Parents and Guardians - please be sure you have submitted your choice form for the type of instruction you want for your child(ren) in the fall (in person, remote online, or remote paper packets). That will allow us to build schedules and assign your child’s teachers. If you do not do so by today, there will be delays in assigning your child(ren) to a teacher or getting their class schedule.
Football practice has been cancelled for today (8/10)
Parents: Information on purchasing tickets for Nixon - Smiley @ Yorktown (Volleyball) on 8/11/20 https://schooleventticketslogin.com/event/view/vb-yorktown-vs-nixon-smiley No access code needed to purchase Event tickets will go "live" Monday (10th) at midnight They will stay on sale until Tuesday at 7pm There will be no "money box" at the gate Ticket "QR Code" will be scanned upon entry Emails can be printed off or you can show ticket by using your phone
Online registration will be open on August 13-14. All students must be registered for the 2020-2021 school year even if remote instruction is chosen. If assistance with online registration is needed, call your chid's campus to make an appointment.
Vaccinations and Screenings All students enrolled at NSCISD must have proof of current immunizations prior to the school start date of 9/1/2020. This includes students enrolled in the remote online option. All students will be required to have vision, hearing and spinal screenings, including students enrolled in the remote online option. Screenings for off-campus students will be by appointment only in order to follow social distancing guidelines. Scheduling information will be posted as it becomes available. Please contact your campus nurse if you have questions.
Tomorrow’s volleyball scrimmage will be streamed on YouTube with the following link https://youtu.be/lt3mLYExMFk
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS: If you have not already, check out the NSCISD Back to School Plan. Please look over the information and choose a learning option for your child by filling out the commitment form. The commitment form is due August 12th. www.nixonsmiley.net/back-to-school-plan--3
The Nixon-Smiley Consolidated Independent School District will provide free breakfast and lunch to any child from 1-18 years old. The meals will be served from Wednesday, August 12th through Monday, August 31st. This service will be provided daily, Monday through Friday. There will be a grab and go option where the student and/or parent may pick up at the cafeteria – breakfast from 7:30 – 9:00 am and lunch from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. We will also deliver breakfast/lunch combo meals by bus as we did back in March, April, and May. Buses will leave the cafeteria at 10:00 am and will run the same bus (meal) routes stopping at the locations we used previously. If you are not familiar with the stop that is nearest your location, you may call Kathy Kahn at 830-582-1536 ext. 117. We hope this service is useful for our community while we transition to instruction beginning September 1, 2020.
Parents: If your child plans to participate in any of our extracurricular programs for the 20-21 school year, they need to make sure they have a physical on file. All incoming 7th graders must have a physical on file, also any student that has been under a physician's care for an injury at any point during this past year. If you have any questions please reach out 830-582-1536 ext. 111/201
Student - Athletes Thursday, July 23rd will be the last day of summer strength and conditioning and sports specific skill development workouts for the summer. We would like to thank everyone who attended and we appreciate your hard work. High school athletes who plan on participating in football or volleyball this upcoming school year... practices start on Monday, August 3rd. Letters will be mailed this week with all of the information (times, paperwork, etc.) you will need. If you have any questions please call the athletic office 830-582-1536 ext.111 or 216 Middle school athletes will begin practices in September.
In-person assistance for online registration will close today at 5:30pm. After today there are no future in-person registration days scheduled. Also, please remember campus offices are closed to walk-in visitors at this time. If you require assistance after today you will need to fill out an online request form.
In-person assistance for online registration will close today at 5:30pm. Assistance will be available tomorrow in Nixon from 8:30am-5:30pm, but after tomorrow there are no future in-person registration days scheduled. Also, please remember campus offices are closed to walk-in visitors at this time. If you require assistance after tomorrow you will need to fill out an online request form.
Online registration is currently open for all students today through July 31st. If you need assistance, in-person registration is being held today (student’s last name ending in A-M) and tomorrow (student’s last name ending in N-Z) on the Nixon campus for all grade levels. All students must be registered whether they will be participating in in-person or remote instruction.
