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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.

         

Hot Shots

  • Hot Shots          
    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 12:35 PM by Kathy Hughes
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More News

  • Govs baseball team ends a 10-win season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Govs baseball team recently completed a 10-win season, including a one-game showing in the Conference 36 playoffs.Gavin Fitzgerald led his ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 6:27 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson school board considers tuition costs for out-of-county students Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County School Board is looking into whether to change its out-of-county tuition rates for students who enroll in county schools but ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 6:27 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Red Cross Pillowcase Project     The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 – 5 that teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. The link ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 8:30 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lt. Lady Govs softball team earns first win      The Lt. Lady Govs softball team won its first game of the season last week by out-slugging William Campbell, 17-13, in a Dogwood District bat-a-thon.Nelson ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 6:35 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson 'Girls on the Run' at Sweet Briar College         The Rockfish River Elementary School’s Girls on the Run group ran in the spring celebration 5K recently at Sweet Briar College.In the first of three waves of runners ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 6:07 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs tennis looks forward to next season     The Nelson tennis team struggled this season with only one win, but Lady Govs coach Holly Jones sees the light at the end of the tunnel.“Over the past few ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 6:35 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Summer Learning @ edx Refresh your knowledge, explore a new subject and learn new skills this summer!  Summer Learning @ edX brings back our most popular courses, while launching brand new ones.  EdX offers free ...
    Posted Jun 18, 2015, 6:44 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson teens recognized in first Youth Appreciation Day Courtesy of Nelson County Times:Teens all over Nelson County were recognized on Sunday for their outstanding humility and volunteer efforts.Olivia Ellis along with other community members and members ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:20 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Music in the Parks Festival Courtesy of Nelson County Times:    Nelson County Concert Band participated in the Music in The Parks Festival at Yorktown High School on May 9, 2015.  They won first place in ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:21 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • GIS program helps Nelson students address community issues Courtesy of Nelson County Times:After years of waiting for the program, Nelson County High School science teacher Lindsey Hill finally got her GIS wish — and now students are using ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:21 PM by Kathy Hughes
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Employee in the Spotlight

  • Kelly C Hughes June 9, 2015   Jeff Comer, Ph.D. Nelson County Public Schools Courthouse Square Lovingston, Virginia 22949  Re :      Letter of Commendation for Kelly Hughes Dear Dr. Comer : As this school year has come to a close,wish to commend Kelly Hughes for the wonderful job she has been doing as the truancy officer for Nelson County.  Truancy officers sometimes have to deal with much difficulty in enforcing the state law regarding school attendance, particularly with parents who sometimes have to be charged with failing to send their children to school when there is no other choice.  Kelly is very organized and methodical when it comes to documenting absences and each school's efforts in trying to remedy ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 6:37 AM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • Nelson wishes best for student in accident Our prayers and support are extended to the Loving family as they nurse their beloved child back to health in the difficult days ahead. We are reminded how unexpected events ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 9:31 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • FFA Members Recognized for Regional and Statewide Accomplishments The Nelson County FFA chapters were well represented at the annual VA FFA state convention last week at VA Tech in Blacksburg, VA.  Over 1,500 FFA members gathered for ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 8:19 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Schools aim to give Nelson Middle students a computer to take home Courtesy of Nelson County Times:Seventh- and eighth-grade students in Nelson Middle School might be able to take home school-owned Chromebooks by the end of 2015.Superintendent Jeff ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:08 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson County School Board gains new member Courtesy of Nelson County Times:The Nelson County School Board has a new member.Ceasar Perkins joined the board on May 14 and will fulfill the role of south district ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:10 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • 'Cop Camp' with the Nelson County Sheriff's Office starts Tuesday Courtesy of Nelson County Times:The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office will hold its fifth annual interactive Cop Camp for sixth, seventh and eighth graders from June 23 to 25 ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:10 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs baseball takes three-straight wins in a week Courtesy of Nelson County Times:The Govs baseball team has won three straight games that included a doubleheader victory against Parry McCluer last week.The most recent win for the ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:11 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson track and field seeing improvements Courtesy of Nelson County Times:The Nelson track team continues to improve as coach Kevin Walker takes  his competitors to different area meats.“Amayah Morse ran her best 100 race ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:12 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • School board recognizes division's retirees Courtesy of Nelson County Times:With heartfelt thanks, the Nelson County School Board recognized and congratulated retirees of the Nelson County School Division last week.“As our high school seniors ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:13 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball team supports burned Appomattox player Courtesy of Nelson County Times:The Lady Govs softball team has won just one game this season, so most people would probably think getting a second win would be the ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:14 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson excels at only home meet of the season Courtesy of Nelson County Times:The Nelson track team hosted its only home meet last week and the squad continues to improve as the postseason nears.Nelson coach Kevin Walker ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:14 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson's Tyler Baker crowned shot put state champion Courtesy of Nelson County Times:After surviving a tough region 2A meet, Nelson track coach Kevin Walker took eight athletes to Radford to compete in the 2A state championships with ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:18 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • ‘Embodiment’ of change: NCHS Class of 2015 celebrates 125 graduates Courtesy of Nelson County Times:Enthusiastic Nelson County High School graduates bounced giant beach balls in the air and sprayed silly string at one another while sitting in yellow seats ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:15 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Conference Champions: Lady Govs take down Eagles in double overtime Well, talk about always being ready in case your number is called.A pair of Nelson juniors that were starters for coach Janean Rodkey’s team were absent from last ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 6:16 PM by Kathy Hughes
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Upcoming Events

