Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 14


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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We Are Nassau!

Callahan Middle School were all showing their pride on our recent We Are Nassau Day!
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ACCESS for Language Learners

Test administrators and guidance counselors recently attended their annual ACCESS 2.0 training for English Language Learners. ACCESS 2.0 is required to check the progress of our ELLs in reading, writing, listening, and speaking each year.

Fun, Furniture, and Friends

West Nassau High School's 9th-grade AVID students made use of the new movable library furniture and held a Socratic Seminar on the topic of Philanthropy for their unit on Community Service.

Fishing for Learning

At Yulee High School, Mrs. Chester implemented an AVID strategy called "Double Fishbowl". In this discussion strategy, students participate in the middle discussion group while other students actively listen outside the 'fishbowl'. Students can rotate the roles throughout the discussion.

Hornet Volunteer of the Year

Mrs. Betty Bell was selected as Yulee Primary School's Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Bell has been a dedicated volunteer and faithful member of the PTO for multiple years. She always wears a smile and lends a helping hand. She is such a wonderful volunteer to the students, faculty, and staff. Thank you, Mrs. Bell!

School-Related Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Linda Akers, the School-Related Employee of the Year from the Maintenance & Facilities Department! We appreciate you!

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Flight Academy Scholarship

Lillian Johnson, an 11th grader in Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at West Nassau County High School has received a scholarship to attend 1 of 11 universities to participate in a private pilot license training program in the summer of 2019. Cadet Johnson is one of 150 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. There are more than 120,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC at almost 900 high schools in the U.S and overseas. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. The scholarship is valued at approximately $20,000.


The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is Air Force-level initiative in collaboration with the commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage. The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community while instilling values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and sense of accomplishment. Congratulations to Lillian!

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Shopping Rewards

Hilliard Elementary School's students enjoyed spending their AR points at the AR Store. They had a great time picking out their treasures.

Last Week to View

The Florida Department of Education has planned for Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2019 for January 28 - February 1, 2019. The theme for this year is Spreading Literacy, One View at a Time. Schools have been encouraged to create and participate in a YouTube video contest sharing the importance of reading. Each video view will count as one vote for that school. Views are being counted until February 1, 2019. Check out the schools in Nassau County that are participating!

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