Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume IV, No. 8


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.

Welcome to the 80's!

To celebrate the 80th day of school, Callahan Elementary Faculty and Staff dressed up in 80’s attire. Posing in their best 80's attire is the 2nd grade team: Mrs. Rhoads, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Furr, Mrs. Heth, Mrs. Mogavero, Mrs. Parm, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Shipper, Mrs. Merson, Mrs. Cato, Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Zarczynski

Building Careers


Hilliard MIddle-Senior High Students in Agriscience Honors and Agrotechnology CTE courses recently sat for the AEST Certification Test. This test is geared towards ages 19-23 entering the workforce.


Agriculture encompasses the study of fundamental principles of agriscience safety, scientific and technical procedures, environmental science, food safety, plant and animal sciences applied to agriculture, and food and natural resource systems. Certifications were developed through comprehensive needs assessments and job analysis within the agriculture industry. AEST Certifications are meeting industry needs by identifying workers with specific, employer-demanded knowledge, skills, and abilities to support hiring practices and fill the gap in employment needs.


HMSHS students were among the highest in the state with an overall student success rate higher than 90%! Three students completed their 5th CAPE credit within Agriculture to qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarship. Congratulations to everyone!

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Swimming in Knowledge

While working on the Main Idea, Mrs. Jackson's 4th-grade class had a jellyfish invasion! Students used interactive charts and graphic organizers to focus on building their skills.

Creative Collages


Callahan Middle School's art teacher, Ms. Jaramillo, encouraged her students' creative abilities. The 1st and 3rd period classes were excited to show off their Dog/Cat collages.

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Paper Plates = Learning

At Yulee Middle School, Ms. Elliott modified an activity she learned at a recent Make-And-Take. Using 3 different sized paper plates, she reinforced the area and circumference of circles. Students also chose 2 of their plates to find the percent difference in area and circumference. Take a look at their work in the hall!

Candy Cane Writing

Students in Mrs. Jones' class at Yulee Elementary were busy creating unforgettable writing experiences in December. Creative juices were flowing as students used their imagination in this fun writing experience. The writing prompts were tied to the end of a candy cane, and as students wrote their stories, they enjoyed the tasty peppermint holiday treat.

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Gingerbread Winners

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SNOW Much January Fun!

CIS - SNOW Much Fun!


During the month of January, Callahan Intermediate School has taken Learning in a Winter Wonderland to the next level. Each Thursday through the month of January, CIS is deepening their learning with everything winter-based & there is SNOW much fun happening around campus.

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District Spelling Bee

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The Nassau County School District held the 2020-2021 District Spelling Bee on January 20th at the District Office. There were 8 rounds of great spelling! Congratulations to our District Winner, Keaton DeVaul, Fernandina Beach Middle School.


Thank you to all students that participated in the Spelling Bee!

  • Cooper Dugger, Bryceville Elementary
  • Isabella Santos, Callahan Intermediate School
  • Luke Ahnemiller, Callahan Middle School
  • Ava Grandey, Emma Love Hardee Elementary School
  • Keaton DeVaul, Fernandina Beach Middle School
  • Cathy Le, Hilliard Elementary School
  • Deven Cagle, Hilliard Middle-Senior High School
  • Chloe Torres, Wildlight Elementary School
  • Karli Mathis, Yulee Elementary School
  • Noah Robertson, Yulee Middle School
  • Ian Wilking, St. Michaels

Wall of Fame


To recognize the outstanding work of faculty and staff members, Mrs. Loudermilk and Ms. Sims created a Wall of Fame that spotlights the amazing people that make Hilliard Elementary School shine. They are so proud of everyone that inhabits Hilliard Elementary and look forward to celebrating more of their phenomenal staff members throughout the year.

A Tasty Lunch


Chloe Torres, the winner of the Wildlight Elementary Spelling Bee, celebrated her win with lunch at Tastys with her teacher Jayden Ruling, her mother, and Principal Amber Bovinette.

Discovering A Different Look

Mrs. Mikelson's class, Emma Love Hardee Elementary, has been learning how to analyze accounts of the same topic in Reading. They've read 3 texts on Teddy Roosevelt and learned that based on the perspective of the author, Teddy had many sides to his personality. Using text evidence, character traits, and Bitmojis, students created a sort that displayed how the accounts were similar or different.

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