Great Skate Photo Gallery is LIVE!

The 2016 Great Skate Photo Gallery is up and ready to check out! See pix from the skate races, of our awesome teachers and administrators being crazy and of course all the pix from the GS Photo Booth!

You can watch a slide show, download photos and even order prints from Shutterfly if you wish.

Thanks again to all who came – it was a GREAT Great Skate!


Back the Jack is On

It’s on. Today, the Nickajack Elementary Foundation kick starts its annual fundraising campaign – Back the Jack. Donations provide crucial curriculum, technology, and teacher grants that are not covered by Cobb County’s public funds.

The campaign runs for four weeks, and ends on September 16th. Our goals is $72,000.

This is the sixth year the foundation will raise money to supplement educational expenses. Last year, we were able to purchase 60 iPad minis with charging stations, MyOn Digital Literacy program subscription for each student, and Lucy Calkins reading programs for all classes.

This year we will continue funding technology needs with more iPad mini carts and teacher enrichment programs. Your donations will also contribute to renovating the media center into Learning Commons, a shared space that fosters collaboration and various learning activities.

You can donate via check with this form or online.

Let’s Go Braves!

The Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with the Cobb County School District.

The programs the Braves have partnered to support include:

  • Literacy Programs for K-8
  • Braves Student Leaders for 9-12
  • Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education for K-12
  • Teacher Grants, Recognition and Recruitment
  • Jobs for Students and Teachers

This is great news for our Cobb County Schools.


BACK the JACK Video!

Check out this great video going back in time through the BACK the JACK Campaigns!

2015 Teacher Grants – Applications Being Accepted Now

We have launched our Teacher Grant application process a bit earlier this year in the hopes that with enough funds raised through BACK the JACK, that we can award the grants right after Thanksgiving! The Foundation is hoping to budget a portion of the amount raised for curriculum enhancements for classrooms and entire grade levels and for teacher development.

Encourage your child’s teacher to apply for a grant! It is another great way to see your donation go into immediate action for your students!

2014 Teacher Grant Prize Patrol

Over $12,000 in Teach Grants Awarded in 2014 to our NES Teachers

The NESF Teacher Grant Prize Patrol surprised teachers and students alike as they awarded grants to deserving teachers right before the holidays! Watch the video of the “Prize Patrol Takeover” so you can see first hand what your donations mean to our school!

NES Open – 2014 Photo Gallery

We had great weather and an even greater time!

Once the chill of the morning wore off, the weather turned spectacular for a great day of golf, tennis and good times. Check out some photos from the event below! Special Thanks to all of our sponsors and to Brookwood Country Club!

View Photo Gallery Here>>

NES Open Photo Gallery



Casino Night 2014 – View the Photos from a GREAT evening!

What Fun!

Thanks to all who snuck in the back door at Monte Carlo’s and enjoyed a super night of great friends and fun! Congrats to all the raffle prize winners as well!

View Photo Gallery Here>>


NES Open a GREAT Success

Our 1st Annual NES Open Golf and Tennis Event was a great success. The weather turned out to be beautiful, even after a chilly start. The sun was shining and tennis players and NES Open logo 3ingolfers alike hit the courts and course for a fantastic day!

On behalf of the NESF Boar, we want to thank everyone who participated, played and volunteered. And of course to our SPECTACULAR Sponsors. This event would NOT have been possible with out all of you.

Special appreciation goes out to Sam Spaulding and Lesly Lyons for all their hard work!

We will keep you posted on plans for next year!

Mrs. Butler’s Kindergarten Wins BTJ Classroom Contest

Mrs. Butler’s Class had the highest participation of all classes in the 2013 BACK the JACK mrs-Butler-first-placeClassroom Contest! Her class will have their very own pizza and snow cone party, complete with the Kona Ice Truck serving snow cones just for them!

Here are the final results in the contest. Thank you to ALL the classes that helped out the BACK the JACK campaign in a BIG way!

Classroom Contest TOP TEN!
1. Butler (K)    75.0%
2. Wood (2nd)    72.7%
3. Gilmore (K)    70.0%
4. Chapman (2nd)     63.2%
5. McDonald (2nd)    63.2%
6. Copeland (2nd)    61.9%
7. Newman (1st)    60.9%
8. Lasiter (4th)    57.1%
9. Johnston (4th)    53.3%
10. Love (1st)    52.2%