Nassau Notebook

Volume V, No. 25

Recording Outstanding Education

Nassau County School District has many exciting events happening on our campuses. Look at the collection of stories around our county.

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Visiting Writers

An author and a screenwriter visited Mrs. Cordova's second graders at Southside Elementary. Students were learning about the writing process and enjoyed these experts who shared their experiences and inspiration with them.
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Community Helpers

As part of our community helpers unit, the pre-K classes at Hilliard Elementary were visited by a firefighter! A huge thank you to Dallis Hunter for coming in to share with the students and teach them about all the jobs firefighters do and the gear they wear along with fire safety. Students could practice what to do if their clothes ever caught on fire….stop, drop and roll!
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Ms. McCarthy’s Mathematical Mindset Creed

Ms. Thompson and her third-grade students at Callahan Intermediate School recite Ms. McCarthy’s Mathematical Mindset Creed every day before math centers.
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Building Expert Readers

Our new teachers of Nassau County have completed their fourth and final session of Building Expert Readers. Teachers have been participating and learning different reading strategies to grow as educators. Thank you for your time and growth mindset. We are Nassau!

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Marathon High

Yulee High School's Marathon High, an inclusive running club for students, teachers, and parents, has been training since October to complete the Donna Run for Cure Breast Cancer Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on February 6, 2022. We trained Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during this 11th season. Our volunteer coaches are teachers and staff members at YHS and community coaches. We love building community relationships when parents join us on the runs. This year we had 13 students and six adults completing the half marathon. Many of the students had never even run one mile before the training regimen beginning in October! Marathon High is a rigorous program of endurance, commitment, and teamwork. Even though running is an individual competition, the program promotes teamwork with encouragement and support for all runners to feel successful and complete the race. Each runner will run over 250 miles by the end of the season. Marathon High requires each runner to remain committed to training adequately and possess the stamina and physical conditioning necessary to run the 13.1 miles. Marathon High includes students who would otherwise not participate in high school sports. We are proud that YHS Marathon High gets students off the couch and into a healthy eating and exercise program. For more information, check out www.marathonhighfl.org.
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Don’t be SUS!

Have fun with ordered pairs with Mrs. Ferrante’s 5th graders at Wildlight Elementary! What an amazing way to review ordered pairs and integrate strategy and critical thinking!
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Book Drive

The Fernandina Beach Middle School students deserve a big round of applause for helping raise awareness about the importance of reading by donating 1420 books to their book drive. They inspired other students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.

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Jazz Band

The Fernandina Beach High School jazz band earned a superior overall rating at their music performance assessment.
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Paint Party

First-grade students at Callahan Elementary participated in an in-school paint party field trip! They had an art lesson with the reading coach where she taught them all about mixing and creating new colors! They used water paints onto a blank puzzle to create their own design and used sponges to paint a stencil design onto a canvas! Students also participated in different teacher chosen crafts in their classrooms!
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Book Club

Bryceville Elementary's Principal's Book Club participated in a transcontinental video Q & A session with New York Times bestselling author Kate Moore. She is the author of the Radium Girls that the book club has been reading, and it is the scary but true story of the poison that made people glow in the dark.
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