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Nelson County Public Schools

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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

  • Govs finally score in loss to Parry McCluer Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter three games without a single score, the Nelson County Governors finally put some points on the board last Friday night, when they took on ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:20 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson golfers set sights on regional qualifying Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson golf team is sitting on a 3-10 record, but for coach Scott McGarry and his troops things are going pretty good.“Nelson ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:17 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • School board reviews Cyber Camp results, enrollment Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County School Board reviewed results of one of the division’s summer programs and briefly discussed some enrollment worries last week.At the ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 11:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Swirls of Color The Nelson County High School marching band color guard unveiled its new uniforms during the halftime show at Friday night's Govs football game against Covington.  Photos by:  Lee Luther ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 12:03 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Coach: Govs' golf team 'much improved' Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Govs golf team’s season is already in full swing and third-year coach Scott McGarry has noticed improvement in the early part ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:53 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle School marks 9/11 anniversary Courtesy of Nelson County TimesDo you remember what you were doing on Sept. 11, 2001?It’s a common question asked on and around the anniversary of the worst ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:49 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Page County, penalties punish Govs Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe football game at Page County last Friday started off good for the Nelson squad, with several key drives. But then it turned into a ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 12:56 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • All NCPS students receive handheld devices Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWithin the first few weeks of the first day of school, all Nelson County students received their own handheld electronic devices – and lots of new ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 12:47 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Youth football returns to Nelson County after eight-year hiatus Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter eight years — plus months of fundraising and a few weeks of practice — opening day finally came, and youth football made its return Saturday to ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:43 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson band eager for new season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile the Gov football team has been busy preparing for the upcoming season on the main practice field, a few hundred feet away on the ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2016, 5:53 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Young Nelson volleyball team prepped for season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesLady Govs volleyball coach Vicki Crawford has led her Nelson girls on the court for 34 years.But this season, for the second time in ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:45 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • New Nelson football coach pleased with team's progress Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFirst-year Govs’ head football coach Matt Hicks got a chance to watch his team scrimmage one more time last week before this Friday’s ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:36 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson SOL scores show slight improvement The release of the state’s 2015-16 Standards of Learning test scores last week provided plenty of encouragement to Nelson County schools’ officials, and the division is continuing work ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:15 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Pickleball grows in popularity in Nelson County Courtesy of Nelson County TimesPickleball was started in 1965, but it took 61 years for it to come to Nelson County thanks to a pair of locals — Conny Roussos ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 6:28 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • High School Football Countdown: No. 15: Nelson County Governors Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNew players, new coaches, a new offense and a new defense.With only two weeks to go before they open the season, the Nelson County ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:45 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Students head back to school Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County schools marked the start of the 2016-17 school year last week.Superintendent Jeff Comer said the first week is going smoothly and ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:26 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS alum specializes in handmaking bats Courtesy of Nelson County TimesPaul Saunders, a former athlete at Nelson County High School and grandson of the patriarch of Saunders Brothers, once purchased a lathe from a neighbor ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2016, 10:59 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson basketball coach resigns Courtesy of Nelson County Times In 2008, Nelson County High basketball coach Brandon Garrett was sitting on top of the world after leading his team to a state championship with ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 9:00 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson AAA All-Stars ends tournament with one win Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson AAA All-Stars were eliminated from its district tournament last week after falling to Rustburg 14-7 in Appomattox.Kevin Knight, George Knight, James ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 8:36 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS Recieves $1,500 music education grant Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit organization made up of fans of the band Phish, has announced donations of more than $20,000 in grants for ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 8:14 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • After eight-year hiatus, youth football returns to Nelson Courtesy of Nelson County Times For eight years, something has been missing in Nelson County.Solid academic programs and extracurricular activities like drama, art, band and chorus are offered in ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 7:54 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Mays headed for college baseball Courtesy of Nelson County TimesCorey Mays was cut from the Nelson County High School baseball team four years ago as an eighth grader.Instead of feeling dejected ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2016, 2:01 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • McGarry leaves legacy at NCHS Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIf you ever visit the home of Scott McGarry and his family, be prepared to chew the fat about softball. It’s a main topic ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:44 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Governor's school students embark on journey to China Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAcross the world and back in nine days. That’s the plan for Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School students and chaperones as they travel ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:38 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • State Recognition from the 90th Annual State FFA convention Nelson County High School students and staff were recognized at all five sessions of the convention for the School Year 2015-2016. Over 1,530 FFA members, advisors and guests ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:36 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs finish tied for eighth at states Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team took the journey to Radford University last Saturday to compete in the Group 2A state championships, and coach Kevin Walker’s ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 2:05 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson schools to increase lunch prices by 15 cents Courtesy of Nelson County TimesSchool lunch prices for Nelson County schools will increase by 15 cents in the upcoming school year, following a vote at last week’s school ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 2:01 PM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • Congratulations to the Marching Governors The Nelson County Marching Governors traveled to Stuarts Draft, Va. Saturday, September 24, 2016 to compete in the Blast In The Draft Marching Band Competition. NCHS was placed in class ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2016, 5:04 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson volleyball splits pair of matches Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile the Nelson County-Altavista volleyball team rivalry has lost some of its