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.
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.!
White Oak Conservation
Along with Mrs. Cruce and Mrs. Van Epps, the Elementary Gifted classes of Nassau County made their annual visit to White Oak Conservation. Students have been studying Pere David’s Deer, a species that is currently extinct in the wild according to the IUCN Red List.
While visiting White Oak, the students explored the 33-acre habitat where the deer live and were able to learn from wildlife specialists who care for them. Students completed a behavioral analysis to better understand the species, visited the food storage to learn about their dietary habits, and examined other species to compare.
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!
Wildlight Elementary's 3rd-grade students went to the Cummer Museum to learn about the elements of art.
Students were able to visit the garden, discuss sculptures and paintings, learn about four different elements of art, and create their own abstract work of art.
Growing Readers One Book at a Time
Cheering Students On
With FSA Writing and Reading Testing week arriving, Bryceville Elementary encouraged students to do their best with positive affirmations on the school's walkways.
Students enjoyed reading the cheers on their way to class.
Ms. Parks, Guidance at Wildlight Elementary, has been teaching a lesson on communication. The 5th-grade students had to work together to build a tower using only a rubber band, 6 cups and one string per person in the group. No hands allowed!
Working together is hard for anyone, they had to listen and take into consideration everyone’s opinions as to what would work and would not. The goal was to build the tower fast than the other groups in the class. Students loved the teamwork activity!