District News

  • Williford Elementary Not Selected for Innovative School District

    On October 13, 2017, Superintendent of the North Carolina Innovative School District (NCISD) Dr. Eric Hall reported that Williford Elementary School was not selected as one of the two schools for consideration into the NCISD.

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  • Community Partnerships Shine Through Parker Middle School Parent Academy

    Parker Middle School launched a new program called the Parker Parent Academy in an effort to give back to the community.

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  • Buddy Bench Dedication for ZaNia Hines and Asthma Awareness

    On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Benvenue Elementary School (BES) dedicated a new Buddy Bench on the school’s playground in honor of student ZaNia Hines and Asthma Awareness.

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  • Students and Staff Across NRMPS Coordinate Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

    Students and staff from across the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) district organized various relief efforts over the past few weeks to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.

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  • History Comes Alive at Rocky Mount High School

    On Friday, September 15, 2017, Rocky Mount High School (RMHS) History teachers Charles Harrell and Mark Williams worked together to conduct an intensive and immersive living history demonstration.

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  • Sprint’s 1Million Project to Provide Hundreds of NRMPS Students with Home Internet Access

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) was recently awarded 680 internet devices as part of the Sprint 1Million Project. The devices are personal internet hotspots that were awarded to students at four NRMPS Schools.

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  • NRMPS Teacher Named as Finalist for National History Teacher of the Year Award

    Nash Central High School (NCHS) teacher Renny Taylor received yet another honor on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, as he was notified that he is a finalist for a national award.

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  • RMHS Principal Ensures Every Student Greeted With Warm Welcome

    Expecting nearly 1200 students did not discourage Principal Daniel Colvin from continuing his nine-year long tradition of welcoming back students in a personable way.

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  • Renny Taylor Named 2017 NC History Teacher of the Year

    Renny Taylor, the 2016-2017 Nash Central High School (NCHS) Teacher of the Year and the 2016-2017 Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) district Teacher of the Year received yet another prestigious honor.

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  • NRMPS 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony

    A total of 19 Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) students celebrated on Thursday, July 27, 2017 as they walked the stage and turned their tassels during the NRMPS Summer Graduation Ceremony. Thursday’s event, held in the gymnasium of Northern Nash High School, honored graduates from five different schools.

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  • NRMPS Board of Education Approves New Administrative Assignments

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments at their meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Congratulations to the following administrators as they begin their new assignments effective July 2017.

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  • NRMPS Board of Education Retreat

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education recently held their annual Board Retreat at Nash community College. The two-day event was held on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2. The Board Retreat serves as an opportunity for Board members to receive training and professional development, as well as plan for the upcoming year.

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  • NRMPS Celebrates Retirees at Annual Banquet

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) celebrated a total of 58 retirees during the district’s 2017 Retirement Banquet on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The event was held at Rose Hill in Nashville. The theme of the event was Live, laugh and love. Each retiree was honored with lunch, a gift presented by Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies and a special skit.

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  • Governor Roy Cooper Visits NNHS and Speaks to Class of 2017

    Northern Nash High School (NNHS) Class of 2017 graduates were in for a surprise Saturday, June 10, 2017 when North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper attended their graduation ceremony and provided a commencement speech. Governor Roy Cooper is a NNHS Class of 1975 alumnus and former student-athlete.

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  • NRMPS Seniors Turn Their Tassels

    Over 900 Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) seniors turned their tassels as they graduated from four different high schools on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Ceremonies were held at Rocky Mount High School (RMHS), Northern Nash High School (NNHS), Nash Central High School (NCHS) and Southern Nash High School (SNHS). Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School seniors graduated on Thursday, May 25, 2017 and Tar River Academy students graduated on Friday, June 9, 2017.

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  • Tar River Academy Students Celebrate Graduation and Look Forward to Bright Futures

    A total of 38 Tar River Academy (TRA) Class of 2017 seniors turned their tassels during the Friday, June 9, 2017 graduation ceremony that was held in the school auditorium. The graduates have exciting futures to look forward to, as a total of 16 students will attend two-year colleges, three will join the military and 19 will enter the workforce. Derek Long was named class Valedictorian and Takeonna Edmondson was named class Salutatorian.

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  • NRMPS Board of Education Approves New Administrative Assignments

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments at their meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017. Congratulations to the following administrators as they begin their new assignments effective July 1, 2017.

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  • NRMPS Tackle The Tar Results

    On Saturday, May 20, 2017, 90 NRMPS employees participated in the Tackle The Tar 5K Mud Run and Obstacle Course event. Schools from across the district and the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Central Office sent teams of four to compete against each other. Wellington Benefits made it possible for NRMPS employees to compete in Tackle The Tar at no cost.

