Volume V, No. 17
Recording Outstanding Education
Nassau County School District has many exciting events happening on our campuses. Look at the collection of stories around our county.
Backyard Buddies Reading Night
The Callahan Elementary Library hosted a Backyard Buddies Reading Night on Monday, Dec. 6th. Students and parents gathered to read books together and take AR tests to meet their second nine-week goals. They enjoyed stories from two guest readers, Mr. Andreu Powell, Director of Intervention and Prevention, and Bro. Lynn Hyatt, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Callahan. Mr. Powell got a call from the North Pole checking in on them. I hope Santa and the elves enjoyed those stories too! Then they topped it all off with some delicious hot chocolate. What a fun night!
Mrs. Silver's Art classes at Yulee Middle School created the Lascaux Cave art exhibit throughout their hallway at Yulee Middle School. Did you know these nearly 600 cave paintings are dated back to over 15,000 years ago! They were discovered in September 1940 by four teenagers and their dog! The Lascaux Caves can be found (in real life) near the village of Montignac in France. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the prehistoric cave art. Unfortunately, the art is deteriorating, and the original caves have been closed to the public since 1963.
Bryceville Elementary School, 5th-grade students, celebrated the completion of their DARE program with Officer Lisa McCumber on December 6th. The program included DARE box winners, student essay readings, and guest speaker Sheriff Bill Leeper.
Nassau County Honor Band
Callahan Middle School students earned a place in the Duval/Nassau County Honor Band through an audition process. These students will perform under the direction of Dr. David Plack, Director of Athletic Bands at Florida State University, in January 2022. Cohlton Moore was also selected for the All-State Honor Band and will perform in January in Tampa.
Chasing the Gingerbread Man
The Pre-K students at Hilliard Elementary read about the Gingerbread Man. After reading the story, they chased him around campus, finally locating him in the kitchen of the school. He left them each a gingerbread cookie for a snack. After eating their snack, they took a survey of how well they liked the cookie and which part of the cookie they ate first.
Wildlight Elementary students participated in their first-ever Read-A-Thon on Tuesday, November 23rd. Money was raised to support reading incentives and instruments for our music program. While relaxing and reading in their pajamas, students raised over $14,000!
A Garden Full of Veggies
Mr. Gill's agriscience class at Yulee High School grows many vegetables.
Mrs. Morris' second-grade class at Southside Elementary School spent some time shopping at turkey mall to learn how to add money and use decimal points!
Mrs. Smith's classes at Yulee Middle School enjoyed a Thanksgiving breakfast bundle, luncheon, and snack frenzy.
Yulee Elementary School cafeteria staff created a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for teachers and staff.