Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume III, No. 14


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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Jeannie Blaylock visits West Nassau High!

Click here to see her Facebook post regarding her visit.

The Gift of STEAM

Families and students enjoyed a recent STEAM night at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School. Lots of things were explored, built and discovered while families enjoyed pizza and cookies. Emma Love partnered with Nassau Transit to provide a shuttle service for families without transportation. It was a great night celebrating STEAM!

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⭐ Reading Under the Stars ⭐

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Planting for Impact

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 24, 2020. Florida's Arbor Day is a state celebration that is held the third Friday of January. Hilliard Middle-Senior High School's FFA and Ag Education students, led by Mrs. McCullough, celebrated the third Friday in January to work around Pine Tree Planting season.


Agriculture Education students at HMSHS get the opportunity to work hand in hand with Mr. Jim Tootle, our county forester in managing the Hilliard FFA Chapters 60 acre forest. The students worked with county foresters to plant over 2,000 pine trees in the FFA Forest. Students not only get to learn about reforestation with Rayonier, Westrock, and the Forestry Department, they get a multitude of opportunities to put their skills to the test. FFA Vice President Jennifer Martin says, "We aren't just planting trees, we are creating a sustainable economic opportunity for the next group of students coming in behind us". With Pine Trees being the number one crop in Northeast Florida its imperative students learn their economic impact and explore and experience career opportunities right here in our county.

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Cheering On Victory! πŸ“£

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Congratulations to the Callahan Middle School Rambler Cheer Squad on their first-place victory. Your CMS Ramblers are very proud of you!

Celebrating 100 Days & United Way

Rosalinda Willetts was instrumental in helping Bryceville exceed the United Way campaign donations from last year and received recognition for it on the 100th day of school. Doesn’t she make a great senior citizen?

Adopt-A-Solider

Adopt-A-Soldier is an initiative that all K-12 schools participate in. This project is ongoing throughout the year. The soldiers that received local gifts send an email of gratitude and included pictures with their trees and Christmas decorations. The troops of B 1-265th ADA, Zagan, Poland were thrilled to receive their package.

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Project TRIBE

The faculty and staff of West Nassau High School were sporting their Mardi Gras beads from the BETA club's "Project TRIBE" initiative. Each student was given a set of beads and a thank you note to be given to a staff member who has made an impact on them. Thank you to Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Branson for heading up this project.

Warrior Spelling Champ

Callahan Intermediate School's Spelling Bee Winner, Aiden Morgenberger, won the school's Spelling Bee and went on to compete at the District level on Friday, January 17th.

District Spelling Champs

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The Nassau County School District held it’s District Spelling Bee on Friday, January 17, 2020. There were 11 contestants who all won their school-level competitions. The winners from each school were as follows:



Bryceville Elementary – Tori Bowen

Callahan Intermediate – Aiden Morgenberger

Callahan Middle – Lucas Phillips

Emma Love Hardee Elementary – Olivia Stuntz

Fernandina Beach Middle – Cale Meredith

Hilliard Elementary – Erin McCannell

Hilliard Middle – Jaiden Godron

Wildlight Elementary – Jennings Mullis

Yulee Elementary – Noah Robertson

Yulee Middle – Aidan Stroupe

St. Michael Academy – Ian Wilking



The District winner was Ian Wilking from St. Michael Academy. The runner-up was Jaiden Godron from Hilliard Middle. Congratulations!

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