Nassau Notebook

Volume V, No. 19

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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January is School Board Recognition Month

We are thankful for everything our School Board members do for our schools, families, and community across Nassau County!
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Hornets Work Hard and Play Hard!

After a long week of testing, remediation, and makeup work, Mrs. Stewart's 6th graders at Yulee Middle school needed a break. They worked so hard. Now it was time to play! Teams of students battled to create the longest paper chain with only one piece of paper and a foot of tape, played marshmallow and candy cane games, had a blast with a cakewalk and a popcorn party. The parents stepped up and sent in everything that was requested. Sometimes you have to step back and let the kids be kids; they worked together, laughed, and had a great day! Mrs. Stewart feels blessed to have such amazing students.
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Feeding Families

For the NCSD Food and Nutrition Services Department's Christmas Serve Project this year, the foodservice team collected donations and met together to make freezer meals for local foster families and other families in need in our community. We raised over $400 and made 78 meals to be donated along with a gift card to Publix. Teams that love & serve together - stay together.
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Hot Chocolate Party

Primary students at Bryceville Elementary School who met their Accelerated Reader goal were treated to a morning of cocoa and crafts. Thanks to Wildlight Elementary for the great idea.
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Hot Chocolate Stand

The week before Christmas break Mrs. Quigley's fourth-grade class at Callahan Intermediate School participated in project-based learning that focused on designing our Hot Cocoa stand, culminating in a class party on Friday where they held the hot cocoa stand. They designed!


The class integrated ELA, social studies, science, and math throughout this PBL. Students read passages on the history of the cocoa bean and the scientific benefits on your body (meaning hot chocolate can be GOOD for you! - in moderation 😊).

Students learned how Milton Hershey advertised his chocolate product, specifically his chocolate powder, to create the popular drink we now know as hot chocolate. Students then used this information to create their hot chocolate ads.


For the math portion of the lesson, students analyzed the sales profits of past hot cocoa stands to determine how much we wanted to charge per cup and topping. They also evaluated graphs that demonstrated topping popularity to decide which toppings we included at our hot cocoa stand.


Before their class party on Friday, they made signs with the toppings and prices we decided on based on our PBL from the week! Then we enjoyed a nice cup of hot cocoa and the toppings of our choice.

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Nassau Performances

Bryceville Elementary students performed Christmas songs, read poetry, and shared essays about their thankfulness in front of family and friends. We ended the evening with a crowd-pleasing sing-along, cookies, and hot cocoa.
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Mr. Seely and the Callahan Intermediate School Chorus performed a Christmas performance for CIS families.
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Pre-K on the Promethean Board

Mrs. Bowling's pre-k students at Southside Elementary use their Promethean Board whiteboard to make Mat Man.
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Snowmen Creations

Mrs. Cronin's fourth-grade class at Wildlight Elementary celebrated the winter break by creating snowmen.
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Field Trip to Hawaii

Mrs. Freese at Emma Love Hardee had the opportunity to join her husband on a trip to Kawai, Hawaii, and planned a virtual field trip for her students. Students each received a lei, photo props, and a Google slide presentation of their virtual trip. Two teams meeting were held to allow the students to see some of the places and ask questions.
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