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Nelson Schools Superintendent Jeff Comer to step down

Three and a half years after taking the helm of Nelson County Public Schools, Superintendent Jeff Comer is stepping down this summer.

Comer, who started as the division’s superintendent in July 2014, will continue to serve in the role through the end of June, said Dave Francis, the board’s chairman. At the board’s Jan. 11 meeting in closed session, Comer informed board members he would not be renewing his contract, Francis said.

“If he wanted to renew his contract, we would have,” Francis said. “We think he did a great job. He was a good fit for Nelson County and our school division.”

Francis described Comer as “very visible,” a people person and a good instructional leader who made beneficial changes over time to move the division of four schools, roughly 1,800 students and more than 200 employees forward.

Comer, 57, said he is stepping down because he felt his energy and enthusiasm diminishing somewhat. “In the role I’m in, you’ve got to do it full throttle,” he said.

Prior to joining Nelson’s division, Comer served as superintendent of Norton City Schools in Southwest Virginia. He has spent 35 years in education — 16 as a teacher and coach at the secondary level and spent a portion of his career in Smyth County, where he originally is from.

He was an elementary and middle school principal and athletic director before becoming superintendent in Norton, a position he held for five years. He was chosen out of 17 applicants to succeed Roger Collins, Nelson’s previous superintendent, in 2014.

Though he is retiring, Comer said he is not closing the door on a potential position in public education and can see himself working more directly with students in a classroom setting.

“That’s the one thing I missed at the central office,” he said.

Nelson has been a great division to serve, he said.

“The kids are phenomenal,” he said. “We have a wonderful staff, a very supportive school board that allows you to do your job and supports you at the same time.”

The school board is in the process of hiring a superintendent and is seeking public input on qualifications. The board has created a survey related to the criteria, which is available on the division’s website and in the school board administration office and at each school in Nelson.

A public hearing also is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Nelson Middle School’s library to take input from the community.

“We want to make sure we include and involve as many stakeholders as possible in this process,” Francis said in a news release the division issued Friday afternoon. “This is the number one priority for the [School Board] and the board will work diligently to find the next leader of the school division.”

Comer said he is proud of the technological advances the school system has made in the past several years in giving students access to learning tools some may not have at home, including computers.

He added he is thankful when students walk into Nelson’s schools, they have such access to technology, an area he described as a “fabric of life” for today’s youth.

“I could speak for hours about the positives,” he said of Nelson’s school system. “Whoever comes in is coming into a good situation.”

“If he wanted to renew his contract, we would have,” Francis said. “We think he did a great job. He was a good fit for Nelson County and our school division.”

Francis described Comer as “very visible,” a people person and a good instructional leader who made beneficial changes over time to move the division of four schools, roughly 1,800 students and more than 200 employees.

We’re disappointed he’s leaving,” Francis said.

TRANSIT MIDDLE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 9, 2018

B Day

  Friday’s Trivia Question:  Which team did the Buffalo Bills face the most times during their 1990s Super Bowls?

 Thursday’s Trivia winners are:  Grade 5-Chiamaka Ahaneku, Grade 6-Jackie Sansone, Grade 7-Cole Rossano, Grade 8-Antonio D’Aloisio.  Congratulations! Please come to the Main Office to claim your prize!

 Students and staff…. Don’t forget your pictures with pets!  The SPCA Club is asking you to bring in a picture of any rescued animal that you or your friend/family may have helped in one way or the other.  Please write your name on the picture, with a brief story of the animal and drop it at the Guidance Office by March 23rd.  Thank you!

 Hey Transit… a snow day cannot stop us from belivin!  The new Bald for Bucks date will be March 23rd.  This gives you more time to donate and to buy chain links.  We have raised $27,500 so far… Let’s smash $30,000.  Together we can do it!

  Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys: Tryouts for Modified Hockey are coming up!  Modified Hockey tryouts are scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 8:10pm & Tuesday, March 20 at 7:40pm.  Modified Hockey tryouts will take place at the Northtown Centre.  There will be a parent & player meeting on Monday, March 19 at 6:15pm, also at the Northtown Centre.  See Mrs. Shaevel in room A203 for more information.

  

March 8, 2018

A Day

  Thursday’s Trivia Question:  In Fresh Prince of Bel –Air, what was the butler’s name?

 Wednesday’s Trivia winners are:  Grade 5-Parth Vijay, Grade 6-Brennan Beecher, Grade 7-Lily Want, Grade 8-Sophia Bisson.  Congratulations! Please come to the Main Office to claim your prize!

