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Dr. Barber plans a ‘normal’ school year




Santa Rosa County School Superintendent Dr. Karen Barber wants parents and students to know things will be different this school year compared to last. “We are going back to normal!” she said. “For this new school year, we are going to be fully functional.” Barber sat down with Gulf Breeze News last week to update some improvements as well as […]

Weekend Food Program stuffs treats into backpacks for Gulf Breeze kids




The tragic news is this: in the middle of a community marked by affluence, there are hungry children. The good news is this: in the middle of a community marked by affluence, there are also devoted, caring and generous people trying to feed those hungry children. That is the goal of the Gulf Breeze Weekend Food Program, an idea introduced […]

‘Stuff the Bus’ with supplies June 22

Santa Rosa County District Schools encourage the public to “stuff the bus” to ensure that students in Santa Rosa County are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the upcoming school year. In 2019, thanks to the local donations, Santa Rosa County distributed over 1,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to area students. A supply list is posted […]

GBES’ fourth nine-week A/B Honor Roll announced

Warren Stevens, principal, along with the faculty and the staff of Gulf Breeze Elementary School, congratulates the ­following students for making the fourth nine-week A/B Honor Roll: (Editorial Note – this list, which came from the school ­district, listed students ­alphabetically and not ­separated by grade.) Allen, David RossAllen, Keimani Nic KaiAlqudah, ElanAl-Qudah, Adam MohammadAmbrosi, Ruby ElainaArevalo, Aaron KurtArevalo, Elise […]

OBES fourth nineweek A/B Honor Roll revealed

Josh McGrew, ­principal, along with the faculty and the staff of Oriole Beach ­Elementary School, ­congratulates the ­following ­students for ­making the fourth nine-week A/B ­Honor Roll: (Editorial Note – this list, which came from the school ­district, listed students ­alphabetically and not ­separated by grade.) Abbott, Bennett ChristopheAicardi, Austin WilliamArnold, Alec ChristopheAugustin, Avery AnnAvila, Margarite MariaBailey, Landon ColeBaltz, Luke […]

Woodlawn Beach unveils fourth nine-week A/B Honor Roll

Victor Lowrimore, ­principal, along with the faculty and the staff of Woodlawn Beach Middle School, congratulates the ­following ­students for ­making the fourth nine-week A/B ­Honor Roll: (Editorial Note – this list, which came from the school ­district, listed students ­alphabetically and not ­separated by grade.) Acosta, Dominique AntoinetteAdams, Nicholas RyanAdriatico, McKenziAllen, Seth EllisonAlonzo, Gabriel KekoaAnderson, Makayla MarieApfelbach, Addison GraceArdis, […]

Gulf Breeze Middle School’s fourth nine-week A/B Honor Roll revealed

Michael Brandon, ­principal, along with the faculty and the staff of Gulf Breeze ­Middle School, congratulates the ­following ­students for ­making the fourth nine-week A/B ­Honor Roll: (Editorial Note – this list, which came from the school ­district, listed students ­alphabetically and not ­separated by grade.) Adams, Colin GreysonAdams, Nathan IsaacAdkinson, Isaac SageAicardi, Tyler AndrewAlford, Madison GraceAllen, Adorian TallonAllen, Analiesa […]

Firefighters visit preschool

On Tuesday, June 29, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department visited Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church’s Preschool Summer camp program. The 20 children present were able to climb into the fire truck, and learn about the different tools the fire fighters use and the variety of situations the fire department assists with. Lt. Tristin Simms and Lt. Del Shurburne were fantastic […]

Santa Rosa students place 4th in state testing




Santa Rosa County Schools placed fourth in the state in third grade test scores for the 2020-2021 school year for English and Language Arts. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Barber said she was especially happy with the results since the district was working through “a pandemic last year and the dedication of teachers and students made all the difference,” she […]

School district to train teachers in new state rule on Critical Race Theory and history




Superintendent of Santa Rosa County Schools Dr. Karen Barber told board members and parents at last Thursday’s school board meeting that the district will start training sessions with teachers on what the State’s newest rule is concerning not teaching principles of Critical Race Theory in the classroom. This follows the June 10 State School Board meeting rule change. She said […]


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