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OJ Semmes

Contact Info

Our school is committed to serving the community and welcomes your volunteerism or visits.  We would love to hear from you.

Connie Farish, Principal
Mark Yelverton,
Curriculum Coordinator


Office Hours:
7:10a.m. - 2:45p.m.

Phone: (850) 595-6975
Fax: (850) 595-6977


Dates to Remember

May 1 - Class pictures and 2nd grade field trip to the environmental center

May 4 - 2nd Grade Water Safety Presentation at 8:45am in the Cafeteria

May 5 - Kindergarten field trip to NAS

May 7 - 4th grade program at 8:30am and 9:15am in the Cafeteria

May 9 - Sunshine Math Competition

May 11 - Mrs. Rodgers and Mrs. Davis's class go on a field trip to the zoo

May 14 - International Field Day

May 15 - 2nd grade field trip for Water Safety and 5th grade field trip to UWF

May 21 - Field Trip to Miracle Camp in Beulah (K-2 7:45-10:30) (3-5 10:00-1:00)

May 22 - Science Mobile on campus for Grades 3-5

May 25 - Memorial Day holiday

May 26 - Award’s Day in classrooms

                  8:15(1st grade)    8:45(4th grade)    9:15(3rd grade)    9:45(2nd grade)

May 27 - Kindergarten Completion Ceremony at 8:30am in the Cafeteria

May 28 - 5th Grade Completion Ceremony at 8:30am in the Cafeteria 

               5th Grade luncheon at 11:30am in the cafeteria



book fair is coming!

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way!
At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.
Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library.
The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading.
Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:
The Book Fair starts Feb. 2nd.  Hope to see you there!


More info can be found here http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=ojsemmes

Students get a rare opportunity!

Approximately 50 of our students were invited to participate in a rare and special opportunity.  The students were given a police and fire escort to the Target store on Bayou Boulevard.   Upon arrival they were greeted with cheers and applause from soldiers, officers, and store personel.   They were then surprised as they received their very own gift card so that they could go shopping for gifts.  Each student was paired with a soldier or an officer to escort them as they tended to their shopping.  Some students chose to focus on buying gifts for themselves while others chose to focus on buying gifts for family members or friends.  Once the students finished shopping they were provided with pizza and tacos for lunch.

Target Gift Shopping

New Check in Procedure for Parents


The Escambia County School District is implementing new Raptorware software for many check in and check out procedures.  The system requires a person's driver license or I.D. card.  This scan allows us to check a person's information against the sex offender database before allowing them to enter the school.  This system will also track who is on campus so we will know who is in the building at any given time.  We look forward to working with you as we use this system to improve the security of our campus and maintain the safest environment possible for your student to learn and grow.

Calendar of Events

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Check out our calender.  Dates colored blue have events occurring on them.  We update our calender regularly with important dates and events so that our parents and teachers can keep up with what is happening here at O.J. Semmes Elementary.