On behalf of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, I welcome all students, parents and staff to an exciting new school year. This summer was the most productive one of record for our district. We afforded comprehensive engagement opportunities for K-12 students through our Summer Scholars initiatives. These camps specialized in the following: reading comprehension, Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Writers’ Theatre, and Camp Invention which challenged each student to stretch academically.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) will continue the successful expansion of Dual Language Immersion where students learn and build language fluency with native speakers. Grades K and 1st Spanish will be in operation this year. Additionally, we will also strengthen implementation of our Common Instructional Framework in every school. This focus ensures that the essential components of an effective lesson are present in every classroom on every day.
Robust partnerships with Communities in Schools, Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Boys and Girls Club and Nash Community College continue to improve our offerings for students. I am extremely excited to open the doors to the Center for Industry, Technology and Innovation (CITI) High School and the Williford Elementary Wellness Center. CITI High School will allow our students to gain both an Associate Degree and industry certifications that translate directly into success in the workforce. The site-based health clinic at Williford will provide high quality mental and physical health services to our students and the surrounding community. The Boys and Girls Club will also offer a Makerspace for exploration in STEM for our students.
The NRMPS Board of Education remains committed to the pursuit of equity and excellence for all students. Through our district-wide systems of support for at-risk students, we ensure that our most fragile families can succeed. In the arena of excellence, we have made drastic strides to enrich our course offerings. As a result of our efforts, NRMPS was designated as an Advanced Placement Honor Roll District for 2017-2018 school year. This year we will offer the Advanced Placement Diploma to our students.
I believe that the work, time and passion that we pour into our children will position this region for future success. I welcome future partners to join the professionals of NRMPS in this noble effort. Every child is worth our best effort. Every child is worth our commitment. Every child will benefit as we strive to make NRMPS a first-class educational system. We are #FutureFocused.
Your humble servant,
Dr. Shelton L. Jefferies
Dr. Shelton Jefferies
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent