Nickajack Elementary School

Adam Hill, Principal

Deanne Spilotros, AP |  Millicent Sweeting, SSA  |  Loretta Tennison, AP |

4555 Mavell Road SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
Phone: (678) 842-5814
Fax: (678) 842-5832

I am a Nickajack Brave.
I am a Respectful, Responsible Role Model.
Positive thoughts + Positive Actions = Positive Results

Dates to Remember

March 21st - 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration
March 24th - Nickajack Dash, 9:00 a.m.
April 2nd - 6th - Spring Break, No School
May 3rd & 4th - Field Days
May 7th - 11th - Spring Book Fair
May 22nd & 23rd - Early Release, 12:30 p.m. dismissal
                      ***May 23rd - Last Day of School!***

Junior Achievement Day
Friday, March 30th

Junior Achievement is coming to Nickajack and we need your help!  We need volunteers to "TEACH JA FOR A DAY".  Two volunteers will be assigned to a 4th or 5th grade classroom.  Volunteers are committing for the entire school day (8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) - breaks will be provided.

Mandatory Training Day
 Friday, March 23rd
5th grade: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
4th grade: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Volunteers will receive all necessary materials, including lesson plans at training.

Signup to volunteer

Need more info about JA? Visit Junior Achievement Website

Questions? Contact school counselors Dr. Weathers or Nicole Weber 678-842-5814

2018 - 2019 Registration
Kindergarten & New to First Grade

Wednesday, March 21st

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Nickajack Learning Commons

Questions: email


Nickajack DASH and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 a.m.

The event begins with a 1.5 mile fun run down the Silver Comet Trail and ends on campus with a silent auction and fun activities for the entire family!

Purchase t-shirts by Friday, March 9th using one of the following options:

Register/pay online: (please note there is a small convenience fee for credit card processing).


Complete the bottom portion of the Dash Registration Form and submit payment (cash or check, payable to NES PTA) in white payment envelope marked "ATTN: PTA DASH"

If you have donations, wish to volunteer, or have questions, please contact:
Brieon Brandon:
Valerie Pannell:

2018 KidTalk

New!         New!
The Cobb County Public Libraries has partnered with Cobb County Schools to offer all K-12 students a Library Pass (public library access for student success) to their collection!!

Our students will use their student ID number as their library card to access print books, ebooks, audiobooks, and a host of databases.

Go to:
Click on Elementary School
Click on subject area

Choose any resource from list:
Library Catalog = print collection
OverDrive = ebook collection

Student login
library card number = student ID number
pin = 4 digit birthday (mmdd)

Questions: Contact our Library Media Specialist

Substitutes Needed!

Visit our website for details:

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, please contact the school's counselors for scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating (part of Nickajack's CCRPI score). Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

School Tours

We offer a tour of the school on the first Tuesday of the month. Click the link below to sign up for a tour.

   School Tour Signup

Bus Updates

Stay informed about issues your child's bus may be experiencing - i.e., bus will be late, substitute bus, or other emergency situations - click on the bus below to receive Bus Codes and text updates.

The safety and security of our students is our number one priority. 

We will continue to assess and evaluate our security policies and procedures and to make any adjustments necessary to ensure the safety of our students. 

Attched to the image above is a letter outlining changes we made during the 2016-2017 school year.  If  more changes become necessary parents will be notified.

Thank you for your understanding and doing your part to keep us safe!


Nickajack has added two 1st grade classes to our Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion program!  Last year's Kindergartners will move up to 1st grade and we will welcome our second group of Kindergarten students to the program.  This unique model provides instruction and support for students in learning both languages.  Students will split their day between instruction in Spanish and English. 

  • We will continue to grow this program each year through Grade 5.

  • We will instill cultural competence and enhance communication among our students and community. 

  • Our vision and mission is to develop and honor the greatness in everyone and help every child to become a leader. 

  • Our Dual Language English/Spanish Immersion program will help students to become bi-lingual and bi-literate in an ever changing world.

Office 365 Support Page for Parents  

Attendance Matters

CCRPI stands for College and Career Readiness Performance Index and it is the method the state utilizes to evaluate a school's performance.

There are several factors that contribute to our overall score, including Student Absences.

Please click on the link below for more information about this score and how you can help.

CCRPI Parent Information


NES 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year

Dana Zhun

NES 2017-2018 Classified Employee of the Year
Jessica Powers


School Strategic Plan

Calendar of Events

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