Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume IV, No. 12


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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Powerful & Prepped ParaProfessionals

The Paraprofessionals at Yulee Primary School participated in a Professional Development Make&Take to have materials for their small group instruction. They made paint bags, pointers, and sand trays to make sight word instruction during their small groups hands-on and engaging.

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How Will You Age?


At Wildlight Elementary, Mrs. Godbolt's 1st-grade class celebrated the 100th Day of School by predicting how they would look at 100 years old.

Nassau Education Foundation Donate & Win

The Nassau Education Foundation had its donors nominate their favorite teacher for a $500 award. Mrs. Shannon Hogue, from Emma Love Hardee Elementary, was the winner. She used the monies to purchase Word Study Books and magnetic letters for ELH teachers. Congratulations!

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Community Helpers

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In Mrs. Bowling's Pre-K classroom at Southside Elementary, they have been learning about community helpers, their tools, and their profession. Students worked on puzzles with different types of transportation and sorted different types of tools. Some community helpers. Officer Al, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Vernice joined them for a donut breakfast as a way to say "Thank You" for all they do.


Students Pictured:

Everett Angues, Venus Luis-Gonzalez, Everleigh Hammond, Chase Martin, Skyler Martin, Abel McRae, Evan Seibert, Nathan Sparks, Carter Wyckoff

The Wheels on the Bus


During Bus Driver Appreciation Week, Callahan Elementary School showered all the bus drivers with lots of treats daily. Thank you to all of Nassau County's OUTSTANDING bus drivers who work so hard to keep our students safe!

ELH πŸ’— Their Counselor

Emma Love Hardee celebrated Mrs. Mary Hawkins during School Counselor's Week.

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Growing Positive Minds

Yulee Primary School participated in the virtual NED Show presentation to remind students about the importance of the word 'yet' and growth mindset. Students were engaged as the interactive presenter used yo-yo tricks to reinforce the concepts. Thank you, Ms. Fleming, for sharing the great things happening at YPS!

Oratorical Winner


Elizabeth Archer, Yulee High School Senior, won first place in the Amelia Island Rotary Oratorical Competition and was one of the five regional finalists in the Rotary Oratorical for Nassau, Duval and St. Johns Counties. For her efforts, Elizabeth won $1000 in scholarship money. Her speech was entitled "The Role of Education in Overcoming Poverty." Congratulations!

Tilting Temperature

Math and Science came crashing together in an 8th-grade Seasons Lab at Callahan Middle School. Students collected temperature data on how the tilt of the Earth's axis contributes to seasons and discovered that the hemisphere that receives the more direct sunlight, due to the tilt, warms up more significantly than the hemisphere that does not. Students used a GLX temperature probe to graph temperature change over time. What a great lab for students to simulate and learn!

Essay Winner

Amelia Green, 5th-grader at Emma Love Hardee Elementary, won the Florida Literacy Week essay contest for grades 3-5 in Northeast Florida. Congratulations to Amelia!

Career Shadow Day

Ninety students participated in the 4th annual β€œCareer Shadow Day”, an event coordinated by the Career Education Department. The opportunity was open to all 8th-grade students that registered and agreed to complete the follow-up assignment. Students shadowed and studied occupations of all types, including manufacturing, construction, hospitality, healthcare, technology, and business.


β€œThis was our highest level of participation so far, so we really appreciate the work of our middle school administrators, guidance counselors, CTE staff, and the Nassau County Community for helping us get the word out,” said Brent Lemond, Director of Nassau County Career Education. β€œMost of all, we appreciate all of the participating businesses that were willing to host our students.”


Coordinated by Career Education Department

  • Brent Lemond; Director, Career & Adult Education
  • Tammy Roberts, Career Ed Teacher
  • Michele Stamps, Career Ed Teacher

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Celebrate the CNAs

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Yulee High School

Congratulations to Mrs. Crosby's 2021 CNA class for their 100% pass rate on their CNA exam!

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Fernandina Beach High School

Congratulations to Mrs. Adams' 2021 CNA class for their 100% pass rate on their CNA exam!

Table Angles

Callahan Middle Students in Mrs. Reeves' 7th-grade Pre-Algebra class found their teacher table looking different during a recent lesson. Mrs. Reeves had created multiple angles using tape on her teacher's table. The students used angle relationships learned in class to compute the missing angle measures labeled at teacher table. Students rotated around the teacher's table until all missing angles were solved.

Hatching New Learning

At Hilliard Elementary, Ms. Olman's 2nd-grade class has been growing and hatching baby chicks through embryology. They monitored and rotated eggs for the 21 days of development hoping to see baby chicks. And in early March, they successfully had 9 healthy baby chicks hatch in their classroom! It was an amazing opportunity for the students to gain responsibility, employ teamwork, and practice caretaking skills.

Life Cycles in Action

Ms. Wells' class at Wildlight Elementary had a great experience exploring the life cycle of a butterfly in action.

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Little Hornets Celebrate Literacy

At Yulee Primary School, they have many activities during Literacy Week. They started by dressing up as Dr. Seuss' characters to honor friendship.

Telling Time with Dr. Seuss

Mrs. Williams' 1st-grade class discovered how to tell time with Dr. Seuss. The students were very proud of their Seuss clock creations.

Mystery Readers

Each day of Read Across America Week, students at Yulee Primary tuned in for a very special mystery reader. The Mystery Reader shared one of their favorite books to help get students excited to read.

Pajamas & A Good Book

In Mrs. Fleming's 1st-grade classroom, students dressed in their pajamas to celebrate snuggling up with a good book.

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