Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume III, No. 20

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.


Technology Distribution

Thank you to all faculty and staff that came together to smoothly distribute devices to students! The pictures below are from the following schools: Callahan Intermediate, Emma Love Hardee Elementary, Hilliard Middle-Senior High, Southside Elementary, Wildlight Elementary, Yulee Elementary, and Yulee Primary.

Trailblazing Support

Wildlight Elementary's Faculty and Staff missed seeing the students in person so much, they posted special picture collages on Facebook.


A View From a Teacher's Eye

Many teachers at Hilliard Elementary School shared their thoughts on virtual learning with their principal, Mrs. Jackson.

  • Our class has really enjoyed our weekly Google Meet Chats. We have talked, laughed, and even danced! Students have been able to share their real-life pets, favorite stuffed animals, let us see their houses, showed off their playsets, and even let us meet their some of their family members. These are things we do not get to do in the normal classroom setting. We all really looked forward to each and every one of our virtual meetings! ❀️ - Mrs. Horton

  • I have been using google chat to have video meetings with my students. This past week, I had students ask if they could read to the class. They read and shared some of their favorite stories they have at home. It was precious! I am so proud of my wonderful readers!

  • I have gotten to know the families of my students on a much more personal level. I have learned a lot more about their home lives and different family dynamics. We are all going through this together and I have enjoyed being part of their support system.

  • Even though we can’t be together at school, our grade level is in constant communication with each other. From daily texts to weekly virtual video meetings we are working together stronger than ever. Everyone is helping each other out and I am so thankful for such a strong 5th-grade team!

  • Yesterday I completed a video call with one of my students, his mom, and his siblings who I have taught in years past. There were big smiles on all of our faces! Yes, we all miss school the way it was and wish for things we can't have, but the mom shared positively how they are adjusting and figuring out this new way of learning. I have found this to be a common response from many of my parents and students. They often say thank you when I call and I respond in kind because I know they have a new responsibility they never imagined they would have to deal with on top of just trying to be a parent in these difficult times.

  • I have been very pleased with the communication between the parents and myself through the Remind App during this process. The students are working well on completing the online tasks as well as the work packets we sent home. The most amazing thing to me though is how fast the students, parents, and we as teachers have adapted to this process so quickly. I am missing the daily instruction and activities with my students. However, through Microsoft Teams, I have been able to video chat with the majority of them.

  • Students have more time to pursue their talents. The drawings below were shared by a 5th grader named Corbin.

Unfortunately, I did not have all the names with the quotes. If you see your quote, please send me an email so I can give you credit. πŸ˜€

Hilliard Elementary Misses You!

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Social Media Support

The 4th-Grade team at Callahan Intermediate School took to social media to show their support and motivate their students.

Virtual Conversations

U.S. History students in Mr. Wylke's class at Yulee High School are excelling with their study of World War II. They are evaluating, creating, and responding to tough questions relating to World War II. Check out the link below to see a few responses from the Yulee Hornets!


Hungry Harold Helps the Little Warriors

Callahan Elementary's Kindergarten teachers created their distance learning packet bin, Hungry Harold. Students were happy to see a fun place to return their distance learning packets.

Dream Houses 🏑

During the first week of distance learning, the Spanish 1 students in Mrs. Durr's class at Fernandina Beach High School studied the house vocabulary using Quizlet and Gimkit. The second week they took their house vocabulary and designed their own dream homes! Take a few moments to tour their houses below.

Super 🌟

Yulee Primary School's student, Sawyer Lee, loves participating in his PT session with Stacy AlvarΓ© PTA. Sawyer was following his PT lesson for the week and even recruited his little brother to participate. Mrs. Lee posted her appreciation and excitement about the services Sawyer is receiving on social media.

Welcome to Tik Tok!

Mrs. Brumfiel, at Yulee High School, has embraced Tik Tok to help share her lessons for AP Chemistry. Follow her @amanda_chemistry71.

Bobcat Pride

All faculty, staff, and students from Bryceville Elementary participated in a virtual Bobcat Spirit Day by wearing their Bobcat wear and colors. Even from a distance, there was plenty of school spirit.

Reading Rewards Continue

While picking up lunches, students from Bryceville Elementary that met their i-Ready and Lexia goals were able to punch-a-prize to earn their ice cream treat.


Missing Their Little Hornets 🐝

Yulee Primary School has used social media to share collages and videos to encourage the little Hornets to keep learning. Check out their videos below!
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Welcome to the Hive!

Yulee Elementary School's staff members came together to make the front entrance welcoming to students to submit their work into the "turn in" boxes.

Collaborating From a Distance

Callahan Intermediate School's Kathy McDuffie, Cindy Pavey, Karen Seeley, Pat Bullard, and Elaine Ward did not let social distancing interfere with the work that needs to be completed. Using a virtual meeting, the team was able to collaborate and finalize the IEP meeting at hand.


CIS Shares Their πŸ’–

The 3rd-grade teachers at Callahan Elementary School miss being in the classroom with their students. They wanted to celebrate their students' successes with distance learning and let them know how much they miss them. They are incredibly proud of all the students at Callahan Intermediate School for all their hard work!

3rd grade teachers - Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Fenner, Ms. Trujillo, Ms. Rewis, Mrs. Gonzales, Ms. Krohnberg, Mrs. Flores, Ms. Roberts, Ms. Quigley, and Ms. Dowling

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Museum Challenge

Callahan Middle School and Fernandina Beach Middle School students recently participated in the Getty Museum Challenge. This challenge hopes to encourage everyone to continue enjoying art during this time of social distancing. Students were tasked with recreating artwork using items around them. Take a tour of their museum challenge!

CMS Presents Art RE-Creation
Fernandina Beach Middle Presents RE-Creation


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