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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

  • Govs go 3-2 in marathon week Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs basketball team was tested five times in five nights, and Brandon Garrett’s squad came out of the marathon week with a 3 ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2016, 7:26 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson football coach Poston resigns, takes job at Rockbridge Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson Govs football coach Mark Poston announced to his team today that he will resign from his duties at Nelson County High School and has ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 8:15 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Next three weeks key for Nelson indoor track team Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson indoor track team competed at Woodberry Forest on Jan.15 and a pair of Governors captured first-place wins.Rosie Gumm, won the ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 12:22 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Gretna upsets Lady Govs Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Gretna Lady Hawks flew into the Nelson gym last Tuesday before all the snow covered the area, and barely escaped with a 49-45 ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 12:15 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson boys basketball red-hot in cold weather Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWhile the weather is ice cold with lots of snow, the Govs basketball team is heating up local gyms with its nine wins over a ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 12:12 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Tye River, Rockfish students participate in poster contest Courtesy of Nelson County TimesStudents in the afterschool programs at Tye River and Rockfish River Elementary schools were invited by the Nelson County Garden Club to participate in the ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 9:02 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs pick up first win of season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIt took the Lady Govs basketball team 12 games, but the never-say-quit Nelson squad took down William Campbell, 44-37, on its home ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 8:52 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs secure pair of wins Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs basketball team recorded a pair of wins last week, defeating Chatham at home, 54-45, last Friday and topping Riverheads, 45-37.In ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 8:28 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • East Rockingham rocks Govs Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs basketball team lost 80-63 on Dec. 29 to East Rockingham during the fourth and final game that day, which had all four ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 7:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • McDaniel College Educator's Legacy Scholarship Notice seniors who have parents working in the division, this scholarship may be for you...According to a letter to Dr. Comer, McDaniel College has shared a new scholarship that ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 10:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • South Korean exchange student finds second home in Nelson Courtesy of Nelson County TimesA Nelson County High School student was surprised recently when she found out biscuits were bread-like and fluffy instead of a cracker-like snack ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 10:15 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson basketball team picks up second win Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Govs basketball team notched its second win of the season last week with a 68-60 win over James River.Both teams played ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2016, 7:32 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson varsity boys team picks up first win of season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Govs basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 65-40 victory over Timberlake Christian that included 11 different ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:38 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lt. Lady Govs win two of three Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lt. Lady Govs basketball team won two out of three games last week, and the loss was just by four points.Last Thursday, the ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:29 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Local educators optimistic on No Child Left Behind replacement Courtesy of Nelson County TimesJust one day after the U.S. Senate passed education legislation replacing No Child Left Behind, President Barack Obama signed it into law Dec. 10 ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:15 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • JV boys fall to Page County Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lt. Govs basketball team lost 43-29 during Saturday’s game against Page County that was held at the East Rockingham Middle School.Dwayne ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:34 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • JV girls let close one slip away Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lt. Lady Govs let a late game lead get away as Page County won 25-23 last Saturday.“The game started out a little ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:28 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson ends on low side vs. Dan River Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Govs basketball schedule felt the effect of playoff football as Buffalo Gap and Riverheads had to cancel their games with Nelson as their ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:25 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lt. Govs fall to Dan River Couresty of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson Lt. Govs dropped a 78-38 contest to Dan River last Friday at home, despite a 16-point performance from Patrick Saunders.“We ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:21 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Grant to help Nelson schools focus on SOLs Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson County Historical Society in partnership with the county school system will receive a $9,000 grant to develop teacher workshops and support instructional ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:05 PM by Kathy Hughes
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New Employee Spotlight

