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Applications for the 2018-2019 6th grade class

are now being accepted on a wait-list basis.


Please plan to collect your child’s medication(s) that are in the clinic before the end of the school year. If the medicine is not picked up BEFORE May 25 at 2:00 PM, it will be disposed of.  Medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian, it cannot be given to the student. To contact the health technician, call 850-833-4105 or email to schedule a pick-up time.

STEMM Clinic hours are from 7:00 AM to 2:15 PM




Welcome to the Okaloosa STEMM Academy

 To read about the STEMM Academy and view the Florida 2017 school rankings go to the

Home - Mission & Vision tab on this website. 

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Awards Day      May 25th

7th & 8th grade  8:00 am in the Multi-purpose Room

6th  grade   10:00 a.m. in the Multi-purpose Room

Congratulations to the students and teachers of STEMM.  

Governor Scott has recognized us ranking first in 
ALL  schools in Florida for our achievement 
in ELA, Math, and Science.  


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Congratulations go to STEMM Science Fair Winners!

20180 ScienceFair Achievers

L-R:  Ben Homan, Jet Brister, Isabella Molineros, Marisol Enguidanos, Ariana Delamata, Caroline Rey, Annabella Becnel, Grace Hickey, Gwendolyn Thompson, Jared Smith, Conrad Kiel, and Gabe Lerner-Sperow.



2018 Science Fair Results

Special Awards

Annabella Becnel – American Society of Civil Engineers Award

Conrad Kiel – US Navy Science Awards, Office of Naval Research

Jett Brister – Florida Association of Science Supervisors Award & US Navy Science Awards, Office of Naval Research

Grace Hickey – Florida Association of Science Teachers Award

Jared Smith – Suwannee Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award


Placement Awards

Gwen Thompson – Recognition (6th Place) – Chemistry

Caroline Rey – Recognition (6th Place) – Biomedical & Health

Conrad Kiel – Honorable Mention (5th Place) – Intelligent Machines, Robotics, Systems Software

Ariana Delamata – Honorable Mention (5th Place) – Environmental Engineering

Isabella Molineros – Honorable Mention (5th Place) – Earth & Environmental Sciences

Annabella Becnel – 3rd Place – Environmental Engineering

Marisol Enguidanos – 3rd Place – Earth & Environmental Sciences

Benjamin Homan – 3rd Place – Chemistry

Gabe Lerner-Sperow – 1st Place – Chemistry


We also had former STEMM students, now in HS, place as well.

Travis Delrie (2016) – Recognition – Engineering

Liam Ordner (2015) – 4th – Biomedical

James “Matt” Baker (2015) – 2nd – Mathematics




It is time for OSA PTO's board member elections.  Please join us on May 15th 2:00, 2018 to volunteer for next year for the Treasurer or Secretary position!  See More information on the Board web page.  PTO/BoardWebPage


Congratulations to the speech and debate team! They competed at Max Bruner Middle School on April 7th. In Humorous Interpretation, Alicia Gleacher and Evie Pulskamp placed 2nd. In Lincoln Douglas debate, Zach Merlo placed 2nd. In student Congress, Annalise Thompson was the presiding officer and won 1st place. Justin Lecker placed 2nd, and Michael Panarisi placed 3rd place. Thanks for an amazing season, everyone


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Students who will be entering the 7th grade for the 2017-2018 school year are required to have one dose of the Tdap vaccine. They must have the vaccine administered before entering classes on the first day of school.  Parents may want to make plans to have this done now. You can drop off the shot record at the STEMM office Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

STEMM celebrates our

Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Wanda Avery and Mrs. Kimberly Gasaway


Education Staff Professional of the Year


Mrs. Wanda Avery and Mrs. Trulie Gander



Congratulations go to Grace Hickey for placing 2nd in the Big Ben Spelling Bee in Tallahassee on Saturday February 17th.  Great job Grace!  Grace will be participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee the week of May 27th.  The Bee is held in National Harbor, Maryland, at Gaylor National Resort and Convention Center.  Grace placed second at the Big Bend regional bee (the qualifier for nationals), but through the new RSVBee program, where school champions can apply for a chance to compete at the national level, she was one of 250 accepted to compete as a national finalist.






May 8-9: ALG 1 and GEO 1 EOC exam

STEMM's Spirit Week

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Neon Day

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Career Day

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Career Day

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Favorite Character Day

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Favorite Character Day


STEMM's Summer Social

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For more information about the STEMM Academy or STEMM Academy programs, please contact Wanda Avery, Principal, Okaloosa STEMM Center

at (850) 833-4120 or



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School Start 7:30 a.m.

School Dismissal  1:45 p.m.

Front Office Hours 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Summer Office Hours 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



By law, we are only able to release students to authorized adults, as listed by the registering parent/guardian in the database.  To update the database, the "registering parent/guardian" must present, in person, a written note and ID to school staff in the front office.  Everyone must show an ID when checking out their student.

School drop-Off/Pick-Up

*Buses will discharge in the Front Office zone (Edge Ave.)

*All car riders should discharge in the iCafe Zone (OSA bus ramp-Nordberg Ave.)

Safety first!  No phone zone!

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