Ernst Burns, FWBHS TSIC Scholar, Wins AABE Scholarship

Ernest Burns, a Take Stock in Children Scholar at Fort Walton Beach High School, was recently awards a $1500 American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Scholarship.

Burns graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attending Florida International University (FIU) in the fall to study Computer Science. A 4-year Tennis team member, he was also involved in several campus organizations, such as the National Honor Society, and the Science National Honor Society.

BTS Choice Parent Letter

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

The 2020-2021 school year is fast approaching and we are taking steps to create a safe school environment for your child. You are receiving this letter because your child is enrolled in one of our schools for the upcoming year, and we want to provide you with additional information about how Okaloosa Schools will operate in the COVID-19 environment this fall. We would also like to inform you about the options for your child that are available through the District.

Celebration of OCSD Class of 2020 Anne T. Mitchell Honorees

Each year, our School Board hosts a reception honoring the top academic seniors in Okaloosa County. Typically, 1,500 students, parents and friends join together in celebration of academic excellence at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. Regrettably, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event had to be canceled this year. However, I am pleased to announce that this special group is being honored in a unique way this year with a two-page spread in the Northwest Florida Daily News.