News & Announcements
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.
Tuesday--Pink Out Day
Wednesday--School Colors Day (Green and White)
Friday--2 Different Shoes Day
Show your school spirit!!
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.
Tuesday, 10/18--Picture Retakes
Wednesday, 10/19--NMS Football @home vs. Appomattox; NMS Volleyball @home vs. Buckingham
Thursday, 10/20--NMS Volleyball @Appomattox
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
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:
Listed below are the SOLs each grade level will be taking and when they will be taken.
**Expedited retakes will be given on the following dates:
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.
Monday--NMS Soccer at Home vs. Amherst Middle 4:30
Tuesday--NMS Soccer at Appomattox 5:00
Wednesday--NMS Track vs. Appomattox and CVCS 4:30;
Administrative Professional's Day
Thursday--NMS Track vs. Linkhorne and Rustburg @ Linkhorne 5:00;
Spring Band Concert @ 7pm
The two-part 8th grade Writing SOL will be held Tuesday, March 15th, and Thursday, March 17th.
Don't forget to get a good night's rest the night before the test, and make sure you eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast the morning of the test!
Please take a moment to look at our March newsletter by clicking here. If you'd like a paper copy of the newsletter, please see Mrs. Beeler in the NMS Library.
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