 The nominations to name the Transit Timberwolf have been reviewed.  Thank you to all the students for the thoughtful nominations.  The committee has narrowed the list down to ten possible names.  All students and staff are encouraged to vote for the (1) mascot name they think would be the best for our school mascot.  Click the link in the WITS mail that was emailed to you and vote. The voting will end Thursday at noon. Thank you- on behalf of the Transit Shared Decision Making Team.

 Hey Transit… a snow day cannot stop us from belivin!  The new Bald for Bucks date will be March 23rd.  This gives you more time to donate and to buy chain links.  We have raised $27,500 so far… Let’s smash $30,000.  Together we can do it!

 Bed head? Bad hair day?  On Friday that will be NO PROBLEM! It’s hat day to “Cap off” our 25th Anniversary Celebration Week.  Remember to wear your hat, cap or favorite head gear on Friday!

 Attention all students:  There will NOT be open swim this Friday, March 9th.  Please see your PE teacher if you have any questions.

 The annual Rochester Teen Book Festival is holding its annual design competition.  They are looking for students to design the festival’s t-shirt design, theme song, and the program cover design.  The competition is open for student’s grades 6 through 12.  You must e mail the Rochester Teen Book Festival your design no later them Saturday, March 17th to be eligible to win.  Mrs. Miranda WITS e-mailed all 6th, 7th and 8th graders additional information in case you’re interested.

 Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in trying out for BOYS MODIFIED BASEBALL please attend an informational meeting this Wednesday, March 7th at 8:15am.  Please meet in the Gym hallway.

 Just a reminder to all students and staff to bring in a picture of themselves with an animal they helped in any way.  Please bring your pictures (labeled with your name) to the Guidance Office by Monday, March 12th.  We will be displaying these pictures to help build awareness for the SPCA and helping animals in need!

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys: Tryouts for Modified Hockey are coming up!  Modified Hockey tryouts are scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 8:10pm & Tuesday, March 20 at 7:40pm.  Modified Hockey tryouts will take place at the Northtown Centre.  There will be a parent & player meeting on Monday, March 19 at 6:15pm, also at the Northtown Centre.  See Mrs. Shaevel in room A203 for more information.

   
March 7, 2018

B Day

 Wednesday’s Trivia Question:  Which 2 New Kids on the Block were brothers?

 Tuesday’s Trivia winners are:  Grade 5- Isabella Jackson, Grade 6- Anna Morelli, Grade 7- Marissa Meyer, and Grade 8- Luke Lostumbo.  Congratulations! Please come to the Main Office to claim your prize!

 The nominations to name the Transit Timberwolf have been reviewed.  Thank you to all the students for the thoughtful nominations.  The committee has narrowed the list down to ten possible names.  All students and staff are encouraged to vote for the (1) mascot name they think would be the best for our school mascot.  Click the link in the WITS mail that was emailed to you and vote. The voting will end Thursday at noon. Thank you- on behalf of the Transit Shared Decision Making Team.

 Hey Transit… a snow day cannot stop us from belivin!  The new Bald for Bucks date will be March 23rd.  This gives you more time to donate and to buy chain links.  We have raised $27,500 so far… Let’s smash $30,000.  Together we can do it!

 Bed head? Bad hair day?  On Friday that will be NO PROBLEM! It’s hat day to “Cap off” our 25th Anniversary Celebration Week.  Remember to wear your hat, cap or favorite head gear on Friday!

 Attention all students:  There will NOT be open swim this Friday, March 9th.  Please see your PE teacher if you have any questions.

 The annual Rochester Teen Book Festival is holding its annual design competition.  They are looking for students to design the festival’s t-shirt design, theme song, and the program cover design.  The competition is open for students grades 6 through 12.  You must e mail the Rochester Teen Book Festival your design no later them Saturday, March 17th to be eligible to win.  Mrs. Miranda WITS e-mailed all 6th, 7th and 8th graders additional information in case you’re interested.

 Attention all members of ‘Kids improving their Community’:  Our next meeting is this Thursday, March 8, at 8am in the Library.  New members are welcomed.  See you there!

 Attention Mrs. Miranda’s author’s groups: Please sign up in the google classroom if you are interested in attending the author’s lock in, Friday, March 9th, from 3:45 to 6:00pm in the Library.  Your money is due to Mrs. Miranda no later than Thursday at 3:45pm.

 Congratulations to Matthew Li who has earned the invitation to the regional Spelling Bee held in Batavia.  The city of Batavia is being renamed Beetavia, for Saturday, March 10th.  Good luck Matthew!

 Here is more good news Transit students. Our Geography Bee winner, Michael Adcock is also deserving of a big congratulations!  Michael Adcock also earned an invitation, but this one to the regional Geography Bee to be held in Albany on Friday, April 6th, 2018.  Have fun Michael!

