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.
Tom P. Haney Technical Center Grant
The Burton and Barbara Langley Family Foundation presented Tom P. Haney Technical Center with a $5,000 grant to provide assistance to area students wishing to earn a (GED) in order to achieve advanced technical training through Haney Technical Center. The Langley family established the foundation in 2011 as a means to help others achieve financial independence and become socially responsibly members of society while embracing the values they have adhered to throughout their lives.
Growing Up on Grace
Ernest Spiva's memoir "Growing Up on Grace" is being published and will be released in the fall. The attached flyer is an invitation to a luncheon where the book will be discussed by his wife, Martha Spiva. The book may be pre-ordered at the luncheon. Call the First United Methodist Church office at (850) 763-6537 for information and reservations. The luncheon is on April 21st beginning at 10:30 a.m. and is $15 per person. A book release event will also take place at the beginning of next school year.
Panhandle Person of the Week
Marsha Rockhill, Music and Art teacher at St. Andrew School, was selected to be Panhandle Person of the Week for WMBB. News 13 did a segment about the many hats she wears in promoting Arts Education, arts for people of all abilities and student involvement in civic service learning. In addition,Marsha, has just been reelected Vice President of the Board of Directors for VSA Florida:The State Organization for Arts and Disability. VSA is a national organization under the Kennedy Center for the Arts and promotes arts for all.
Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union Teachers of the Week
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School
A co-worker at Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School painted a perfect picture of what the classroom of Mrs. Nix looks like on an everyday basis. She wrote, “Mrs. Nix is an outstanding teacher. Her ability to write grants has afforded her students the opportunity to complete a continent display, and learn from growing foods with an Aerogarden. For St. Patrick’s Day, she let her students make leprechaun traps and even permitted the students to leave the traps out overnight in hopes of catching the green fella. The following morning, the students had sparkles and candy left by the leprechaun. Mrs. Nix is excellent at incorporating fun activities that support learning.”
**Winner week of 04/06/15
Patronis Elementary School
A parent who is very thankful her daughter has Mrs. Patterson a teacher this school year wrote,“Mrs. Patterson encompasses all the qualities parents could ask for when they send their children off to school. My daughters says, 'she knows everything and is really nice.' She goes above and beyond to care for her students by making phone calls to check on students or enclosing weekly newsletters with sweet reminders to hug and kiss your loved ones dearly. She loves what she does and it shows through her compassion and energy in making learning fun for little ones. My thanks to Mrs. Patterson for making this year a wonderful transition into my daughter's educational path."
**Winner week of 04/06/15
Bay High School Band Auxiliary Groups
Students in grades 8 through 11 who are interested in participating in the Bay High School Band auxiliary groups (dancers, flag and baton twirlers) are invited to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 14th at 7 p.m. in the band room. Some instruction will be provided during audition week from April 20th through April 23rd (3:30 to 5:30 p.m.) and final auditions are on Friday, April 24th. Do you dance, spin flag or twirl a baton? Are you interested in learning but have no experience? We want you to come check us out! For more information, call 767-4625 or 541-4400.
Bay High School Million Dollar Band Spring Concert
The Bay High School Million Dollar Band Spring Concert at the Marina Civic Center is on Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. This performance marks the official debut of a historic piece of music specifically written about Panama City entitled “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.” Nicholas Efstathiou, director of bands, discovered “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches,” originally published by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce in the late 1960s, while searching the school’s more than 80-year-old music library. The song was originally composed by C. Milton Davis. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Marina Civic Center box office or online at http://www.marinaciviccenter.com/#!BAY-HIGH-SCHOOL-MILLION-DOLLAR-BAND/c17wt/i7ywh46p36 with proceeds benefiting the band.
Oscar Patterson Oversight Committee & School Advisory Council meeting
A combined meeting of the Oscar Patterson Oversight Committee & School Advisory Council will be held on Monday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m. in the Media Center at the school located at 1025 Redwood Avenue, Panama City, FL.
Special School Board Meeting/
Monday, May 4th at 3:00 p.m.
Topic: Beach Schools Geographical Zones
Location: Nelson Building; 1311 Balboa Avenue; Board Room
Gulf Coast State College hosts high school “Senior Day”
Gulf Coast State College is hosting “Senior Day” on Wednesday, April 22, for high school seniors seriously considering or interested in attending Gulf Coast. Check in will be at the Advanced Technology Center starting at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided for students and activities will conclude around 2:00 p.m.
Students will complete orientation, take a campus tour and receive career guidance while exploring all of the opportunities available at the College. Bay District Schools is offering limited transportation for students from Arnold, Bay, Bozeman, Mosley, Rosenwald and Rutherford. Students can also drive to campus.
The advising office is facilitating a parent session on affordability and the transition to college at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the ATC. This session will also be geared towards guidance counselors and teachers as well.
Local high school seniors as well as homeschool students, seniors from other schools and parents can register online by visiting http://www.registerblast.com/gulfcoastorientation/Activity. Registration deadline is April 5.
If you have any questions, please contact Wendi Garrett at email@example.com or call 747.3200.
RHS Girls Golf Benefit Tournament
A benefit golf tournament for the Rutherford High School girls golf team will take place on Saturday, May 9th at Nature Walk Golf Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a semi-shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $55 per player or $220 for a foursome. Contact Coach Mike Nethero at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-767-4500 x4783 for more information.
6th Annual New Horizons Kickball Tournament
The 6th Annual New Horizons Kickball Tournament is coming up on April 18th. Now is the time for teams to begin registering. A registration form is attached. Funds from the registration fees goes to support student activities at New Horizons Learning Center and Acton Up with Downs.
Bay High Football’s First Annual
Terry Dye Memorial Golf Tournament
Hosted by the Bay High Quarterback Club
Holiday Golf Club
SATURDAY, MAY 9th, 2015
Registration: 7 am / 8 am Shotgun Start
SELECT SHOT TOURNAMENT-- 4 MAN TEAMS
Lunch & Drinks served post-tournament / Hole Sponsorships available for $100.00
Tournament deadline is: May 1st, 2015
Cost: $80 per player Mulligans: 2 for $10
For more information call: Billy Johns (850)630-1639, Pam Delapp (850)832-2914
Rebecca Kominczak (850)630-0643
Or Coach Jimmy Longerbeam (850)767-4633 email: email@example.com
Tournament Hole Sponsorship Form
Executive Director/Equity Coordinator
Human Resources and Employee Support Services