Dear Parents and Community, Given the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 situation, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has given schools more flexibility to keep school districts closed to in-person instruction this fall. Thus we are seeking your input on possible calendar and start date changes through this quick survey. Please complete this as soon as possible as we are already deliberating this issue. https://forms.gle/4yXxoQ7u74awwFNZ8
Dr. Lauer has released important information and a survey about the 2020-2021 school year. Please click here for the letter and survey https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TQkPJfBEHC9wddqpVZ5LG03FKIdZTj0Xmw6rOzu3F6w/edit?usp=sharing
There are plenty of summer athletic activities going on. To see the schedule click on the link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/743475/MUSTANG__SUMMER__ACTIVITIES_-_2020.pdf
Middle School students may pick up personal belongings on May 19th, 20th, or 21st at the MS office between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM or 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Yearbooks are still available online only. Go to yearbookforever.com and type in Nixon-Smiley, and our school should come up. You will have to make a choice of either the High School book or the Middle School/Elementary book. High School books cost $40.00, and the Middle School/Elementary books are $25.00. These will be available online until June 5.
Attention Parents of MS and HS Students: Please have your child check their school email daily for information regarding school work, course request information for incoming grades 5-12, and other important information and announcements.
NSCISD SHAC Adventure Race has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
High school athletes can come pick up their personal items from the locker room on Thursday(23rd) from 3 to 5pm. Please make sure to practice social distancing.
On May 15th the meal delivery and pick up service will end. However, on June 1st, our normal summer service will begin with meals available for pick up at the Nixon Cafeteria. If your family is struggling to feed your children during the gap, please contact a campus principal.
Nixon-Smiley CISD is not supporting or encouraging any social media “Adopt a Senior” campaigns. We are very concerned about the safety of our students and worry that posting pictures and/or sharing personal information, including home addresses, could be risky. However, we do strongly encourage anyone who wants to provide a gift or card to our Seniors to work with our local merchants who set up Senior Registries. In the past, this has included Main Drug, The Flower Tubb, and Western Store Nixon. Using this option would not only show our Seniors that you care, but it would support local businesses. We will let you know when those registers are ready and how to participate. If any other local businesses are participating, please contact the superintendent at email@example.com so you can be included in future press releases.
Middle School athletes (boys and girls) can come clean out their athletic lockers on Wednesday (22nd) from 3 - 5pm.
Coach McKinney will be in the office on Monday(20th) from 10am - 12pm for any Middle School or High School athletes needing to get personal items out of their lockers. If you can not come in tomorrow, you may call Coach McKinney and schedule a time to pick-up items.
On May 8th formal remote instruction for most students will conclude. Please be sure your child(ren) have submitted all assignments and activities required. May 8th–May 22nd teachers will work with students who are failing or have not completed the remote instruction activities.
As you have probably heard, Governor Abbott issued an executive order closing all school campuses through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. However, instruction is not yet over.
People with no symptoms have the potential to unknowingly spread COVID-19! That’s why it’s best for everyone in your family to stay at home and away from others as much as possible until instructed otherwise from state and local officials. #StayHomeTexas
Remember the importance of social distancing. If you must go out, avoid public spaces and keep your distance from others (at least 6 feet). If we continue to follow valuable public health guidance, fewer of our friends & family will be affected by COVID-19. #StayHomeTexas
Important Notice: On Thursday, April 9th, the Nixon-Smiley meal delivery will include 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. We will then resume normal delivery on Tuesday, April 14th.This change is because the National School Lunch Program does not allow meals on scheduled school holidays.
#COVID19 lives on droplets in the lungs of people with the virus, even if they don’t have symptoms. When infected people breathe, the virus enters the air. If you can’t #StayHome, wear a mask/scarf/bandana, stay 6 feet apart, and wash your hands. #DontGoViral
Common symptoms of #COVID19 are fever, dry cough, & shortness of breath. If you have mild symptoms, call your doctor & #StayHome. If you develop serious symptoms, such as trouble breathing, pressure in the chest, or bluish lips or face, call your doctor & seek care immediately.
Before social distancing, each person with #COVID19 spread the virus to 2.5 more people. At that pace, most would get it, and many more people would die. But we can slow the spread. That’s why we all #StayHome. #ApartTogether we slow coronavirus.
