five starsNCES Clubs

Click below to find out more about our NCES Clubs for the 2023-2024 school year!

We are excited about starting our 17th year of Bible Club at NCES. We will be meeting on the first WEDNESDAY of each month in the school cafeteria. We will not meet in Jan. or April since we are not in school on the first Wednesday of those months. The meetings will be from 2:15-3:15. Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at 3:15. We pick up in the front of the school.
The focus this year will be on building character and making good choices. The following is information about our Bible Club:
-Always held after school
– Student led
-Adults are present as chaperones
Snacks: If possible, we would like for you to help provide snack for an assigned month. You would need to send in 1 box of Capri Sun type drinks (juice pouches) and 1 box of any flavor Little Debbie-style snack cakes. (Please remember we can NOT have anything with peanuts or peanut butter). If you are willing to send in a snack, please indicate if you would rather do so in the first semester, the second semester, or either one.
Schedule: Sep.6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Feb.7, March 6, and May 1. Thanks for your support.
Chaperones: Mrs. Carney, Mrs. Tabor, Mrs. Hovey, Mrs.Segura, and Mrs.Doran

Printable Information Form Bible_Club letter 2023-24


4th and 5th grade students:
We are excited to announce that NCES Basketball is BACK! We will have BOTH a girls’ and boys’ team. All games will be on Saturdays (NO TIMES AS OF NOW) and IF there are weekday games they will be on Wednesdays. Practice schedule as follows starting on 9/11 from 2:30pm-3:30pm:
Friday-BOTH girls and boys
Questions: Contact:

4th and 5th grade students can take part in the NCES Running Club.  The goal of the NCES Running Club is to provide a fun and supportive opportunity for our children to be active and develop better fitness, self-discipline and a dedicated attitude in all that they do. We believe being a member of the NCES Running Club will positively impact self-esteem and attitude. We will have fun learning how to warm up, run, and cool down. The goal is to promote team spirit, good sportsmanship, and strong sense of personal pride and satisfaction.  Coaches are Mrs. Webster, Mrs. Tabor, and Mrs. Gouine.

We are excited to announce the NCES Running Club try-outs will be Wednesday, Sept. 6th. Students will need to bring a water bottle and wear their running attire to school along with their permission slip to attend.  We will meet immediately after school in the NCES Media Center.  Pick-up will be promptly at 3 PM at the front of the school.  The official team roster will be posted on Monday, September 11th.  A letter to parents of the Running Club team members will be sent home with additional information on that date as well.  Practices will be held on Wednesdays.  There will be a district competition in the fall of this year.  The competition will be at Kinnett Stadium the date is TBD.

NCES Cheer Team  
(Click the link below for more information.)
NCES Cheer Team 23_24
Cheerleading Informational Parent Meeting
Monday, September 25th @ 3PM
You can attend in person or via Zoom.


Math Stars
Math Stars have the opportunity to participate in various local and/or regional math competitions. Mrs., Tabor and Mrs. Carney are the school sponsors.  The selected 5th graders will be competing in several competitions throughout the school year.  
Here is the competition information as of right now:
Brookstone School Math Competition Thursday, November 9th 8:30 AM-12:30 PM 
23nd annual Columbus High Elementary Math Tournament on January 13th, 2024
6th annual GLAM-T² event for elementary girls on January 27th, 2024

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition will be for 4th and 5th grade students at the elementary level. Students will be reading 10 books that were selected from the Ga Book Award nominees. Students will compete by answering questions on all 10 books against other elementary teams in the county.  Mrs. Webster and Mrs. Thomas are the teacher sponsors. The county wide competition will be January 27th at Spencer High School.

Robotic club members will begin with basic robot builds and learn basic programming.  We want to teach our students educational discipline through the use of our robots. Students will have the opportunity to expand their imagination, exercise their creativity, and develop new technical skills through creative thinking, hands-on science, fine motor skills, cutting-edge tools, teamwork, and public speaking skills.

The spirit and tradition of the NCES Robotics Club emphasize teamwork, character, planning, and problem-solving.  Interested students should be self-starting, work well with others, and have a significant aptitude for math, science, and/or technology. 

We will meet  in the media center Monday and Thursday 2:30-3:30. To be part of the team, students must have teacher recommendations, passing grades, and no behavior issues (school, bus, and special classes).  The team will only consist of 5 to 6 fourth and fifth grade students. Mrs. Webster and Mr. Hale are the sponsors.

Our 2023-2024 competition is set for December 16th from 8:00-4:00.  The robotics team will compete in the FLL(First Lego League) competition this year in December. It is our 1st year competing in the FLL and the students have been working extremely hard to accomplish their missions. 

science olympicsThe NCES Science Olympics Team is a group of students who have a passion and talent for science.  The team will practice every Wednesday from 2:15-3:15 to prepare for the MCSD Science Olympics Competition.  This competition will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Hardaway High School. The state competition will be early May at KSU.  The teacher sponsors for this team are Ms. Wetherington and Mrs. Fields.  

art clubArt Club is for 4th and 5th grade students who are chosen through an application process.  We will meet one Thursday a month. The purpose of art club is to provide students who have an interest in art, an opportunity to explore art and mediums beyond what is offered in the curriculum.  Art Club members will play a major role in collaborating to create art work for art contests, shows and the Fine Arts Showcase in the spring.

music Orffestra is an advanced ensemble for 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy playing recorder, singing, and playing Orff instruments.  Students will have the opportunity to play for several performances, to be determined in the future. Meetings are every Tuesday from 2:30-3:15. Mrs. Jakovic is the teacher sponsor.



Pokemon ClubThe Pokémon Club’s purpose is to trade and discuss the Pokémon hobby with your friends and classmates. The Pokémon Club is a club for 1st-5th graders.  Mrs. Jakovcic is the teacher sponsor. Pokemon Club will begin in January and will be from 2:15 – 3:15 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Students do NOT have to know how to play, but priority will be given to those that already know how to play and have their own decks, as Mrs. Jakovcic have a limited amount of decks for students to use during the club.

Joining the club will be based on a lottery. Filling the form below out enters students into a lottery drawing for invitations, as Mrs.Jakovcic can accept up to 24 students MAX (unless she has a parent willing to assist each week, then she can accept more).





The NCES Clean-Up Crew is a club that meets Friday after school until 3:00 for volunteer 4th graders. During club hours, the kids will be picking up and cleaning around the outside of the school. On days when the weather is bad, the club will meet to help out with indoor cleaning, in the classrooms and halls. Their goal is to make NCES as beautiful and clean as possible, for the health and safety of all students!  The club is sponsored by Mrs. Tabor.  The schedule will be as follows:
March 8th    March 15th    March 22nd   April 12th    April 19th

The meetings will be held from 2:15 – 3:00. It is important that your child be picked up promptly at 3:00 unless they are in the after-school program.