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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

  • Lady Govs softball stumbles in pair of district games Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball squad has recently dropped a pair of Dogwood District games.The latest came Monday at Dan River. The Lady Wildcats escaped ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:54 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs climb to 12-0 on Senior Night Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs soccer team recorded its 12th win of the season and remained undefeated by whipping Dan River 11-0 on Senior Night.Nelson ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:33 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs remain unbeaten Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Appomattox girls soccer team came to Nelson County last Friday night and the Lady Raiders found out early two things you cannot do to ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 8:41 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Two NCHS seniors receive Electric co-op scholarships Courtesy of Nelson County TimesTwo Nelson County High School seniors, Jesse Craig and Samantha de Sibour, each earned a $1,000 college scholarship awarded by the Education Scholarship Foundation ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 8:57 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • 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
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New Employee Spotlight

  • Erin Dort Erin is a graduate of Courtland High School in Spotsylvania, Va.  She received her Bachelor's from Bridgewater College.  This is her first teaching position as a science teacher at Nelson Middle School.Erin, we're so glad you're here!Welcome to Nelson!
    Posted May 12, 2016, 6:04 AM by Kathy Hughes
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In the News

  • NCHS inducts new National Honor Society members Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThirty students became the newest members of the Nelson County High School chapter of the National Honor Society during a ceremony Friday. The new members ...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 7:05 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Govs cruise to 7-1 win over Dan River Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Govs soccer team dominated Dan River and cruised to a 7-1 victory.Blake Wheaton scored two goals, while teammates Aaron Floyd, Wesley Boor ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:51 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • Teacher gets learning experience of his own with international journey Courtesy of Nelson County TimesAs a teacher with more than a decade of experience, Nelson County High School’s Nelson Gonzalez is used to providing learning opportunities for his ...
    Posted May 12, 2016, 12:36 PM by Kathy Hughes
  • ABC-13 Team of the Week: Nelson County Girls Soccer NELSON CO, Va. (WSET) - Our ABC-13 Team of the Week is the Nelson County Girls Soccer team!The Lady Governors are off to one of their best starts in ...
    Posted May 10, 2016, 10:03 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • NCPS Show Choir Wins First Place In Williamsburg The Nelson County Show Choir competed in Williamsburg this past Saturday.  The group won first place and earned a superior rating.  The show choir also scored the highest vocal score ...
    Posted May 9, 2016, 11:42 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Nelson Middle students learn the art of the selfie Courtesy of Nelson County TimesIn a world increasingly focused on self-image and filled with “selfies,” eighth-graders at Nelson Middle School are learning selfies can be found in ...
    Posted May 5, 2016, 8:48 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs pick up first team victory Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Nelson tennis team recorded its first win of the season last week with a 5-2 home victory against William Campbell to bring the ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 10:13 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • Lady Govs softball shows rapid improvement Courtesy of Nelson County TimesThe Lady Govs softball team gave undefeated Chatham all they could handle, but the Lady Cavaliers escaped with a 3-2 extra-innings win last ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 9:01 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • 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
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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

  • NCHS Accessibility Improvements Invitation to Bid - NCHS Accessibility Improvements:Non-Mandatory Meeting - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:00am                                                 Nelson County High School                                            6919 Thomas Nelson Highway                                            Lovingston, Va.  22949Bid Deadline - Tuesday, June ...
    Posted May 24, 2016, 6:21 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • TRES / NMS Painting Invitation For Bid Invitation for bids on Painting certain surfaces at Nelson Middle School and Tye River Elementary SchoolMandatory Pre-Bid Conference:  Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:00am                                                        Tye River Elementary School ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 6:58 AM by Kathy Hughes
  • 2016 Summer Enrichment June 13-16, 2016 - Summer Enrichment - $35.008:00am - 12:30pmNelson Middle SchoolRegistration Deadline:  May 29, 2016 (postmark) Open to students in current grades 2-5Enjoy ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 7:36 AM 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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    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 12:16 PM 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