You can spread #COVID19 without knowing you have it. Whether you have symptoms or not, #StayHome. If you have to go out, wear a mask/bandana/scarf, regularly wash your hands, and stay 6 feet apart. We must stay #ApartTogether to slow coronavirus. https://tea.texas.gov/staywell
Did you know that washing your hands with soap & water eliminates Coronavirus molecules preventing the virus from infecting you & others? The same is true when you disinfect surfaces. Science says it works. https://bit.ly/2w7TGAJ
The remote learning boards for the entire month of April will ONLY be distributed on Monday, April 6th during meal pick-up/delivery. They will also be online at www.nixonsmiley.net/remote-learning--9 or you can pick one up outside of all campus office buildings throughout April.
Practice Social Distancing To avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our community, practice social distancing: Avoid going out in public. When in public, keep 6 feet of distance between you and others. Follow local and state guidance.Get more information at https://texas.gov/covid19
The Nixon-Smiley CISD community must work together to fight COVID-19. Head to http://tea.texas.gov/staywell for vitally important public health guidance to stop the spread. If we stand apart as a community now, we will be together again soon.
Get information about Remote Learning that begins Tuesday, March 24th at 10am by visiting http://www.nixonsmiley.net/article/217545
Do you need a website translated? Directions English: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/628502/How_to_translate_a_web_page.pdf Spanish: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/628501/How_to_translate_a_web_page_SPANISH.pdf
Check out the most recent update from the superintendent at http://www.nixonsmiley.net/article/216419
From March 16th- March 20th, 2020, "grab-and-go" breakfast and lunch will be available for all children under age 18 in the Nixon-Smiley CISD attendance zone. Breakfast can be picked up from 7:30 am - 9:00 am. Lunches will be available from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nixon-Smiley Softball has added two new games to their schedule. These games will be: March 7th- @Mathis 10:00AM March 9th-@Charlotte 11AM
EARLY RELEASE FRIDAY March 6th for Spring Break. Classes will resume Monday, March 16th. *Elementary will dismiss at 12:15. *RISE students will go to RISE as they normally do. They will dismiss at 2:15. *Middle school and high school will dismiss at 12:35.
Don’t forget: Elementary Family Night is tonight from 5:30-7: 00! Come check out the Book Fair and the amazing STEM activities! ¡La Noche Familiar Elemental es esta noche de 5:30-7: 00! ¡Ven a ver la Feria del Libro y las increíbles actividades de STEM!
Reminder: the first district PTO meeting is tonight at 630 in the high school cafeteria. All parents, grandparents, teachers/staff, and community members are welcome.
Join us for the first PTO meeting on February 3rd at 6:30 in the NS High School Cafeteria. All NSCISD parents, grandparents, staff and community are welcome.
On February 7th elementary will be celebrating 100 days of learning! Please help your child decorate a shirt by covering with 100 things. Be creative! Most of all, have fun!
Mustang Football advances to the playoffs and will take on London on Thursday 7:00 pm at Three Rivers. Let’s Go Mustangs!
Due to inclement weather, the Middle School games scheduled tonight against Dilley have been canceled. The JV games were previously canceled because Dilley does not have team.
Due to the expected inclement weather, NSCISD is disappointed to announce that we have canceled our Trunk or Treat Festival scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th. We appreciate all who planned to be a part of this event and apologize for having to make this difficult decision. However, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone to stay inside where it is dry and warm. We look forward to resuming this tradition next year.
ATTENTION SENIORS/SENIOR PARENTS: TSI available at NSHS on November 5th, 2019. The cost is $12/student. You can sign up in the HS office. If you would like more information visit http://www.nixonsmiley.net/article/145338
ATTENTION SENIORS/SENIOR PARENTS: FAFSA Night will be held in the HS library on October 23rd at 6pm. Please follow this link to get more information http://www.nixonsmiley.net/article/143463
Friday night's homecoming football game start time will be 7pm not 7:30 as listed on the schedule.
Parents: We will still have the Annual Title I meeting tonight at 6pm at the MS/HS library. Padres: Todavía tendremos la reunión anual de Título I esta noche a las 6pm en la biblioteca de MS / HS.
Due to Hallettsville Sacred Heart not having a Junior Varsity team, there will NOT be a Junior Varsity football game this week.
There will be no school on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. Have a great three day weekend!
Nixon-Smiley CISD Meet the Teacher is tonight. High School and Middle School is from 4:30-6:00 Elementary is 5:30-7:00 We are excited to welcome everyone back to school!
REMINDER: Today is the last day to register returning students online through the parent portal. After today, you will need to register your returning student in person July 31-August 1 at the Nixon Cafeteria.
