News - February 2012 - December 2012

December 2012

FWBHS Christmas Connections Helps Local Families
Edge Elementary Supports PAWS
Lewis School Hosts Peanut Butter Drive
Grant Newton Recognized as a Local Hero
Plew Panther Way
Destin Elementary Students Create Mandala
Civil Air Patrol’s ACE Program Takes Flight
Lewis Students Visit Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Mary Esther ES Wins Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Trophy
Kenwood Elementary Shines in FWB Christmas Parade
Bruner Band Marches With Holiday Cheer

November 2012

It Can Wait...Students Learn About Dangers of Texting and Driving
Dood Wood-Griffin and Sheila Lightbourne Recognized by the Florida Reading Association
Silver Sands Key Club Collects Donations for UNICEF
Bruner MS Students Benefit from Art Education Program
Superintendent and School Board Members Take Office
Niceville High School Band to March in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®
Shoal River MS Cross Country Places 3rd at State
Chuck Kelley Recognized For School Board Service
Dr. Alexis Tibbetts Recognized for 33 Years of Service
November 14 Declared National Education Support Professionals Day
Okaloosa Students Exercise Their Right to Vote
FWBHS Theatre Selected to Represent Florida at the SE Theatre Conference
Bruner MS Minority Council Participates in Take a Kid Fishing Day
Pryor Pirate Krewe Attends Fall Leadership Retreat
Ciara Ordner, NHS, Named District’s Sunshine State Scholar

October 2012

Florosa Elementary Principal Gets Silly Stringed for Success
Plew Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Edwins Hosts Hispanic Heritage Week Festival
Christian Brown Chosen for West Point Leadership Program
FWB High School Students Earn Commended Student Status
Crestview High School’s Big Red Machine Earns Superior Rating
Choctaw Book Club Hosts Author Kristi Cook
Duscha Ross Named Educational Technology Specialist
Okaloosa County Recognized for Creating a Healthy Environment for Students and Staff
School Board Approves New Assistant Principals
Area Students Compete in Special Olympics Bowling Competition
Boeing Makes Generous Donation to Okaloosa County School District
Bank of America Makes Donation to Take Stock In Children
STEMM Academy Student Making National Headlines
Cole Browning Serves as Principal for the Day at Pryor MS
Ashley McLeod, Laurel Hill School, Wins State FFA Competition
Up, Up, & Away: Teachers Learn To Build Electric Cargo Planes
Baker School Announces Important Change for Homecoming

September 2012

Mentors Needed
School Calendars & Bus Schedules
Choctaw Celebrates 60th Anniversary
School District Calendar 2012-13
Arby's Donates $5,000 to OCSD
Lewis School’s Mentoring Program Soars
Become a Mentor and Make a Difference in the Life of a Student
School Board Approves New Assistant Principals
All Sports Association Makes Donation to Take Stock in Children
Destin Elementary School Celebrates Whirled Peace
Governor Scott Visits Okaloosa County During Education Listening Tour
Dugas Family Foundation Supports Literacy Through Scholastic Book Fairs

August 2012

School Bus Schedules
NHS Graduate Earns University of Cambridge Diploma

Local High Schools To Tackle Heart Disease This Football Season
Cram the Van School Supply Drive A Success     
Okaloosa Schools Off To Great Start!

Pryor Holds Survivor Orientation For Incoming Sixth Graders
Okaloosa County Teachers Gear Up For School To Start
EC Science Center Hosts Crime Scene Investigation Summer Camp at Florosa ES
Eglin Elementary Hosts Successful STEAM Camp
Okaloosa STEMM Center Breaks New Ground In State of Florida
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 3–5, 2012

July 2012

Baker School SRO and School Nurse Recognized For Saving Life
Barry Blackburn Named Virtual Education and Ballet Academié Administrator
Boeing Hosts Global Day of Service at Okaloosa STEMM Center
FWB High School Student Named Chaplain for Florida Boys State
School Grades Hold Steady Amid Increased Grading Standards
Local FASSP Leaders Visit Washington, DC
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 3–5, 2012
Four Local Students Represent Okaloosa County at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Dr. Alexis Tibbetts Elected President of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents
Okaloosa County School District Holds Custodial Services Staff Development Day
School District Calendar 2012-13
School Grade Parent Letter
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June 2012

