Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 13

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.


First Coast News Celebrates Mrs. Hensley

Congratulations to Mrs. Hensley, at Yulee High School, for being selected as First Coast News' Teacher of the Week. Thank you for all that you do for your students!

Collaborative Novels & Poetry

As West Nassau High School, Mrs. Lane had her English classes working together to focus on text excerpts, writing, and poetry. Students were given text excerpts from their current class novels and had to pull out words that were important to them to create a sentence. Then they were to write that sentence on the strip of construction paper in order to place it on the floor. Once all sentences were on the floor, the class collectively placed the strips in a certain order to create a "Found" poem.

TrailBlazers Explore History

The 4th-grade students, teachers, and parents of Wildlight Elementary were able to experience a guided historical tour through Fernandina’s Fort Clinch, along with a guided nature walk highlighting some of North’s Florida’s unique forestry and wildlife surrounding the fort. Everyone had a great experience learning about our local community's history.
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Scientists of the Future

Yulee Elementary's, Scientists of the Future, have been busy bees, or should I say "Hornets," lately. They have gotten the school's outdoor garden prepped for spring, planted some basil via hydroponic gardens, dissected owl pellets to learn about food chains, and tackled some engineering with candy catapults.

They have even learned a lot about the North Atlantic Right Whale thanks to the amazing volunteers from the NARW Foundation. Students then created some right whales to share with special events around town. Yulee Elementary is full of inquisitive minds!

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Hilliard Elementary's Volunteers of the Year

Stock Market Winners

Mrs. Geiger, from West Nassau High School, celebrated with Jordon Book and Meagan Templeton for being Florida Council of Economics Educators Stock Market simulation contest winners. The 1st place winners each received a $50 check each and an Amazon gift card. Congratulations!

Little Pirates Learn to Code

Led by media specialist, Mrs. Hodges, all students at Emma Love Hardee Elementary participated in the International Hour of Code the first 2 weeks in December. Students had a blast learning how to code while working in the Dance Party, Minecraft and Angry Bird coding courses. Students also enjoyed working on STEAM activities in the S.T.E.P. Lab! Solve, Tinker, Explore, and Play in the ELH Media Center!

Art in the Capitol

Kamryn Thomas, an 8th grader at Callahan Middle School, won the 2019 Art in the Capitol Competition. Her winning artwork will be taken to the Capitol and placed on display during the 2019 Legislative Session. Congratulations, Kamryn!
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Welcome School Board Members!

Recently, elected School Board Members have been sworn in during the School Board meeting. Thank you for the Board Members for their service in our District.


One View at a Time

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!