 There is NO Science Fair meeting this Friday.  Again, there is NO Science Fair meeting this Friday.

 Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in trying out for BOYS MODIFIED BASEBALL please attend an informational meeting this Wednesday, March 7th at 8:15am.  Please meet in the Gym hallway.

 Just a reminder to all students and staff to bring in a picture of themselves with an animal they helped in any way.  Please bring your pictures (labeled with your name) to the Guidance Office by Monday, March 12th.  We will be displaying these pictures to help build awareness for the SPCA and helping animals in need!

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys: Tryouts for Modified Hockey are coming up!  Modified Hockey tryouts are scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 8:10pm & Tuesday, March 20 at 7:40pm.  Modified Hockey tryouts will take place at the Northtown Centre.  There will be a parent & player meeting on Monday, March 19 at 6:15pm, also at the Northtown Centre.  See Mrs. Shaevel in room A203 for more information.

 

 March 6, 2018

A Day

  Tuesday’s Trivia Question:  In Jumangi, a stampede is released.  What is the slowest animal?

 Raid the closets!  Raid the drawers!  Tomorrow is the day!! What will You wear for 90’s dress up day?  Ripped jeans, converse sneakers, concert shirt and multiple flannel shirts or are you going preppy with layers of rugby shirts with popped collars and acid wash jeans?  Do it up and have fun.  Dress up tomorrow. 90’s !!!!!!

 Hey Transit… a snow day cannot stop us from belivin!  The new Bald for Bucks date will be March 23rd.  This gives you more time to donate and to buy chain links.  We have raised $27,500 so far… Let’s smash $30,000.  Together we can do it!

 Calling all writers, poets, artists and actors: Join Transit’s Culture Club!  In this club you’ll get the chance to organize a café-styled open mic evening presentation of poetry, short stories, and artwork.  If you want to share your work, but you don’t like the spot-light, we have presenters who will do it for you!  Club members also determine the food and beverages to be served at the café.  All fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders are welcome!  We have morning and afternoon meetings.  Our next morning meeting is March 7th at 8:00 am in B217, Mr. LaMarco’s room; the next afternoon meeting is scheduled for March 7th at 3:45 pm in B223 in Mrs. Reilly’s room. See you then!

 The annual Rochester Teen Book Festival is holding its annual design competition.  They are looking for students to design the festival’s t-shirt design, theme song, and the program cover design.  The competition is open for students grades 6 through 12.  You must e mail the Rochester Teen Book Festival your design no later them Saturday, March 17th to be eligible to win.  Mrs. Miranda WITS e-mailed all 6th, 7th and 8th graders additional information in case you’re interested.

 Attention all members of ‘Kids improving their Community’:  Our next meeting is this Thursday, March 8, at 8am in the Library.  New members are welcomed.  See you there!

 Attention Mrs. Miranda’s author’s groups: Please sign up in the google classroom if you are interested in attending the author’s lock in, Friday, March 9th, from 3:45 to 6:00pm in the Library.  Your money is due to Mrs. Miranda no later than Thursday at 3:45pm.

 Congratulations to Matthew Li who has earned the invitation to the regional Spelling Bee held in Batavia.  The city of Batavia is being renamed Beetavia, for Saturday, March 10th.  Good luck Matthew!

 Here is more good news Transit students. Our Geography Bee winner, Michael Adcock is also deserving of a big congratulations!  Michael Adcock also earned an invitation, but this one to the regional Geography Bee to be held in Albany on Friday, April 6th, 2018.  Have fun Michael!

 There is NO Science Fair meeting this Friday.  Again, there is NO Science Fair meeting this Friday.

 Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in trying out for BOYS MODIFIED BASEBALL please attend an informational meeting this Wednesday, March 7th at 8:15am.  Please meet in the Gym hallway.

 Just a reminder to all students and staff to bring in a picture of themselves with an animal they helped in any way.  Please bring your pictures (labeled with your name) to the Guidance Office by Monday, March 12th.  We will be displaying these pictures to help build awareness for the SPCA and helping animals in need!

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys: Tryouts for Modified Hockey are coming up!  Modified Hockey tryouts are scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 8:10pm & Tuesday, March 20 at 7:40pm.  Modified Hockey tryouts will take place at the Northtown Centre.  There will be a parent & player meeting on Monday, March 19 at 6:15pm, also at the Northtown Centre.  See Mrs. Shaevel in room A203 for more information.

 The first Boys’ Varsity Tennis practice will be Tuesday, March 6th at 3:45pm.  You will meet in the weight room.

