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December 2016

  • Winter Break and Early Release Schedule    
  • PUBLIC NOTICE: Student Calendar Meetings     
  • Longwood ES Leopards Go Caroling      
  • Pryor Students Learn About Horticulture from Trees Destin     
  • Winter Break and Early Release Schedule     
  • OCSD Launches OCSD Help Desk Self- Service Portal    
  • Daniel Orcutt, FWBHS, Named 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman    
  • Okaloosa County Students Compete In 2016 Tech Bowl   
  • Beach Brawl Sk8r Dolls Donates to TSIC Scholarship Program   
  • Longwood ES Students Celebrate The First Thanksgiving   
  • National Defense Industrial Association Awards ACCELerator Grants   
  • Okaloosa STEMM Academy Students Take Bullying Prevention Pledge   
  • Eglin ES Honors Those Who Have Served

November 2016

  • Superintendent and School Board Members Take Office  
  • Elliott Point ES Arranges Once In A Lifetime Homecoming 
  • Wright Elementary School Students Participate in Kids Vote, Too     
  • Recent Archery Tournament Hits the Mark     
  • Bruner Middle School Students Earn WORD Industry Certification    
  • Southside Primary School Holds Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest   
  • Center For Lifelong Learning Donates To TSIC Scholarship Program   
  • Wednesday, November 16th is National Education Support Professionals (ESP) Day    
  • Ruckel Middle School Holds Veterans Day Celebration   
  • Longwood ES Holds Annual Math Night at Publix    
  • School Board Approves New Administrator 11.14.16 

October 2016

  • Books A Million Donates 1000 Books To Okaloosa County Schools   
  • Lewis School Shaves Heads to Fund New Computers   
  • CVHN’s Mobile Dental Clinic Visits Okaloosa Schools - Updated   
  • Costa Enterprises - McDonald’s Hosts "McTeacher Night" in Support of Edge ES    
  • CVHN’s Mobile Dental Clinic Visits Okaloosa Schools      
  • Panhandle Job Fair Foundation Funds TSIC Scholarship       
  • OCSD Employee Benefits Open Employment         
  • Destin ES Students Help Plan A Park       
  • OCSD Now Hiring Custodians       
  • Southside Primary School is Crazy About Learning       
  • Destin MS Students and Teacher Unite For Kindness       
  • Register to Win One of Ten Two-Year Florida College Plans       
  • Longwood ES Hosts Hispanic Heritage Night       
  • STEMM Academy Students Participate in Blue Shirt Day       
  • |Kenwood ES Anti-Bullying Focus        
  • Mary Esther Mayor Stein Visits Mary Esther ES      
  • Mid-Bay Rotary Club Sponsors Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Scholar       
  • OCSD Now Hiring Bus Drivers      
  • NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter Offering ACCELerator Grants to Teachers   

September 2016

  • Gwen Morris Named Principal of Edwins Fine and Performing Arts School    
  • Flu Vaccines Available To All Students At No Cost   
  • Southside Celebrates Grandparents with Popsicles on the Playground    
  • OCSD Holds School Bus Safety Training Sessions   
  • Elliott Point ES Students Have Fun With Talk Like A Pirate Day    
  • OPSF Announces Teacher Grant Program for 2016-2017    
  • Whole Foods Event Raises Awareness and Support for OPSF    
  • NWFSC Baseball Team Spruces Up Pryor MS During UW Day Of Caring    
  • Antioch ES Hosts Breakfast for Bus Drivers   
  • NHS Students Participate in Local Art Contest   
  • Choctawhatchee HS Collects Needed Supplies for Louisiana Relief Effort    
  • NHS Students First in District to Pass AP Chinese Exam   
  • Twin Cities Woman’s Club Donates to Take Stock in Children Program 