REGISTER YOUR CHILD ONLINE NOW! The electronic registration window is open until July 25, 2019. If you need help using the system click on the light yellow "Help" button in the top right corner of the portal screen.
Parents of returning K-12 students will be able to register their students online for the 2019-2020 school year from the convenience of their own devices. Click the link below to find out what you need to do to be ready for registration. http://www.nixonsmiley.net/article/109314
The annual Parent Information Meeting about scheduling for our incoming 9th graders and high schoolers will be on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:00 in the Nixon Cafeteria.
Yearbook sales have now begun. High school books are $40.00, and middle school/elementary books are $25.00. You can pay cash, check, or order online at www.yearbookforever.com. Forms have been passed out to the student, or you can pick up a form in the campus office.
The Yoakum High School track meet has been postponed due to expected inclement weather to Friday, March 1st. Field Events are scheduled to start at 1:00 with running events to follow.
The game against San Marcos Home School that was scheduled for February 23rd (This Saturday) in Nixon has been cancelled, due to the opponent having some scheduling conflicts. This game will not be rescheduled.
Red bus is running 30 to 45 minutes late this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience
The Lady Mustangs ended district in a tie with Yoakum for the 4th place playoff spot. We will have a tie breaker game Friday, February 8th, in Luling with a 6:30 tip-off. GO LADY MUSTANGS!!
ATTENTION: There will be Substitute Teacher Training on January 24th from 9-11am at La Casita.
We have just added a game to the boys' basketball schedule. It is a home game next Tuesday, December 11th, against Bloomington. The JV at 5pm and Varsity at 6:30pm. #mustangPRIDE
The Honor Society is having a Carwash at Alamo Lumber Saturday November 3rd from 10 am - 2:30 pm. Please come out and support our students!
Natalia has informed us that they only have 1 MS team this week. The 8th grade team will play against Natalia @ 5:30 in Nixon. So there will only be 1 game in Nixon Thursday. Currently, we are trying to schedule a game for our 7th grade against Kennedy in Kennedy at 5pm.
Students did not receive the Be a Champion meal that is usually served at the end of the day today because the company did not arrive on time for delivery. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Dear Parents and Families of Nixon-Smiley CISD, We are aware that a news story was aired last night alleging one of our teachers had said something inappropriate. Be assured, Nixon-Smiley CISD does not take such accusations lightly. However, in the best interest of all involved, we are carefully sorting through facts, perceptions, assumptions, and rumors. Above all else, we are trying to ensure that everything we do is in the best interest of students. Thank you.
In order to preserve the condition of the field in Skidmore for Friday's game, the middle school games have been moved to Nixon. We will have (3) games this evening starting with the 7th grade at 5pm, 8th grade at 6pm and the JV at 7pm.
Due to the inclement weather this week, Thursdays' games scheduled as home games will be moved to Stockdale. The move was made to try and preserve the field for Friday's contest. 7th grade-5pm (6 min quarters) 8th grade-5:45 pm - (7 min quarters) JV game-6:45pm -(8 min quarters)
Attention N-S Elementary Stakeholders: There will be public meeting at the elementary campus on 9/25/18 at 4pm to discuss the performance of the elementary and their campus performance objectives and to solicit input on their Targeted Improvement Plan.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL LOCATION CHANGE: The middle school football games this Thursday, September 20th versus Cole will be here at Mustang stadium. The 7th grade will start at 5pm and the 8th grade will follow.
Update: VARSITY FOOTBALL ANNOUNCEMENT In an abundance of caution over the predicted weather issues, we have rescheduled Friday's football game. We will play on Thursday (tomorrow). Kick off will be at 7pm. Please note that is half an hour earlier than usual. Reschedule for Mini Cheerleaders: Mini Cheer Camp Cheerleaders will now cheer at the October 12th game against Poth. Volleyball will play early Friday, with games scheduled at 4:30 and 5:30pm.
VARSITY FOOTBALL ANNOUNCEMENT In an abundance of caution over the predicted weather issues, we have rescheduled Friday's football game. We will play on Thursday (tomorrow). Kick off will be at 7pm. Please note that is half an hour earlier than usual. Volleyball will play early Friday, with games scheduled at 4:30 and 5:30pm.
