Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 21

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.


Survival Supplies

Members of Wildlight Elementary's Trailblazers Teachers of Tomorrow Club surprised the faculty and staff with a Spring Break Survival Cart. The members of the group stocked the cart full of chocolate and other goodies to thank teachers for their hard work and dedication. The Survival Cart was a nice little push to help the faculty and staff make it through the last week before Spring Break!

Racing to Read

To promote reading throughout Yulee Elementary School, a challenge was shared with all classes called, “The Great AR Horse Race.” Students read alongside their classmates for their class to win by accruing the most AR points. The top class in each grade level was awarded with a pizza party, and the top grade received dessert as well.

Congratulations to the following winning classes:
3rd grade: Ms. Scott’s class: 517.3 points
4th grade: Ms. Watkins’ class: 530.3 points
5th grade: Mrs. Jones’ class: 481.5 points

To top it off, all classes were issued an additional challenge: Any class that earned 500 points or more was able to silly string Mrs. Loudermilk in celebration of their accomplishment. Ms. Scott's and Ms. Watkins’ class both earned this special celebration.

We are overjoyed with all of the hard work our students displayed. Creating a culture of students who love to read is an important goal for Y.E.S.!

Argiscience in Action

Twice a month at Hilliard Middle-Senior High, Mrs. McCullough and the Agriscience and Agritechnology students are able to participate in hands-on lessons and activities with Rayonier workers. During the experience, standards from the book and applied to the real world situations relative to their county! This is an outstanding opportunity to see science in action!


Literary Lunch

At Callahan Elementary, each class' Top AR readers for the 3rd nine weeks joined the Principals for lunch. Students from each class ate lunch on the stage and were recognized in front of their peers while enjoying a cupcake! Congratulations!

A Huge Thanks to...

Congratulations to our Nassau County Volunteers of the Year that were recognized at a School Board meeting.

Miss Allison Wetmore, Youth Volunteer of the Year

Mrs. Lanore Haley, Adult Volunteer of the Year

Ms. Nancy Strickland, Senior Volunteer of the Year

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Growing Readers One Book at a Time

Mrs. Montanaro and Mrs. Shay had the idea to start a book club at Yulee Primary School as a way to encourage the love of reading in second-grade students. The students would independently read a book to discuss at their monthly meetings. Each meeting concluded with a book related craft like these treasure maps to accompany “Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye.” Excellent


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Sharing Experiences

Emma Love Hardee Elementary presented their A-Team School Model in conjunction with MTSS for the North Florida Conference at the University of North Florida.
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If I Were Mayor...

Some of Callahan Middle School's students participated in the "If I Were Mayor" statewide essay contest. Two students from Ms. Smith's Civics class, Reese Green and Crew Conner, received a certificate of participation from the Florida League of Cities and the Florida League of Mayors. Congratulations!


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