Bay District Schools will deliver a high quality education in a collaborative, safe, and respectful environment. Our commitment is to inspire students in the development of character with the acquisition and use of knowledge and skills as we prepare them for life and work in a diverse, global economy.
Registration for Kindergarten ONLY for the 2015-16 school year will begin on Monday, January 12, 2015, at your zoned school site.
Registration is required in order to apply for a Parent Portal account and to participate in School Choice.
Concert to benefit Kaytlin Pugh
The Bay Wind Community Band will perform a concert to benefit Kaytlin Pugh on Tuesday, March 31st at Springfield Elementary School. More details are on the attached flyer. Kaytlin is a Jinks student band member who was involved in a life-threatening ATV accident. The family has no medical insurance and the $10 entry fees will be donated to assist with medical bills.
The Miracle Worker
Reservations are open for field trips to attend a special school-day performance of "The Miracle Worker" by J.R. Arnold High School Drama students. The play follows the follows the story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan (full description attached). The shows are on April 9th and 10th, both at 9:30am in the school's Helen Blackburn Arnold auditorium. Interested teachers should email Shannon Taylor at email@example.com with teacher name, performance date,school name and the number of students and adults. A donation of $5 per student is encouraged, but not required.
Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union
Teachers of the Week
Southport Elementary School
A student's mother writes about Ms.Dykes, “This teacher is wonderful. She goes out of her way to make her students feel welcome. My son has some serious behavioral issues and struggled to barely pass. She has worked with him and now he is on the "A" honor roll. She really cares about every single one of her students. It shows in all aspects of her teaching. She will retire next year and she deserves it.” Ms. Dykes was the Teacher of the Year nominee for Southport Elementary School this year.
***Winner week of 03/16/15
Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union Teachers of the Week
Anna Hull3rd GradePatronis Elementary School
Ms. Hull inspires a colleague her wisdom in teaching practices. Her co-worker wrote, “Mrs. Hull is an exceptional educator and mentor. She plans exciting and engaging lessons for her class, and is always happy to share her ideas and knowledge with her colleagues. Mrs. Hull exhibits qualities such as kindness, patience, and enthusiasm to each person with whom she makes contact. She always inspires me to be the best that I can be, and I know she does the same for her students.” Mrs. Hull was also the 2010 Bay District Schools Teacher of the Year.***Winner week of 03/16/15
16th Annual Death By Chocolate Competition
Chef Robin Downs and students in the J.R. Arnold High School Culinary Academy won (again) the 16th Annual Death By Chocolate competition on March 3rd. They prepared and served Corn and Crab Chowder, Lamb Lollipops, and a broad variety of cheescakes ~ Creamcicle, White Chocolate Raspberry Double Decker , White Chocolate Strawberry, Key Lime , Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, and Pumpkin. Chef Downs and his culinary team participate in a number of charity events in the community. The event is hosted by the Emerald Coast Businesswomen's Association and raises money for scholarships for women who want to pursue higher education.
FLDOE/University of South Florida PBS Project
Three schools were recently recognized by the FLDOE/University of South Florida PBS Project as PBS (Positive Behavior Support) Model Schools for the state of Florida. Tommy Smith Elementary School was awarded Silver status. Both St. Andrew School and Margaret K. Lewis School in Millville were awarded Gold.
A number of schools in our district implement a PBS plan. PBS provides a framework for the school's behavioral character education curriculum and discipline. The PBS Project recognizes schools that implement their plans at a high level of fidelity.
Superintendent's Silver Shoe Award
Thrivent Financial and the Bay Education Foundation are happy to announce that Mosley High School is the winner of the inaugural Superintendent's Silver Shoe Award for 2015. This award is given to the school with the three best times in the Strides for Scholars 5K. Ethan Mines (16:55), Jared Sylvester (19:42), and Ella Swigler (20:54) posted awesome scores for the Dolphins.
The school will take possession of a rotating trophy at the April 14, 2015, school board meeting.
FSUPC Summer STEM Camps
It is time for students in high school and middle school to begin registering for FSUPC Summer STEM Camps. Applications for students as well as for teachers interested in becoming teachers for Summer STEM Camp are online at www.steminstitute.org . Contact Ginger Littleton with any questions at 596-8881.
Rising 8th graders (current 7th graders) June 15-19
Rising 9th/10th graders July 13-17
VEX Robotics (through Bay Education Foundation) for high school juniors and seniors: June 22-25
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Human Resources and Employee Support Services