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Schools initiate soft lockdown  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Bay District school officials say that Jinks Middle School, Hiland Park Elementary, and Bay High School are on soft lockdown this morning as ...

UPDATE: Suspect caught near Highway 231  WJHG-TV

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE 05/10/2019 2:41 p.m.. Bay County Sheriff's Deputies announced they have caught a suspect who escaped ...

Bay High School students welcomed back to home campus three months after Hurriane Michael  The News Herald

It's been a long wait, and a long stay at Jinks Middle School in the meantime, but the state's oldest continuously accredited high school once again had students ...

The prom will go on: Downtown Panama City comes together to give Bay High students a prom  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — A human assembly line of Bay High School students congregated behind the Hallmark Flower Shoppe on Thursday afternoon, hauling wall ...

Handgun recovered from student at Bay High School  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — A School Resource Deputy confiscated a handgun from a student at the Bay High School campus Wednesday, according to the Bay County ...

Bay High School holds prom in McKenzie Park  WJHG-TV

Although Bay High School is still undergoing repairs, that's not stopping students from dancing in the streets, but it didn't start out that way.

WEB EXTRA: Tour of Bay High School Under Construction  My Panhandle

Bay High School is one of the oldest continually accredited schools in the state of Florida, it's also another Bay District School that suffered heavy damage from ...

Repairs to Merritt Brown Middle School, Bay High School, and Rutherford High School expected to surpass $35 million  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Preliminary cost estimates were given to repair Merritt Brown Middle School, Bay High School, and Rutherford High School are in the ballpark ...

School officials: "No credible threat for Bay High School or any other school"  WJHG-TV

School officials want to reassure parents there is no credible threat on any Bay District School campus. We're told rumors have been circulating of a potential ...

Thousands Eat Free Meals at 'Bay High School Family of Schools Community Thanksgiving Dinner'  My Panhandle

On Tuesday, thousands were fed Thanksgiving meals for free in Panama City.

Bay High "Million Dollar Band" receives a check for hurricane relief  WJHG-TV

Hurricane Michael dealt several Bay County Schools quite the blow. Bay High School is one of them.

Bay High alumna raises $37,000 for her hometown schools  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — A Bay High School graduate's love for her hometown high school inspired a special donation to the Bay Education Foundation on Friday ...

Downtown Panama City unites to give Bay High a prom after Hurricane Michael  Ocala

The prom also will serve as a reminder of just how much strength can be found in a community that works together and cares for one another. PANAMA CITY ...

Bay High head football coach charged with DUI, suspended without pay  The News Herald

According to the citation, Mike Watkins refused to submit to a blood-alcohol breath, blood or urine test and was booked into the Bay County Jail. According to jail ...

Bay High Prom Goers Dance the Night Away in the Heart of Panama City  WKRG News 5

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) -- Instead of a prom in a hotel banquet room or even in the school gym, Bay High School students had a night under the stars.

Bay confirms football for 2019, set to begin coaching search  WJHG-TV

The Tornadoes will begin the coaching search once students and administrators return to campus on the January 22.

UPDATE: Student charged after BB gun found at Bay High  WJHG-TV

According to the Bay District Schools Facebook page, a student with a BB gun prompted a lockdown at Bay High School Thursday morning.

Jinks Middle, Bay High host community meal for thousands  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Ever since Bay High School and Jinks Middle School began planning for their Thanksgiving feast, Jinks Principal Britt Smith hasn't been ...

Drawings unveiled for Bay High School STEM building  WJHG-TV

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - We're getting a look at what Bay High School's new STEM facility will look like. It will be built where its old cafeteria once ...

School officials worry about low attendance numbers and tardiness  WJHG-TV

After doing research, Bay High School Principal Billy May found 72705 unexcused class absences this year; three times more than excused absences.

More Bay District School reopening dates announced  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Bay District Schools announced Wednesday the next waves of schools to reopen after Hurricane Michael.On Thursday, Nov. 8, Cherry Street ...

Schools closed across the Panhandle, 45,000 kids missing class due to Hurricane Michael  Pensacola News Journal

Among the destruction at Panama City's Bay High School, a statue of the mascot — a red tornado, ironically — remained unscathed in the campus courtyard.

Graduation rates up for Bay District Schools  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Graduation rates were up for every demographic and nearly every school in Bay District Schools for the 2017-2018 school year according to ...

2018 Bay High School Graduation  WJHG-TV

More than 280 graduates from Bay High School donned their caps and gowns for graduation Tuesday night.

Bay names Keith Bland as new Head Coach Wednesday  WJHG-TV

Keith Bland has been named Bay High School's new head football coach.