August 2016

  • John Spolski, FWBHS Principal, Named Principal of Principle Award Winner by Varsity Brands 
  • Okaloosa County Schools Honors Take Stock in Children Scholars     
  • Okaloosa Schools Seeking Professional Leadership and Skills From Community   
  • Rachel Larson, NHS, Named 2016 Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Champion   
  • 2016 Cram the Van is a Huge Success!   
  • Science Fair Workshops  
  • Support the OPSF during Whole Foods Dimes for Donation Program    
  • National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs  
  • 2016 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday    
  • Volunteers To Register Online Now   
  • School Starts Wednesday, August 10th!    
  • Okaloosa County School District Launches New Wellness Website for Employees
  • Longwood ES Celebrates Summer Readers 

July 2016

  • I LOVE Science Program at Edge ES Featured in July Edition of Aerospace America   
  • School Board Approves New Administrator 7.25.16   
  • Help the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation CRAM THE VAN With School Supplies   
  • Kit Edwards Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund Supports TSIC Program    
  • Ernie Martin, Crestview HS, Named Florida Boating Safety Instructor of the Year    
  • School Board Approves New Administrators 7.11.16    
  • FWBHS and FWBMC Partner In Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program   
  • FWBMC/TCH Receive 2016 Commissioners Business Recognition Award For Okaloosa County School District   
  • Okaloosa County 1 of 3 Counties In Florida To Receive An A Rating   

June 2016

  • Susan Johansen, Wright ES, To Participate in Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Workshop    
  • Leora Henry, Shalimar ES, Selected to Attend Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute   
  • Students Shine in District K-12 Art Show   
  • Davidson MS Hosts the Presidio Brass Band    
  • Choctawhatchee HS Students Earn Perfect Scores    
  • Longwood Leopards To Have Reading Adventure This Summer   
  • Laura Pink, Antioch ES, Named North Arkansas College Distinguished Alumni   
  • School Board Approves New Administrators 6.27.16    
  • School Board Approves New Administrators - Updated   
  • FWB Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital Introduce Mobile Health Clinic to OCSD Employees    
  • Two TSIC Student Scholars Win Twin Cities Auxiliary Scholarships   
  • Interested In Driving A School Bus? Click Here!   
  • OCSD Staff Members Walk Over 336000 Miles During 2015-16 School Year   
  • Panhandle Job Fair Presents OPSF With Take Stock Scholarship   
  • Okaloosa County Schools Move Up To 2nd In Florida State Assessments   
  • Teach At The Beach   
  • Summer Literacy Adventure   
  • Niceville HS Eagle Pride Band Invited to Participate in 2017 Tournament of Roses® Parade   
  • Okaloosa County Schools To Participate In Summer BreakSpot Program    

May 2016

  • Okaloosa County Schools To Participate In Summer BreakSpot Program   
  • High School Graduations Live Streaming Announcement    
  • Okaloosa County Students Excel at ISEF Competition   
  • Plew ES Expands Mentor Program    
  • Ruckel MS Chorus Students Perform at Walt Disney World    
  • School Board Approves New Administrators   
  • DES Holds Color Run To Raise Money for Technology     
  • Drone a Palooza – Career and Technology Expo    
  • Ruckel Middle School Students Earn Perfect Scores on Certifications      
  • Ballet Academie Students Complete 40 Book Challenge    
  • NHS Students Earn "Triple Threat" Distinction with Adobe Certifications   
  • |Richbourg School Excited to Have New Mixer    
  • Summer Camps   
  • Graduation Schedule  
  • STEMM Stingers Have Excellent Robotics Season  
  • School Board Approves New Administrators    
  • Five Students from Choctawhatchee HS Earned a Perfect Score of 1000 on the Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam   
  • CHELCO Grants Provide New Opportunities for Teachers   
  • DMS Critical Thinking Class Gives Back to the Community   
  • High School Graduations Live Streaming Announcement   
  • Two Students Win Awards at 9th Annual I-SWEEEP Olympiad   
  • Lewis School And STEMM Academy Quiz Bowl Teams to Compete in National Championship Tournament - Updated 

