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Apr 20, 2023

New tech helps students complete old lesson humanely

Seventh-grade life science students at Davidson Middle School recently participated in a dissection lab of a different kind. The frogs used were not the traditional cadaver frogs raised and then harvested for educational purposes. They were SynFrogs, hyper-realistic synthetic frogs mimicking real frogs in size and texture designed to replace cadaver frogs, allowing students to have a realistic, yet humane learning experience.

Apr 12, 2023

Rocky Bayou mathletes have strong showings in competitions

Nearly two dozen Rocky Bayou Christian School mathletes participated in the third Mu Alpha Theta regional competition held March 4 at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee.

Apr 3, 2023

Okaloosa Arts Alliance calling on students for poster contest

To help address hunger in the community, and in celebration of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2, North Okaloosa Medical Center has donated 759 jars of peanut butter (and other nut butters) to Feeding The Gulf Coast.

Mar 20, 2023

Job fair held at Laurel Hill School

More than 20 businesses and agencies from around Okaloosa County were at Laurel Hill School on March 10 for a job fair co-sponsored by the school and Mission of Hope. “We partnered with Mission of Hope,” LHS assistant principal Ashley Miller said. “They work with vocational rehab and their goal is to try and help every member of society find something that they can do that‘s fulfilling.

Mar 13, 2023

School district seeks mentors for Take Stock program

If you have a passion for helping students achieve their full potential, the Okaloosa County School District could use your help. Take Stock in Children is a program that pairs students with a mentor who provides weekly support and guidance to help them stay on the right track toward higher education.

Feb 17, 2023

School District announces legislative priorities for 2023

With the 2023 legislative session a few weeks away, the Okaloosa County School District has laid out their priorities. The School District’s legislative priorities for 2023 focus on the recruitment and retention of employees and continued funding for safe and secure schools. Superintendent Marcus Chambers is in the process of presenting these items to the Northwest Florida Legislative Delegation with the intention of impacting upcoming legislation in these critical areas for education.

Feb 15, 2023

Crestview student receives building trades scholarship

Troy Young, a Crestview High School Senior, received the Robert and Amy Harper Scholarship at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship is awarded to one high school student who plans a trade career. Out of 72 schools in the State of Florida and over 300 nationwide, Young won the award for his achievements in the building program at Crestview High School. He has earned six certifications in construction and HVAC and is a lead project manager and designer of the Capstone class project.

Nov 29, 2022

Sister City youth club opens to all north Okaloosa students

When a series of unfortunate occurrences threatened to abruptly end a decades-long Crestview High School cultural club, swift action by an involved parent and the club’s community organization partner not only saved the student group, it had the added benefit of opening its membership up to other area schools and home-schooled students.

Oct 29, 2022

Crestview High School Royalty

Crestview High School introduced Homecoming King Vince Lancaster and Homecoming Queen Laeni Crosby during a halftime-celebration of Crestview’s football game with Leon on Friday night. The Bulldogs beat the Lions 42-6..

Oct 25, 2022

Skills to Build class offered at Davidson

It hasn’t taken the new Skills to Build class offered at Davidson Middle School to become a favorite elective with the students.

There are currently 125 students enrolled in the class, 25 in each of five periods and students are being turned away from the program introduced to the school this year.

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