Bay District Schools announces which schools will share campuses in November  WJHG-TV

Some schools will share a campus for a full day, whereas others will attend school for half a day.

First wave of Bay District students return to class after Hurricane Michael  The News Herald

LYNN HAVEN — We'll figure it out.That was the phrase du jour Monday on Mosley High School's campus, and likely many others across Bay District as buses ...

Jinks Middle School hosting Thanksgiving feast  WJHG-TV

Thanksgiving is not only a time to give thanks, but to also give back. A community is coming together to make Thanksgiving possible for hurricane survivors.

Michael could take toll on student numbers  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — In its effort to be a good neighbor, Bay District Schools might lose some students to charter schools or public schools in other areas because of ...

Photos: GALLERY: Bay County From Above Six Months After Hurricane Michael  The News Herald

When you're on the ground, it can be hard to get a clear picture of how things have changed, and how they haven't. We sent photographers up in helicopters ...

Photos: HURRICANE MICHAEL: The state of area schools  The News Herald

Damage is shown at Springfield Elementary School on Tuesday. [JOSHUA BOUCHER/THE NEWS HERALD]. Buy Photo. [2/6]. Dehumidifiers help clean out St.

Superintendent gives update on Bay District Schools  WJHG-TV

We're learning more information about when Bay District Schools will open, as well as some of the plans for students sharing campuses.

Rutherford, Everitt to share campus for rest of year  The News Herald

SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to ensure every student leaves school in the daylight, district officials are laying the groundwork for getting schools back on their ...

The Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to Open Recovery Assistance Center  My Panhandle

More help is on the way for people in the Panhandle recovering from Hurricane Michael.

Pray for Bay  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — April 10 will mark the 6-month anniversary of Hurricane Michael's landfall, and the destruction the storm left in its wake.Recovery has been ...

Bay District Schools' projects may be re-prioritized following Hurricane Michael  WJHG-TV

As Bay District Schools is moving forward with some of its construction projects, the order or window in which they're completed may change.

BHS senior trip planner on a mission after Michael  The News Herald

Bay High School teachers start gofundme page to make sure Hurricane Michael doesn't derail seniors' trip.

Bay District Schools assesses damage at schools, some will revert to half-day schedule  WJHG-TV

As Bay District Schools students and teachers are getting ready to head back to school, the district has to assess the damage to its buildings.

Bay District Announces School Calendar Changes Following Hurricane Michael  My Panhandle

Bay County students will have to make up for some of the time out of school from Hurricane Michael. Friday, district officials announced the state-approved ...

Who Was Tommy Oliver? New Bay High Stadium Dedicated to the Hometown Hero  My Panhandle

Thomas Edwin Oliver was born in Pensacola in 1909 and moved to Panama City in the 1920's, attending the then, Bay County High School.

Schools Offer Shelter as Hurricane Michael Lashes Florida, Heads to Georgia and Carolinas  Education Week

Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades, slammed into the state on Wednesday afternoon and left a trail of destruction in ...

Photos: Meet Your Municipal Super Tuesday Candidates  The News Herald

We sent out surveys to all the candidates running in the Municipal Super Tuesday election. Early voting starts today, so get to know the candidates here. [1/19].

Reconstruction to begin for some Bay District schools  WJHG-TV

Reconstruction is about to begin for a handful of Bay District schools.

BDS: Most schools stop sharing campuses in January  WJHG-TV

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay District Schools says most schools that are sharing campuses now will be back to normal January 14th. This does not ...

Husfelt: Weve got to get help for our people  The News Herald

Down thousands of students as families were forced to flee their destroyed homes, apartments and lives, the district is facing a huge shortfall, as school funding ...

Rosenwald honors Class of 1968, split their senior year by integration  The News Herald

Who would've thought 50 years later we would be receiving our diplomas?” said Paul Hunt, Class of 1968 president. “We lost everything because we knew we ...

Principals who lost schools in Hurricane Michael assume new roles in devastated district  Education Dive

PANAMA CITY, Florida — Ilea Faircloth had just stepped into her first assignment as a principal last July, charged with pulling Springfield Elementary off ...

How a hurricane-devastated community is coming together for Thanksgiving  ABC News

Panama City, Florida, hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for the whole town yesterday.

Bay District Schools shelters to be consolidated into Arnold High School campus  WJHG-TV

According to Bay District Schools' Facebook page, Deane Bozeman School, Breakfast Point Academy and Surfside Middle School shelter operations will be ...

Special Report: Bay High's Landmark Buildings to be Torn Down  My Panhandle

Over the next five years, School Board members will spend more than $20 Million in Half Cent Sales Tax dollars and private donations to revitalize the county's ...

