Baker School has proudly been serving the surrounding community since 1915 and will celebrate its Centennial during the 2015-2016 school year. In 2013, Baker School was recognized by the Florida Legislature with the distinction of being named as a Heritage Site for becoming the first accredited school in Okaloosa County in 1923. Baker School operates as three schools in one serving Kindergarten through twelfth grades with a student population of almost 1,400 students. Our geographically districted zone comprises roughly one fourth of Okaloosa County with the majority of our students being transported by our stand alone fleet of buses. We serve a diverse population of families ranging from agriculture to business to military. Approximately 54% of our student population is eligible for the free and reduced food program. Our elementary grades are designated as a Title 1 school-wide program serving 625 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Baker School enjoys a unique opportunity to influence the academic and social progress of students throughout their educational career. Many students attend Baker from kindergarten through graduation with many of them being second, third and even fourth generation Baker Alumni. Quoting a previous SACS Review Report summary, “Baker School is the center of the community it serves in Okaloosa County. Students, parents, faculty, staff and members of the community are proud of the school, it heritage and the role it plays in their everyday lives. Many parents and members of the faculty are graduates of Baker School. This K-12 school offers a “family” atmosphere rarely seen today.”
Baker School offers its students an array of academic opportunities to pursue a college or career-ready post-secondary path. High school students may choose to take Advanced Placement and honors courses and our middle school students can take many classes for high school credit. Our elementary schedule allows us to challenge our advance learners while remediating our struggling learners.
Here at Baker School we pride ourselves for being a K-12 Community School and believe that it offers a unique educational experience like no other.
2016 Baseball Tryouts
JV and V high school baseball tryouts will be Tuesday, January 19thand Wednesday the 20th. Middle School will have a schedule after Dec. 8th but their tryouts will be Thursday January 21st. Tryouts will be held at the BAYA baseball fields (HS at their own field). Tryouts will be from 3:00 - 5:30 each day.
Please congratulate the Baker JROTC Male Raider team and Female Raider team. Both teams took first place at the Regional Competition last Saturday and have earned a place at the State Competition! The State Competition will be held near Orlando on January 23rd, it will be the third time in three years Baker JROTC has been to state. Way to Go, Baker Gators!!!
Coats for Cuties is requesting donations of gently used outerwear to help our students stay warm this winter. Please help our cause by liking our page on Facebook and turning in donations of jackets, sweaters, and coats to Mr. Wagner. Thank you for your help!
2015 Canned Food Drive
During the months of November and December, Middle School and High School Leadership Classes are hosting their annual canned food drive. K-12 grade students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable canned goods before Christmas Break. Baker School Leadership is proud to donate all the collected items between two local charities that service the school area.
Dates: November 8th until Christmas Break
Please drop off all cans of food to Mrs. Fountain’s or Mrs. Caraway’s Classroom!
Canned fruit, canned meat, crackers, instant mashed potatoes, soup, gravy, noodles, cake mix, pudding, and jello.
* Whatever donation you and your family can contribute is greatly appreciated.
Mrs. Fountain’s Middle School Leadership and Middle School Drama Classes are hosting a
“Toys for Local Tots” Drive!
Please bring in new toys to Mrs. Fountain’s Classroom at any point during the day. If you would like someone from Leadership or Drama Class to pick-up the toys you collect, please email Mrs. Fountain @ email@example.com and she will be happy to send someone, or come get them herself. These toys stay local. They are given to students who are identified as being in need. Anything you can donate is appreciated.
November 2nd through November 6th, PTO will be hosting a Book Fair. The hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will be located in the Library. Thursday, November 5th will be Family Night. The class with the highest attendance at the Book Fair that night will receive $25.00 in books for their classroom library. We will have middle and high school level books so make sure that everyone joins us this week.
Here is the link for our Book Fair home page. http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/bakerschool
PTO Fall carnival and Chili Cook-off
Baker Football Stadium
Thursday October 29
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tickets .50 each
PTO Chili Cook-off
Click HERE for entry form.
The Middle School Football team finished their season with a win over Rocky Bayou and Lewis. The boys have worked hard all season and improved their record to 6-4 with the highlights of their season being 2 wins over Freeport. Congratulations on a job well done.
Golf District that took place at Blackstone Golf Course. Total of seven schools, 23 boys and 8 girls. Easton Thames and Samantha Carver both received first place for individuals. Mathew Samoulis missed placing by two strokes. Overall Easton came in fourth place (out of 23) with a score of 84 and Samantha came in fourth place (out of 8) with a score of 94. Mathew placed eleventh with a score of 103. We beat players from South Walton, Pensacola Catholic, Rocky Bayou, Central, Freeport, and Northview. We are very proud of these Golfers and they will continue their journey at Sandestin.
Please congratulate the middle school volleyball team for winning the conference post-season tournament this past Saturday. These ladies have won the championship for two consecutive years! Also, last weekend the “B” team won their championship tournament.
Lacey Boone (8)
Jenna Bush (8)
Sydney Stewart (8)
Deomi Valmus (8)
Lauren Adams (7)
Emily Kerrell (7)
Kassidy Nunemaker (7)
Emma Wagner (7)
Stella Hurley (6)
Danay Huggins (7)
Nikki Richmond (7)
Reanna Vlasic (7)
Eryn Watson (7)
Chloe Bussanmas (6)
Stella Hurley (6)
Madison Stanley (6)