Calling all elementary students’ grandparents! We will be celebrating Grandparents Day at school on Friday, September 7th from 8:00-9:00 AM for grades PK AM/HeadStart to 4th grade and from 1:00-1:45 for PK PM. Grandparents will be able to visit the classrooms of their grandchild and read a book. We look forward to seeing our loving grandparents!
Due to the possibility of rain all week, the Mustang Junior Varsity football game scheduled for Thursday, September 6th has been moved to George West
Yellow bus is running 30 minutes late due to an unforeseen issue.
Tonight the Nixon Smiley Mustang Football team will scrimmage the Randolph Ro-Hawks. LET'S GO MUSTANGS!! To find out more information about the football schedule check out http://www.nixonsmiley.net/o/ns-high/athletics #mustangPRIDE
Be A Champion's start date has been pushed back to Tuesday, September 4th. Beginning on September 4th, Be A Champion will begin serving a free meal to all of our students at the end of the school day!
Meet the Teacher is tonight! (¡Conoce al Maestro es esta noche!) Middle School and High School: 4:30-6:00. Elementary: 5:30-7:00.
Reminder: Today is the last day of registration for students K-12. We will be in the Nixon Cafetorium until 3:30.
Kindergarten - 12th Grade Registration is today from 10:00am - 5:30pm in the Nixon Cafetorium. See you there!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF RETURNING ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Registration is open for RETURNING K-4 STUDENTS ONLY. Follow the link to begin: http://www.nixonsmiley.net/o/ns-elementary/page/registration--98
Attention parents of children ages birth to 3 years! Your child at an where brain development is critical. Click the link to help your child get the best start! http://littletexans.org/Home.aspx
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION RESULTS Place 2: Bud Box (ran unopposed) Place 3: Richard Lott (ran unopposed) Place 6: Aly Tschoepe (106 votes) Clay Allen (55 votes)
Just a reminder... early voting ends tomorrow at 4pm. Election day is Saturday, May 5 at Nixon City Hall, Smiley Fire Station and Leesville Methodist Church from 7am - 7pm. Must show a photo ID.
Tickets are sold out for the Texas Hold'Em Tournament tomorrow night.
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting WHEN: March 27, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Nixon-Smiley High School Cafeteria The purpose of this event is to gather community input regarding a proposal to arm certain designated staff members.
Stockdale has canceled their JV baseball season for the time being. Tuesday's game, March 13, has now become a Varsity only game starting at 6:00pm.
The girls' softball game scheduled Tuesday 27th has been moved to Monday 26th at 6pm in Schulenburg due to threat of inclement weather.
Substitute training - February 2nd at 9:00 at La Casita
Christmas Holiday for students is December 18, 2017 until January 2, 2018. School will resume on January 3, 2018.
BAND ANNOUNCEMENT!! Nixon-Smiley had five band students make the ATSSB region band - Natasha Lazo, Daniel Ochoa, Jacob Casas, Joel Barajas, K'Lynn Bustos, and Efren Olalde. Additionally, Natasha, Jacob and Efren qualified for Area auditions, to be held in Orange Grove in January. The Region band clinic/concert will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, at LaVernia HS. Congratulations to all....thank you for your hard work and dedication!!
MUSTANG ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB We are needing Mustang Athletic Booster Club Members. If you are interested in becoming a member please call Traci Newman at 830-582-1536 ext 201. We are trying to get the businesses in town to become a Gold Member. You will get a 3 x 5 Mustang flag to fly outside your business or home. Anyone can become a Gold Member. Please support your Mustangs!!!!
Jacob Casas Makes a One at State Jacob Casas, 11th grade, earned a first division medal at the annual UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble competition that was held at Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville) on Saturday May 27. Of particular note, Jacob earned this medal on a secondary instrument, the tuba, which is not his usual concert instrument, euphonium. Congratulation Jacob. Nixon-Smiley is very proud of Jacob and his accomplishment.
Congratulations to the following Mustang Baseball players, for earning all district honors for the 2017 Baseball Season First Team All District Infielder Jordan Van Auken Fisrt Team All District Outfielder Colby Newman Second Team All District Infielder Devin Hester Second Team All District Outfielder Dylan Maldonado Second Team All District Pitcher Ricky Flores Honorable Mention Outfielder Joey Mendez Honorable Mention Infielder Emilio Guzman Honorable Mention Catcher Jason Yell