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Youth Art Month Coming Soon

posted Feb 16, 2017, 5:02 AM by Shelli Beeler

This week's events

posted Jan 2, 2017, 9:22 AM by Shelli Beeler

Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break!  Time to get back into the swing of school again.

Coming up this week:
NMS Basketball @ AltaVista--5pm
NMS Basketball @home vs. Grace Christian--4:30pm

Also, report cards go home this Friday!

Winter Wishes

posted Dec 20, 2016, 6:25 AM by Shelli Beeler   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 12:41 PM ]

We hope everyone has a safe, happy holiday!

Please take a moment, when you have a chance, to read our 2nd Quarter Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/c6546.  

Upcoming Events

posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:11 AM by Shelli Beeler   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 8:12 AM ]

SCHOOL WIDE READ: For the next three weeks and two days, students, teachers and staff will be reading this year's School Wide Read (SWR) selection, Schooled by Gordon Korman.  This week began with a kickoff assembly fully planned and carried out by a group of 12 sixth graders.  Students received SWR bookmarks designed by two members of this SWR Secret Committee.  On Tuesday, 12/6, students will have the opportunity to stay after school for our Tie Dye Party. On Wednesday, 12/13, students can participate in Tai Ji lessons.  (Students must sign up for both of these events at school.)  

HOLIDAY CONCERTS:  The NMS Band will be performing tonight at 7pm, and the NMS Chorus will be performing their holiday selections on Tuesday, 12/6, at 7pm.  Come on out and see what great talent we have here at Nelson Middle School.

BASKETBALL:  First of all, congratulations to both our girls and boys basketball teams on their wins against William Campbell yesterday!  Their next games are at Parry McCluer on Monday, December 5 @ 5pm.  Be sure to check out the Basketball webpage for the rest of their schedule.  You can also find these dates in the calendar on our website.

It's Spirit Week!

posted Oct 25, 2016, 4:51 AM by Shelli Beeler

Tuesday--Pink Out Day
Wednesday--School Colors Day (Green and White)
Thursday--Nerd Day
Friday--2 Different Shoes Day

Show your school spirit!!

Pennies for Patients Starts Soon!

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:07 AM by Shelli Beeler   [ updated Oct 21, 2016, 6:33 AM ]

It's that time of year again!  the Pennies for Patients program is starting on Halloween:  October 31!  Already?  We decided it would be better to beat the spring rush and move this great fundraiser to November, ending shortly before Thanksgiving break.  We're excited about this move and all that our kids can do and learn to help kids like them beat cancer.

New to this fundraiser?  Here's the lowdown:  Pennies for Patients is a three-week program for Elementary and Middle Schools where students collect change and raise funds online while learning about service and philanthropy.  Students who participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series demonstrate how important their contribution and efforts are in the advancement blood cancer cures. 

Across the US and Canada, millions of students raise funds in honor of local patients. Friends, family and neighbors can all contribute to the classroom and school totals!  By participating in your school's Student Series program, your child and their classmates will be making a huge difference in the lives of patients with blood cancers, joining millions of students across the country who will raise funds to find cures and therapies for diseases like leukemia and lymphoma.

Thanks for helping our kids raise money and awareness.  Here's to a terrific Pennies Program at NMS this school year!

To see the Nelson Middle Page, get more information and donate online, please go here: http://events.lls.org/pages/va/NelsonMiddleSchool-2017  Feel free to share this link with friend and family.  Donate online and note your child's homeroom class in the places below so their class gets credit for your donation!  Visit the video library to learn more about what the LLS does.

Upcoming events 10/17--10/21

posted Oct 13, 2016, 12:07 PM by Shelli Beeler

Tuesday, 10/18--Picture Retakes
Wednesday, 10/19--NMS Football @home vs. Appomattox; NMS Volleyball @home vs. Buckingham
Thursday, 10/20--NMS Volleyball @Appomattox

Coming up this week...

posted Sep 26, 2016, 7:26 AM by Shelli Beeler   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 7:27 AM ]

In Sports:

Monday--NMS Volleyball @Amherst 4pm

Tuesday--NMS Volleyball vs. Perry McCluer @Home 5pm

Wednesday--NMS Football vs. Fuqua School @Home 5pm

Thursday--NMS Volleyball @Buckingham 4pm

FFA @VA State Fair:

Tuesday--Forestry Field Day Contest

Thursday--Crops Judging Contest and class trip

May Newsletter

posted May 25, 2016, 12:01 PM by Shelli Beeler

Our final newsletter is complete!  We hope you have enjoyed reading about the happenings at our school this year.  Come back for more next year!

Here's the link:

SOL Schedule

posted May 9, 2016, 9:02 AM by Shelli Beeler

Listed below are the SOLs each grade level will be taking and when they will be taken. 

  • 8th grade
    • Thursday, 5/12--Science and Earth Science
    • Monday, 5/16--Reading
    • Thursday, 5/19--Math, Algebra, and Geometry
    • Tuesday, 5/24--Civics
  • 7th grade
    • Tuesday, 5/17--Reading
    • Friday, 5/20--Math
  • 6th grade
    • Friday, 5/13--Reading
    • Wednesday, 5/18--Math
**Expedited retakes will be given on the following dates:
  • Wednesday, 5/18--Science 8 and Earth Science
  • Monday, 5/23--Reading
  • Wednesday, 5/25--Math
  • Thursday, 5/26--Civics 
In the event a student misses an SOL test, as much as possible the test will be made up on the day of their return.

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