Nelson Red Ribbon Week, October 27 - 31

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October 28

Show that you are too cool for drugs by wearing shades. SUNGLASSES are allowed during passing periods, before and after school, and at lunch.


October 29


Stomp out drugs by wearing your WILDEST PAIR OF SOCKS!


October 30


WEAR ALL BLACK and join us for our Black Out Day. We will take pictures at lunch of participating students from the clock tower.


October 31

When you SIGN THE BANNER and pledge to remain drug free, you will receive a Nelson Knight pin. Meet us at the front of the library!



Join WRAP!


Need help with homework?  Love sports?  Interested in becoming a leader?  Need a safe place to stay until your parents get home?  If any of these things interest you then you should check out Nelson Academy’s WRAP Program.  Long Beach Unified School District in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club provide a safe and instructional after school program for students in 6-8th grade. 

WRAP students receive daily homework assistance with emphasis placed on math and the common core standards.  After Power Hour (homework) is completed, students participate in personal enrichment activities every day.  These activities include:  performing arts, visual arts, sports, leadership. Academic enrichment is also provided through the STEM, Literacy, and Health programs.  In addition, students participate in service learning activities designed to teach students the value of community service.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 3:26-6:30 p.m.  For more information call Luis Rodriguez, Site Director, Nelson Academy at (562) 276-8618 or email at  Join WRAP where Nelson Academy students are Winners Reaching Amazing Potential.

Nelson News

High School Choice Season is Here
Eighth graders and their families are beginning the process of applying to high schools of their choice. A number of events and resources are available to help families make their decisions.

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Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/15/14

Free Workshop Exploring Aspects of Bullying
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/10/14

Tips on Preventing the Spread of Germs, Colds and Flu
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/10/14

Our Plans in Case of Future Hot Weather (Nuestros planes en futuros casos de clima caluroso)
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser
Published: 9/26/14

Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (InformaciĆ³n Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 6/6/14

Nelson Grand Opening Ceremony

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School District News

Boo Grams on Sale Beginning 10/13

AVID will be selling Boo Grams in front of the gym at lunch Monday, 10/13 through 10/29. For 50¢ send a card and spooky button to a friend. All cards and buttons will be delivered on Halloween.

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Big News from The Knightly News!!


The Nelson Academy Journalism Club has held their first meeting.  We have a new editorial staff and a talented group of writers and reporters excitedly preparing news stories for YOU, the Nelson Knights!  

We are pleased to announce 7th grader, Emma Holmes, is our new editor-in-chief.  Emma was part of Mrs. Vanzant-Bradney's journalism class last year.  You may remember some of her tasty articles on our Food page, or her reporting of movies on the Entertainment page.  Assisting Emma will be Naomi Ortiz and Emily Phok.  Naomi is also a returning Knightly News reporter.  This is Emily's first experience with journalism.  Both associate editors are 7th graders in Mr. Sheets' accelerated language arts class.  Congratulations to all our new editors.

We are in the process of preparing new articles.  We have two new fiction stories by veteran Knightly News writer Edward Khoo.  One can be found on the front page of the news, the other is on "The Page's Page," a section of The Knightly News which features fiction writing and art from our Nelson students.

Do you enjoy writing?  Do you have a nose for news?  We welcome all students'  contributions to The Knightly News, whether it is a one time contribution, or as a regular part of the The Knightly News team.


For more information contact Emma Holmes or Mrs. Vanzant-Bradney via Loop Mail.