Volume V, No. 29
Recording Outstanding Education
Nassau County School District has many exciting events happening on our campuses. Look at the collection of stories around our county.
Yulee High School students placed 3rd in the Region Envirothon against eight other teams from Darnell-Cookman, Bishop Kenney, and Frank H. Peterson. Students competed in five areas: Forestry, Wildlife, Aquatic Ecology, Soils, and Current Environmental Topic (Waste to Resources). They had the highest score in the Forestry portion.
These students will represent Nassau County and this Region in the State Florida Envirothon at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on April 23. In June, the state-winning team will represent Florida at the National Envirothon in Oxford, OH (Miami of Ohio).
Mrs. Rhoads’ 2nd grade class at Callahan Elementary School learned about procedural texts and the importance of following directions to create something. Students followed directions on how to make their kites. They even took their kites outside to test them!
Girl Up Club
The Yulee High School Girl Up Club, a leadership club for girls, hosted a food drive! All items will be donated to a shelter that assists women. All goods were collected on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
Yulee High School hosted a Reading Fair! Students chose a novel to read independently, logged it to track their progress, wrote a response to their reading, and unpacked it for its elements. Then they took all those components and displayed them on an aesthetically pleasing project board. Their peers had three tickets to vote for what they considered the best board. Those 12 winning boards then competed against each other for the Grand Title! Faculty and Staff members of YHS voted for those boards.
Fernandina Beach Middle 6th grade math students participated in a Tessellation Competition, applying lessons learned from finding areas of polygons by composing and decomposing compound polygons.
Yulee Elementary hosted a parent night that was game show-themed. Each grade level created interactive games inspired by family favorite TV game shows to help students and parents practice their math, reading, and science skills.
Mrs. Crowder’s first-grade class challenged Mrs. Hartman’s first-grade class to see which class could get the most AR points at Yulee Primary during the third nine-week period. The winning teacher got to pie the other teacher! Final results: Hartman 771 Crowder 781
FBLA State Leadership Conference
Hilliard Middle-Senior High School had 28 students compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference. During the Conference, four students placed, including:
- Gavin Gatlin placing 1st in Network Design
- Avery Johnson placing 3rd in Supply Chain Management
- Tristen Roddenberry placing 4th in Computer Game & Simulation Programming
- Corbin Poteet placing 4th in the Middle-Level Marking Mix Challenge
The other students competed in the following events: ML Business Ethics, ML Business Etiquette, ML Career Research, ML Exploring Business Issues, ML Exploring Computer Science, Advertising, Business Communication, Business Ethics, Business Law, Business Plan, Computer Problem Solving, Graphic Design, Health Care Administration, Insurance & Risk Management, Introduction to Business Procedures, Introduction to FBLA, Introduction to Financial Math, Introduction to Information Technology, Political Science, Sports & Entertainment.
8th Grade science students at Callahan Middle School took on the challenge of producing some amazing Earth Science projects.
Congratulations to the following visual artists from Hilliard Middle-Senior High School who put their talent and heart to work in the 'Reframing Hope' art contest, sponsored by Micah's Place: 1st place - J Combs, 3rd place - B Hamlin Honorable Mentions: M Nordquist and A Rowe