Nashville Elementary School faculty and staff have been busy preparing for the new school year, which starts Monday. A total of 510 students are expected for the first day of school with 185 fourth graders, 165 fifth graders, and 160 sixth graders. Principal Latito Williams says his campus has several new teachers and they look forward to the start of school.
New teachers: 4th grade- Hannah Topor, Rachelle Erwin, Lakan McAdams (transfer from Primary). 5th grade- Ashton Short, Ashley Sweeden (transfer from Primary). 6th grade- Miranda Johnson, Ace Howard (transfer from Jr. High). Special Education- Elessia Scott. Teacher changes include Kelli Webb- moved to 4th grade math/science, Abby Cortez- moved to 4th grade ELA/social studies, Morgan Howard- moved to 5th grade ELA/social studies, Sarah Smith- moved to 6th grade math, Autumn Reeder- moved to 6th grade science, Kristi Cox- will teach 4th grade PE.
The NES building also had several updates this summer.
English Language Arts teachers received new laptops.
Upgraded computer lab number one.
Painted the exterior of the building, the cafeteria, and the PE room.
Purchased school supplies for all 4-6 students with the exception of backpacks and lunchboxes.
In the process of updating the cafeteria stage area with new curtains and a new high definition projection system.
Students will also be tested in STAR Reading twice per year, results will be sent home to show grade level progress.