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  • An Evening of Arts with Superintendent Dr. Jefferies

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) held the annual Superintendent’s Art Gallery at Rocky Mount High School on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The gallery collection consisted of 27 pieces of art created by students. Principals and art teachers from each school collaborated to determine which piece would represent their school.

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  • Tassels Fly as Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School Seniors Celebrate Graduation

    A total of 38 Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School (NRM-ECHS) students walked the stage and turned their tassels Thursday, May 25 during the Class of 2017 graduation ceremony held at Nash Community College. A total of 16 students graduated with a high school diploma and an associate degree, while seven of those students earned both an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science with their high school diploma. A total of 15 students graduated with a high school diploma and college credits. The graduates have bright futures ahead of them, as 35 will attend a college or university, two will enter the workforce and one student will enlist in the military. The graduates who plan to continue their education received a combined total of $1,000,260.00 in scholarships.

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  • NRMPS 2017 Evening of Academic Excellence

    The highest achieving high school seniors from across Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) were honored Tuesday night, May 23, 2017 in celebration of years of hard work and academic excellence. The evening began with opening remarks from Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Robin May. After May’s remarks, the NRMPS All County High School Chorus presented two musical selections under the direction of Chris Langdon.

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  • Live-Stream for the Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School Graduation

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School Class of 2017 will graduate tonight, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

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  • Renee Barbour Named NRMPS Math Teacher of the Year

    Renee Barbour was named Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools’ (NRMPS) Outstanding Math Teacher of the Year. She was surprised with the honor during a celebration at Winstead Avenue Elementary School on Friday, May 19, 2017.

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  • RMHS Principal Leondus Farrow Featured in ECU Magazine

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools' very own Leondus Farrow, Principal of Rocky Mount High School, was recently featured in East, the official magazine of East Carolina University.

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  • Rocky Mount Rotary Club Donates Over 1,000 Books to Red Oak Elementary in Support of NC READS

    The Rocky Mount Rotary Club delivered over 1,000 new books to Red Oak Elementary School on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The books were donated in support of the NC READS initiative of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and will be distributed to students at the beginning of the summer.

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  • Southern Nash High School Opens Farm Bureau Animal Facility

    On Monday, May 1, 2017, Southern Nash High School (SNHS) officially opened the Farm Bureau Animal Facility. NRMPS administrators, Board members, Senator Rick Horner, business partners, community members, SNHS students and SNHS staff were all on-hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the facility.

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  • NRMPS Office Professionals Honored During NCAEOP Banquet

    During the month of March, members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Association of Educational Office Professions (NRMAEOP) attended the state North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals (NCAEOP) conference and banquet in Winston-Salem, NC. Several NRMPS employees were honored during the banquet for their recent achievements within NCAEOP.

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  • Temporary Relocation of Data Center West

    The Student Registration and Welcome Center at the Spaulding site has been temporarily relocated to Spring Hope Elementary School, side building, room 213-A. This move was necessary in order to prepare for the permanent move to the new location near Southern Nash High School.

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  • NRMPS Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year Named at Annual Banquet

    Nearly 150 people gathered at the Rose Hill Conference Center at Nathan Hall to honor various Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) educators during the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year Banquet on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Patricia Edmondson of Rocky Mount Middle School was named the 2017-2018 NRMPS Teacher of the Year and Victor L. Ward, Sr., Principal of Nash Central High School, was named the 2017-2018 NRMPS Principal of the Year.

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  • Nash Central Middle School Wins NRMPS Quiz Bowl

    – Nash Central Middle School (NCMS) won the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Middle School Quiz Bowl event that was held on March 16, 2017 at the Booker T. Washington Theater in Rocky Mount. Southern Nash Middle School finished second in the competition and Edwards Middle School finished third. Quiz Bowl is an academic competition where teams compete in a head-to-head challenge to be the first team to answer various academic questions.

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  • Nash Central Middle Wins Middle School Battle of the Books

    Teams representing all six middle schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) district competed in the Middle School Battle of the Books competition on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. For the second year in a row, Nash Central Middle School (NCMS) won the competition. Red Oak Middle School finished second and Southern Nash Middle School finished third.

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  • NRMPS Plans to Address Fiscal Challenges

    For the past seven years, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools has seen a trend in declining enrollment that has created significant fiscal challenges. As we prepare the 2017-2018 Budget Recommendation Report, we must plan a course of action to address fiscal challenges to enhance the financial health of the school district. We will address these challenges by bringing expenditures in alignment with our allocations.

