Nassau Notebook

Volume V, No. 21

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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πŸŽ‰Teacher of the YearπŸŽ‰

Nassau County School District's Teacher of the Year is Shelby Goodwin!

Below is an excerpt from her essay on what inspires her as an educator.

"...I am inspired by the incontestable fact that every day presents an

opportunity to make a difference through the relationships I have with my students. Each

morning, I am excited by the hope that the lessons I impart and the collaborative

discussions that take place contribute not only to a deeper understanding of concepts, but

also to the acquisition of a skill set that leads to personal growth even beyond graduation

day."

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Spelling Bee Champion

Nassau County School District's Spelling Bee winner is Kaleb from Hilliard Elementary, along with runner-up Charles from Callahan Middle! Great job to all of the participants from each school!
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100th Day of School 2022

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International Club

Fernandina Beach Middle School International Club members learn basic facts about a featured country: where in the world it is located, discuss its unique customs and traditions, try its food if and when possible, etc. We meet every Thursday after school for one and a half hours. A guest speaker is featured when possible, but the members usually research an assigned topic about the featured country and report on it.
Mrs. Szrimai is hosting or sponsoring the International Club after school; on Jan. 12th, she tapped on one staff member (and parent) at their school- Mr. John Langager- to speak about Japan, the featured country. Mr. Langager grew up in Japan when his parents lived there as missionaries in the early 1950s.
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Trail Mix

Third-grade students at Wildlight Elementary created a trail mix using improper fractions. They had to first create the batch by determining which measuring tool they’d need, and the improper fraction had to be turned into a mixed number!
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Making Snow

After learning all about winter and snow, the pre-K classes at Hilliard Elementary made some snow of their own! A mixture of baking soda and shaving cream created a fun, cold snow-like creation. The students even took their snow home to share with their families!
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Robotics Club

Yulee Primary's 2nd-grade Robotics Club learned basic coding at their first meeting. They put their coding skills into action at their second meeting using new KUBO robots. Students broke into teams, made a basic plan, & executed it! If it didn't work, they worked together to de-bug & make it happen! Everyone had so much fun!
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Rotary Oratorical Competition Winner

Nicholas Emerson, Yulee High School senior, won the Rotary Oratorical Competition for Nassau County on Jan. 14th. As the first-place contestant, he won $500 and is one of the six regional finalists who will compete for $5000 on Feb. 17th. Outstanding work, Nicholas!
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Cosmic Fractions

Mrs. Carter's third-grade students worked on splitting fractions greater than one equally. They worked to cut their cosmic brownies into fractional pieces but then shared them equally with each other.
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