Recording Outstanding Education
Volume IV, No. 10
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.
What's the Forecast?
Learning with Lilly
At Callahan Elementary, Mrs. Wheeler’s class celebrated literacy week by participating in Text Tasting Tuesday. Students were able to “sample” pages of different books written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes.
Students had a great time finding all the similarities and techniques that Kevin Henkes uses for the author’s craft in his books.
Shapes Come to Life
Southside Elementary's Kindergarteners used the STEM kits received from the Kings Bay grants to engineer 2D and 3D shapes using popsicle sticks with Velcro, Playdoh, and toothpicks with Styrofoam balls.
They were able to count the sides of each shape, the vertices, and the flat faces on the 3D shapes. It was excellent concrete and fine motor learning activity.
100 Days Brighter
Hilliard Flash Alumni
Hilliard Middle-Senior High School's School-Related Employee of the Year, Holden Whiten, was recently featured in the Nassau County Record. In the article, he shared his thoughts on his growth and success from being a part of the Hilliard community. Check out the article here!
The Middle School Robotics/STEM club at Hilliard Middle-Senior High School is using Legos to create a zipline. Students were experimenting with resistance, tension, gravity, and potential vs. kinetic energy. Students used the scientific method to make predictions, experiment, make revisions, and draw conclusions.
Members of the Robotics/STEM club are: Mrs. Kristen Ray (Coach), Luke Ray, Corbin Poteet, Jaiden Godron, Gage West, Kenli Haddock, Erin McCannell, Jaiden Kjensmo
Wildlight Elementary celebrated their fabulous Guidance Counselors, Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Parks, by decorating their office wall with “Thank You For Guiding Us in The Right Direction“. Their area was also covered with personal notes of encouragement and gratitude for that they bring to the students and staff of Wildlight Elementary.
Making a Buzz
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Mrs. Tanner's and Mrs. Balderson's classes at Yulee Primary School are buzzing with excitement since they reached their AR goals for the 2nd nine weeks.
LifeSavers Serve Others
The Hilliard schools recently combined efforts to thank healthcare workers for all of their hard work. The second-grade classes at Hilliard Elementary School partnered with the LifeSavers at Hilliard MIddle-Senior High to collect lotions, snacks, and other needs for nurses.
Then, the LifeSavers CNA Program delivered the collection of snacks and Thank You cards tothe nursing staff at St Vincent's Riverside as an appreciation for their hard work during COVID. The LifeSavers CNA Program is lead by Mrs. Cindy McClanathan with Mrs. Mosley and Mrs. Pittman as sponsers.
Beginning with Botley
They will continue to improve their coding skills and incorporate obstacles that Botley will have to maneuver around. Mrs. Rhoads stated, "Thank you, SWFLANT at Kings Bay, for providing my students will a fun tool to help practice their reading, science, and problem-solving skills!"
Students in Mrs. Anderson's 1st-grade class at Yulee Primary School had a great time exploring farm life. During their recent Author Study Week, Doreen Cronin filled their classroom with Farmer Brown and very opinionated farm animals. It was a week filled with reading, painting, and laughter.