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School district addresses video of disgusting Bay High restroom (VIDEO)  The News Herald

The video—reportedly of a girls restroom at Bay High School—shows an unflushed and unclean toilet, doors without latches to close, stalls with no toilet paper ...

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis to host mental health roundtable for Bay District Students  WMBB -

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — It's estimated that more than a third of Bay District students are struggling with some form of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Homecoming tradition carries on at Bay High  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Though Bay High School's original plans for homecoming took a raincheck because of Hurricane Michael, the parade still happened, albeit ...

Scholarsships, honor students named  Apalachicola Times

GCSC names honor studentsPANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast State College President Dr. John Holdnak announced the students named to the President's and ...

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.

Bay High seniors raising money to send the full class to Grad Bash  WJHG-TV

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay High School seniors Jordan Kirby and Nicholas Weeks have a goal to check off their bucket list before their class ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

School dress code changes afoot  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — A few dress code changes are slated for the upcoming school year and Bay District Schools officials want families to be ready.“Colors will be ...

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 ...

Bay High’s Million Dollar Band Director Moving on After 13 Triumphant Years  My Panhandle

Bay High school will lose two great educators at the end of the school year.

60 years of red pride celebrated  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY BEACH — The red balloons, tableware and decorations blanketed the Palms Convention Center on Saturday afternoon in celebration of a very ...

The prom must go on for students of hurricane-ravaged Panama City  WCTV

Hurricane Michael forced the cancellation of homecoming for Florida's Bay High School, but thanks to a community effort, the 2019 prom is all set.

Hundreds of free supplies given out during Bay District Schools Back To School Bash  WJHG-TV

The school year is about to begin and local kids and their parents are getting free school supplies from the Bay District Schools Back To School Bash.

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

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

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 ...

Bay High School coach charged with DUI  WJHG-TV

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay High School's head football coach is facing a driving under the influence charge, according to court documents.

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.

Bay High hosts community Thanksgiving at Jinks Middle School  WJHG-TV

After Hurricane Michael, some people may not know what their Thanksgiving plans are. That's why Bay High School hosted a community Thanksgiving at Jinks ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

All Bay District schools to have telehealth kiosks on Monday to help students with hurricane-related mental health issues  The News Herald

All Bay District public schools will have a telehealth kiosk provided by the state at the start of the new school year on Monday. The technology was installed to ...

Bay District Schools officials say they're pleased with overall school grades  WJHG-TV

There were several overall 'A' schools in the district, including Cherry Street Elementary, Surfside Middle School, Mosley High School, Tyndall Elementary, and ...

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

Schools are closed in eight counties across the Panhandle, including Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties, ...

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.

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 ...

2018 Bay High School Graduation  WJHG-TV

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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: 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.

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 ...

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].

Former Bay County students head to France for historic celebration  WJHG-TV

Three talented Bay County High School Alumni that were percussionists at their respective schools are headed to France for a historic event.

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 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 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 ...

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.

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.

Local teacher arrested for child abuse in Bay County  My Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Justin McLendon was arrested on May 14, 2019, after police say he would pick up a juvenile, take her to his home.

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 ...

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 ...

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

School leaders say January 14 is the day most school schedules go back to normal.

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 ...

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 ...

Reconstruction to begin for some Bay District schools  WJHG-TV

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

Local music programs receive donations to assist in their rebuilding  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — After suffering tremendous loss from Hurricane Michael, a generous donation on Tuesday afternoon soon will have students and teachers in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bay Medical Sacred Heart to conduct free student athlete physicals  WJHG-TV

The evaluation, also known as a pre-participation physical examination, helps to determine whether a student is physically able to participate in a sport safely.

Panhandle School Districts Receive Telehealth Portals for Mental Health Care  WFSU

K-12 students in six Northwest Florida counties will have access to mental health counselors at school via video-chat when they return from summer break.

Old Bay High cafeteria demolished  WJHG-TV

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

Bay District Schools releases new calendar for remainder of school year  WJHG-TV

Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt says the district is preparing for students' return to schools after the storm.

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 ...

850 Strong charms helping community, schools  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — 850 Strong charms are continuing to bring hope to the community after Hurricane Michael.The L.H. Bead Gallery, which distributes the charms ...

Bay County Hurricane Michael Recovery Information  WJHG-TV

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

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 Promoting Michael Grady to Athletic Director  My Panhandle

Grady has spent nearly a decade with the Tornadoes.

#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.

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 ...

Christmas Calendar: Lights shine in Panama City  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Light Up St. Andrews coincides with the Christmas Tree Lighting at Oaks by the Bay Park on Friday — just a day after the Bay County ...

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

We're told ReliantSouth Construction Group will oversee construction of the new elementary school coming to Panama City Beach and GAC Contractors will be ...

Bay High JROTC celebrates 50 years  The News Herald

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

Panama City will Celebrate its 110th Anniversary on Friday  My Panhandle

Friday, Panama City will not only be celebrating the grand opening of the new city hall, but also its 110th birthday.

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.

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 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.

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.

Southern Elite Sports offering summer sports for adults, kids  WJHG-TV

Adults and children looking for some summer fun can check out a new sports league: Southern Elite Sports.

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 ...

Winn-Dixie updates when Bay stores damaged by Hurricane Michael will reopen  The News Herald

Winn-Dixie has announced that four of its Bay County stores, damaged by Hurricane Michael, are set to reopen during September and October. The national ...

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..

Panama City, Panhandle Residents Rally At Capitol To Press Legislature For Relief Funding  WFSU

Residents of Panama City and other Panhandle areas traveled to the Florida Capitol Wendesday, April 17 to call for more relief funding following Hurricane ...

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 ...

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 ...

How a hurricane-devastated community is coming together for Thanksgiving  GMA

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

It's official, Bukowski named Rutherford Head baseball coach  WJHG-TV

Rutherford A.D. Kirk Harrell confirms hiring of Jamie Bukowski out of Brevard County as next Rams head coach.

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 ...

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.

Superintendent Names New Bay High School Principal  WJHG-TV

Pending School Board approval, Superintendent Bill Husfelt has recommended Billy May as the new principal of Bay High School in Panama City. May is ...

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 ...

BCSO, Husfelt: No choice but to arrest students  The News Herald

Any student making any threat against any student at any school can count on being arrested,” Superintendent Bill Husfelt said.

Guilty verdict in January 2019 attempted murder case  My Panhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A Panama City man faced a jury of his peers on Thursday during the only day of trial, waiting to hear his fate.

Who wants a free tree?  The News Herald

This Saturday, the city will be giving away 500 trees at Harvey Dee Mathis Park starting at 9 a.m. All residents have to do is bring a water bill to show their ...

Bay District Schools want half-cent tax on August ballot  The News Herald

There would definitely be a lull," a maintenance supervisor said, "and if it's not renewed, there would be no new construction or renovations because there won't ...

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 ...

Panama City Marina public boat ramp open after Hurricane Michael  The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — To the joy of local water lovers, a public boat ramp damaged by Hurricane Michael reopened just in time for the holiday weekend after a ...

Former coach, athletic director sue Bay District Schools  The News Herald

A former high school coach and athletic director have filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were targeted, defamed and ultimately forced from their jobs after false ...

Man gets flesh-eating infection after trip to Panama City Beach  WFLA

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — For the Meredith family, a trip to Panama City Beach was an annual tradition for some fun in the sun. But this time, things almost ...

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