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.

 

 

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.


Dugas Family Purchases a Book for Every Elementary Student


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....

The Dugas family lives locally in Walton County. They are huge supporters of literacy in our area and they were also big contributors to the Walton County Public Library. This past December marked 100,000 books donated to schools in the Panhandle area. Since the foundation works with Scholastic through the “ALL FOR BOOKS” program, Scholastic matches their donations each year for charity.
 
In addition to the Dugas Family's contributions to literacy, they are also supporters of Mattie Kelly Arts. They donated the money for the outside pavilion located in Destin. They also have supported Alaque animal refuge and numerous other charities.
 
Baker students and teachers wrote letters of appreciation to the family for their support of literacy.  Again ... thank you, Dugas Family, for your support of our Baker students.

PTO Pizza Fundraiser

 


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.


Baker Varsity Football Undefeated and Going to State

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 ....
http://www.crestviewbulletin.com/news/20161126/road-to-state-inside-bake...

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

Miss Baker



Congratulations to all of the girls that competed for the title of Miss Baker and her court.  The results are as follows:

 

Mini Miss

Fashion:  Chloe Harrelson

Photogenic:  Emily Whiddon

2nd Alternate:  Mallory Lawson

1st Alternate:  Emily Whiddon

Mini Miss:  Chloe Harrelson

 

Tiny Miss

Fashion:  Addalynn St. John

Photogenic:  Payton Fortner

2nd Alternate:  Payton Fortner

1st Alternate:  Addalynn St. John

Tiny Miss:  Kelsey Shae Meeks

 

Little Miss

Fashion:  Kadance Fredericksen

Photogenic:  Kadance Fredericksen

2nd Alternate:  Alyssa Nicole Mathews

1st Alternate:  Lillian Jeter

Little Miss:  Kadance Fredericksen

 

Teen Miss

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


 

News from the Golf Course


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.  


 

Sound of the Swamp News


 

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 2016



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


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.   


 

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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

 

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Link to Pay for School Meals Online Page

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

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