District News

District News

Below you will find news stories related to the District level. You can find news specific to High School, Middle School, Intermediate School and Elementary School under the corresponding sections of the website.

School Safety Note to Norris Families for October 5

Dear Norris Students and Parents:You may have read or heard about recent national stories - mostly fueled by mock accounts on social media - regarding people dressed in clown costumes.  A recent Journal Star article profiled this locally.  More recen...

Norris Foundation Awards SEED grants to teachers

Four SEED grant applications written by teachers to support innovative classroom instruction were awarded by the Norris Foundation at its September meeting. The grant awardees for this round of SEED funding are: Cindy Braun (Elementary teacher): $153 Amaz...

Propelr Card Fundraiser for Classroom Grants Debuts at Norris

The Norris School District has a new fall fundraiser underway to support creative and innovative classroom grant projects through the “SEED” Grant program of the Norris Education Foundation.What it is: The program is called Propelr and is a cash back progr...

Norris Superintendent Invited by Pew Charitable Trusts For Safe & Healthful Kids Event

From September 11-13, Norris School District Superintendent Dr. John Skretta attended a national convening in St. Louis at the invitation of the Pew Charitable Trusts on the opportunities and challenges facing school nutrition in rural America. The m...

Statewide test scores released: Norris well above Nebraska averages

Norris Public Schools students scored well above the state averages at several grade levels on the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments they took during the spring of the 2015-16 school year.  The test was administered in Nebraska public schoo...

First State Bank provides Norris staff luncheon

Over twenty First State Bank employees volunteered their time on the Norris campus on Monday, August 15 to serve lunch to Norris faculty and staff on the Norris team's professional development day. The First State employees provided sandwiches, bottled water,...

Norris to host Law Enforcement / First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

The Norris School District in partnership with the High School Student Council and Sister Hugs volunteer organization is hosting an appreciation breakfast from 7:30-8:30 AM on Tuesday, August 16th.Our student body, represented by our Student Council leadership...

District Earns Safety Award

The Norris School District has been named to the ALICAP insurance pool safety honor roll for 2015-16. The recognition is granted to the top 1/3 of ALICAP insurance consortium members for exemplifying a district-wide safety atmosphere. The Norris School Distric...

Back To School Supplies Lists

With less than a month before the start of the 2016-17 school year, parents can find the updated supplies lists, developed and published by building and grade level on the Norris website at the following:Elementary  http://www.norris160.org/elementar...

No Off-Season for Norris Teachers Attending Google Summit

It may be mid-July, but your Norris team is hard at work getting geared up for the new school year with the latest and greatest tech innovations from Google for schools. Seventeen Norris staff members attended last week's Great Plains Google Summit with hundre...

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