Our School In Our Community

In Nelson, everyone - younger folk and older folk alike - has a consciousness of belonging to the community. Nelson folk embrace Nelson Elementary School and the school embraces the community. The school is an integral part of Nelson life. Members of the Nelson Elementary School community agree that developing the strengths and talents of all our students is a priority. In-school and after-school programs and activities employ the use of enjoyable and challenging learning experiences that are constructed around students' interests, learning styles, and preferred modes of expression.

With the help of two Nelson community members, Grandfathers of students, and friends of Nelson School, Ralph Castor and Dale Carlisle helped the students at Nelson School to create beautiful wooden birdhouses.

Student Birdhouse

Nelson School Students Have:
  • Painted and decorated mailboxes which are placed at the trail heads on Nelsons hiking trails.
  • Attend the yearly town Halloween Party
  • Sewn pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer in which they made pillow cases for children who were hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
  • Raised money for UNICEF.
  • Raised money to buy chickens for the Heifer Project.
  • Built a bridge to cross the stream behind the school.
  • Learned how to Contra-dance.

Harris Center Collaboration

In order to enrich our students in science education, Nelson Elementary School is excited to share that we have started a collaboration with the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH. Every week, for one hour, a naturalist will provide instruction in each classroom. The lessons will follow a particular theme and be grade appropriate while teaching exciting topics about natural sciences. Our geographical location is fortunate to have both wetland and forest habitats all around which provides an ideal outdoor classroom. Using natural resources and a hands-on approach, we hope to motivate scientific curiosity within our students lives.

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