Nickajack Elementary School

Beverly Lloyd, Principal

Loretta Tennison, AP | Shannon Hooker, AP | Ginger McDowell, SSA

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

Welcome to Nickajack Elementary

I am a Nickajack Brave.
I am a Respectful, Responsible, Role Model
and I am Ready to Learn!
Positive Thoughts + Positive Actions = Positive Results

Positive Behavior Interventions & Support

April/May Smoke Signals

Nickajack Parent Workshop #4

 " Being a Single Parent" on Thursday, May 5th.
Our special guest speaker will be Kendall Ficklin, founder and
operator of Ficklin & Associates, Inc., a company
dedicated to helping people find the keys to unlock their untapped potential.
6:00: Dinner
(for those registered)
6:30-7:30: Parent
Workshop and
Children's  Activities
Deadline Extended: Register by April 28th by returning the RSVP form.

PTA Nickajack Campus Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 7, Dawn 'til Done

Come whenever you like, stay as long as you can. As mom always says, "Many hands make for light work."  We know this is Mother's Day weekend, but mom also loves when we all work hard and make a difference!

Here is a punch list:

* SIGNS: Remove old signs, Paint posts, Hang new signs (needed: painting tools, drop cloths to protect concrete)

* STAIN: Stain or paint bleachers/benches in K-2 play area (needed: stain or paint)

* GROUND COVER: Pinestraw/Mulch and Plant Distribution (needed: rakes, pitchforks)

* PRUNE & TRASH: Pull Weeds, Trim Bushes, Pick Up Trash (needed: pruning tools, garbage bags)

* BANNERS: Mavell Road Frontage; Indoor Hallways (needed: A-Frame ladders) 

Questions?  Please contact PTA Co-Presidents:

Shane Hayes at 404-394-7610 
Seth Rubenstein at 770-778-8552


Cash or Money Order Payments ONLY Beginning Monday, April 11, 2016
For all school or ASP Payments made to the school. Please be sure that payments are placed in the appropriate envelope and have the student's first and last name and their teacher's name. 
Any checks received will be returned to the student to take home. 
ASP payments can still be made through My Payments Plus

Please contact Jessica Powers at school with any questions.

Sign here for Kindergarten Summer Screening

NES Recycling Committee
Unveils Bottlecap Mural

Thank you everyone who collected and sent in bottle caps for the mural!
Stop by and see the awesome mural in our hallway across from the
 Art and Music classrooms.
Special thanks to teachers Mrs. Kordel, Ms. Bonadona, Ms. Heflin, Mrs. Wood, Ms. Zhun and the Nickajack PTA for making this a reality!


Ms. Cynthia Wood 
Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017

Ms. Wood is a our fabulous 2nd Grade Team Leader!
She is a Smyrna native, having attended King Springs ES, Griffin MS and Campbell HS. She still lives in Smyrna and is committed to making our Smyrna schools great! This is her 19th year teaching.  Congratulations Ms. Wood!
Also pictured, Mrs. Leslie Maples, our fabulous 5th grade Team Leader, is our runner up for Teacher of the Year!   Congratulations Mrs. Maples!


Mrs. Faye Yost
Classified Employee of the Year for 2016-2017

Mrs. Yost is the Media Center Paraprofessional and is a Nickajack parent.  She has been involved with the PTA for the last 13 years at the school.  Congratulations Mrs. Yost!  Ms. Williams is a Kindergarten Paraprofessional  and is our runner up for Classified Employee of the Yeat. Congratulations Ms. Williams!


2016-2017 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications are available on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

 Sneaker Drive
Please keep bringing in those sneakers!

"Sole Man" wants your sneakers.....PLEASE!
Bring your gently used sneakers to school.
Drop donations in the box labeled with "Sole Man"  in the front lobby of the school.

Attendance Matters

CCRPI stands for College and Career Readiness Performance Index and it is the way the state now evaluates a school's performance. There are several factors that contribute to the overall score including Student Absences.

Click here for more information



Have you Ordered your Yearbook Yet?
LAST Chance, deadline to order: April 29th.

Order online at

Looking for more Great NES Photos!

Do you have some great shots of your child & his/her friends at an NES event? You could see them in the yearbook if you upload to


Important Change of Transportation Policy

We want to make sure your student is picked up or taken home from school in the afternoon in the most safe & orderly way possible.

Therefore, Changes in Transportation will no longer be accepted over the phone.

We ask that parents make all transportation arrangements clear before your student leaves for school in the morning. Parents may place a notice of change in the student's folder, or write in their agenda.

If a transportation change is necessary after the start of the school day, the Changes must be made in writing & submitted to office personnel before 1:30 pm.

You may also fax the change to 678-842-5832 but please call to verify that it is received by office personnel.

  1. All written changes must include the student's name, teacher's name, dates the change is effective, & the new mode of transportation.
  2. Parent's contact information & signature is required.

Click Here for Transportation Change Form.

Please do not send dismissal messages via email to the teachers.

Common Core Georgia
Performance Standards
School Strategic Action
Plan Assessment Plan

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