The Town of Baker, a stop on the Florida Alabama and Gulf Railroad, was platted in 1910 and grew up around the timber and turpentine industries. The site of the original Baker High School was owned by J.W. and Mollie McCart who sold the property to the Santa Rosa County Board of Public Instruction in 1914. Construction of the school, a two-story brick building with a basement began in 1915, and opened for classes in January 1916. The school was heated by a wood stove, and students drank from a pump well. The school was known as Baker School and was operated as an elementary and junior high school until 1923 until a growing population required that it admit high school students. It was re-named the Baker High School that year and became the first accredited high school in Okaloosa County. In 1924, Baker High School graduated the first class with three students. In 1927, a new high school was completed across Jefferson Street in front of the old Baker High School. That building burned in 1953 and was rebuilt in 1955. The school's gymnasium was built in 1958. New classrooms and the football stadium were added in 1970. The original Baker High School was renovated in 1957 and demolished in 1973.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015
Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014, are asked to register their children for 2014-2015 kindergarten during the period of March 10-20 and March 31–April 4. School staff may not be working March 24-28 due to Spring Break. Florida law provides that any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year. It is extremely important that new kindergarten students be registered beginning March 10 for the fall (August) school opening. Classes will be formed, teachers assigned, and materials ordered on the basis of student enrollment.
Registration for kindergarten may be completed at any time during the regular school day at the school zoned for the child’s neighborhood. To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the child’s age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, and a school physical dated no later than twelve months prior to the first day of school. Further information may be obtained by calling the schools at 850-689-7226.
The Baker JROTC competed in a drill meet on February 15th. The Baker JROTC Area Drill Meet results are as follows:
Female Color Guard 2nd Place
Regulation Armed Platoon 3rd place
Female Regulation Armed Squad 1st place
Armed dual ex 1st place
Dotson Armed individual 1st place
Regulation armed squad 1st place
Female regulation armed squad 2nd place
Female regulation unarmed squad 3rd place
Armed squad ex 1st place
Please help Baker High School's Relay for Life Team. The following fundraisers will help raise funds for cancer research.
The Baker Relay for Life Team is selling Baker Spirit Shirts FOR $10.00
All profits will be donated to the American Cancer Society to Fight for A Cure.
Shirts are Maroon with White Lettering, 50/50 Blend and Unisex Sized.
Make Checks Payable to Baker School.
For any information please contact Janice Roberts or Ginger Kennedy at Baker School.
Order Papa John's Pizza and help our school.
PROMO Code: bakerschool
Baker Track Team
Anyone in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate on the Baker Track Team. Practice will begin on Monday, January 27th right after school. Practice will be Monday through Friday until the meets begin. Once the meets begin, then Coach O2 will let you know the practice schedule.
Track Schedule will be posted soon on the Athletics page.
Many of you may be wondering about FCAT testing dates for this year. If so, click on the link for the FCAT Daily Test Calendar for this year and you will be able to view it as well as the EOC (End of Course) exam schedule.
Please note that all assessment calendars may be found on the district website. Click HERE to view the calendars.
Some of the available calendars are listed below:
Florida Statewide Assessment Program Schedule 2013-2014
OCSD Spring 2014 FCAT/EOC Daily Test Administration Schedule (3pages)
Okaloosa Assessment Calendar 2013-2014
Spring 2014 FCAT Writing Calendar
Save the Date!!! Field Day will be here before we know it. Here are the 2013-2014 dates for elementaryfield day.
Kg.- Fri. May 2nd
1st- Mon. May 5th
2nd- Tues. May 6th
3rd- Wed. May 7th
4th- Thur. May 8th
5th- Fri. May 9th
Field Day shirt order forms are being accepted until March 3rd. Please see your teacher for the class color and order form.
Baker Gator Girl’s Weight Lifting Team finished 3rd overall in the regional qualifying meet at Choctaw High School. However, they finished first in our county. They are Okaloosa’s County Champions!!!! We finished behind 6A, Navarre High School and 7A, Pine Forest High School. This is quite an accomplishment for our girls. Paige Miller finished in 6th place, Lindsey Hitt finished in 5th place, Charity Barber finished in 4th place, and Alexa Farris finished in 4th place, We had 3 young ladies qualify for the state meet in Kissimmee, Florida. Mykala McCranie had a 1st place finish, Alicia Ezell 2nd place finish, and Mary Oglesby 3rd place finish. Mary Oglesby also broke the regional bench press by pause bench pressing 180 pounds. This is the best finish this program has ever accomplished and all of the girls should be congratulated. Way to Go, Girls!!!
Attention all high school girls:
Tryouts for the 2014 varsity and junior varsity softball teams will be held Wednesday, January 8th and Thursday, January 9th directly after school and will last until approximately 5pm at the softball field located here on campus. Tryouts will be open to all high school girls grades 9 thru 12. ALL STUDENT ATHLETES WISHING TO TRYOUT MUST HAVE CURRENT PHYSICAL AND OTHER NECESSARY PAPERWORK COMPLETED BEFORE YOU MAY PARTICIPATE. PLEASE SEE COACH CARLISLE FOR FUTHER INFORMATION AND PAPERWORK PACKETS or if you are currently involved in another high school sport but interested in trying out.