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  • Cedar Grove Wins NRMPS Elementary School Battle of the Books

    Teams representing every elementary school in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) district competed in the Elementary School Battle of the Books on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in order to crown a district winner.

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  • NRMPS Public Information Department Honored at NCSPRA Blue Ribbon Awards

    School public relations professionals across the state were honored on Friday, January 27, 2017 for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Relations Association’s (NCSPRA) annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communications. The event was held at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro and 37 school districts were recognized for outstanding work with a total of 237 awards in eight categories.

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  • Tar River Academy Graduates Start New Chapter

    A total of 25 Tar River Academy (TRA) seniors started a new chapter in their lives on Friday, January 27, 2017 by becoming high school graduates. Members of the Winter Class of 2017 have various plans after TRA, as 10 will attend two year colleges, two will enlist in the military and 13 will enter the workforce. Dea'jah Zeldrique Baker was the class Valedictorian and Miguel Angel Antunez was the Salutatorian.

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  • NRMPS Announces Inclement Weather Make Up Plan

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) has announced that the January 9-11, 2017 inclement weather days will be forgiven based on the number of instructional hours included in the NRMPS school calendar.

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  • NRMPS Announces New Principals

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) is pleased to announce Eric Mitchell as the new Principal of Nash Central Middle School (NCMS) and Zach Marks as the new Principal of Red Oak Elementary School (ROES). Mitchell began his new role at NCMS in November and Marks started at ROES in December.

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  • NRMPS Announces Four Global Ready Schools

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools announces four Global Ready school sites slated to begin programming during the 2017-2018 school year. The four sites include: Bailey Elementary, Coopers Elementary, Middlesex Elementary, and Winstead Avenue Elementary. A global ready school is one that thoughtfully and intentionally incorporates global content into the grade level curriculum. Students in a global school setting will gain superb knowledge of world geography and a greater understanding of many diverse populations, civilizations and cultures.

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  • NRMPS Honored During NCSBA Annual Conference

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) was honored in multiple ways during the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) annual conference in Greensboro, NC on Thursday, November 17, 2016. A total of five Board of Education Members, one NRMPS staff member and students from Nash Central High School were all recognized for different achievements.

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  • NRMPS Celebrates a Successful United Way Campaign

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) celebrated another successful United Way campaign on Monday, December 5, 2016 during the Board of Education (BOE) Meeting at Rocky Mount High School (RMHS). The district collected a grand total of $62,714.34 for the United Way - Tar River Region during a campaign that was held from October 24 – November 4, 2016.

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  • Nash Central High School Announces Softball Coaching Change

    Nash Central High School (NCHS) is pleased to announce a coaching change for the 2016-2017 school year. Coach Lauren McGrath, health and physical education teacher, will assume the duties of the varsity softball program.

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  • Local Church Adopts Cedar Grove Elementary School

    Ridgecrest Worship Center of Rocky Mount, NC adopted Cedar Grove Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year as a way to give back to the community. As one of their first projects since the adoption, the church gave every student at Cedar Grove Elementary School a brand new coat last week. Students were filled with excitement as they smiled and laughed while choosing their own fitted coat from the many available options.

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  • Hurricane Matthew Make Up Days Plan

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved a make up day plan for the days missed due to Hurricane Matthew. The approval was made during the Monday, November 7, 2016 Board Meeting.

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  • NRMPS Student Appointed to US Naval Academy

    On Friday, October 28, 2016, the Nash Central High School (NCHS) Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Unit conducted their annual Area Manager’s Inspection (AMI). The inspection is an annual requirement for the program and a formal report is sent to the Naval Service Training Command and the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Superintendent. Though this is an annual event, this year’s inspection was anything but routine. Adam Moore, a NCHS senior and NJROTC Cadet Commander, was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for the fall of 2017.

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  • NRMPS Board of Education Receives NCSBA Gold Bell Award

    Members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education attended the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) District 3 Meeting in Person County on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Board members received professional development and training via several breakout sessions that were offered.

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  • NRMPS Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year Named at Annual Banquet

    Nearly 150 people gathered at the Rose Hill Conference Center at Nathan Hall to honor various Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) educators during the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year Banquet on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Renny Taylor of Nash Central High School was named the 2016-2017 NRMPS Teacher of the Year and Roderick L. Tillery, Sr., Principal of Rocky Mount Middle School, was named the 2016-17 NRMPS Principal of the Year.

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  • NRMPS Shares 2015-2016 Student Performance Scores and Reports Growth

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently released student performance scores for 2015-2016. The data offers up-to-date information for the 28 public schools in Nash County as well as other school districts across the state.

