Recording Outstanding Education
Volume II, No. 23
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.
Buzzing Into FSA
Cracking Into Science
First-grade teachers at Yulee Primary School, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. McNally, had a challenge for their students. Students attempted to walk on eggs to see if they could crack them. This experiment helped students discover how hens can sit on the eggs without damaging them. After walking on the eggs, students tried using their hands to crack the eggs. It was an egg-cellent day!
Callahan Elementary Students Celebrate Earth Day
Medal of Honor
At Bryceville Elementary School, they celebrated Medal of Honor Day by gathering around the flagpole to learn about what the Medal of Honor is, to say the pledge, and to sing the Star Spangled Banner.
Individual classes are also writing letters to the 23 Florida Medal of Honor recipients and their families.
Discovering Mice in the Classroom
Southside Elementary's second-grade students recently started their ABC Countdown to Summer.
Mrs. Watts' class celebrated C is for Coding Day by using code to program their robotic mice. The students had a blast!
History in the Making
FLORIDA STATE DAR NAMES BEN WEISER OUTSTANDING HISTORY TEACHER
Ben Weiser has been named the state’s Outstanding Teacher of American History by the Florida State Society DAR a month after the Amelia Island Chapter cited him for its award. Mr. Weiser is a veteran of 20 years in the classroom and currently teaches American history at Fernandina Beach High School. His undergraduate degree is from Purdue University, and his Master of Arts in Secondary Education is from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Standing with Mr. Weiser are (L-R) Florida State DAR Historian Cindy Addison, Florida State Regent Dawn Lemongello, national DAR President General Anne Dillon, Amelia Island DAR Historian Rebecca Mayle, and Amelia Island Regent Lynn Leisy.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is the largest women’s service organization in the world and contributes over one million volunteer hours a year. The approximately 200 members of the Amelia Island Chapter contribute 5,000 volunteer hours and $5,000 in scholarships and awards in Nassau County each year.
Congratulations to Mr. Weiser!