  • Tracey Clark Tracey is the Media Specialist at Nelson County High School.  She is a graduate of William Campbell High School, Naruna, Va.  She received her Bachelor's and Master's from Lynchburg College.  Tracey has 20 years combined teaching experience in Bedford County, Pittsylvania County and Campbell County.We wish you the best in Nelson County!  Welcome to the team!
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 6:10 AM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • Govs' track teams excel in conference championship Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team competed in the Conference 36 Championships on Saturday at Heritage High School in Lynchburg. Coach Kevin Walkers’ athletes claimed several victories ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 6:22 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle School Students at Darden Nelson County 7th and 8th grade students attend classes at UVA's Darden School of Business
    Posted Feb 5, 2016, 7:08 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson track teams fare well at Woodberry meet Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson track team competed at the Woodberry Forest mini-invitational last week and the girls’ squad won four first-places, with two from relay ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 8:28 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson rallies to win against Dan River Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs basketball team won its second game of the season last week with a 44-37 victory over Dan River.Things did not ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 8:23 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs bounce back with win at James River Courtesy of Nelson County TimesJust one night after Dan River ended the Govs’ winning streak at seven games, the Nelson boys’ team responded with a hard-fought, physical 63 ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 8:19 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Rockfish Archery Team Qualifies for State Tournament Rockfish students attended the regional NASP tournament in January at Sweet Briar College.  The students scored as a team and have now qualified for the Va. NASP state tournament!We ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 11:32 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Explore Engineering event at Sweet Briar taking applications Registration is now live for Sweet Briar College’s Spring 2016 Explore Engineering Weekend, which takes place on campus March 25-26. The event is sponsored by Areva and is ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 12:08 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs pick up trio of victories Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs basketball team racked up three wins last week with victories over Buffalo Gap, William Campbell and Appomattox.The contest against Buffalo Gap was ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 8:58 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • New NCHS Spanish class approved Nelson County High School is introducing a new Spanish class for heritage speakers beginning this year.The Nelson County School Board approved the class at last Thursday’s meeting. The ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2016, 8:45 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • 2016 scholarships available to electric cooperative members Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAny high school or home school senior graduating in 2016 whose parents or guardians are consumer-members of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and whose primary ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 8:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Fighting Blues top Lady Govs Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs basketball team got up early Saturday morning to head up the mountain to Rockbridge County High School to battle Parry McCluer in ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 8:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs stumble late against R.E. Lee Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs basketball team almost ended 2015 with its first win on Dec. 29, but R.E. Lee overcame a four-point first-period ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2016, 7:25 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Gov. McAuliffe, Virginia Council on Women announce STEM essay contest Courtesy of Nelson County TimesGov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women recently announced the 5th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Essay Contest for high school ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2016, 10:14 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Local educators optimistic on No Child Left Behind replacement Courtesy of Nelson County TimesJust one day after the U.S. Senate passed education legislation replacing No Child Left Behind, President Barack Obama signed it into law Dec. 10 ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2016, 10:48 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Rockfish River students sell hot chocolate for Nelson toddler Courtesy of Nelson County TimesWendy Dalton’s second-grade class at Rockfish River Elementary held a hot chocolate fundraising sale last week to raise money for Mason Hensley, an ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:43 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Indoor track off to races in new season Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson High indoor track team took its annual pre-Christmas trip to Fork Union Military Academy to open its season on Dec. 8.Govs ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Parry McCluer routs Lady Govs Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIt’s a bad sign in basketball when your leading scorer for the past two seasons only posts six points. That was the case for ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:20 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle School art 'elves' deliver supplies to Rockfish River Elementary Courtesy of Nelson County TimesNelson Middle School Art Club students took a mini mission trip to Rockfish River Elementary School to deliver handmade stockings stuffed with art supplies for ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:39 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Despite losses, Nelson girls making progress Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs basketball team played its most competitive contest last Friday at Dan River, but it came up a little short, falling 48-36 ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:17 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Grinch visits Whooville - or Nelson Middle School hallway - as part of art contest Courtesy of Nelson County TimesParts of Nelson County Middle School have felt much like Whoville in recent days.That’s because the Grinch who stole Christmas has visited and ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:10 PM by Kathy Hughes
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Upcoming Events

  • Nelson High School to present 'The Little Mermaid' Nelson County High School will present a production of The Little Mermaid from March 4 to March 6.The show kicks off at 7 p.m. March 4. A children ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 6:34 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Randolph College Scifest Poetry Jam The Randolph Science Festival Poetry Jam science and math based poetry competition for all K-12 students is accepting submissions from students and whole classes, due on February 19, 2016 ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 9:24 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Summer Enrichment Program February 15, 2016 - The University of Virginia Curry School of Education announces the upcoming season of the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for gifted and high ability children in grades 4 ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2016, 6:49 AM by Kathy Hughes
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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



FFA News

  • FFA Competition Results Nelson County High School FFA students represented the division in four different state contests in six days.  The Nelson Senior FFA won three of the events and placed second in ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 1:54 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Apple butter time in Nelson Courtesy of Nelson County TimesOnce again, it is apple butter making time for the Nelson Senior Future Farmers of America. In August, the FFA at Nelson County High School ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 1:32 PM by Kathy Hughes
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Hot Shots

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    Posted Oct 29, 2015, 12:31 PM by Kathy Hughes
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