Message from the Superintendent
On behalf of the Nottoway County School Board and its employees, welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. Our goal is to provide academic excellence through a supportive and safe school climate. It is always nice to see the start of another school year here at Nottoway County. I have always said that the best time of the year is when our children are back in school. We have terrific students! Nottoway County Schools is a place where you make friends, form lasting relationships, and have the experiences that help make you a better person.
The mission of Nottoway County Schools is to provide opportunities that enable students to enjoy life, contribute to others’ well being, and become responsible, productive citizens in a global community. We put students into the top universities in the country and work hard to prepare all of our students to immediately contribute to the workforce. This school year will be the third year of our focus on project-based learning. Project based learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. We need to empower our students to enhance their education. A well designed project allows our students to encounter, be challenged and utilize critical thinking skills. The 21st Century skills that will be taught allow students to learn communication and presentation skills, organization and time management skills, research and inquiry skills, self-assessment and reflection skills, group participation and teamwork.
Over the past seven years as superintendent, I have personally seen the tremendous efforts to ensure success with all of our students put forth by the dedicated teachers, staff and administration of Nottoway County Public Schools. Your partnership with Nottoway Schools is essential to seeing this vision for every student to become a reality. Please know that our parents, guardians and volunteers are appreciated for working with our children. It takes a village to raise our students and we need you to be a part of the process. I am excited that together we can help students engage more deeply in the learning process and develop rigorous, positive attitudes towards academic achievement. The future looks very bright for our children.
I wish you and your children the very best this school year.
Daniel Grounard Ed.D
Nottoway County Public Schools Superintendent