Baker Highlights


MS Band Concert 12/3 @ 7:30......Early Release - Dec. 5....... Senior Pictures - Feb. 2.....Good News Club - Feb. 3......PTO Mtg - Feb. 4.......Early Release - Feb. 5......Talent Show - Feb. 7.....Good News Club - Feb. 10



School Happenings


Miss Baker Pageant




Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mail all forms to- Attn: Baker PTO· 1369 14th Street · Baker, FL  32531

Phone: 850-689-7279 · Email:

Final Deadline for entry forms is February 17, 2015


Elementary Field Days


May 8 – Kindergarten

May 11 – 1st grade

May 12 – 2nd grade

May 13 – 3rd grade

May 14 – 4th grade

May 15 – 5th grade


Baker Host Weighlifting Sub-District Qualifying Meet


Baker hosted the sub-district qualifying meet for the first time. Because of all of the help from staff members, administration, and the students of Baker School, it was a success. I cannot tell everyone who participated and helped how very much the girl’s and I appreciate your efforts. Baker came in third overall, beating Choctaw, FWB, South Walton, and Rocky B. We also qualified 6 girl’s to lift in the regional qualifying meet. This is a great accomplishment.

Mykala Mccranie 1st place

Sarah Nunley 1st place

Mary Oglesby 2nd place

Ivee Allen 4th place

Haliegh Castonguay 4th place

Chaskee Kimbrel 4th place


The other girl’s had a great meet as well. Please congratulate all the members of the team for their accomplishment. Again thanks for all of your support. We could not have been successful without it. It is great to be a Gator.

Thank you, Coach Oglesby


NWF Daily News Runner of the Year


Maya Espinosa has been named the NWF Daily News Female Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Congratulate her when you see her around.  What a great accomplishment.  Way to Go, Maya!!!  We are very proud of you.


3rd Grade Recorder Concert


Okaloosa county 3rd grade students will be attending and participating in The Orchestra Moves Link up program with the Gulf Coast Symphonia. We will have a concert 10:30 am on April 30th at Walton High school. The transportation for the field trip will be provided by the Symphonia.  The students are working on beginning recorder skills and theory to be prepared for the concert. Students will start taking their Recorders home to practice the songs in February.

The kids are so excited to get to play with the symphony and for many this will be their first concert experience.


JROTC Raider Competition

Male Mixed Raider team is going to the State Raider Competition at Lake Wales, FL (Camp Flaming Arrow Boy Scout Camp) on Dec 13, 2014. Our Male Mixed team finished second at the Regional competition on Saturday at Vernon HS. A Male Mixed team consists of 10 members, four girls and six boys, with two alternates. The competition consists of athletic and curriculum knowledge: 5k run, cross county rescue that includes a first aid test, Sand Bag carry, tire flip, and one rope bridge. The supporting objectives of the competition: Improved physical fitness, teamwork, leadership potential, effective communication, logical thinking, and positive self-motivation.


These are the five female cadets competing:

Arrowood, Dakota

Kleback, Courtney

Allen, Nicole

Allen, Kristen

Miller, Paige


We are still determining who the seven male cadets competing will be:

Talbert, Daemen

Epperson, Sean

Epperson, Chris

Kimbrell, Isaac

Kimbrell, Joseph

Prestwood, Zane

Brady, Chris

Thompson, Logan

Sailor, Tylor

Gilbert, Alec

Williams, Dakoda


Additionally, Amelia Howze would likely have gone, but she was injured in the competition Saturday.

Last year there was no state JROTC Raider competitions due to budget restraints. However, two years ago we sent a girls team to state; the first time we had earned a spot at the state Raider competition.


Girls XC Team Makes History


The Girl’s Cross Country Team has made school history today. They are the first Cross Country TEAM from Baker to qualify for the State Series Finals.

Maya Espinosa is the Region 1-1A Champion with a personal best time of 18:51!


Baker XC Team Hosts Districts


Baker hosted the 2014 District Cross Country Meet at Northwest Florida Motor Speedway.  We had 4 individual Regional qualifiers:  From the Boy’s team Gregory Chaitha with a 14th place finish  From the Girl’s team Alexis Havens with a 15th place finish, Ivy Findley with a 7th place finish and Maya Espinosa is the 2014 District Champion.

The entire girls team has qualified to advance to the Regional meet on Saturday November 8 in Tallahassee as well.

Maya Espinosa, Ivy Findley, Alexis Havens, Anna Scott, Alex Hayden, Sierra Brannon, Jasmin Lora, and Alternate Jordan Elder.


Open House, Book Fair, and Art Show

This week is a full week with many activities going on around school.  On Tuesday night, the Varsity Volleyball team will continue their playoffs when they host Liberty County at 7:00pm.  Thursday night is a big night for all Baker students and their families.  We will have Open House along with our first art show.  The Art Show pieces will be displayed in the classrooms.   As with any art show, the pieces can be purchased for $2.00 each.  The money raised in the classrooms will be used for classroom supplies.  The Book Fair will also be going on all week during school hours as well as Thursday night.  Old cheer uniforms will be on sale for $10.00 each piece (in the lunchroom during Open House) as a fundraiser to help the Varsity Cheerleaders fund their way to Orlando this December.  Friday night football will be traveling to South Walton for a game against the Seahawks.  Come out this week and support our GATORS!!!!!


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Attention........MS Boys Basketball Game Change


Shoal River has to move their game with us scheduled for Monday, October 27, due to tryouts being held later this year. We have not set a date yet, but Coach Valmus will let us know if we are able to re-schedule our home game with them. Again, we will NOT play Shoal River this Monday.



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First Period 7:35- 8:35
Second Period 8:40- 9:30
Third Period 9:35 - 10:25
Fourth Period 10:30 - 11:20
HS Lunch 11:20 - 11:45
MS Fifth Period 11:25 - 12:15
HS Fifth Period 11:50 - 12:40
MS Lunch 12:15 - 12:40
Sixth Period 12:45 - 1:35
Seventh Period 1:40 - 2:30
First Period 7:35- 8:10
Second Period 8:15 - 8:50
Third Period 8:55 - 9:30
Fourth Period 9:35 - 10:10
Fifth Period 10:15 - 10:50
Sixth Period 10:55 - 11:30
HS Lunch 11:30 - 11:55
MS Seventh Period 11:35 - 12:10
HS Seventh Period 12:00 - 12:35
MS Lunch 12:10-12:35
1ST Period 7:35-8:25
2nd Period 8:30-9:10
3rd Period 9:15-9:55
4th Period 10:00-10:40
5th Period 10:45-11:25
MS 6th Period 11:30-12:10
HS Lunch 11:25-11:50
MS Lunch 12:10-12:35
HS 6th Period 11:55-12:35
7th Period 12:40-1:20
Activity 1:30-2:20