• Rivers

    Welcome to Nichols-Lawson Middle School (NLMS). We are proud to provide your child the best possible educational experiences.  We feel what we have to offer is second to none.  To that end, we seek to employ the most proficient, conscientious, qualified, competent, and caring professional and support staff to work with our children each and every day of the school year. I am proud to say, the staff at Nichols-Lawson Middle School meet and exceed these expectations.  


    Our skilled and devoted staff spent countless hours planning and preparing for the upcoming school year. Our office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials, and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTO has planned opportunities to provide volunteer experiences, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students, and promoting high-level learning.


    I have always enjoyed middle school students. I had the opportunity to work here at NLMS as an assistant principal for 6 years prior to my 6 year stint as principal at Pinecrest. Now the 5th year back at NLMS, and we are looking forward to a great school year!


    Although this year looks different than any other year, we are dedicated to providing your child a memorable, interactive, and engaging learning experience. It is important that we display a positive attitude toward learning (at school and home) each and every day. I encourage you to do the same. My staff and I practice the PAL method of being present, available, and open to listen each and every day. In addition to being present, available, and listening, parents, I need your support. I ask that you and your child be patient, be positive, and ask for help. This school year I am sure we will face challenges like never before. Please work with the NLMS staff as we meet these challenges head on in a positive manner. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out. 


    I am excited about what the future holds for the staff and students of Nichols-Lawson Middle School. Let’s make 2020-2021 the best school year yet!


    Gary Rivers