  • Volleyball
    July 27-29, 2015 - Volleyball Camp - For upcoming grades 6 through 12 to be held in the Middle School Gym from 1pm-4pm.  Cost - $50.00.  

    August 3, 2015 - Volleyball tryouts for JV and Varsity.  To be held in the Middle School Gym from 3pm-6pm.
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 8:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Senior Portraits

    August 5 - 6, 2015 - Senior Pictures will be taken in the new auditorium at the high school.  Notices will be sent to seniors from Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch as to the date and time they are scheduled.  There is no charge for a yearbook photo and one additional outfit/background.  For the yearbook photo and 2 outfits/backgrounds, session fees will be $10 at the time of sitting; 3 outfits/backgrounds, $20; and 4 outfits/backgrounds, $30.  NCHS allows one formal and one casual in the yearbook.  Should you have any questions prior to Picture Days, please call 800-366-0639.

     

    Posted Jun 29, 2015, 6:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Marching Band Fund Raiser in Progress


    The award winning Nelson County Marching Governor’s band is currently raising funds for a spring trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.   The band members will be attending an educational Disney Musical Workshop.   

    The band will also participate in the Magic Kingdom Parade during their time there.  

    If you are interested in purchasing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to help the band with expenses, the public may place an order by email with the band director, Scott Belcher at sbelcher@nelson.k12.va.us or contact any marching band member.    

    Deadline to order:    July 20th

    Doughnuts will be delivered fresh for pick up at Nelson County High School:  July 30th

    Please pick up your doughnuts at the high school on Thursday, July 30th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


    For more information, please email Mr. Belcher or contact him at Nelson County High School on Mondays or Wednesday, at (434) 263-8317.

    Items being offered for sale are:


    $6.00    One dozen plain doughnuts
    $8.00      One dozen special order doughnuts (raspberry, lemon, chocolate iced, or kreme filled)
    $12.00    12 oz. bags of Krispy Kreme Signature  Coffee:  Decaf, House Blend or Dark Roasted

    Posted Jul 1, 2015, 12:58 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • School Board Meeting
    August 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm - Nelson Middle School Lilbrary
    Special Recognition - Destination Imagination & Girls Soccer
    Posted Jun 17, 2015, 12:09 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • New Teachers Report
    July 30, 2015
    Posted Jun 23, 2015, 1:29 PM by Kathy Hughes
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