Why Nickajack?

  • NES has a very active PTA.
  • NES offers mixed age Kindergarten and 1st grade classes
  • NES has a Kindergarten Dual Immersion Program
  • NES offers Special Needs Pre-K
  • NES’s PTA Events include (but are not limited to):
    • Nickajack Dash 5K in the Spring
    • Familiy Fun & Fitness Night
    • Movie & Food Truck Night
    • Monthly Spirit Nights
    • Spring Talent Show
    • Sweetheart Dance
    • Fall Festival
    • Back to Football Friday
  • NES’s PTA has funded new playgrounds for the 3rd grade, Kindergarten/1st grade and a new LED en-trance sign for the school.
  • NES offers Special Needs Pre-K
  • Many, many NES teachers and staff live in the Smyrna community.
  • NES offers unique after school clubs that are run by parents and staff such as: Young Author’s Club, Kind-ness & Compassion Club, Garden Club & Jogging Club.
  • NES offers many wonderful after school programs such as: Brainy Builders, Spanish, Way2Cheer, Chess Club, Builder Bunch, Drama Club, Kids Yoga, Art Classes, Math Team, Way2Play, Science Club-Big Thinkers, 3-D Printing and more.
  • Nickajack’s Foundation (NEF) has consistently raised over $60,000 in donations for the past 4 years through the annual BACK the JACK Campaign, the Great Skate event in the fall, and the Pajama Jam Dance party in early Spring.
  • The Foundation funds are put to work in the school immediately at the end of the campaign in the form of curriculum and technology enhancements, school-wide reading programs, iPad mini carts for each grade level and to fund the teacher grant program.
  • The Foundation awarded over $10,000 in teacher grants in December of 2015.
  • The Nickajack School Vision: “Respectful, Responsible, Role Models.” This message can be seen and heard in practice throughout the school building.
  • NES utilizes the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program (PBIS) in order to support the school’s vision statement.
  • NES is one of the few schools with direct access to the Silver Comet Trail.

NES Highlight Sheet can be downloaded here.