R. Frank Nims Middle School

Teaching, Learning, Caring.

Vision and Mission

  • Vision

    R. Frank Nims Middle School will be an engaging and safe learning environment which produces high achievers who appreciate diversity and become conscientious contributors to society.

     

    Mission

    The mission of R. Frank Nims Middle School is to support an academically engaging and safe school environment which allows students to become responsible leaders and self-supporting members of our school, community, and society.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

    School Hours: 9:30 AM - 3:50 PM 

    Campus Supervision Hours: 8:45 AM - 4:20 PM

    21st Century Afterschool: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ListServe

  • If you have an email account (personal or office), please join the R. Frank Nims Middle School ListServe. We send updates, announcements, and other important information from the school on a weekly basis. Listserve is an excellent way to know what’s going on at your child’s school. The cost is FREE and it is easy to join. Just follow the instructions Here.

TROJAN BUCK INITIATIVE

  • Since the first day of school our students have been given the opportunity to earn “Trojan Bucks” for following our school-wide expectations both in and out of the classroom.  Students can receive these bucks from ANY adult on campus.  Every Friday they are given the opportunity to spend their hard-earned money on various snacks during lunch and they can purchase tickets to have their name entered into a raffle.  If their name is one of the 10 tickets chosen, they can choose from prizes such as Chick-Fil-A or Wendy’s gift cards, FAMU Football game tickets, purses, pencil pouches filled with their favorite candy and sports paraphernalia.  This is a very rewarding experience and feeling for the entire R. Frank Nims Family.  Pictured are the winners of our first raffle for this school year.  We are super proud of them for taking ownership in making the right choices as we continue to strive for excellence beginning with the end in mind!

     

Principal's Welcome

  • Dr. Norton Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in R. Frank Nims Middle School. We hope that you will continue to monitor our efforts to deliver a website that will help improve our transparency. This site is the first place to check for the latest communication about the happenings at our school. We take pride in our Faculty, Staff, Students, and our Community. R. Frank Nims Middle School is a great place for teaching and learning, and we look forward to your continued support.

     

    Thanks for caring!

    Dr. Kelvin L. Norton

    Principal

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Our Namesake

  • Frank Nims Middle is named for the late Principal Robert Frank Nims. Mr. Nims was the assistant principal of the Old Lincoln High School, under Cecil Walker, and the principal from 1955-1958. Robert Frank Nims was born into one of the few well-known African-American families in Tallahassee. His mother was an educator and his father ran a local meat market in Frenchtown, a predominately African-American section of Tallahassee. Robert Frank Nims was affectionately called “Frank” by all family and friends. His parents were always supportive and played an involved role in Frank’s educational growth. As a younger boy, Frank would help out after school in his father’s meat market. He attended Lucy Moten Developmental Research School (FAMU High School) and graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College. He and his wife, who was superintendent at Bethel A.M.E Church, had no children, but treated students as if they were their very own. Robert Frank Nims was an outstanding educator, administrator, and innovator. He earned the respect of his staff, students and Superintendent Amos P. Godby.

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