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Griffis named top school-related employee

Nine school district employees, joined by their guests and supervisors, were honored at a dinner on January 13 where Roseanne Griffis, secretary for exceptional student education/student services, was named the school-related employee of the year.

She’ll represent the district for the state-level competition to select Florida’s school-related employee of the year. Also honored that evening were Lisa Koburger, Pre-K/VPK coordinator at PK-Kindergarten Center; Cheryl M. Kennedy, RN – school nurse at Macclenny Elementary; Joan Midyette, nutrition services manager at Westside Elementary; Amy Stalvey, guidance secretary at Keller Intermediate; Kevin Williams, nutrition service assistant at Baker County Middle School; Blanche Chinn, nutrition services assistant at Baker County High School; Keith Thrift, shop manager at transportation department and Larry Davis, maintenance journeyman at maintenance department.

Florida’s commissioner of education Pam Stewart will announce the state’s employee of the year in the spring.

The dinner here was sponsored by ValuTeachers, First Federal Bank, VyStar Credit Union and Baker County Medical Services. Pictured in front from left are Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Koburger, Ms. Stalvey, Ms. Chinn, Mrs. Griffis, Ms. Midyette, Mr. Williams, Mr. Davis and Mr. Thrift; in back from left are Debbie Fraser, Bonnie Jones, David Davis, Tom Hill, Nancy Crews, Lynne Fort, Sherry Barrett, Dennie Wells, Johnnie Jacobs, and Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson.

Photo courtesy of Baker County School District

FFA’s Kylie Carter wins speaking title

BCMS FFA sponsor Ashton Norman and Kylie Carter.

BCMS FFA sponsor Ashton Norman and Kylie Carter.

Kylie Carter, pictured above with middle school FFA sponsor Ashton Norman, won district middle school extemporaneous public speaking contest on January 20 at First Baptist Church of Middleburg. Read More »

BCHS Perspective: Leggings in, tardiness out at high school



The Press welcomed Baker County High School senior Hannah Rodgers as a columnist this week. The Macclenny resident has experience writing and taking photos for the high school yearbook and hopes to study science at the University of Florida. She holds a 4.0 GPA, is the likely valedictorian of her class and was named BCHS’ Sunshine State Scholar as a junior last year. Ms. Rodgers will be reporting on the happenings and issues on the Baker High campus. She penned her first column on what is new and different on campus this school year. Next she’ll review the Broadway in Baker musical showcase that starts this weekend. Read More »

Keller faculty unveils plan to rejuvenate D-school

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Keller principal David Davis

A new plan to improve the learning environment and student academic performance at Keller Intermediate School, which currently holds a D-grade from the State Board of Education, was adopted by the Baker County School Board Monday night. Read More »

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