2015 School District News

December 2015

Message from Mary Beth Jackson, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools 12.16.15   
Destin MS Girls Cross Country Team Wins State Championship 12.16.15   
School Board Names New Zone Foremen 12.15.15   
Okaloosa County One of the Best School Districts in Florida 12.10.15   
Bluewater ES Celebrates 25th Anniversary 12.10.15   
Area Elementary Students Chosen To Perform in All-State Music Ensemble 12.10.15    
Innovators Rock Stars of STEM Will Inspire Young Students To Consider STEM Careers 12.10.15   
Chase Cleveland, FWBHS, Named Okaloosa County Sunshine State Scholar 12.8.15   
Laurel Hill Students Build Book Shelves for School Classrooms 12.7.15   
NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter Awards ACCELerator Grants  12.3.15   
Ellis Daugherty, NHS, Achieves Top Results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards 12.2.15   
Stephen Herrera, NHS, Selected as National Hispanic Scholar 12.2.15   
Gulf Power Foundation Awards Grant to OPSF 12.1.15

November 2015

Longwood ES Junior Deputy Leadership Posse Hold Food Drive 11.30.15
Ruckel MS NJHS Holds Sharing and Caring Food Drive 11.30.15

Educational Support Professionals Day - Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 11.18.15
Okaloosa County Minority Council Recognizes Volunteers 11.17.15 
Educational Support Professionals Day – Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 11.17.15
Lewis School First Graders Send Care Packages to Military K-9s Across the World 11.16.15
Students - You Can be an Entrepreneur Too! 11.16.15
Niceville HS Future Docs Hold First Meeting 11.11.15
Edge ES Students Create Field of Poppies in Honor of Veterans Day 11.11.15
TSIC Okaloosa County Program Honored with Excellence Award 11.9.15
Eli Stove, Niceville HS, Selected to Play in Under Armour All-Star Football Game 11.6.15
School Board Approves New Administrator 11.5.15
Interested in Learning More About the FSA? Click Here! 11.5.15

October 2015

2016-17 Calendar Meeting - Public Notice 10.28.15
Elliott Point ES Archery Team Places 2nd in Archery Competition 10.28.15
Bluewater ES Celebrates 50th Day of School 50’s Style 10.28.15
Wells Fargo Continues Support of Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program 10.26.15
Niceville HS Students Shine During Destin Festival of the Arts 10.26.15
All-County Honor Choir To Perform Monday, October 26 10.26.15

School Board Approves New Administrators 10.21.15
All-County Honor Choir To Perform Monday, October 26 10.21.15
Kenwood ES Students Read Everywhere 10.21.15
Edge ES Hosts Minion Day 10.21.15
FluMist Vaccines Available To All Students At No Cost - Updated Schedule 10.19.15
Linda Tyce Named Secondary Literacy Coach of the Year for the State of Florida 10.9.15
FWBHS Art Students Shine at NW Florida Fair Fine Arts Show 10.5.15

September 2015

Okaloosa County Schools among Top School Districts in State on FSA 9.30.15
Panhandle Job Fair Foundation Supports Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program  9.30.15
FWB Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital Introduce Mobile Health Clinic to OCSD Employees 9.30.15
Sea Mobile Traveling Aquarium Is Coming to Crestview 9.30.15
School Board Approves New Administrators 9.29.15
Florida Superintendents Have Lost Confidence in the Accountability System   9.29.15
Destin ES Third Graders Receive New Dictionaries 9.28.15
Track Student Grades With FREE iOCSD Mobile App 9.22.15
Choctaw HS Students Learn About Life As A First Responder 9.16.15
Ruckel MS Students Give Thanks to First Responders 9.14.15
Updated Story: OSA Student Mikayla Lindsay Selected As Broadcom Masters National Finalist 9.8.15
Mid-Bay Rotary Club Continues Long History of TSIC Support 9.8.15
OCSD Fit Feet Program 9.8.15
State of Florida Determines Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) Scores Are Valid 9.1.15

August 2015

Longwood ES Unveils New Reading Area Mural 8.24.15
Wright ES To Host A Teacher From China Through State Department Program 8.18.15
Meigs MS Cheerleaders Hold Cheer Clinic For CIC Kids 8.18.15
Cram the Van A Success 8.13.15
Teresa Miller Named AP of Destin Middle School 8.13.15
Click Here for the Breakfast and Lunch Menus for First Month of School 8.12.15
Okaloosa County Schools Welcome Back Students August 17th - Important Information to Help Start Your Year Off Right 8.11.15

