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Nelson County Public Schools

Welcome to Nelson County Public Schools
 
          Nelson County Public Schools believe that children are our future and that learning is a lifelong adventure. Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, and a creative environment for learning. In partnership with families and community, we are committed to providing quality instruction that fosters student success, respect and diversity. We strive to enable students to become skilled, responsible and contributing members of our global society.

        Nelson County Public Schools are committed to maintaining a high standard of quality for the individual student. The curriculum at all levels is aimed primarily at the expansion and development of each student's intellectual, physical, social and emotional capabilities. Using the Virginia Standards of Learning as the minimum competencies expected of our students, teachers and administrators work with parents and the community to ensure that the needs of each child are met.

        Nelson County High School offers students from grades 9 to 12 a full range of educational opportunities. Nelson Middle School offers  "true middle school" programs with grades 6 to 8. Lastly, Tye River Elementary  and Rockfish River Elementary offer outstanding elementary school programs for students in grades Pre-K through grade 5.

More News

  • Freshman scores winning goal in comeback win against Altavista Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe only reason Wesley Boor was not playing on the Nelson Govs varsity soccer team last season is because eighth-graders can’t play varsity ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 8:05 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson County announces Hicks as new football coach, Walker as incoming AD Courtesy of Nelson County Times  See the NBC29 report hereLOVINGSTON — Nelson County High sophomore Devante Rose sat in a huddle with about 25 of his teammates Friday afternoon and ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:13 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Governors baseball honors local great with a big win Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs baseball team had a busy week, playing three games in five days with two of those including victories over William Campbell and Gretna ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 6:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs track teams shine at Woodberry Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson boys and girls track teams competed at Woodberry Forest Saturday after stopping off in Appomattox earlier in the week for a meet against ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 6:44 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson softball pounds Gretna Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball team dug a quick hole in last week’s 11-6 win over Gretna, falling behind, 4-0, with the aid ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 6:40 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Rockfish River Elementary students get up close look at various careers Rockfish River Elementary School held its annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Career Day on March 25.Students in third, fourth and fifth grade participated. Speakers from the University ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 6:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs pick up pair of wins Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter dropping its first four baseball games, Nelson County got on the winning track last week with a pair of back-to-back wins.The ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:19 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • 'Naturally Nelson' event to give students hands-on lessons on environment Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith Earth Day around the corner, fourth-grade students at Rockfish River Elementary School soon will get the chance to better appreciate the environment through ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2016, 1:28 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Girls on the Run donates to food pantry Courtesy of Nelson County TimesRockfish River Elementary School’s Girls on the Run club has collected and donated 620 food items to the Nelson County Pantry for its semester ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:47 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • In Loving Memory: tree, plaque overlooking field honors late Nelson teen Courtesy of Nelson County TimesA lone flower rests alongside a plaque honoring the late Whitney Loving, who died last summer from injuries in a car wreck. A Dogwood tree ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:43 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball team find bright spot despite loss Courtesy of Nelson County TimesEven though the Lady Govs softball team has lost its first four games, things took a turn before the Easter break as the Nelson defense ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:38 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball season off to rough start Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs’ softball season is off to a rocky start.Nelson has lost its two contests by a combined score of 35-2.In ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 7:13 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson elementary students receive dictionaries Courtesy of Nelson County TimesPens, pencils and notebooks all are necessary supplies for students. When it comes to math, calculators aid in the solving of tricky equations, and for ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 7:02 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • TRES Staff Kiss Pig Tye River students were challenged this school year to read 10,000 books. If they met this challenge, Mrs. Bradt, Mrs. Ware, and Mrs. Thompson agreed to kiss Daisy the ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • TRES and NMS help victims in Appomattox Courtesy of Nelson County TimesTye River Elementary School and students at Nelson High School and Nelson Middle Schools have decided to pitch in to help for the relief of ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2016, 12:19 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson gears up for spring sports Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith Nelson County High School putting winter sports in the rearview and moving on to spring athletics, photographer Lee Luther Jr. has dropped in on ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 7:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS freshman gets up close view of state politics Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith the General Assembly set to wrap up its 2016 session this weekend, life finally will return to normal for legislators — and Nelson County High ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:03 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS prepares to go 'under the sea' with Little Mermaid production Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThis weekend, theatergoers will get to decide if it truly is better under the sea with Nelson County High School’s rendition of “The Little ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 7:33 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Welcoming a new sheriff in town Courtesy of Nelson County TimesTye River Elementary School students last week greeted a familiar face, Nelson County Sheriff David Hill, who visited to do a walk through and say ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2016, 10:44 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • High-scoring Govs fall in postseason play Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson boys basketball team lit up their home gym with an offensive explosion in the first round of Conference 36 postseason action on Feb ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2016, 9:54 AM by Kathy Hughes
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New Employee Spotlight

