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Hutchison Beach Elementary School teacher wins Golden Apple award

Posted: 09/22/2011 - Panama City Beach - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a 5th grade teacher at Hutchison Beach Elementary School. Spend just a few minutes in Lora Rogers class and you'll understand immediately why her students love her.

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SAT Scores Are Lower Than Previous Years

Posted: 09/16/2011 - SAT scores are lower and the College Board says this should serve as a "call to action" for college preparation in high schools.

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Mr. Harry Gainer of Jinks Middle School wins Golden Apple

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Panama City - This week's Golden Apple award winner is a teacher at Jinks Middle School in Panama City. From coaching on the basketball court to teaching in the classroom, colleagues and students say Harry Gainer is a team player and a rolemodel. His books say he teaches social studies, but students say Mr. Gainer teaches them how to live.

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Breakfast Point Academy's Mrs. Terri Mixon wins Golden Apple Award

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Panama City Beach - Our first Golden Apple Award winner of this school year is a third grade teacher at Breakfast Point Academy on Panama City Beach. While Mrs. Mixon brings more than two decades of experience to the classroom, it might be her smile and confidence-boosting personality that her students appreciate most.

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Arnold High School's Blue Thunder Band will play in NYC Veteran's Day parade

Updated: 09/02/2011 - Panama City Beach - Arnold High School's Blue Thunder marching band has been awarded quite an honor. The band will be heading to New York in November to March in the Veteran's Day parade commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The parade will be broadcast nationwide.

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College Tenure Targeted

Updated: 08/24/2011 - Governor Rick Scott is circulating this seven point plan on ending university tenure to prospective College Board appointees. The plan calls for measuring classroom effectiveness based in part of student evaluations, and splitting research and classroom functions to determine who is teaching the most students at the lowest cost.

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Class Size Crutch

Updated: 08/23/2011 - Students heading back to school today were met by fewer teachers, larger classes, and online instructors. Budget cuts have forced thousands of layoffs statewide. The layoffs made it almost impossible for schools to meet constitutionally mandated class size requirement

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Back to school

Posted: 08/22/2011 - Panama City Beach - Binders, markers, pencils, and crayons are all things the Risalvato kids are packing in their backpacks for the first day of school. Their mom Sarah says she enjoys preparing the kids for their first day back at school.

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New Blounstown High School Ribbon Cutting

Posted: 08/19/2011 - For the first time in decades, Calhoun County's high school students will have all of the latest technology at thier fingertips. Community leaders dedicated the brand new Blountstown High School Facility Thursday morning. With the new building comes a new emphasis on science and technology cirriculums.

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The cost of being a teacher is higher than

Updated: 08/17/2011 - Bay County students have a few more days of summer to enjoy before heading back to school next Monday. But for teachers, school began Wednesday.

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School board approves tentative budget, lowers millage rate

Posted: 08/03/2011 - Panama City-- Last fall, Bay County School Board members told voters if they passed the half-cent sales tax, they would not raise property taxes. Tuesday night, they kept that promise, even though the school district is facing a serious budget shortfall.

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Community forum to discuss fate of A.D. Harris dispels myths, rallies support

Posted: 07/22/2011 - Panama City - Dozens attended a community forum Thursday night to discuss the fate of the A.D. Harris High School. The A.D. Harris Improvement Society has been leasing the facility from the Bay County School Board for $1 a year. But due to budget cuts, the district had to terminate the lease.

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