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  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.

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        This is the second year that Nelson County has selected a Teacher of the Year. Each school principal submitted their nomination to the committee for Teacher of the Year. 

      Nominees went through an interview process by the Teacher of the Year Committee in which they answered a list of questions.  

Those nominated were: 
    High School - Madalyn Bell
    Middle School - Mary Haines-Johnson
    Rockfish River - Linda Ziegler
    Tye River - Elizabeth Shepard.

    The nominees and the division Teacher of the Year, Mary Haines-Johnson, were announced at the April 13, 2017 School Board Meeting.

    Congratulations to each for this prestigious honor!

Nelson County High School Building Trades/ Habitat For Humanities Partnership

Categories: Nelson County | 2017

For more than two decades, Nelson County’s Building Trades Program has partnered with Nelson Habitat for Humanities to help accomplish its mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. 

This year marks the 24th time students in the program have undertaken this project.  The students build the house from the ground up, including everything from installing the floor system to the shingles on the roof, as well as building walls and roughing in plumbing and electrical inside. 

Through the Habitat project, students learn skills that translate to real-world, post-secondary jobs. The building trade curriculum helps them learn tangible skills like how to cut boards, build walls and install insulation, and other important soft skills such as teamwork and problem solving.  Additionally, students learn about heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems and electrical work.  They fulfill orders from the community for items such as picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, sheds and personalized corn hole boards. 

The NCHS Building Trades Program and Habitat for Humanities Partnership allows students to use their skills to help the community.  Students are involved in the process from beginning to end.  The class watches the movement of their house and then goes on a field trip to see the house on its new site. Students take pride in knowing that through this partnership they are lending a helping hand to families.

Upcoming Events:

April 24, 2017 - NCHS Auditorium -  7:00pm - Nelson County High School Jazz Band and Show Choir Annual Spring Concert.  Admission is free.

Invitation to Bid:  2017-18 Fresh Bakery Products and Fresh Produce - Bid Due Date:  May 22, 2017, 1:00pm

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