April 2016

  • Mary Esther ES Creates Mandala for Earth Day
  • Anne T. Mitchell Academic Senior Honors Assembly Recognizes Academic Excellence
  • Student Athletes and Scholars Recognized At School Board Meeting
  • Shiva McCraw Named Principal of Meigs Middle School
  • Join Us for the 2016 Okaloosa County K-12 Student Art Show
  • CHS Air Force Junior ROTC Gives Back to the Community
  • Northwest Florida Ballet Academie Attends Legislative Session
  • Lewis School Hosts Academic Tournament
  • Bluewater ES Students Participate in Stick to It Day
  • School Board Approves New Administrators
  • Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Accepts Donation from Dr. Christopher Reid of the Renalus Center for Kidney Care
  • FWBHS Presents Legally Blonde the Musical
  • Choctawhatchee HS ROTC Helps Longwood ES Prepare Gardens
  • East Panhandle Region Shines at State Science Fair

March 2016

  • Middle School Manufacturing Students Earn Certifications   
  • Baker School Fourth Grade Team Hosts Leap into FSA Night   
  • FWB Woman’s Club Commissions Mural at Choctawhatchee HS to Honor Fallen Heroes   
  • John Spolski, FWBHS, Named Finalist in Varsity Brands School Spirit Principal of Principle Award      
  • Okaloosa County School District Recognizes Volunteers of the Year   
  • Teach At The Beach     
  • Kids Tag Art Project Helps Elementary Art Departments       
  • School Board Approves New Administrators      
  • Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Receives AT&T Grants      
  • Jessica Joubert, NHS, Earns ServSafe Certificate   
  • Okaloosa County Students and Teachers Celebrate Dr. Seuss    
  • Math Nation Provides Support for Students and Teachers        
  • Critical Thinking Students At DMS Impacting Community

February 2016

  • OCSD Celebrates 100th Birthday on 100th Day of School  
  • Edge ES Safety Patrol Members Go Above and Beyond   
  • Matrix Design Group, Inc. Donates $500 to the Okaloosa STEMM Academy  
  • Area Middle Schools Excel in Emerald Coast Math Counts Competition  
  • Okaloosa County School District Ranked 2nd in the State   
  • Juanita Payne-Galbreath, Crestview HS, named the 2016 Educational Support Professional of the Year  
  • Boeing Company Donates Grant to OPSF To Support Robotics Program  
  • Choctawhatchee HS Link Crew and Leadership Students Participate in Mock Interviews  
  • Florida Prepaid College Board Open Enrollment Ends February 29th  
  • Students at Richbourg School Stayed Busy Over The Holidays  
  • Kolesia Brown, FWBHS, Receives High School Excellence in Education Award   
  • Okaloosa County Expecting Severe Weather Tonight - All After School Activities Are Cancelled      
  • Teaching Students from Poverty Workshop Held at Walker ES  
  • Attention Parents – We Are Upgrading our iOCSD App!  
  • Area Students Shine At Regional Science Fair Awards Ceremony   
  • Charlotte Wadsworth, Baker School, Named OCSD Teacher of the Year    
  • Coats for Kids Drive a Success   
  • Jessica Jouber, NHS, Earns ServSafe Certificate   
  • Crestview HS Students and Teacher Chosen For Women In Technology Awards   
  • School Board Approves New Administrators   

January 2016

  • Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Names Classroom and Professional Development Mini-Grants Winners    
  • Okaloosa County School Districts Announces Teacher of the Year Finalists    
  • Message from Mary Beth Jackson, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools    
  • Bruner MS Students Participate in Hour of Code    
  • Gabe Tironi, Destin MS, Wins Okaloosa County District Spelling Bee
  • School Board Approves New Administrators  
  • Mimi Taylor, NHS Senior, Takes Home State Title
  • Students Participate in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Oratorical and Poster Contest   
  • Emergency Contact Automated Test Call To Be Done Wednesday, January 20th 
  • Dance Teams From Across The District Showcase Talent