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Principal's Update

By Roger D. Dunnick, Ed.D.

October 11, 2019

What a great couple of weeks we have had recently. The last week of September we observed Start With Hello week where students, in a variety of ways, demonstrated kindness to one another. This past week we kicked off Bullying Awareness month with a school-wide lesson on cyber-bullying and students making a pledge to not bully others and to report any bullying that they see. Both of these events tie into our mission at Nelson Middle School which is to: "We will build a caring learning community dedicated to high levels of student engagement and achievement. We will accept nothing less!"

Upcoming events:

October 14-       Teacher Work Day- no school for students

October 15-       NMS Volleyball at home versus Buford Middle School 5pm

October 16-30   NMS Book Fair

October 18         Report cards go home

October 24,25    NMS Fall musical "James and the Giant Peach" 7pm

October 26          NMS Trunk or Treat 2-4pm

September 21, 2019

We have had an exciting few weeks at NMS. Our students have been busy getting ready for FFA competitions, working on the school musical, playing football, volleyball and running cross country. If you had a chance to visit the school recently, you have also see a lot of the great work done by our art students. We are very proud of the efforts of all our students. Coming up...

9/23-9/27- Start with Hello week

9/25- BRVGS visit to NMS 8th graders

10/11- end of 1st quarter

10/16-10/30 NMS Book Fair

10/24-10/25- NMS Musical “James and the Giant Peach”

10/30- BRVGS 8th Grade parent meeting 6pm NMS Library

August 26, 2019

School is now in full swing. Students and teachers are working hard and we will have our first club meetings this coming Friday. Sports try-outs have concluded and we're ready for a wonderful Fall sports season. Check below for a few upcoming events at NMS


-          8/30/2019           Club Day- students sign up for the bi-monthly clubs on this day

-          9/2/2019              Labor Day- No School

-          9/3/2019              NMS Volleyball home versus Amherst 4:30

-          9/5/2019              NMS Volleyball home versus Monelison 4:30

-          9/11/2019            NMS Patriots Day ceremony

-          9/16/2019            NMS Student picture day

August 13, 2019

What a wonderful start to school we have had thus far. It has been so nice to get teachers and students back in the building and to see them hit the ground running. We are very excited to see what this school year has in store. Please see the list below for reminders and upcoming events:

  • 8/14/19 NMS Volleyball tryouts begin

  • 8/26/19 NMS Cross Country tryouts begin

  • 9/16/19 Student pictures at NMS

  • The NMS Fall musical this year is “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.”. Mr. Kershner and his students are already hard at work on making this another terrific event.

  • Please be reminded that student drop off begins at 7:30am and students are to be dropped off at the lower entrance to the school adjacent to the parking lot.

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