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.
Bay District Schools will no longer be mailing hard copies of student placement letters. You will be notified through parent portal the third week of April on the school choice tab.
BEF Employee Membership Drive
In celebration of 25 years of serving Bay District School, the Bay Education Foundation is conducting an employee membership drive--and hoping to increase employee memberships by 25%-- from March 1 through the end of May. Employees may contribute to the Foundation's programs through a painless payroll deduction plan or, of course, by check or cash. Membership forms can be found at www.bayeducationfoundation.org. Please e-mail Beth Deluzain (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
BEF Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Application
The Bay Education Foundation announces the open scholarship period for Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarships (application attached). The deadline for application is March 14, 2014.
The Bay Education Foundation Employee Tuition Assistance program is available to all district employees who are pursuing degrees or certifications that benefit Bay District Schools. For example, a Master’s Degree in Reading clearly benefits district. Preference is given to applicants who are attending Gulf Coast State College, or Florida State University-Panama City; however, consideration will be given to programs administered by the University of West Florida or Troy State University IF those programs are not available through GCSC or FSU-PC.
Visit the Foundation's website at www.bayeducationfoundation.org for the application
BEF Announces BDS Class of 2014 Senior Scholarships
Bay District Schools seniors who are headed to college have an opportunity to apply for ten different scholarships to assist with college expenses. Because each scholarship has slightly different requirements, seniors should get applications from their guidance office. The deadline to apply is March 14, 2014.
Scholarships and their key requirements are listed here:
Chartwell’s Scholarships: Business or culinary majors
Drew MacLean Memorial Scholarship: Engineering majors
Homer Jackson Student Scholarship: Education majors
Megan Pettis Memorial Scholarship: IEP/504 students
O’Neal Scholar: Top math scores
Raymond James Economic Freedom Scholarship: Economics essay
Lahan Student Scholarship: Bay High only
Madison Hair Scholarship: Mosley only
Megan Pettis Community Service Scholarship: Arnold only
Stephen Michael Bane II Memorial Scholarship: Mosley only
For more information about this and other Bay Education Foundation programs, please visit www.bayeducationfoundation.org or call 850-767-4111.
Please find attached the race results from the Bay Education Foundation Strides for Scholars 5k held on February 15, 2014. These results will also appear in the News Herald and will be posted on active.com.
The school with the most participants is: Northside Elementary School, with 89 participants. Go Vikings! Attached is a picture of the Viking team. Northside will be awarded a $500 educational grant. The nearest competitiors where Mowat Middle School (23) and A. Crawford Mosley High School (19).
Thank you everyone who participated! Perhaps next year Northside will have greater competition???
MHS Baseball Boosters hosts Battle In Bay Battle of the Bands
Battle In Bay Battle of the Bands, hosted by the A. Crawford Mosley baseball boosters, will take place on March 15th in school gymnasium. General admission is $6 per person to see the performances. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and bands start at 6:00 p.m. The competition is open to all Bay County bands with the winner receiving a $400 cash prize. Go to www.battleinbay.com or email email@example.com for rules and to register a band. Entries are limited. Early registration is encouraged.
BEF Arts Alive
The Bay Education Foundation and Allstate Construction, Inc. are proud to announce the performers featured in the 4th annual Arts Alive event at Edgewater Beach Resort on April 4, 2014. All performers are students or employees of Bay District Schools who are donating their time and talent to raise money for visual and performing arts and Take Stock in Children scholarships.
Arts Alive will feature an art exhibit and silent auction during the opening reception. A delicious three-course dinner and the performing arts showcase will round out the evening.
For a complete list of performers please visit the Bay Education Foundation Website.
Margaret K. Lewis School Commemorative Bricks
Commemorative bricks are being sold for the Memory Garden at Margaret K. Lewis School in Millville. Engraved bricks are placed to honor deceased students, staff and contributors. Anyone interested in purchasing a brick to be engraved, please fill in the required information on the attached sheet and return to Ruth Crowell (at MKLM) along with a check for $25. All donations must be made by check written to Margaret K. Lewis School. On the memo line, please write in Memory Garden. Donations will be accepted through March 14th (form attached).
Alumni from Bay High School Class of 1994 are participating in a Class Reunion Website at http://classreport.org/usa/fl/panama_city/bhs/1994/ There are no registration fees required to join in the fun. Each class member has full participation privileges.
The website features dynamic content daily. Check out the latest Class News, the Message Board, and the Featured Alumni Biography of the day. Reunion announcements, photos and much more are waiting for you!
Class member Cheraki Williams has volunteered to serve as Class Administrator. She invites all class of 1994 alumni to stop in and fill out a profile ASAP in order to receive information regarding the 2014 class reunion.
This class-based reunion website is hosted by classreport.org which has no advertising, no pop-ups, no spam, and no registration fees. Classreport.org pledges to never sell names and addresses to third parties and to let the website be administered exclusively by Bay High School alumni. Other Bay High classes can also be accessed at http://classreport.org/usa/fl/panama_city/bhs/.