Nassau Notebook

Volume V, No. 8

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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Hilliard Middle Senior High Inspires a Day to Honor Deputy Moyers

The Hilliard Middle-Senior High School students began a campaign in support of Deputy Joshua Moyers to wear blue on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.


This campaign spread quickly across Nassau County.

Blue for Deputy Moyers

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Constitution Day Across the County!

Schools across Nassau County celebrated Constitution Week in various ways, from learning about the math behind our history to reading about our Constitution to even writing their own! Below are just some of the outstanding ways they celebrated.


Yulee Primary Library students learn about the Statue of Liberty to celebrate Constitution Week - a symbol of freedom. In addition to reading about the Statue of Liberty, students can visit one center table to see life-size drawings of her eyes (2'6"), her mouth (3'0"), and her nose (4'6"). Then, they can use pool noodles to measure how long her arms are. (Hint: It takes 10 1/2 pool noodles!) Next, students use building materials to sculpt their own Lady Liberty, and they top it all off by learning to draw her! Because we live in a free country, students can choose whether to color her green (like she is now) or coppery brown (like she used to be). It's been a freedom-filled week at the YPS Library!


Mrs. Olman's second-grade class at Hilliard Elementary School celebrated Constitution Day on September 17th. To honor the day in 1787, when the Constitution was signed, students watched a schoolhouse rock video, listened to a kid-friendly book about the preamble, decorated a patriotic top hat, and made their laws! It was a fun day learning about the importance of our Constitution and how it made the country we know today!

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Noun Town and Verbville

The students in Mrs. Ballard's class at WIldlight Elementary School used labeling techniques, along with background knowledge of community helpers in a neighborhood to build Noun-Town and Verb-Ville! The students were grouped with attachable pieces- buildings, characters, extra props- and constructed their towns. Using color-coded sticky notes, they label the proper nouns, nouns, and verbs within their towns. Once finished, all of the roadways were connected to build one large NOUN TOWN! (Along with the suburb of Verb-Ville)!

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Silly Shell Sequencing

Students in Mrs. Ray’s class at Callahan Intermediate School are working in cooperative groups to sequence the events in the story β€œNorman the Slug with the Silly Shell.”
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Five Senses

The pre-k students at Hilliard Elementary have been learning all about the five senses. Students were able to explore the sense of touch by finger painting and the senses of smell and taste with a popcorn taste test!

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Gothic Literature

During the fifth week of school, in Mrs. Edward's class at West Nassau High School, one class compared and contrasted a film and short story; they examined themes, author's tone- revealed through diction and syntax- and mood. A "close read" followed for a deeper understanding of mood; Finally, this literary element was conceptualized through illustrations of three major events of the story, Fall of the House of Usher.


Another class focused on the rising and falling actions of the same story; they examined how the plot's events affected and influenced characters and themes. Their culminating activity was to sequence and labeled the literary elements and plot of the story, Fall of the House of Usher.

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Open House Carnival

Yulee Elementary School hosted a Carnival-themed open house complete with games, costumes, treats, and popcorn! The atmosphere was fun and exciting, and all had fun.

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Pirates Study pH

The 8th graders at Fernandina Beach Middle School explored pH as part of their physical science unit on matter. Students discussed the many examples of acids and bases they encounter in their daily lives, including apple juice, vinegar, and mild cleaning solutions. The students gained great hands-on experience and had a pHantastic time.

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Data and Donuts

Every month teachers at Yulee Primary School sign up for times to meet with the reading coach to dig into their classroom data while enjoying a cup of coffee and donuts. During this time, teachers are learning how to use all pieces of data to drive their instruction.

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Safety Patrol Pirates

Emma Love Hardee is proud of their fifth-grade Safety Patrol. The advisors Ms. Allissia Page and Mr. Darren Smith, have created amazing teams that patrol their campus each day!

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Multiplication Arrays

Students in Mrs. Trujillo’s at Callahan Intermediate School learn about multiplication arrays through various hands-on activities.

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Enchanted Forest Book Cafe

Students at Yulee Elementary School enjoyed a Book Tasting for the new Sunshine State Books for 2021-22. The library was transformed into Le Enchanted Forest Book Cafe, and students had a great time enjoying the cafe's ambiance while tasting brand new delicious books. Chefs Solis and Kirchner served up abundant portions of literary delights to every student!

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Celebrating Reading

Mrs. Parm's class at Callahan Elementary School celebrated being in the weekly top three on Accelerated Reader in the whole school!

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