The 2015-2016 school year is a historic year for Okaloosa Schools as it marks our 100th birthday as a school district! Monday, February 1st, is also the 100th day of this school year. To honor this hundredth day of our hundredth year, each school received a flag from Congressman Jeff Miller that was flown over our nation’s capital. February 1st, we will raise this flag in honor of our last 100 years.
Book Fair Date: Feb. 8 -- 12
The Valentine’s Day Dance will be hosted by Student Council on February 12th from 3 to 5pm. The cost to get in will be $5 per person and we will have pizza and punch for sale. Casual dress.
Miss Shoal River Pageant- Saturday, March 5, 2016- Click here for forms.
Congratulations to the winner of our fundraiser drawing, Davonte Knox, who won a pair of Beats by Dre.
*** BAND Students selected by audition for the 2015 Okaloosa All County Honor Band:
Sara Simms- Flute
Anisa Herbert- Oboe
Lucas Kornegay- Bassoon
Brynlee Tew- Bassoon
Hannah Dunphy- Bassoon
Juhui Kim- Clarinet
Christina Leggio- Clarinet
Alexxis Wickliffe- Clarinet
Alissa Graham- Clarinet
Sharon Mills- Bass Clarinet
Mia Castillo- Alto Saxophone
Christian Welch- Trumpet
Ally Wheelbarger- Trumpet
Abby Odom- French Horn
Seth Locke- Euphonium
Richy Fortune- Euphonium
Gryphon Fleming- Tuba
***Selected for the 2016 Florida All State Middle School Honor Band (representing us in Tampa, FL in January 2016): SARA SIMMS- FLUTE
***Selected by audition to perform with the 2016 Florida All State Middle School Treble Chorus:
ABBY ODOM and CHLOE CADENHEAD(will represent us in Tampa, FL in January 2016)
***Selected by audition to perform with the 2016 Florida All State Middle School Orchestra:
LUCAS KORNEGAY(will represent us in Tampa, FL in January)
Need to find a book in the Shoal River Media Center?
This powerpoint will help you learn how to use the Destiny Quest program to find the perfect book or resource!
The OKALOOSA COUNTY CHOICE PROGRAM:
This program functions as a critical link in transitioning secondary students into successful high-skill, high-wage careers in the workforce and/or postsecondary opportunities. At the same time, CHOICE provides direction to high and middle school students through rigorous and relevant curriculum offerings. The CHOICE program is an innovative, award-winning program that allows students to earn high school credits, college credits, scholarships, and professional industry certifications, all at the same time and at no cost to the student.
As more and more jobs require advanced technical skills, employers are willing to pay higher wages to those with industry certifications. CHOICE provides the training and the opportunity for students to earn real-world skills which leads to more and better job opportunities whether the student attends college or goes directly into the workforce. CHOICE has been declared a model for career education by the US Department of Labor and has been the recipient of many awards. The program is now being replicated in many different counties across Florida.
There are currently thirteen CHOICE Institutes available in the county with more to follow in the coming years:
According to the Florida DOE, students completing rigorous career and technical education programs in 2010, 15 to 20 percent more students met the reading, math and science college-readiness goals of their states when compared with a matched sample of students who did not have a rigorous CTE experience. (http://www.fldoe.org/board/meetings/2013_05_21/career.pdf)
Get into CHOICE @ Shoal River:
Information Technology: Mr. Forbes
Culinary Arts: Ms. Eckel - Lori.Eckel@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us
Construction Technology: Mr. Chavers - ChaversD@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us