District Holds New Teacher Orientation 8.10.15   
ABWA Shows Support To Take Stock In Children Program 8.6.15   
2015 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday 8.3.15 

July 2015

Jamie Garea, Edge ES, Attends Plant Camp 7.30.15
Tom Thumb Food Stores Donates to the Big Red Machine 7.28.15
Message In a Bottle Brings Edge ES Teachers and Student Together 7.22.15
Help the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation CRAM THE VAN With School Supplies 7.15.15
School Board Approves New Administrators 7.15.15
2015-16 School Meal Prices 7.13.15
OCSD Announces Continuing Improvement In Test Scores 7.6.15 

June 2015

John Spolski, FWBHS Principal, Visits With Congressman During Washington Trip 6.30.15
OCSD Jumps to 4th in State on FSA Algebra 1 EOC 6.30.15
School Board Recognizes Retiring Principals and Approves New Assistant Principals 6.23.15
Summer Reading Made Easy With Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative’s eBooks 6.23.15
Okaloosa County SRO Program Sets National Standard 6.23.15
Okaloosa County Honors 2014-15 Retirees 6.22.15
Take Stock in Children Graduates 33 Scholars 6.22.15
Get Unlimited Online Study Help From Brainfuse 6.15.15
High School Graduations Being Streamed Live This Year 6.8.15
Okaloosa STEMM Center Holds Linda J. Davis Mathematics Lab Ribbon Cutting 6.7.15
Tech Demo to Encourage Hands - On STEM Learning at Laurel Hill School 6.1.15
Bruner MS Web Students Go Around the World 6.1.15

May 2015

Cathy Beaudoin, Pryor MS, Named 2016 Department of Education-Macy's Teacher of the Year Finalist 5.4.15   
Okaloosa STEMM Academy Students Participate in Niceville Relay for Life 5.4.15   
Plew Academic Team Excels in Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl 5.5.15   
Students Shine at ACT-SO Competition 5.5.15   
Elliott Point ES Students Participate in Bike to School Day 5.7.15   
Cassidy Bassett, Bruner MS, Wins iPad Mini from Algebra Nation 5.12.15   
Destin ES Students Run In Sea of Color 5.13.15   
Choctawhatchee HS Boys Weightlifting Team Recognized For Winning State Championship 5.13.15   
Team Okaloosa Recognized For Winning State Championship 5.13.15   
District Hosts Second Annual Okaloosa RoBotic Invitational Tournament 5.14.15
Florosa ES Students Participate In STEM Day 5.15.15
Crestview High School Excels at Electrathon Emerald Coast Classic - Updated 5.19.15
Okaloosa County Awarded Florida Healthy School District Silver Level 5.19.15
Mary Esther Elementary School Celebrates Police Appreciation Week 5.22.15
Manufacturing Technology Open House and Registration Information 5.22.15
Talented District Art Students Share Their Creative Works  5.22.15
Bruner MS Holds National Beta Club Induction  5.26.15
School Board Approves New Principals 5.27.15
Destin ES Becomes Living Wax Museum 5.28.15 

April 2015

FloridaStudents.org Great Source for Florida Standards Student Tutorials and Resources 4.1.15
District Algebra Students Visit With Zach From Algebra Nation 4.2.15
WomenseNews.org Features Video Produced By CHOICE HS Student, Cady Bohannon 4.6.15
Baker School Students Visit Mobile Exploreum 4.6.15
Area Elementary Teachers Become Pilots For A Day Through CAP Program 4.6.15
Fort Walton Beach High School Theatre Students Earn Perfect Score In State Thespian Festival 4.6.15
Choctawhatchee HS Boys’ Soccer Finishes Ranked 5th in Country by MaxPreps 4.7.15
Team Okaloosa Named State Academic Team Champs 4.13.15
Niceville HS Singers Complete Ten-Day Performance Tour of Ireland 4.22.15
Edge ES Celebrates Month of the Military Child 4.22.15
Eglin ES Participates in AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart Campaign 4.24.15
Okaloosa Public School Foundation and Okaloosa STEMM Academy Participate in Heritage Museum’s Saturday In The Park 4.27.15
Kenwood ES Celebrates Earth Day 4.27.15
Schools Observe Every Kid Healthy Week 4.28.15
Plew ES Third Grade Class Tours 20th Space Control Squadron at Eglin AFB 4.28.15
School District Announces Commissioners Business Recognition Award Nominees 4.29.15
Edge ES Holds Food Drive for Hunger Awareness Month 4.29.15
Academic Scholars Recognized for Accomplishments 4.29.15
Schools Observe Every Kid Healthy Week 4.30.15

