Because Nice Matters

Nacogdoches ISD believes that we all can make the choice to be nice to others.

During the 2013-14 year, we will be focusing on one character trait each month:

  • September 2013 - Courage
  • October 2013 - Honor 
  • November 2013 - Wisdom 
  • December 2013 - Joy 
  • January 2014 - Knowledge
  • February 2014 - Courtesy
  • March 2014 - Forgiveness
  • April 2014 - Humility – Tell us why humility is important!
  • May 2014 - Endurance

Please join us in our effort to make Nacogdoches an even nicer place to live, work and study!

NISD Library Showcase – February and March

Nacogdoches ISD hosts first Egg Hunt
Nacogdoches children and their families enjoyed an egg hunt and hot dog lunch at Maroney Park on Saturday, April 12.

The event resulted from the work and planning of four Nacogdoches ISD departments. Wanting to offer a community event, leaders in transportation, student nutrition, plant services and student support services pooled resources and sought out donations for the egg hunt and meal.

Children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades, divided into three age groups, sought out eggs containing prizes. Some held pieces of paper with a corresponding present available on the prize table. A few lucky hunters found cash  hidden in a few of the eggs.

Unexpected egg seekers joined the event a little early. The park's squirrels could be seen grabbing a couple of the colorful plastic eggs and taking them into the trees long before the children arrived.

Once the squirrels retrieved the "prize", the partially chewed containers were tossed back to the ground. Organizers were thankful most of the egg ended up in the baskets of their intended recipients — the children. 

More photos of the first Nacogdoches ISD egg hunt

NISD Today


NACOGDOCHES – Applications are being accepted through April 25 for students to attend one of Nacogdoches Independent School District's magnet schools.

Children with interests in the arts, science and technology or learning a second language are perfect candidates for one of the three elementary-level schools.

Magnet school openings are available – including for students outside of the NISD attendance zone – for the 2014-2015 school year.

Spots in kindergarten, first and second grades are available at Emeline Carpenter Academy of Technology and Science and Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts.  Spots in kindergarten only are available at Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language.

Applications are available on the district Web site at under the Parents link, on all elementary campuses and at the NISD District Support Center, 420 S. Shawnee.

Students need to apply only if they wish to attend a magnet school outside of their home attendance zone.  The district will notify parents as to whether the application was granted.

Click to download an application


Students have the opportunity to receive credit by exams
NACOGDOCHES – Students in kindergarten through 12th grades can gain school credit by taking specified examinations offered through Nacogdoches ISD.

There are two types of credit by examination: Acceleration and Recovery.

TJR Students showcase artistic talents
NACOGDOCHES – Over 70 students from the Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts will have their artwork on display through the months of April and May throughout the Nacogdoches community.

Below is a schedule of the dates and locations of the showcase:
  • April 7-25 – Judy B. McDonald Public Library, during regular hours
  • April 15 – SPECIAL EVENT: "Fine Arts Gala", 6-7 p.m. SFASU Student Center Theatre
  • April 28-May 9 – CBH Insurance (Old Mize Department Store) display windows
  • May 12-23 – Mike Moses Middle School

For more information, please contact TJR art teacher Shelbye Specht at 936-569-3100 ext. 3111, or via email at

Dragon Athletics

Dragon Football
May 22, 2014 – NHS Spring Football game, 5:00 p.m.

Lady Dragon Softball
March 18, 2014 – Nacogdoches 5, Jacksonville 10 (L)
March 21, 2014 – Nacogdoches 8, Corsicana 13 (L)
March 25, 2014 – Nacogdoches 2, Whitehouse 12 (L)
*March 28, 2014 – vs. John Tyler (Away), 6:30 p.m.
April 4, 2014 – Nacogdoches 3, Lindale 12 (L)
April 8, 2014 – Nacogdoches 2, Jacksonville 9 (L)
April 11, 2014 – vs. Corsicana (Home), 6:00 p.m.

* Did not play - Game has been rescheduled for April 18th at 3:30 p.m. (Home - double header).

Dragon Baseball  (15-6, 5-1)
March 25, 2014 – Nacogdoches 7, Whitehouse 6 (W)
April 4, 2014 – Nacogdoches 7, Lindale 6 (W)
April 5, 2014 – Nacogdoches 15, John Tyler 0 (W)
April 8, 2014 – Nacogdoches 11, Jacksonville 0 (W)
April 11, 2014 – vs. Corsicana (Home), 7:00 p.m.

District Calendar

Monday, April 21
ECATS---Clap Out
7:45 AM - 7:55 AM
Come help us encourage our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders before taking the STAAR test!
Dragon Baseball: vs. Lindale (Home)
4:30 PM
Double header
Junior Varsity
Tuesday, April 22
6th & 7th STAAR Math

STARR TESTING -6th & 7th Grade MATH

Nettie Grade 3 Math STAAR
PreK Field Trip to Zoo
Raguet Kinder & Pre-K Field Trip
 Lufkin Zoo Visit
TJR- Kindergarten Field Trip
Kindergarten will go to Pecan Park 8:45-2:30
Wednesday, April 23
6th & 7th STAAR Reading

STARR TESTING - 6th & 7th Grade Reading
8th Grade Science

Nettie Grade 3 Reading STAAR
Nettie Grade 4 Reading STAAR
Nettie Grade 5 Science STAAR
Nettie Pre K to Lufkin Zoo
Raguet Kindergarted Field Trip
SFA Planetarium
Raguet Pre-K Field Trip
Arboretum Adventures
9:30 – 10:30am