School District News - 2013

December 2013

The Grinch Visits Destin Elementary School   
School District Supports Building Homes for Heroes  
Florosa ES Multicultural Council Collects Food for Sharing and Caring   
Edge ES Supports Children In Crisis Neighborhood   
Emma Strom, Choctaw HS, FHSAA State 100 Yard Backstroke Champion    
Kenwood ES Fundraiser Helps Save the Children    
Eglin Elementary School Tips Off Read-a-thon    
Academic Team Competition Season Is In Full Swing!   
NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter Awards ACCELerator Grants   
Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated (RWOF) Donate Dictionaries to Area 3rd Graders

November 2013

Okaloosa Schools To Close For Thanksgiving Holidays
Baker School STEM Students Learn While Giving Back  

S.A.M.E. Makes Donation to Edge Elementary Science Department  
Sunshine State Scholars Named for Okaloosa County for 2014 
Ciara Ordner, NHS, Named District’s Sunshine State Scholar   
Education Support Professionals Day - Wednesday, November 20   
Okaloosa Schools Honor Veterans With Patriotic Events  
Emerald Coast Post of The Society of American Military Engineers Supports Destin MS's STEM Initiative 
Florida Project Learning Tree named Antoinette Robinson, Bruner MS, 2013 Educator of the Year at Annual Professional Development Conference
Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated Donates Dictionaries to Area Third Grade Students 
Help Your High School Win $100,000 by Committing to Being a Safe Driver  
Antioch Elementary 3rd Graders Hold Balloon Day  
Destin Elementary Students Are Too Smart For Drugs and Bullying

October 2013

Shalimar Elementary Students Share Their Tinikling Skills   
North County International Fair
Emerald Coast Robotics Kick Off   
Kelly Hayes Selected for Assistant Principal at CHOICE High School & Technical Center   
Okaloosa Young Lawyers Division Donates $17,000 to School District   
Emerald Coast Robotics Kick Off   
Oh! The Places You Can Go!   
Emerald Coast Marching Classic - October 19th    
2014-15 Calendar Meeting - Public Notice   
Oct 5 SAT Canceled
UTI Pays Visit to Choice High School and Technical Center      
Chamber Launches Young Entrepreneurs Academy
Okaloosa Aerospace Academy Partner Recognized Among Best in Nation   
Eglin ES Students Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day
Bob Sikes FLL Practice 
Don't Text and Drive

September 2013

Plew Elementary School Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month   
Okaloosa STEMM Center Receives Phase Two of Team Eglin and the Air Force Research Lab Grant   
Choctawhatchee HS Link Crew Helps Freshmen Transition Smoothly to High School Bank Donates Needed School Supplies to Edge ES   
Eagle Ram Tennis Center Breaks Ground  
Day of Caring Volunteers Spruce Up Edwins Campus        

Kelly Day Named AP of NWFL Ballet Academie
Stay in Touch with iOCSD
Teacher Webpage Resources
Z96 Teacher of the Week    
Edge ES Swears in New Safety Patrol   
Okaloosa Schools Science and Math Teachers Exemplify Team OCSD
National Merit Semifinalists

August 2013

College Night at NFWSC   
Students Participate In S4P Camp at STEMM Center

Stay in Touch with iOCSD    
Stand Up For Safety in Schools
Deborah Bailey, Meigs MS, Recognized for Special Olympics Volunteer Service    
Devon Stewart, FWBHS, Attends Project Lead The Way Biomedical Innovations Core Training Institute    
Davidson MS Holds Panther Camp For Incoming Sixth Graders      

School Board Approves New Administrators    
Welcome Back Okaloosa Schools    
Cram the Van Provides Needed School Supplies To Local Students   
Dennis Samac, Eglin Elementary Principal, Gets Surprise Welcome    
Kids Cultivate Life Skills During North Okaloosa Lego Camp       
School Climate Survey Results Are In!
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 2-4, 2013    
Program Challenges Minority Students
Teacher Webpage Resources        

School Board Approves New Administrators   
Help Cram the Van with School Supplies    
Scholar’s Summer Institute Program Hosts Symposium   
Pryor Student Excels During Pen and Pencils Spell It Like It Is Contest
Mentors Needed   
Teacher Webpage Resources

July 2013

Karen Peek Named Director of Teacher Evaluation     
Be In the Know: School Immunization Requirements  
IDL Presents Lego’s WeDo Robotics Training at STEMM Center  
District Honors Retirees For Their Years of Service 

June 2013

Janet Stein and Dr. Karyn Combs Transfer to New Schools    
School Board Appoints New Principals and Director   
Okaloosa County Schools To Participate In Summer Feeding Program  
Walker Elementary School Teachers Keep Calm and Teach On the Last Day of School   
Davidson MS Students Receive Industry Certifications  
Plew ES Swears In Junior Deputies     
IDEAS Competition Leading Way For Advanced Technologies    
Great Minds of the Future Compete in Tech Bowl   
Florosa ES Junior Multicultural Council Makes Impact In Community     
Kenwood ES Collects Pop Tabs For Ronald McDonald House   
FWBHS Leadership Pairs With Wright Students to Increase Reading Proficiency
Lewis Students Receive Marine Corps Coins
Summer Feeding Program
A Message About the FCAT