  

March 5, 2018

B Day

 Attention all students: All morning clubs and activities for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6th are cancelled with the exception for Hoops for Heart and the 7th and 8th grade chorus rehearsals.  Again, ONLY Hoops for Heart & chorus rehearsals will be on for tomorrow- all other before school activities for tomorrow are cancelled.

 Did you know that Transit is turning 25 years old?

 This week we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Transit Middle’s grand opening which happened in 1993.  We have events planned each day this week to take us back to the 90s.

 Monday is door decorating day.  Create a 1990s themed door with your homebase… consider the great music of the 90s, fashion, or the glory days of the Buffalo Bills… the possibilities are endless.  Homebases were supposed to brain storm ideas on Friday, but due to the snow day we will need to do that today.  Not to worry-collaborate with your homebase and work to create the best door throughout the week.  Doors will be judged Thursday after school.  The best door in each grade will win ice cream for their entire homebase.

 Tuesday- each homebase will enjoy fun video highlights from the 1990s.  You won’t believe what they were saying about the internet in 1993.

 Wednesday- is dress like the 90s day… and a tribute to 90s music.  Dressing like 90s might be a challenge for our students born after that decade… you may need to go home and ask your family members what they were wearing in the 1990s, look at some old photos, or talk to Mr. Bova… Transit’s dress up expert. Also- check out the 90s posters posted around the school for ideas.

 Thursday- is a homebase activity focused on thinking forward 25 years.

 Friday- is a Transit Spirit Day… “Hats off to Transit”… wear Transit colors, transit gear, and a hat to help celebrate Transit’s 25th.

 ***There will also be 90’s trivia throughout the week.  Make sure you are in homebase to participate and win.

 Attention all members of ‘Kids improving their Community’:  Our next meeting is this Thursday, March 8, at 8am in the Library.  New members are welcomed.  See you there!

 Attention Mrs. Miranda’s author’s groups: Please sign up in the google classroom if you are interested in attending the author’s lock in, Friday, March 9th, from 3:45 to 6:00pm in the Library.  Your money is due to Mrs. Miranda no later than Thursday at 3:45pm.

 Congratulations to Matthew Li who has earned the invitation to the regional Spelling Bee held in Batavia.  The city of Batavia is being renamed Beetavia, for Saturday, March 10th.  Good luck Matthew!

 Here is more good news Transit students. Our Geography Bee winner, Michael Adcock is also deserving of a big congratulations!  Michael Adcock also earned an invitation, but this one to the regional Geography Bee to be held in Albany on Friday, April 6th, 2018.  Have fun Michael!

 There is NO Science Fair meeting this Friday.  Again, there is NO Science Fair meeting this Friday.

 Any 7th or 8th grade boy interested in trying out for BOYS MODIFIED BASEBALL please attend an informational meeting this Wednesday, March 7th at 8:15am.  Please meet in the Gym hallway.

 Just a reminder to all students and staff to bring in a picture of themselves with an animal they helped in any way.  Please bring your pictures (labeled with your name) to the Guidance Office by Monday, March 12th.  We will be displaying these pictures to help build awareness for the SPCA and helping animals in need!

 Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys: Tryouts for Modified Hockey are coming up!  Modified Hockey tryouts are scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 8:10pm & Tuesday, March 20 at 7:40pm.  Modified Hockey tryouts will take place at the Northtown Centre.  There will be a parent & player meeting on Monday, March 19 at 6:15pm, also at the Northtown Centre.  See Mrs. Shaevel in room A203 for more information.

 Any student who did not turn in their Hoops for Heart registration form may hand in theirs to their PE teacher today!

 Dig through Dad’s closet for a few flannel plaid shirts, grab some ripped jeans and throw on your converse sneakers.  You are all set for some 90’s fun and dressing up on Wednesday for our 90’s Dress Up Day!  WHAT WILL YOU WEAR?!

 Congratulations to Transit 6th grader Cameron Catrabone who took first place this weekend at the NEW YORK STATE Wrestling Association for Youth regional tournament at North Tonawanda High School. Cameron will be competing this weekend at SUNY Brockport in the statewide wrestling meet.  Good luck Cam!

 The first Boys’ Varsity Tennis practice will be Tuesday, March 6th at 3:45pm.  You will meet in the weight room.

 This past weekend the Transit Middle Science Olympiad had their competition at Waterfront Elementary School.  We competed against 14 other teams from around the region and the team came in first place.  The team earned top 5 in 16 of the 20 events offered including 3 bronze, 4 silver and 6 goals medals.  Because of their amazing top place finish the team will advance to the state level completion in Syracuse later this month.  Congratulations team!

 

 

 

         

 


 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

 



 

 

  

 

 

 

  


 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



 




                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

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