intensity, it still stirs up a little fire between the two teams ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:23 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS athletic trainers' 'behind-the-scenes' work helps in treatment, prevention of injuries Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter both experienced injuries during their amateur athletic careers, T.J. Lilley and J’Na Johnson have been able to see firsthand the importance ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 7:10 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • At 0-3, Govs still searching for first points Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFelix Rodriguez, who played some downs at quarterback and finished the game with 27 rushing yards for Nelson, said the team just needs to “try ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 12:06 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • FFA apple butter sale begins at NCHS Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFor decades, area residents have had a chance to purchase homemade apple butter from Nelson County, but the annual sale almost never came to be ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:45 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson volleyball avoids sweep at East Rockingham Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs volleyball team lost a 3-1 contest to East Rockingham last Thursday and avoided a three-game sweep by winning the third ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 12:52 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Work to make NCHS more handicap accessible nearly complete Courtesy of Nelson County TimesMore than two years after learning some of the Nelson County school division’s facilities would be reviewed by the federal Department of Education, improvements ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 12:43 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs drop season opener against Luray Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Govs football team opened its season on the road in a 41-0 loss at Luray but along with the lopsided score starting ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:50 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs rebound in sweep Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs volleyball team has waited a full week to get back into action as the Nelson squad swept Randolph-Henry on Monday night ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:46 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Diana Driver - Teacher of the Year
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Smyth Award Winners
    Posted Sep 6, 2016, 7:32 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs open season with loss to Amherst Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs opened its season on the road against Amherst County on Monday night and the Nelson squad took it to the five set ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:39 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Tye River student aims for National American Miss crown Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAfter a couple top-three finishes in the past three years, Tye River Elementary School fifth-grader Adriana Vigilante took home the title of Miss ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2016, 10:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Young Nelson volleyball team prepped for season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesLady Govs volleyball coach Vicki Crawford has led her Nelson girls on the court for 34 years.But this season, for the second time in ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Stinnett named interim principal at NCHS Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith the new school year only days away, Nelson County High School students and staff soon will be greeted by a new, yet familiar, leader ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2016, 11:12 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NMS students participate in Governor's Art School Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile many of their classmates were fast asleep, enjoying the laid-back pace of summer break, a handful of Nelson Middle School students were busy ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2016, 11:00 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson's Martin headed to LC Courtesy of Nelson County Times For graduating Nelson County High School standout pitcher Cody Martin, his college search was a simple one. He wanted a small school and something that ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 8:44 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • School board member Turner-Giles named to statewide committee Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County School Board member Janet Turner-Giles now has another title to add to her list of roles after being named last week to ...
    Posted Jul 19, 2016, 8:06 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCHS students attend inaugural CyberCamp Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWeeks after school adjourned for summer, 18 students from Nelson County High School woke up early and made the trek back to Lovingston to participate ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2016, 1:53 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Dr Comer Honored by VA FFA Association June 23, 2016Blacksburg, Campus at VA Tech - This evening on the Campus of VA Tech during the fourth general session of the 90th Virginia State FFA convention nearly ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2016, 6:07 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • ‘Unforgettable experience’: Lady Govs’ soccer squad looks back on historic season Courtesy of Nelson County TiimesNow that the tears have dried and the sting from the season-ending 3-2 loss to Clarke County on May 30 has eased, several ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2016, 1:57 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs finish tied for eighth at states Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team took the journey to Radford University last Saturday to compete in the Group 2A state championships, and coach Kevin Walker’s ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 11:12 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs earn second straight conference title Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn a very physical game that was deadlocked at 0-0, Lady Govs’ Alyssa Harris placed a perfect kick late in the second half that ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 12:31 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Churchman leads Governors on impressive run Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAt seven months pregnant, Nelson County girls soccer coach Jenna Churchman is counting down the days until she welcomes her first child. But to 20 ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2016, 8:24 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Shannon Irvin elected president of Virginia Association of School Business Officials Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Administration Shannon Irvin was elected president of the Virginia Association of School Business Officials during its spring conference ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 7:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Class of '16 takes Nelson County to 'new heights' Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWith fireworks booming against the backdrop of the mountains, the emotions of 154 graduates of Nelson County High School also were exploding Friday as they ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 7:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson County High's Madison Gumm recipient of Alexis Murphy Scholarship Courtesy of Nelson County TimesFacing the daunting task of paying for college and all its associated costs — tuition, room and board, textbooks, supplies, dorm essentials and more — Nelson County ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:48 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs remain unbeaten Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe undefeated Lady Govs soccer team posted win No. 14 last week against Buffalo Gap, 3-0, in the opening round of the Conference 36 ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:31 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs compete at Conference 36 track and field finals Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County track team traveled to East Rockingham High School to compete in the Conference 36 Championships on May 18.“After a long day ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:23 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Hornets finally break as Nelson girls stay unbeaten Courtesy of Nelson County TimesLOVINGSTON — With about three quarters of the game gone and no goals on the scoreboard, senior Alley Wulin pulled up for a shot from about ...
    Posted May 26, 2016, 12:13 PM by Kathy Hughes
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Upcoming Events

  • Thomas Jefferson Health District staff to provide free flu shots in Nelson Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016 at  Nelson County Middle School from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The vaccine is available to anyone who is at least three years of ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 5:42 AM by Kathy Hughes
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Links of Interest

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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