  • Meghan Shortt Meghan comes to Nelson from Bel Air, Maryland.  She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Liberty University and taught five years in Amherst County Public Schools.Meghan is currently a special education teacher at Nelson Middle School.We wish you the best in Nelson County!  Welcome to the team!
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 7:10 AM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • Rockfish River students get hands-on learning experience Courtesy of Nelson County TimesRockfish River Elementary School students are taking a hands-on learning approach with a new, project-based learning initiative.According to Rockfish River principal Kim ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 7:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Three area schools recognized by U.S. News and World Report Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAltavista Combined School and William Campbell and Nelson County high schools and have been included in U.S. News and World Report’s annual list ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2016, 8:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson student places first in regional public speaking contest Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County High School student Danielle Saunders represented the Nelson Senior FFA and the FLAG Federation at the Central Area Prepared Public Speaking Contest in ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 6:47 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS, Habitat for Humanity partner to provide house Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County High School recently completed construction on a house for resident Neshioka Mears in the county through its partnership with Habitat for Humanity.While ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2016, 6:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson softball team gets first win of season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball team got its first win of the season Monday night with a 7-5 victory at East Rockingham. The Nelson girls ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:15 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle students return from Costa Rica Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAs nine Nelson Middle School students sat around the perimeter of a table in the art classroom, they tried to raise their hands and wait ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 10:10 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • League leaves a legacy in NCHS sports Courtesy of Nelson County TimesBilly League’s name is almost synonymous with Nelson County High School athletics. He will go down as one of the best athletes and coaches ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2016, 1:24 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs soccer still undefeated Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Gov soccer team is off to a perfect 5-0 start, just in time for the team to take its Easter spring break ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2016, 11:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs fall to Heritage in season opener Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs soccer team opened its season last week with a trip to Lynchburg’s City Stadium to battle the Heritage Pioneers.Nelson’s Diego ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 8:00 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Green and Gold Club honors former track coach Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile most of the nation was preparing to set its clocks one hour ahead before going to bed last Saturday night, Nelson County sports lovers ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 7:41 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • New Lady Govs soccer coach readies for season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesJenna Churchman has taken over the head coaching duties for the Lady Govs soccer team after former coach Janean Rodkey stepped down to take care ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 7:19 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle students headed to Costa Rica Courtesy of Nelson County TimesSpring break normally is a time for students to take a step away from schoolwork and full schedules, but that isn’t the case for ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 7:08 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Record number of Nelson County selections for Virginia 2016 Boys State/Girls State Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAmerican Legion Post 17 in Shipman, working with Nelson County High School, has selected and will sponsor 12 attendees to the 2016 Virginia Boys/Girls ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 7:43 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson County native gets scholarship to play for Duke Blue Devils Courtesy of Nelson County TimesSt. Anne’s-Belfield High School’s star basketball player Javin DeLaurier lists his hometown as Shipman on the ESPN player profile site. But in ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 7:40 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Guidance Department Announces UVA Post-Graduate Apprenticeship Program Here are a couple of great opportunities for you.  If interested, it is imperative that you apply early.  Groundman Opportunity:Any recent high school graduates or current high school seniors ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2016, 10:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Henry Conner remembered for community service Courtesy of Nelson County TiimesAlmost exactly five months after the death of his beloved, Henry Conner died Feb. 21 at his home in Faber.The couple was married 66 ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 12:27 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson track team excels at state championship Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson boys and girls track teams competed in the 1A/2A State Championships held at Liberty University in Lynchburg on Feb. 24 and 25 ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 7:41 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • RRES Destination Imagination Team Places Third Congratulations on the RRES Destination Imagination Team, lead by Mrs. Ziegler, for placing third in Regional Competition on Saturday, February 27, 2016, entitled Pace of Change.   Students experience many benefits ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 11:53 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • TRES celebrates World Real Aloud Day The students and staff at Tye River Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day on February 24th with community guest readers.  All students enjoyed being read to by many members ...
    Posted Feb 29, 2016, 6:33 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Rockfish River Elementary School Father Daughter Dance         
    Posted Feb 29, 2016, 6:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
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The Nelson County School Board voted unaminously to make the last day of school for 2015-16, Friday May 27, 2016, a half day.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Upcoming Events

  • McAuliffe announces state partnership for Teacher Appreciation Week May 2 - 6, 2016 Thank a TeacherGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday a state partnership aimed at recognizing the Commonwealth’s dedicated teachers.  The Virginia Lottery, the Virginia Tourism Corporation ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 6:18 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Virginia CyberCAMP 2016 Deadline to Apply:  May 6, 2016Where:  Nelson County High SchoolWhen:   June 6 - 23, 2016Who to Contact:  Tracy Goode (434) 263-8317 or                          Sandra McKenzie (434) 260-7646 ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 8:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Invitation to Bid - Rockfish River Roof Replacement Invitation to Bid - Rockfish River Roof ReplacementMandatory Pre-Bid Conference - 1:00pm, Thursday, May 5, 2016Location:  Rockfish River Elementary School                 200 Chapel Hollow Road                 Afton, Va.   22920Bid ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 1:09 PM by Kathy Hughes
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2016 Golden Governors Award Ceremony

The Golden Governor Award Ceremony was held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 for students who maintained outstanding academic achievement throughout their high school careers.  To be recognized for this prestigious award, the student must have earned at least a 4.0 GPA as of the second semester of his or her senior year.  Each recipient received a trophy and was given the opportunity to recognize an individual who was most influential in the student’s endeavor.   The night was quite memorable as students were able to express a heartfelt appreciation to those who inspired them to strive for academic success.   

2016 Golden Governors Student Awards

2016 Golden Governors Award Recognition














Piedmont Area Reading Council
2016 Young Author Participants











All County Chorus - April 2016

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The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school juniors and sophomores to apply to the High School Visitation program on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  

The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA's engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities.  The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2016 Application.  For more information and to apply:  https://form.jotform.com/60247190087960





Nelson County Public Schools

84 Courthouse Square   P.O. Box 276  Lovingston, VA 22949

(434) 260-7646 FAX 434-263-7115

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