Bay, football coach Mike Watkins split after three seasons  WJHG-TV

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Following a tumultuous season on and off the field for the football program and its coach, Bay High School will not renew ...

Bay High student, 14, arrested after shooting threat  The News Herald

The teen was the second in two days BCSO has charged with making a false report concerning use of a firearm in a concerning manner, a second-degree ...

Bay District Schools faces massive layoffs of 600 employees without disaster relief from Tallahassee  The News Herald

The district lost 3,679 students due to Hurricane Michael and needs $12.4 million in funding this year and double that next year to make ends meet. PANAMA ...

'It's Just Heartwrenching,' Principal Says of Hurricane Michael's Rampage Through His School  Education Week

Hurricane Michael tore through the heart of a Panama City middle school when it ripped through the school's gymnasium, carving out a clear path from one side ...

Bay District Schools recognizes Teacher and Support Employee of the Year  WJHG-TV

The Teacher and Support Employee of the Year were named together for the first time ever due to Hurricane Michael.

State Releases 2018 School Grades; See How Bay County Schools Performed  My Panhandle

School grades are now out in the state of Florida. The Bay District received an overall B letter grade, the same as last year.

Bay District Schools' estimated cost of hurricane damage exceeds insurance cap  WJHG-TV

According to Steve Moss, the Chair of the Bay District School Board, the estimated cost of damage to the district's properties is greater than the district's property ...

Teachers and students go to Tallahassee for funding help  WJHG-TV

Teachers and students gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday to make their voices heard. Their goal? To get more money for Bay District Schools.

Bay County Hurricane Michael Recovery Information  WJHG-TV

Here is the most up-to-date list of everything recovery-related for Bay County.

Celebrate Community: Bay High School  The News Herald

Ellis Fowhand remembers when Bay High School sat on what was then considered the city's northern border, as depicted in the 1926 alma mater.

Bay High School's Air Force JROTC program observes 50th anniversary  WJHG-TV

Bay High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps observed the program's 50th anniversary Tuesday.

#850Strong charms benefiting Bay District Schools  WJHG-TV

Lisa Hanna is the owner of L.H. Bead Gallery. She has sold thousands of #850Strong charms and is donating the money to Bay District Schools.

Claim a Classroom  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Teacher salaries are not designed for thousands of dollars worth of classroom supply expenditures, but many are feeling the urge to dip into ...

Photos: Rosenwald Class of 1968 Graduation  The News Herald

Rita Marshall celebrates getting her 1968 Rosenwald High diploma School in the Bay County School Board chambers Thursday. Students that would have ...

Photos: Throwback Thursday: Tommy Oliver Stadium through the years  The News Herald

Relive your glory days with this Throwback Thursday gallery of Tommy Oliver Stadium throughout the years. [1/35]. Buy Photo. [2/35]. The Mosley High band ...

Bay District Schools issues call for bus drivers  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Bay District Schools needs 10 qualified school bus drivers to complete its fleet.“It's a great job because it is a job with the school board,” said ...

District’s ‘vals and sals’ reflect on high school  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — The diplomas are printed, the tassels are turning and the newest crop of Bay District Schools graduates are heading out into the world to make ...

Tommy Oliver Stadium grand opening approaching, in time for graduation  WJHG-TV

Graduation season is upon us and so is the grand opening for Tommy Oliver Stadium at Bay High School in Panama City.

Bay High School mourns the loss of student athlete  WJHG-TV

Bay High School lost one of their own after an infection went to his brain.

Bay District Schools, Panama City Purchase Bayside Church Property  My Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Bay High School continues to expand. The school board purchased the land next to the gymnasium on 13th Street, the current home of ...

Bill Cramer Chevrolet donates to Claim A Classroom Campaign  My Panhandle

Hurricane Michael damaged 43 schools in Bay County, and more than 130 teachers lost thousands of dollars of supplies that they paid for out of their own ...

Recovering Hope: The Upward Climb To Normalcy Six Months After Hurricane Michael  WUFT

Six months after the area's first Category 4 storm laid waste to the Florida Panhandle, Bay County residents are struggling to regain a sense of normalcy in their ...

Panama City's Janarius Robinson plays through pain  WJHG-TV

A week and a half after losing his childhood home to Hurricane Michael, Janarius Robinson posted a career high six tackles against Wake Forest.

Old Bay High cafeteria demolished  WJHG-TV

The plans are to replace the old cafeteria with a new STEM building.

Photos: GALLERY: Hurricane Michael Recovery Jan. 20 - 27  The News Herald

Homeowners wanted to find a new use for a tree that was taken out by Hurricane Michael. The sculpture is in memory of one of the homeowner's father. [KATIE ...