Barry Blackburn Named Virtual Education and Ballet Academié Administrator
Food Services Receives Best Practice Fiscal Management Award for State of Florida
Arneson Retires From Edge Elementary School
District Honors Retirees For Their Years of Service
FWBHS Trendsetters Help Boost Wright Student's Reading Proficiency
Shalimar ES Students Build Raised Garden
Students Shine at District Art Show

Nuts & Bolts Symposium
School Climate Survey Results Are In!

May 2012

Longwood ES Raises Over $3,000 for American Heart Association
Ruckel MS Dedicates Wreath at Memorial Day Celebration
Summer Intensive Studies
Antioch Elementary School Selected ACE School of the Year
Shalimar ES Students Create Raised Garden
Kenwood ES Celebrates Civil Air Patrol ACE Program Success
Meigs ESE Students Tour JSP-35 Fighter Jet
TECH Bowl Spotlights Technological Talents of Students
Okaloosa Schools Raise Critical Funds During Change for Children Campaign
Community Disability Expo
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Okaloosa County School District Hosts Digital Learning Day
Brooke Lord Named Assistant Principal at Choctawhatchee High School
Graduation Schedule
Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Honors Take Stock in Children Scholars
Academic Scholars Recognized for Accomplishments
Silver Sands School Celebrates Alumni Day
It's Teacher Appreciation Week!
Graduation Schedule
District Receives Interactive iPad Training
Laura Pink Named AFA Teacher of the Year
Crestview High School Student Ignites School Spirit
Antioch ES Annual Art Show
Lewis School’s Young Astronauts Are Headed to Space Camp
FCAT Results
Costa Enterprises Donates to Local Schools

April 2012

Ruckel Middle School Names Artificial Reef
Pryor Pirates Travel to Mars
Northwood Rocks the FCAT
Take Stock in Children Scholarship Donated by Panhandle Job Fair Foundation
Okaloosa County School District Launches New iOCSD app!
Dr. Samantha Dawson Named Principal of Edge Elementary School
Rick Soria Named STEMM Center Director
Okaloosa Reading Council Shoots for the Moon!
April Declared School Library Media Month
Eglin Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins First in Regionals and Heads to State
Art Students Excel With "What Art Means to ME"
Education Support Professionals – Vital to Our Schools
You Can’t Stop the Beat!
Beach Safety
Shoot for the Moon!

March 2012

Happy Pi Day
Riverside Elementary Makes Math Fun
School Volunteers Make A Difference
Kindergarten Registration
Common Core Standards
Choctaw HS Leadership Students Help Save Dunes
Scott Huerkamp Named Assistant Principal of Choctawhatchee HS
Destin Middle School Makes Adequate Yearly Progress
Davidson Middle School Learns Importance of Planting Trees
Students Cheer On Ride 2 Recovery Participants
Silver Sands Students Create Gift Tags To Support Agencies
Big Red Machine Experiences Thrill of Marching in Rose Bowl Parade
Lee Hale Named Meigs Middle School Principal
Tiny Directional Robots Invade Lewis School
Teaching Students About Finances Can Be Enjoyable

February 2012

Duscha Ross Named Teacher of Year
CHS Aviation Students Get Visit From Astronaut, Colonel Eric Boe
OPSF Awarded Matching Grant from Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Vehicle Donation Gives Vocational Students Opportunity to Learn Modern Automotive Computer Systems
Leiah Jamison, Liza Jackson Preparatory School, Earns National Board Certification
Fort Walton Beach’s Katherine Stone Selected For U.S. Senate Youth Program
Educational Support Professionals of the Year Announced
Beta Club Convention Awards
Okaloosa Schools To Participate In Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
Mathletes Compete for MATHCOUNTS Title