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2015 News

December 2015

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

November 2015

  • Longwood ES Junior Deputy Leadership Posse Hold Food Drive
  • Educational Support Professionals Day - Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
  • Okaloosa County Minority Council Recognizes Volunteers
  • Educational Support Professionals Day – Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
  • Lewis School First Graders Send Care Packages to Military K-9s Across the World
  • Students - You Can be an Entrepreneur Too!
  • Niceville HS Future Docs Hold First Meeting
  • Edge ES Students Create Field of Poppies in Honor of Veterans Day
  • TSIC Okaloosa County Program Honored with Excellence Award
  • Eli Stove, Niceville HS, Selected to Play in Under Armour All-Star Football Game
  • School Board Approves New Administrator
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  • Ruckel MS NJHS Holds Sharing and Caring Food Drive

October 2015

  • 2016-17 Calendar Meeting - Public Notice
  • School Board Approves New Administrators
  • All-County Honor Choir To Perform Monday, October 26
  • Kenwood ES Students Read Everywhere
  • Edge ES Hosts Minion Day
  • FluMist Vaccines Available To All Students At No Cost - Updated Schedule
  • Linda Tyce Named Secondary Literacy Coach of the Year for the State of Florida
  • FWBHS Art Students Shine at NW Florida Fair Fine Arts Show
  • Elliott Point ES Archery Team Places 2nd in Archery Competition
  • Bluewater ES Celebrates 50th Day of School 50’s Style
  • Wells Fargo Continues Support of Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program
  • Niceville HS Students Shine During Destin Festival of the Arts
  • All-County Honor Choir To Perform Monday, October 26

September 2015

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

August 2015

  • Longwood ES Unveils New Reading Area Mural
  • Wright ES To Host A Teacher From China Through State Department Program
  • Meigs MS Cheerleaders Hold Cheer Clinic For CIC Kids
  • Cram the Van A Success
  • Teresa Miller Named AP of Destin Middle School
  • Click Here for the Breakfast and Lunch Menus for First Month of School
  • Okaloosa County Schools Welcome Back Students August 17th - Important Information to Help Start Your Year Off Right
  • District Holds New Teacher Orientation  
  • ABWA Shows Support To Take Stock In Children Program
  • 2015 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

July 2015

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

June 2015

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

May 2015

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

April 2015

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

March 2015

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

February 2015

  • CHOICE HS To Host Free FAFSA Workshop
  • Bullying Is Not Just A Buzzword
  • School Board Names New Administrators
  • Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Receives Grants for AT&T “STEM@Work” Program
  • Schools Across the District Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
  • Meet the Teacher of the Year Finalists
  • District-wide Auto Call About the Tell Somebody Safety Video
  • Walker ES Students Learn To Say No To Bullying
  • Title I and Title X To Partner with Champion for Kids - SIMPLE Giving
  • Okaloosa S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Initiative Unveils New Logo
  • Destin MS Hosts The Beauty and The Beast Powerlifting Championships
  • Edge ES Hosts Annual Tigress Tuesday
  • Silver Sands Sharks Win Gold Medal at State Special Olympics Competition
  • Catherine Beaudoin, Pryor MS, Named Teacher of the Year
  • Choice HS and Technical Center Students Win Celebrate Literacy Week Florida PSA Contest
  • Tommy Johnson Named Athletic Director of FWBHS
  • Bob Sikes ES Students Build Marble Rollercoasters For Science
  • East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair Winners Announced
  • Bruner MS FBLA Hosts First Annual Talent Show

January 2015

  • FWBHS Ruldolph Readers Program Delivers Needed Books
  • Pro Kids Show Comes to Eglin ES 
  • Ethan Clark Wins Florosa ES Annual Science Fair
  • Gabe Tironi, Destin MS, Wins OCSD Spelling Bee  
  • School District Names Volunteers of the Year
  • Walker ES Celebrates American Education Week
  • Bruner MS Beta Club Shines at Convention
  • Mary Esther Thunderbots Place First in the FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifier
  • Destin ES Students Environmentally Aware
  • Longwood ES Holds First Annual Holiday Musical and Reading Night
  • Baker School Students Receive Free Books at Book Fair
  • Alex Hopkins, FWBHS, Named Okaloosa County Sunshine State Scholar 
  • Patrick Strong, Shalimar ES, Named Educational Support Professional of the Year
  • Lewis School Staff Learns to Screen Print Their Own T-Shirts
  • School Board Names New Administrators 
  • Donna Born, Meigs MS, Receives Shine Award From Gov. Rick Scott
  • Ben Shuman and Robotics Team from Niceville HS Named State Winner of Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest
  • Kids Tag Art Program Receives Donation