Hurricane Michael tent city begins to pack up  The News Herald

The last family identified with children at the encampment has found more secure lodging. Officials have said the camp presented both a health hazard and a ...

New Tommy Oliver Stadium makes its debut [with podcast]  The News Herald

“Since we only do this every half-century, let's do it right,” Steve Moss said. “Make it and build it for the future.” PANAMA CITY — Every week for months, Steve ...

Bay High cheer team takes 3rd in nation  The News Herald

I think nationals was a time for us to prove ourselves again," junior Maddie Mae Marshall said. "We're still Bay High Cheerleading, and we're still the best in the ...

Patterson earns C to stay open; hiring process begins  The News Herald

Acting Principal Crystal cNeal has a herculean task ahead in putting together an administrative team and hiring a staff, as many of the teachers have committed ...

Hurricane Michael latest Update from the Bay County EOC  My Panhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - ESSENTIAL INFORMATION. • The Bay County Medical Examiner is reporting 21 casualties in Bay County. • The 211 Citizen Hotline ...

Bay High JROTC celebrates 50 years  The News Herald

Bay High's JROTC was the first established in Florida.

Former Bay High wrestler bringing sumo to America  The News Herald

The United States is hosting the world sumo championships in Hawaii in 2019, and Cornelius Booker was among a group that visited Japan gaining insights on ...

Bay High School golf fundraiser  WJHG-TV

Bay High School SGA is hosting a golf tournament fundraiser to raise money for a trip to Washington D.C..

District dads show out for Dads Take Your Child to School Day  The News Herald

Joshua Kitchings gives his daughter Ellizabeth a kiss on Wednesday at Hiland Park Elementary. More than 400 dads, grandfathers and “volunteer dads” ...

Sen. Marco Rubio on Federal Funding, Rebuilding Tyndall & Opening Recovery Assistance Center  My Panhandle

As the national news dies down after Hurricane Michael many in the Panhandle feel forgotten.

Construction manager selections announced for Bay District Schools projects  WJHG-TV

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Two high profile projects in Bay District Schools are one step closer to becoming reality. The Bay District School Board ...

15-year-old Charged with BB Gun Threat at Bay High School  My Panhandle

Bay County School Resource Deputies recently had to intervene in two, possibly three different fights at high school basketball games.

DSNAP now available in Bay County  WJHG-TV

Hurricane victims in Bay County now can get DSNAP. The program is available for non-SNAP Hurricane victims. Preregistration is required before going to Bay ...

Michaels Angels bring the fight for Hurricane Michael relief to state lawmakers  The News Herald

Six months after Hurricane Michael, over 100 people from Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties loaded up on to buses and organized carpools before the break of ...

Changes are Made to the Teacher of the Year Application Process  My Panhandle

On Sep. 27, 2018 teachers in the running for teacher of the year met for orientation, where they learned about changes to the application process.

For these experts, Hurricane Michael hit close to home  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY – When the Bay County Commission last Dec. 7 hired The Integrity Group of Tallahassee to help create a comprehensive recovery plan from ...

Editorial: Gigs and garlands  Palm Beach Daily News

Today is April 15, tax day. You may hear on the radio today the immortal words of The Beatles' 1966 hit "Taxman," which conveyed what today was all about: ...

Residents gather to pray for Bay 6 months after Hurricane Michael  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Six months after Hurricane Michael, Pastor Lynva Masslieno still sees a Bay County struggling to recover.What he doesn't see is a community ...

State issues Hurricane Michael recovery update  WJHG-TV

The state releases the latest information for Floridians impacted by the recent hurricane.

Bay searching for new athletic director  WJHG-TV

Bay Principal Billy May says they're advertising the athletic director job internally for now.

Nearly 6 months after Hurricane Michael, residents happy debris has been picked up  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Almost six months after Hurricane Michael wrecked Bay County, the area is noticeably cleaner than it was right after the storm.And locals, of ...

Still Time to Register for DSNAP Program in Bay County  My Panhandle

The Department of Children and Families, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is currently implementing the DSNAP program in Bay county.

Two struck in lightning storms, teen in critical condition  The News Herald

Brothers were reportedly out mowing the lawn when the storm hit. Lynn Haven Police is investigating the incident. LYNN HAVEN — At least two people locally ...

Haney Cosmetology Program salon filling a void after Hurricane Michael  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Virginia York has been working in the cosmetology industry for more than 50 years — but if you ask her, she will insist that what she's doing ...

Hurricane Michael: Florida response efforts  My Panhandle

Here is the latest information on Hurricane Michael recovery efforts being provided by the state of Florida.

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