Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 18

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.


Marathon High

Yulee High School's Marathon High Running Club has been training since October to complete the 13.1 with Donna (half-marathon) on February 10, 2019. Many of the students had no experience running prior to joining Marathon High. This is the 8th season of the running club and it consists of 22 students, 6 coaches, and 2 parents.

If a student participates in Marathon High for all four years of high school, they become a Marathon High Streaker and will earn a special hoodie. The Marathon High Streakers for the 2018-2019 year are Isabel Burbo and Salina Rodriguez.

Congratulations to all!

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Marathon High Coaches:

Amy Grunewald, Herman Cook, Jack Martin, Bill Murto, Lynette Brosius

Marathon High Students:

Miranda Brown-Emery, Isabel Burbo, Alessia Chavez-Tafur, Micaela Chavez-Tafu, Savannah Currie, Kayla Drake, Dalton Edwards, Ian Good, Jade Graham, Claire Grunewald, Joyce Jean-Baptiste, Laura-Beth Jones, Isabella Maldonado, Sofia Marrero, Ezra Martin, Tristan Murto, Katelyn Oglesby, Nadiyah Richards, Raul Rodriguez, Salina Rodriguez, Faith Savage, Kaitlyn Shay

Research in History

Ms. Tanner, Fernandina Beach Middle School, guided her 8th-grade students through exploring influential Black Americans during Black History month. Students researched and created a Google Site biography on an individual of their choice. Take a look at some of their work below!

Lebron James

Oprah Winfrey

Michelle Obama

Frederick Douglass


Wild About Learning at Wildlight


Inspiring Author, Inspired Readers

Famous author, John Grisham, visited Hilliard Middle-Senior High School 's and Callahan Middle School's students for Authors in Schools Day. The students were very impressed with his talent and personable connection. The students highly recommended his Kid Lawyer series. Since receiving the first book for the event, the library cannot keep copies of his books on the shelves.

Pirate Band Invades Musical Rewards

At the Solo and Ensemble Competition, Fernandina Beach High School had a total of 38 students participating as soloists or in an ensemble. It was a successful competition as 34 of the 38 earned a Superior rating in at least one event.

Several students earn more than one Superior by participating in multiple events. All students participating earned at least a rating of Excellent. The Winterguard, 3 guard soloists, 10 instrumental soloists, and the FBHS Rose Quartet all qualified for State Solo and Ensemble as well, by earning a superior on a piece that is graded at a level 5 difficulty or higher.

Congratulations to all of the musicians!

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Congratulations to the Fernandina Beach High School Winterguard on their first place victory performing their show "Human" at their competition at University High School in Orlando. The Winterguard is under the direction of Rene' Pittman, Jeanne Abrew, and Captains Ashley Hulce and Shemayah Preliou.
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