Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 7

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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Coffee, Colleges, & Careers

West Nassau's Seniors were recently treated to a free breakfast and a College & Career Workshop. The students were divided into four breakout sessions with assistance on: "College Essay & Letter of Recommendations," "College Applications," "Filling out Scholarship Packets," and information on "Career & Military" (resume building, job search, military reps, apprenticeships, and internships).

Thank you to Ms. Roberts, Ms. Ludvigsen, Ms. Pulliam, Ms. Smith, Ms. Eddy, Ms. Sheffied, Ms. Winters and the entire Senior Class of 2019!


YES General Store Champion

Yulee Elementary School’s Callahan Fair Committee was thrilled to receive the news from Mr. Keith Wingate, President of the Northeast Florida Fair, that Yulee Elementary’s fair booth was awarded the 2018 Overall First Place Grand Champion rosette ribbon for the school booth competition. The committee, consisting of Rachael Albury, Lindsey Francis, Kellie Jones, Gloria Szubelak, Leslie Reid, Chandra Solis, Albert Wagner, and Mary Wall, collaborated to create the “YES General Store”.

Students, teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and two local businesses contributed their time, talent, and/or materials for this year’s booth. According to Ms. Sandra Hunter, grandmother of three YES students, “I don’t have the words to describe it. It’s just beautiful and looks like a picture out of a book.” Great job Yulee Elementary School!

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BINGO for Books

Wildlight Elementary School held it's first BINGO For Books family night on October 18th. Families received a goodie bag of reading resources for students to use at home when reading their books. They enjoyed pizza and cookies before the real fun began! The kids played BINGO with their family and friends to win FREE books! Each child had 3 playing cards - and everyone was a winner! The amazing reading committee set up tables of books for children of all ages to pick from as they brought up their winning cards. You could see and hear the excitement in all of the participants as they jumped and yelled "BINGO!" Thank you for supporting the love of reading, Wildlight!


Musical Marching Pirates

Fernandina Beach High School's band students, John Brown (saxophone), Allison Cornelius (flute) and Victoria Maltagliati (clarinet) have been chosen to attend the FSU Tri-State Band Festival at the end of November. This annual event is designed to provide rewarding musical experiences for high school juniors and seniors by engaging in an intensive schedule of rehearsals, masterclasses, professional clinics, and concerts. The festival features national and internationally renowned guest conductors and FSU music faculty. Congratulations to our Mighty Marching Pirates!
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Football Reading Rally

All of Callahan Intermediate's students who met their 1st nine week AR Goal came out and participated in the Football Reading Rally on Friday, October 19th! Students enjoyed games, food, and were also supported by the West Nassau High School Warrior Football Players and Cheerleaders!


Hilliard's Super Scientists

The 5th grade is learning about states of matter using drops of dry ice in a bowl of water. Last week, students learned how gas is a combination of carbon dioxide and water vapor. So, the gas seen is actually a cloud of tiny water droplets. The thin layer of soap film stretched across the rim of the bowl trapped the expanding cloud and created a giant bubble.
Mrs. Grubbs' 5th-grade students put on their scientist's hats and observed chemicals dissolving and reacting using the scientific method. Candy is full of dye, which means the combination of dye and sugar dissolves quickly in water. Students observed by placed in a shallow pan of water, the dye quickly dissolved and started to absorb into the water, it made colorful rainbows.
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Ms. Flight's, Mrs. Grubbs' and Mrs. Stewart's classes experienced first-hand how properties of matter change. Students explored how chemical and physical properties change in matter by adding heat to marshmallows. Using their perfectly toasted marshmallows, they then made S’mores to enjoy.

Walking with Bryceville

The Walking Classroom is a new program Bryceville Elementary is piloting in our after-school tutoring program. The Walking Classroom is a program that combines physical movement and mental focus with walking, listening, and learning. Watch the video and walk with Mrs. Faucher to see them in action!