District News

  • November Sounding Board

    Highlights from the November 5 Board of Education Meeting

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Announces Hurricane Make-Up Days

    NRMPS Announces Hurricane Make-Up Days

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • New High School for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

    It was a community affair as students, parents, dignitaries, and administrators celebrated the opening of the Center for Industry, Technology and Innovation (CITI) High School with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 16, 2018.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • New Administrative Assignments Announced

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools would like to congratulate the following administrators on their new assignments effective for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Summer Graduation Ceremony

    A total of 30 Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) students celebrated on Thursday, July 26, 2018 as they walked the stage and turned their tassels during the NRMPS Summer Graduation Ceremony.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Celebrates Retirees at Annual Luncheon

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) celebrated a total of 66 retirees during the district’s 2018 Retirement Luncheon on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School Seniors Celebrate Graduation

    A total of 54 Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School (NRM-ECHS) students walked the stage and turned their tassels Thursday, May 24 during the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony held at Nash Community College.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • An Evening of the 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 22, 2018. The gallery collection consisted of 27 pieces of art created by students across the district.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS 2018 Evening of Academic Excellence

    The highest achieving 120 high school seniors from across Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) came together Tuesday night, May 22, 2018 to celebrate years of hard and academic excellence.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools to Adjust Calendar in Anticipation of Teacher Absences on May 16

    On May 16, the North Carolina Association of Educators will lead a “March for Students and Rally for Respect” in Raleigh.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Hollingsworth and Lucas Named the Administrator and Educational Office Professional of the Year at the N-RMAEOP Administrators’ Banquet

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Association of Educational Office Professionals (N-RMAEOP) hosted the 2018 Administrators’ Banquet on Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Announces New Administrative Appointments and Meet and Greet Reception

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved Eric Mitchell as the assistant director of transportation on Monday, April 23, 2018 during their Special Called Board Meeting. Mitchell previously served as the principal of Nash Central Middle School.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Announces New Administrative Appointments

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education approved Brian Littke as the Director of Transportation on Thursday, April 12, 2018 during the April Board Meeting. Additionally, Northern Nash High School (NNHS) is pleased to announce Coach Joey Keefe as the school’s new Athletic Director.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Names New Chief Technology Officer

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved Tremain McQueen as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) during the February Board of Education Meeting.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year Named at Annual Banquet

    An excited group of approximately 150 people gathered at the Rose Hill Conference Center at Nathan Hall to honor various Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) educators during the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year Banquet on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Kramden Institute, AT&T and Communities In Schools Award Home Computers to 50 Fairview Elementary Students

    A total of 50 Fairview Elementary School (FES) students were the proud recipients of free desktop computers on Friday, March 2, 2018.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Bailey Elementary Teacher Wins Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award

    Bailey Elementary School (BAES) fifth grade math and science teacher Lisa Langley was recently named as the Elementary Conservation Education Teacher of the Year. Langley accepted the award at the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s 74th Annual Meeting.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • STEP Sponsors Career Events At NRMPS High Schools

    As a continued effort to push work-based learning experiences and to help close the information gap between students, educators and industry, the Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership sponsored Lunch with an Engineer in traditional Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools high schools in November and December 2017. STEP also sponsored a February 2018 Career Connections: Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing event at NRM Early College High School.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Names New Administrators

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved three new administrative appointments during the January and February Board of Education meetings.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Announces Inclement Weather Make-Up Plan and New Calendars

    At the February 5, 2018 Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education Meeting, the Board of Education approved Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20, 2018 as make-up days for the traditional calendar.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Communications Department Wins State Awards - Including Best of the Best Photography Award

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) was among 38 school districts in North Carolina to win Blue Ribbon Awards for effective school communications and public relations.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Tar River Academy Seniors Graduate During Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony

    A total of 26 Tar River Academy (TRA) seniors graduated on Friday, January 26, 2018 during the mid-year commencement ceremony held in the school’s auditorium. Members of the Winter Class of 2018 have various plans after TRA, as 19 will attend two-year colleges, two will enlist in the military and five will enter the workforce.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Educators Renew National Board Certification

    A total of nine Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) educators recently renewed their National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) status with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). NBCT is the highest credential in the teaching profession and the most rigorous performance-based assessment for teachers.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • C-SPAN Bus Visits Northern Nash High School

    C-SPAN’s state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach visited Northern Nash High School (NNHS) in Rocky Mount on Friday, January 12, 2018. C-SPAN partnered with Altice USA in order to engage students and teachers with interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN's multi-platform public service resources.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

