Mission Statement  


Nolan Elementary Mission Statement
We will work together to provide a caring, nurturing environment which will enable all children to become successful, independent, lifelong learners who will make positive contributions to our community.

Nolan Elementary Vision Statement
To become the most highly respected and outstanding elementary school in the state of Tennessee due to our academic and technological excellence and nurturing atmosphere which promotes a child's maximum learning potential.

Nolan Elementary Belief Statement
We believe that:
1. Every child has worth, is able and has the right to learn.
2. Every child is a unique individual.
3. Children should be taught according to their strongest learning style but should be exposed to all learning styles.
4. Community/Parental involvement and support are crucial for success.
5. Education should implement skills for living as well as character education on a daily basis.
6. Student learning is maximized when a school-wide discipline program is consistently implemented.
7. Learning best takes place in a clean, hazard free, and safe environment.



  About The School  

HISTORY

Dr. and Mrs. Nolan

Because of years of faithful service Paul and Anne Nolan have given our community, Signal Mountain will never be the same. Hours of recognition could never convey our deep respect, admiration, and appreciation for a couple who has helped establish such high standards in education.

There is a determination in this community to continue the progress which had its beginning during their years of service. In 1966 Dr. Nolan began his tenure in the Hamilton County Quarterly Court where he served until 1978. He served the State of Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1968-1970. In 1982 he joined the Hamilton County Commission where he served in several capacities until 1998. A very important part of his public service has been education and children's services. Dr. Nolan wanted to ensure that all children receive a quality education.

Mrs. Anne Nolan served the Town of Signal Mountain as both commissioner and Mayor from 1979-1987. While being a mother to their three children, she was active in the community and Signal Mountain Baptist Church. She was honored by being selected as "Woman of the Year" on Signal Mountain.

 


NEW TO NOLAN

The New to Nolan group provides programs and services for families who are new to our school. There is an annual meeting for all school newcomers each August. All parents new to Nolan will be invited to meet Nolan's principal, Dr. Shane Harwood, and receive pertinent information regarding school policies and procedures. Parents take a tour of the school and ask any questions they may have.

Registration information: Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age on or before August 31 to register. Per Hamilton County Department of Education policy, all families will need to bring a copy of the birth certificate, proof of immunizations, and a physical reflected on the Tennessee form, and 2 proofs of residency (utility bills, mortgage or lease bills, etc.) with the parents’ or guardians’ names listed for an address within the Nolan zone.

For more information, call 423-886-0898.



SACC (School Age Child Care Program)

Contacts

Lisa Wofford, Nolan Site Director:
423.886.0898
(Cell) 423.443.0139

The purpose of the School Age Child Care Program is to provide adult supervision before and after school hours for students whose parents work outside the home. The School Age Child Care Program is not an educational program and does not provide educational services, including special education and/or related services necessary to implement a child's IEP. The information below highlights a few important items from the Parent and Information Manual. Please make sure you receive a manual when your child is registered to answer any other questions you may have.

Eligibility

All children enrolled in the program must attend Hamilton County Public Schools. Children must have completed Kindergarten prior to enrolling in the summer program. During the school year, children must be enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Tax Reporting

Parents are responsible for keeping all receipts and checks from the child care to total and report payments on income tax forms.

What happens if I am late picking up my child?

The School Age Child Care Program closes promptly at 6:00 p.m. If you arrive later, you will be charged an additional fee of $5.00 for each 15 minutes per child, or a portion thereof, after the 6:00 p.m. sign-out time. (Don't be late!)

Holidays & Snow Days

The program will operate: 1) On the days that the public school is in session. 2) Full day schedules on snow days in zone schools, if not in each center. 3) On conference days and professional development days for parents choosing this service at $12.00 per day.

Medications

If it is necessary that a medication be given during school hours or the hours that the child care is in operation, parents much check with the Site Director as school rules and Board policy will dictate the administration of all medication.

Parents' Responsibilities

Among others....(see handbook upon sign up) Parents have the Responsibility to: 1) Notify the Child Care staff if your child will be attending on special days, (early dismissal, full day sessions, in-service days, holidays, etc.) 2) Sign their child in each morning and sign their child out at the end of the day; to notify a staff member when another authorized person is picking up the child. A full signature is required when signing in/out a child.

Programs

During school holidays, in-service days, and during summer child care, interesting field trips will be taken. The cost of the field trip will be in addition to regular child care fees. The cost of field trip transportation, if you sign your child up for a field trip and your child fails to attend. A worker will remain at the school site if there are three or more children whose parents choose for them not to go on a particular field trip. Check with the Child Care site for additional information. We will attempt to publish the daily field trip schedule on the web site when announced.

CHILDREN WILL ATTEND THE ZONE SCHOOL (Currently NOLAN ELEMENTARY or sometimes THRASHER ELEMENTARY on a rotating summer schedule) FOR SOME FULL DAYS AND DURING SUMMER CARE.

Please contact the Nolan SACC staff and they will direct you where and when the child care sessions will be.


CAR RIDER PROCEDURES

 Morning Drop-Off:

  • Student drop-off may begin at 8:20 am as teachers are on-duty for student safety and supervision.

  • Red Cones are placed at the school’s third/main entrance at 8:15 am each morning. PLEASE PROCEED DOWN TO THE LAST NOLAN ENTRANCE AND TURN LEFT INTO THE DRIVE JUST BEFORE ENTERING THE MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS FOR CAR RIDER DROP-OFF.

  • Cars will pull all the way down just past the front entrance where the Safety Patrol is directing.  Several cars will unload at once and students will proceed into the building through the front doors.  Please have students ready to exit with their belongings by themselves each morning to keep the flow of our morning traffic.  If you need to enter the building, or help carry things in, please park in the designated parking areas and accompany your child into the building.

Afternoon Pick-Up:

  • All students must exit the building from their own wing (K-2 or 3-5).  No students cross to the other side of the building to join a sibling!

  • Please have your Nolan car tags visible to assist our teachers with loading. This will be especially helpful on rainy days!

K through 2 ONLY: Please turn onto Sam Powell Drive using the right outside lane.  Proceed to the last Nolan entrance right before the Middle-High School Campus.

3 through 5 ONLY: Please turn onto Sam Powell Drive using the left inside turn lane.  Proceed to the second entrance and turn left off of Sam Powell Drive.

K-2 and 3-5 BOTH: Please follow the K through 2 instructions above, picking up your K-2 student first.  You will then progress in the line toward the 3-5 wing staying in the right lane to pick up your 3-5 student.

NO ONE IS TO PICK UP ANY STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL IN THE PARKING LOT OR WALK UP TO THE LOADING AREA TO PICK UP STUDENTS!  THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS PICK-UP FOR STUDENTS IN OUR CDC PROGRAM.

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE ABOVE PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR NOLAN STUDENTS!


BUS INFORMATION

For bus rules, bus stop locations, numbers, etc., please visit this website.


LUNCHROOM INFORMATION

For details regarding menus, pricing, etc., please visit this website.

For lunchroom schedule and information regarding lunchroom fees, etc., please visit our Lunchroom page here.


PROMETHEAN BOARDS

For information regarding Promethean Boards, please visit this website.


SMMHS LIASON

 

About this PTA Committee:  The Nolan/SMMHS Liaison strives to make the transition from 5th grade at Nolan Elementary to 6th grade at Signal Mountain Middle/High School a smooth process for the parents and a fun and exciting time for the students.

For more information about SMMHS and the school's upcoming events, please visit their website.