10665 Hwy 44 West, West Point, KY 502-869-2600 (phone) 502-922-3372 (fax)

14-15 Supply Lists

Attached are the 14-15 Supply Lists.  There are a total of three.

One for students entering K, 1st or 2nd grade.

One for students entering 3rd grade.

One for students entering 4th grade.

Supply Lists

Class lists will be posted July 29th.

Happy Summer Everyone!

Happy Summer Everyone!

Supply lists are now available at the school in the foyer on the rolling cart by the front door.

Open House is Monday, August 4th at 6:00 PM.  Please bring your supplies that evening.

Class lists will be available and posted in the foyer of the school on Tuesday, July 29th.

Summer office hours are from 8-12 Monday through Thursdays through July 25th.

Mr.  Priddy is busy cleaning the school and classrooms!  We are having a busy and productive summer at NES!

See you soon,

Mrs. Hamilton


May News

Our testing window begins on May 21st and ends on May 28th.  Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have worked hard all year!  This is the time for them to show what they know!  Please make sure your children eat a healthy breakfast, get plenty of rest and arrive to school on time.  It’s important that they are present on these days so that they are testing with their peers as well.  Plus, it’s so close to the end of the year, there are not many days for making up the test.  Field Day is planned for Friday, the 30th, we would hate to have students testing on that day.  Be sure to reschedule any appointments that fall on these days.  Thanks so much for your cooperation and support!  Let’s finish strong!
A huge thanks to the PTA officers, Mackie French, Cindi French, Nicki French-Simcoe, Rae Hurst, Marci Hodges, Ashley Williams, Amy Picken, Geneva Peyton, our volunteer coordinator, our volunteers, staff, Dolores Ashby, Rhonda Hedges, Buddy Shepherd, our auctioneer, the Nichols Fire Department and more for making our festival a huge success. Thanks to the community for the great turnout, and thank you to everyone that made donations! We raised over $14,000! That is the largest amount raised in the past three years! We are the Nichols Knights: Leading the Charge to Excellence!


April Attendance Challenge

We made it through this dreary winter, and spring is finally here!  Let’s make every day count!  I challenged the students to make every effort to be here in April.  Our attendance has taken a dip, and I would love to see improvement.  I know the students are up to the challenge.  Every one of them exceeded their reading goal for “I Love to Read” Week!  And, I’m sure they will step up to this chal…lenge.  Nichols has not won the monthly attendance trophy for the last three years!  My challenge to the students is that we win this trophy for the month of April!  The attendance committee will be meeting to develop strategies to increase attendance at Nichols as well.  Parents, if you have any suggestions, please let me know.  We would love your input!

PTA and Spring Fling

The next PTA meeting will be held on Monday, April 7th at 6:00 PM.

Our Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 26th from 4:00-8:00.

Parent volunteers are needed and are encouraged to attend the PTA meeting. Donations for the auction are also being accepted at this time. Thanks in advance for the support from our families, friends and community!

Family Resource Center

Our Family Resource Center provides valuable resources to our students and their families.  The center will be open 3 days a week at Nichols Elementary School.

Traci Gould is our Family Resource Center Coordinator.  She will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-4:30, unless she has meetings.

Dani Reesor, Traci’s assistant, will be here on Mondays from 8:00-3:00, unless she has meetings.  Stop by and visit these wonderful ladies the next time you are at Nichols.  Find out what they can do for you and use the valuable resources that our center provides.

The Family Resource Number at Nichols is 869-2612.

If you need to contact our coordinator or her assistant on days they are not in the office, they can be reached at Shepherdsville Elementary at 869-7012.

Wilma Lemons and the History of Nichols Elementary

Wilma Lemons invested countless hours scanning documents and images to preserve the history of Nichols Elementary School. Computer users can visit Ridgeway Memorial Library or the Bullitt County History Museum in Shepherdsville to download her exhaustive efforts. The entire project took Lemons three months.  David Strange, Executive Director of the Bullitt County History Museum, said she scanned 3, 866 items and over 9,000 individual images. Wilma started volunteering in the history museum in 2011. Thanks to Ms. Lemons, the history of Nichols is now preserved for future generations.

Ms. Lemons was recognized at Nichols Elementary School during their monthly celebration in January. Mrs. Hamilton presented her with a certificate, designating her as an official Kentucky Colonel.

Wilma Lemons

Thoughts for the Day

Baby, it’s cold outside!  We will all be glad when these cold temperatures are over, and school is consistently in session.  However, winter is not quite over, and your child may need something to work on at home.  There are resources that can be used at home by going to the Nichols webpage. Your child can access Compass Learning, myOn Reader and more.  Please set aside some time for your child to read independently or read with an adult each day.

Attendance continues to be a priority at NES.  Please be sure to schedule wellness appointments and vacations during our breaks.  It is so very difficult to make up just one day of school!  Plus, we love your kids, and we miss them when they are not here!  Today, we only had 4 students absent! WhOO HOO!

Your children come first at NES.  Every decision we make is about what is best for our students.  If that means, the adults in the building, have to work harder or smarter, we will do that! Your children are safe, loved and expected to learn at high levels each and every day!

Learning Express from the Bullitt County Public Library

The Bullitt County Public Library has a free resource: Learning Express.   This resource targets specific academic skills and includes links for elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as college prep (ACT and COMPASS).  There are also links to software tutorials, job searches, Praxis II tutorials, and courses on computers and internet basics.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this free resource.

Bullitt County Public Library Instructional Brochure

Learning Express


The link has also been added to the Parent, Student, and Teacher links on the right-hand side of the page.