Nassau Notebook

Volume V, No. 7

Recording Outstanding Education

Nassau County School District has many exciting events happening on our campuses. Look at the collection of stories around our county.

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National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) Semifinalist

As a senior at Hilliard Middle-Senior High School, Tristen Roddenberry qualified as a National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) Semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring. Congratulations Tristen!

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Array Bakery

The third graders, teachers, paras, and administration at Hilliard Elementary School made math extra sweet by having our annual Array Bakery! Students worked on Cupcake Number Lines, Baked Good Inventory, and Array Creations with yummy goodies! The teachers and students dressed for the part and had the best time making math fun!

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Sweet Treats for the Hive!

Yulee High School faculty were treated to some treats and goodies Friday morning for all the hard work they put in with their Hornets!

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They Wondered and They Learned!

Mrs. Aldridge's third-grade students at Wildlight Elementary created "I Wonder/I Learned" anchor charts based on the standard of asking and answering questions about key details in a text. The text they studied this week was a nonfiction book called "Ugly Animals." Not only did the third graders work hard in their peer groups, but they did an amazing job presenting their work!! Mrs. Aldridge is beyond proud of them!

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Welcome to the Hive!

Mrs. Harris and her students at Yulee High School welcomed one of the new Environmental Science teachers by decorating her classroom door for her! Such good teamwork is going on at Yulee High School!

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3D Art in the Making

Mrs. Eason’s Art Class at West Nassau High School learns the fundamentals of clay as they work on their piggy banks. Mrs. Eason supports the students in their learning.

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Ready for Gameday!

Coach Burch and his offensive linemen from the Yulee High School Varsity football team get ready for game day.

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Pizza Parlor

Mrs. Gray's kindergarteners at Callahan Elementary were wrapping up the week on learning about Community Helpers. The little chefs had a blast learning about pizza, pizza parlors, menus, waitresses, and how pizzas change when under heat. 👩‍🍳 Most of all, they loved making their pizzas to enjoy!! So fun!!!

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JROTC Fundraising

The West Nassau Air Force Junior ROTC program, held its carwash fundraiser on Saturday, September 18. The carwash was completely student-run and organized. The adults served as the facilitators. The scholars did an excellent job, and there was a great turnout!

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Little Warriors and Lots of Labels

Mrs. Gray's Kindergarteners at Callahan Elementary were introduced to labels! To better understand labels and what they mean, it called for labeling the teacher! They had a BLAST, and they're all set on knowing what labels mean!!!

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Warriors make it to the Final Four 🏀

The West Nassau High School Warrior Basketball Team made it to the Final Four for the first time in school history. They received their championship rings at the first home football game.

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Operation Reading

Third-grade classes at Hilliard Elementary School had a ‘Reading Surgery’ day. They went to three different operating rooms to complete tests on the foot (main idea), the arm (point of view), and the kidney (character traits). When they completed the ‘tests,’ they filled out the incident report, had their supervising surgeon sign off, and bandaged up that part of the patient! Students had a fabulous time reviewing reading skills in the operating room! Students were given patients to complete different tests on as they worked through each reading skill.

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