    The Board of Education members elected a new Board Chair and Board Vice Chair during the January Board Meeting. Ann Edge was selected as Chair and William (Bill) Sharpe was selected as Vice Chair.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • SNHS Wins Awards at National FFA Competition

    A team from Southern Nash High School (SNHS) competed in the 2017 National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) in Indianapolis, Indiana in November 2017. The event was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • SNHS FFA Chapter Wins State FFA Livestock Evaluation Event

    The Southern Nash High School (SNHS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) Livestock Judging team won first place in the senior division of the 2017 North Carolina FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event held on November 28, 2017 in Wake County, North Carolina. SNHS competed against 83 other teams for the top spot.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Edwards Middle Students Receive Home Computers

    On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Edwards Middle School (EMS) students who were identified by a committee at EMS were the proud recipients of individual free desktop computers. The free computers were a result of a grant awarded to EMS by Southern Bank in partnership with Kramden Institute.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NNHS Names New Varsity Head Football Coach

    Northern Nash High School (NNHS) named Andrew Farriss as their new Varsity Head Football Coach. Farriss is currently providing instruction to students as a Math teacher and he is also certified in Health and Physical Education. He will begin his coaching duties immediately and will transition into the Physical Education department at the beginning of the second semester on January 24, 2018.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Schools Receive State Level Recognition

    On November 14, 2017, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) was recognized at the annual Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) State Ceremony in Greensboro. Southern Nash Middle was awarded Exemplar Recognition.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 2016 - 2017 NC Report Cards Released

    As you explore the NC report card for NRMPS, we hope it will encourage you to find ways to work with our school community to realize our common goal of ensuring success for all students.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Receives Approval to Open CITI High School

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) has been approved to open the Center for Industry, Technology, and Innovation (CITI) High School in collaboration with Nash Community College.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Placed on the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual Advanced Placement (AP®) District Honor Roll.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Schools Honored for Meeting and Exceeding NCDPI Academic Growth

    A total of 12 schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) district were honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for meeting academic growth during the 2016-2017 school year, while two schools were honored for exceeding growth.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Celebrates a Successful United Way Campaign

    Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) celebrated another successful United Way campaign on Monday, December 4, 2017 during the December Board of Education Meeting at Rocky Mount High School (RMHS).

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Kramden Institute and Southern Bank Give Home Computers to Bailey Elementary Students

    Bailey Elementary School (BAES) partnered with the Kramden Institute of Durham, NC and Southern Bank to give home computers to 60 students on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Kramden Institute is an organization that seeks to provide technology tools and training in order to bridge the digital divide.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Southern Nash High School Band Marches in Parade at Walt Disney World

    On November 18, 2017, the Southern Nash High School (SNHS) band was featured in a Magic Kingdom parade at Walt Disney Word. SNHS was one of only two bands selected to march in the 6:45 pm parade that day. The parade route took band members down Magic Kingdom’s Main Street in front of the park’s iconic Cinderella Castle.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Nash County Resident Nan Strickland Turns 102 and Celebrates at Nashville Elementary

    Nash County resident Nan Strickland turned 102 today, November 21, 2017. As part of her many planned birthday celebrations, Strickland spent time with students and staff at Nashville Elementary School (NES) on Friday, November 17, 2017.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Nash Health Care Hospital Donates School Supplies to NRMPS

    For the fourth straight year, Nash Health Care Hospital (NHCH) donated school supplies to Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) after a hospital-wide school supply drive. The NHCH school supply drive is an annual event that has resulted in thousands of school supplies being donated to the NRMPS district.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NCHS and SNHS Named NCSBA Video Contest Finalists – NCHS Wins for the Third Time in Four Years

    Every year, the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) challenges North Carolina (NC) public high schools across the state to explain what they think is super about public schools by holding a video contest.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Maintenance Employee Named North Carolina Maintenance Employee of the Year

    Elbert Purvis, maintenance employee for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS), was named as the 2017 North Carolina Maintenance Employee of the Year.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Names New Principals

    The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board of Education approved two new administrative appointments at their meeting on Monday, October 2, 2017.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • NRMPS Hosts Soup with the Supt

    On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) hosted a new community event called Soup with the Supt.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • Information Regarding Rocky Mount High School Incident

    A student at Rocky Mount High School was participating in an after school baseball workout and was struck by an object. Coaches immediately made sure the student received medical attention and local authorities were contacted by medical officials.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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).

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
    No Headlines to display