner
2nd Alternate: Payton Fortner
1st Alternate: Addalynn St. John
Tiny Miss: Kelsey Shae Meeks
Fashion: Kadance Fredericksen
Photogenic: Kadance Fredericksen
2nd Alternate: Alyssa Nicole Mathews
1st Alternate: Lillian Jeter
Little Miss: Kadance Fredericksen
Fashion: Layla Kelly
Photogenic: Alaynah Smith
2nd Alternate: Meryha Sage Cahill
1st Alternate: Kaylee Potpan
Teen Miss: Layla Kelly
Miss Baker 2016
Fashion: Michelle BriAnn Howington
Photogenic: Caitlyn Danielle Smith
2nd Alternate: Michelle BriAnn Howington
1st Alternate: Caitlyn Danielle Smith
Miss Baker: Danielle Alyce Williams
Easton Thames competed at Golf Districts and came in 2nd place overall. He placed 1st place for individuals (out of 23 boys). He will advance to Regionals at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This is a huge accomplishment for Easton as he has worked hard on trying to reach the top. Each year he has improved his game and it shows. If you see Easton please congratulate him on his accomplishments.
We are so proud of our band program. Two Saturdays ago, our band competed at the A-Town invitational marching competition in Andalusia. All groups in our band (drum major, color guard, drumline, band) received the highest rating of "superior". More importantly, our band scores were the second-highest out of the 29 bands. We were seven-tenths of a point behind the high score!
This past Saturday, we were evaluated at our more-difficult District 1 Marching Performance Assessment, a required event for all Florida bands. Again, all categories (music, marching, general effect, color guard) were rated superior, with our music, color guard, and general effect scores receiving the highest possible grades. Please congratulate these students for their hard work and dedication.
Homecoming activities will take place during the week of October 17 - 21, 2016.
The HOCO dance will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm. The dance will be in the Baker School Cafeteria.
All students MUST follow the school dress code policy during all Homecoming activities!
Monday - Color Day
Tuesday - Rock, Rap and Country Music Day
Wednesday - Twin Day
Thursday - America Day
Friday - Gator Spirit Day (Wear Maroon and White)
Early Release - TBD
Parade - TBD
Fall Carnival Is Coming!!!!!!!
PTO will be hosting the Fall Carnival on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be many different booths available so come out and support the Baker PTO. Tickets will be 25 cents each and will be used for booths and food. All monies raised from your booth will go directly into the classroom or organization accounts for needed supplies or materials.
PTO will be selling hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, drinks, boiled peanuts and balloons.