Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 5

Nassau County School District continues to have positive events occurring on our campuses. Take a look at some of the things that have happened recently.

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Giving HOPE to Life

Each and every year, Mrs. Hicken's HOPE classes are introduced to "Life Quest", presented by former news anchorwoman, Ms. Pamela Rittenhouse. She shares the importance of students voicing to parents their desire, if tragedy does occur, to donate their organs to possible organ recipients. This presentation is a wonderful tool to assist 9th-grade students to become more mature in their decision-making skills but also encourages open communication with their parents. It opens the door to parental discussion of the important issue, the child's desire, the parent's knowledge of their child's desire, and corrects all myths about organ donation.


It also helps the students to become more aware of how important it is to keep one's body as healthy as possible, for themselves, or for another's life. Ms. Rittenhouse always brings with her, a recipient of an organ, or a donor's mother or father, to give their perspective and share their thankful hearts, to the students. Life Quest's goal is to educate all students in our entire NE region of the U.S., so students can maturely educate their parents, as well as, have their parents hear their own sincere desires, upon death, which will only allow others to live. The need is for babies, children, teens, adults, and elderly to be able to give the "gift of life".

Volleyball Champs

Congratulations to Mrs. Johnson and the FBMS Girls Varsity Volleyball team for earning the title of 2018 Nassau County Champions.
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Bus of the Week!

Callahan Elementary Celebrating the bus of the week with Principal Mrs. Faircloth & Assistant Principal Mrs. Johnson congratulating Bus 396 on being their bus of the week!

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Seeing Green and Gold

The Journey Church organized a team to paint the columns at Yulee Primary School an appealing bright green and gold. Yulee Primary's faculty, staff, and students are loving all of their hard work. Thank you to the Journey Church!

Building up STEAM

Media Specialists (and a lucky middle-school science teacher) attended a 3-day STEM training courtesy of the STEM2Hub. The participants worked with Lego Education on STEM projects from Pre-K to high school. At the end of the training, all participants received over $1500 in Lego Education materials to use in their schools.

Communities and Citizenship

Kindergarten students at Callahan Elementary School participated in Community Helper's Day. This day was the culmination of a two week long unit on "Community & Citizenship". Students learned who works in their community, how to be active in the community, and how to be a good citizen. The event was held at CES and included many supporters from UPS, Fire/ Rescue, NCSO, FPL, Advanced Disposal, and Forestry. Students received a first-hand look at what it is like to be a community helper.

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