March 2015

Edge ES Participates in Read Across America Day 3.2.15
NHS Senior Briana Taylor Wins Voice of Democracy Contest  3.3.15
Baker School Holds 120 Gator Math Challenge 3.4.15
Destin ES Second Graders Perform Inside Your Outside Play 3.5.15
Okaloosa STEMM Academy Students Excel at Odyssey of the Mind Tournament 3.5.15
Amy Klugh Named Principal of Bluewater Elementary School 3.10.15
Spanish Textbook Adoption Process Underway 3.10.15
Choctawhatchee HS Mixes It Up 3.15.15
Top Middle School Math Students Headed to State MATHCOUNTS Competition 3.15.15
Local Students Compete in State NASP Archery Tournament 3.18.15
Algebra 2 and Geometry Textbook Adoption Process Underway 3.20.15
Local Elementary Students Participate in Future Chefs Culinary Challenge 3.23.15
Kenwood ES Students Prepare For FSA Testing 3.30.15
Five Northwood ES Teams Compete in Odyssey of the Mind Competition 3.30.15
Bruner MS Beta Club Holds Book Drive 3.30.15
FWBHS Art Students Selected To Participate in Congressional Art Competition 3.30.15
Kids Tag Art Project Helps Elementary Art Departments   

February 2015

CHOICE HS To Host Free FAFSA Workshop 2.10.15
Bullying Is Not Just A Buzzword 2.10.15
School Board Names New Administrators 2.10.15
Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Receives Grants for AT&T “STEM@Work” Program 2.10.15
Schools Across the District Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2.12.15
Meet the Teacher of the Year Finalists  2.12.15

District-wide Auto Call About the Tell Somebody Safety Video 2.14.15
Walker ES Students Learn To Say No To Bullying 2.16.15
Title I and Title X To Partner with Champion for Kids - SIMPLE Giving 2.16.15
Okaloosa S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Initiative Unveils New Logo 2.16.15
Destin MS Hosts The Beauty and The Beast Powerlifting Championships 2.19.15
Edge ES Hosts Annual Tigress Tuesday 2.23.15
Silver Sands Sharks Win Gold Medal at State Special Olympics Competition 2.23.15
Catherine Beaudoin, Pryor MS, Named Teacher of the Year 2.23.15
Choice HS and Technical Center Students Win Celebrate Literacy Week Florida PSA Contest 2.24.15
Tommy Johnson Named Athletic Director of FWBHS 2.24.15
Bob Sikes ES Students Build Marble Rollercoasters For Science 2.25.15
East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair Winners Announced 2.25.15

Bruner MS FBLA Hosts First Annual Talent Show 2.27.15

January 2015

FWBHS Ruldolph Readers Program Delivers Needed Books - 1.05.15 
Longwood ES Holds First Annual Holiday Musical and Reading Night - 1.05.15  
Baker School Students Receive Free Books at Book Fair - 1.05.15   
Alex Hopkins, FWBHS, Named Okaloosa County Sunshine State Scholar - 1.05.15  
Patrick Strong, Shalimar ES, Named Educational Support Professional of the Year - 1.12.15  
Lewis School Staff Learns to Screen Print Their Own T-Shirts 1.14.15  
School Board Names New Administrators - 1.14.15  
Donna Born, Meigs MS, Receives Shine Award From Gov. Rick Scott - 1.15.15 
Ben Shuman and Robotics Team from Niceville HS Named State Winner of Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest - 1.15.15 
Kids Tag Art Program Receives Donation  - 1.19.15

Pro Kids Show Comes to Eglin ES - 1.20.15  
Ethan Clark Wins Florosa ES Annual Science Fair - 1.20.15
Gabe Tironi, Destin MS, Wins OCSD Spelling Bee - 1.20.15  
School District Names Volunteers of the Year - 1.20.15
Walker ES Celebrates American Education Week - 1.21.15
Bruner MS Beta Club Shines at Convention - 1.23.15
Mary Esther Thunderbots Place First in the FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifier - 1.23.15
Destin ES Students Environmentally Aware  1.27.15