May 2013

ESE Program    
School Board Approves New Principals    
Common Core State Standards  
Okaloosa County Students Raise Critical Funds During Change for Children Campaign      
Walker ES Students Learn About Bullying from Crestview HS Leadership Class
Washington D.C. Makes Impact on Davidson MS Students
International Science and Engineering Fair - Students Solving Real World Problems    
Silver Sands School Proudly Graduates Eleven Students   
Bruner Web Design 1 Students Compete For Top Web Design  
A Message About the FCAT  
Sarah Baldwin, CHOICE HS, Scores Perfect Score on Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2010  
Choctawhatchee HS Students View THE GREAT GATSBY In Style       
Chelsea Smith, Laurel Hill, Recognized For Perfect Attendance
Students Cheer For Ride 2 Recovery Participants  
Kyle Saleeby, Niceville HS, Wins $100,000 Proton OnSite Scholarship  
Cheree Davis Named Principal at Shoal River Middle School  
Choctawhatchee HS Cheerleaders Back to Back State Champions  
Xavier Gibson, FWBHS, FHSAA State Weight Lifting Champion  
Meigs Middle School Celebrates Freedom with Freedom Shrine   
Paul Whiddon Named Principal of Ruckel Middle School  
NFL Player, Akeem Spence, Visits With Bruner Students  
Okaloosa Art Students Show Off Their Creativity  
Bryan Baker and Savannah Boswell Named All Sports Association Scholastic Award Winners  
Academic Scholars Recognized for Accomplishments    
Students Learn By Using Technology Driven Program    
District Honors Take Stock in Children Scholars

April 2013

Elliott Point Students Participate in Earth Day        
Literacy Coaches of the Year Recognized  
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Donates Vehicle to School  
FWBHS Cheerleaders Place First in Nation  
Area Students Excel at East Panhandle State Science Fair  
Bruner Middle School Students Compete in State Beta Club Convention  
Edge Elementary Students Step Up in Spring Break Reading Challenge   
Fort Walton Beach High School Theatre Students Having Incredible Year  
Recycling for the Love of Art - Niceville's Tribute to Nevelson
Baker School Students Have Unforgettable Educational Experience at Sea World  
Twin Cities Honor Choir Fills Night with Wonderful Sounds of Music

March 2013

Garage Sale for Children In Crisis   
Area Elementary Students Via for Top Chef in Sodexo's Future Chef Competition  
Education Support Professionals – Vital to Our Schools  
Jon Williams Named Principal of Shalimar Elementary School   
Dustin Keith Named New Seat Management Specialist 
Laurel Hill School Mascot Nominated as Best Prep Mascot  
Wright Elementary Gets Visit From Local Author  
School Board Meetings Go Digital  
Sophia Bergmann Receives Award for Aspirations in Computing

February 2013

Heather Erickson Named 2014 Teacher of the Year  
Walker ES Hosts Love.Read.Learn For Parents 
Ruckel at CHEERSPORT  
Area Students Excel in Regional Science Fair   
NWFSC Hosts Cash 4 College Workshop 
Renowned Pilot Barrington Irving Inspires Hundreds of Local Students - Photo Gallery
Plew ES Holds Read Aloud Day as Part of Celebrate Literacy Week  
Sodexo Announces Quarterly Awards
Sodexo Honors Edwins Food Services Group and Principal For Saving Life 
School Board Approves Personnel Appointments 
Niceville High School Eaglette Dance Team Shines at Competition  
Chambers and Johnson Take On New Role  
Mathletes Compete in MATHCOUNTS Competition 
Kenwood ES Student Council Observes School Board Meeting   
ABWA Funds TSIC Scholarship
ESE Parent Survey 
ACT/SAT Prep Classes

January 2013

Help Edge Win Visit From Author  
Message from Superintendent  
ASTD Supports TSIC  
Florida Bright Futures 
Celebrate Literacy Week! 
National Mentoring Month 
Mentors Needed 
Dealing With School Violence  
Olympic Gold Medalist, Sheila Taormina, Visits with Bruner MS and Liza Jackson Swimmers 
District Announces Education Support Professional of the Year and Top Finalists 
Teacher of the Year Finalists Named 
Edwins Elementary Receives Lowes Grant to Build Outdoor Science Classroom  
Baker Senior, Haley Wagner, Named Taylor Haugen Trophy Winner  
Davidson Middle School Takes Care of Their Own 
Riverside Elementary School Donates Pajamas To Children in Need  
Choctawhatchee High School Students Mentor Golden Girls  
Public Notice: Student Calendar Meetings