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  • Local News Reporter Experiences First Day of School as a Parent

    Today she didn't take pictures of other children returning to school. Today she didn't use her notepad to capture quotes from principals and parents. Today she wasn't rushing school to school to get a story about the first day of school. Instead of settling into her usual reporting routine, Amanda Clark, reporter for the Nashville Graphic, experienced the first day of school as a parent as she sent her son to Kindergarten at Cedar Grove Elementary School.

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  • Waste Industries, Inc. Donates $5,000 to SNHS Ag Storage Facility

    On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Waste Industries, Inc. donated $5,000 towards the construction needed for updates to the Southern Nash High School (SNHS) Agriculture (Ag) Storage Facility. Waste Industries Southeast Area Vice President Thomas Winstead made the check presentation to SNHS during the event held in the school’s media center.

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  • School Supply Drive to Benefit Benvenue Elementary School

    The DoubleTree by Hilton of Rocky Mount has adopted Benvenue Elementary School (BES) for the 2016-2017 school year. Through the Community C.A.R.E. School program, DoubleTree will provide assistance to Benvenue Elementary School staff, students and families in various ways. To kick off the partnership, DoubleTree is hosting a school supply drive for Benvenue Elementary School students and families.

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  • Southern Nash High School Announces Coaching Changes

    Southern Nash High School (SNHS) is pleased to announce coaching changes for the 2016-2017 School Year. A total of three new coaches for soccer, softball and volleyball will begin their new coaching assignments at the start of the new school year.

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  • Nash Central High School Announces New Athletic Staff Appointments

    Nash Central High School (NCHS) is pleased to announce three new athletic staff appointments for the 2016-2017 school year. Coach Kyle Bain was named as the school’s new Athletic Director, Coach Juan Jackson was selected as the Assistant Athletic Director and Coach Willie Langley will serve as the new Head Varsity Baseball Coach.

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  • NRMPS Alumna Tyechia White Becomes Published Author

    Tyechia White, a Northern Nash High School alumna, recently returned to Nash County to share the big news that she became a published children’s author. White, who is also an attorney in Washington, DC, chose to celebrate her first book being published by returning home and sharing the story with hundreds of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Summer Reading Program students at five different elementary schools.

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  • Summer Graduates Turn Their Tassels

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) celebrated a total of 18 students on Thursday, July 28, 2016 as they walked the stage and turned their tassels during the Summer Graduation Ceremony. Thursday’s event, held in the gymnasium at Southern Nash High School, honored graduates from Nash Central, Northern Nash, Rocky Mount and Southern Nash high schools.

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  • NRMPS Leadership Retreat

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) held a leadership retreat for administrators from the district on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29. The two day event was held at Rose Hill in Nashville. A variety of speakers and workshops were offered during the hands-on event that aimed to foster thoughtful dialogue and collaboration while beginning the first steps of planning for the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • NRMPS Principals Complete DLP Program

    Principals Sharon Huneycutt - Swift Creek Elementary, Liz Jenkins - Baskerville Elementary and Crystal Whitley - Englewood Elementary recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP). The DLP is a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

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  • NRMPS Names New Administrators

    Nashville, NC – The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved six new administrative appointments during the May and June board meetings. NRMPS would like to congratulate the following administrators as they begin their new assignments during the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • NRMPS Retirement Banquet

    Nashville, NC – A total of 48 Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) retirees were celebrated at the 2016 Retirement Luncheon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The event was held at Rose Hill in Nashville. The theme of the event was “You made a difference.” Each retiree was honored with lunch, a special gift presented by Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies and guest speakers who reminded them of the difference they made by working for NRMPS.

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  • Excitement Ensues as NRMPS Seniors Graduate

    Nashville, NC – Excitement was in the air in Nash County on Saturday, June 11 as over 900 Nash- Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) seniors graduated from four different high schools. Ceremonies were held at Northern Nash High School (NNHS), Nash Central High School (NCHS), Southern Nash High School (SNHS) and Rocky Mount High School (RMHS). Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School seniors graduated on Thursday, May 26, while Tar River Academy students graduated on Friday, June 10.

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  • NRMPS Launches New Website

    Nashville, NC – Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) will launch a brand new website on Thursday, June 9, 2016. NRMPS will make the switch to Schoolwires, which will improve functionality, offer cutting edge features, streamline navigation and present a top-notch visual display.

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  • NRMPS 2016 Evening of Academic Excellence

    Nashville, NC – The highest achieving high school seniors from across Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) came together Tuesday night, May 17, 2016 to celebrate years of hard and academic excellence. The evening began with opening remarks from Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Robin May. The NRMPS All County High School Chorus presented two musical selections under the direction of Dean Wheeler.

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