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Setting the standard

These Gulf Breeze Middle School students scored perfectly on the FSA test for school year 20-21. Pictured, in no particular order, are some of the students, including Joshua Khan, Alexis Benson, Ethan Ladwig, Catalina Shemetulskis, Caroline Smith, Connell Bartling, Ysaline Bessemer, Bella Pate, Silas Bowles, Eli Maygarden, Tiffany Wu, Ethan Ferrer, Anniston Hancy, Anna Lue, Annora Maloney, Diya Patel, Noah […]

Santa Rosa County School District revises COVID Guidelines

Changes follow FDOH Emergency Order 64DER21-15 On Sept. 22, the Florida Department of Health issued Emergency Order 64DER21-15 Protocols for Controlling COVID 19 in School Settings. This rule is effective immediately. Schools shall allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual who is positive for COVID 19. […]

COVID numbers decline at GB High




Gulf Breeze High is no longer second in the school district this week in COVID cases reported to the health department. Navarre High still leads all schools in the district as of Tuesday morning with 45 positive cases and 72 exposed and quarantined. Gulf Breeze High is 18th in the list of schools for Tuesday with only five positive cases. […]

Santa Rosa Schools partner with BusPatrol to help put the brakes on reckless drivers

Santa Rosa School District s is working with safety technology company BusPatrol to improve road safety for students this back-to-school season. The district has embarked on a pilot program, equipping five of its buses with AI-powered stop-arm cameras to deter drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses. The program will run for up to 45 school days. “We are excited […]

School limits audiences to 50% capacity




COVID restrictions for Santa Rosa County Schools became a bit stricter last Thursday, Aug. 25 after the state Department of Education announced some stricter regulations with COVID cases in schools on the rise. Santa Rosa County School District announced that as of Aug. 25, all indoor activities, such as games and band events and chorus and theater events, will only […]

School district partnering with county to give East Bay K-8 kids sidewalks




New sidewalks will be coming soon to the neighborhoods around the new East Bay K-8 school in the Midway Fire District. The school board approved last Thursday a partnership with the Santa Rosa county Commission to build sidewalks on more than one street near the school entrance. Asst. Superintendent of Administration Joey Harrrell told board members, “Dr. Barber and I […]

More students returning to classrooms than expected




Santa Rosa County Superintendent Dr. Karen Barber told her school board last Thursday that the number of students coming back to school this year has been above their projections. “That is fantastic,” she said, “If that continues or even gets larger it should mean some more money for the district from the state in October.” She said the district had […]

Troy University announces Summer/Term 5 graduates

TROY, AL– Troy University is pleased to recognize students who completed the requirements for graduation during the Summer Semester and Term 5 of the 2020/2021 academic year. The summer semester includes graduates from the Troy, Alabama, campus. Term 5 graduates include students at TROY’s campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Alabama, along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and […]

Hannah Spooneybarger of Gulf Breeze named to Lee University Spring 2021 Dean’s List

CLEVELAND, TN– Lee University congratulates Hannah Spooneybarger of Gulf Breeze on earning Dean’s List honors during the Spring 2021 semester. Dean’s List recognition is earned by full-time, on-campus students with a semester grade point average between 3.7 and 4.00. To read a complete story, pick up an edition or subscribe online to the Gulf Breeze News.

Kellen McKenney named to President’s honor roll at UF

Kellen McKenney, a Gulf Breeze High School 2020 graduate, made the President’s Honor Roll at the University of Florida for the Spring 2021 semester. To achieve this recognition at the University of Florida, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA with at least 15 credit hours taken. He will be returning to UF in the fall to continue his […]


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