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Nettleton Education Foundation

Nettleton Education Foundation

The Nettleton Education Foundation is a group of professionals and parents committed to enriching the educational opportunities of students throughout Nettleton Public Schools.

Each year, NEF raises funds to provide unique learning opportunities outside the core curriculum and beyond the district’s operational budget. These funds are also used to provide scholarships to seniors.

Nettleton Education Foundation creates excitement district-wide when grants are awarded to teachers each Fall by the Surprise Patrol. In the Spring, they honor scholar seniors during Academic Signing Day.

Academic Signing 

Since 2017, the Nettleton Education Foundation has partnered with Nettleton Public Schools teachers, staff, and administration to honor the academic achievements of the graduating class. It is an exciting event to which all graduating seniors attending any institution of higher learning are invited. The universities and colleges are also invited to set up for the students to meet a school representative and sign. 

The class of 2021-2022 was offered a total of $4,281,180 in scholarship money. The overall amount accepted $2,290,892.

In 2022, the following seniors were awarded the Nettleton Education Foundation scholarships:

  • Keon Harris $500-Nettleton Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Hayden Partee $500-Nettleton Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Jenna Hauge $500-Greg Rainwater Raider Pride Scholarship

Buy a Brick Program

Help Nettleton Education Foundation “Lay the Foundation for a Better Education” with our donation and purchase of a personalized brick. Buy a brick to honor your students- past or present. Anyone interested can leave a legacy for their special Raider by purchasing a brick to be placed along the walkway between the High School Gym and the Cafeteria.

  • Bricks are $75 for a 4x8 inch brick or $150 for an 8x8 inch brick.
  • The 4x8 inch brick can accommodate 3 lines of 18 characters each.
  • The 8x8 inch brick will hold 6 lines of 18 characters each.

Contact 870-910-7800 ext. 1352 for more information to purchase your personalized brick.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, are interested in partnering with the Nettleton Education Foundation, or would like to make a donation please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mailing address:

Nettleton Education Foundation
P.O. Box 20044
Jonesboro, AR 72402

Phone: 870-910-7800 ext. 1352


Make a Contribution

Please consider making a donation to help Nettleton Education Foundation continue to help teachers teach outside the box. Examples of grants awarded in the past have been flexible seating, material to build a solar panel, sewing supplies to start a sewing club, & cooking supplies for cooking classes. These are only a few of the amazing ways Nettleton teachers have been able to teach beyond the operational budget.

Checks can be mailed to:

Nettleton Education Foundation
P.O.. Box 20044
Jonesboro, AR 72402

PayPay Account:

For more information, call 870-910-7800 ext. 1352

NEF Board Members

Nettleton Education Foundation Board Members serve for 3 years initially. They meet once a month.

  • President- Megan Morris
  • Vice President- Jack Sample
  • Treasurer- Seth Elder
  • Secretary- Shunqetta Cunningham
  • Bobby Brown
  • Sherry Eskridge
  • Mandy Pool
  • Laura Prondzinski
  • Crystal McPherson
  • Paula Raffo
  • Kembrayln Redman
  • Danielle Smallman
  • Torrence Tuberville

Surprise Patrol

The Nettleton Education Foundation awarded 12 grants totaling $11,591.01.


Grant Students Impacted Amount Funded
Stock Market 100 $375.00
Technical Skills - Can You Vein It?  150+, grant program & items can be used multiple years $852.53
Developing Global Citizenship through Leadership & Career Development 125 $1,174.67
It's Thyme to RISE Above Food Insecurity: Helping Others Through Gardening 250 $1,743.51
Tech Tools for Digitalized Student 1000 $503.39
Let's Go Vertical: An Innovative Way to Garden 250 $1,448.18
We're on the Air! 250 $750.00
Modular Synthesis: Discovering Intersections Among STEAM Disciplines 250 $952.61
Robot Coding 400 $817.45
Dissection Progressions 370 $1,639.76
Buzzing About Coding with Bee-Bots 20+, grant program & items can be used multiple years $868.32
Discovery Zone 400 $465.59