Middle School Bulletin


Thursday, Jan. 31st

8th GRADE STUDENTS - Please check you email message from Mrs. Leininger about your Career Day!  Your ideas are needed, please email Mrs. Leininger with your suggestions for Career Day panelists.

6th and 7th GRADE GIRLS - Please check your email message from Mrs. Leininger about another BFF (Be a Friend First)  class. If you have not attended the previous classes, email Mrs. Leininger to let her know you would like to be in a class this semester.  If we have enough interest, the class will be offered. Don’t wait, let Mrs. Leininger know this week that you want to join the class!

Norris Soccer T-Shirt order forms are now available in the middle school office!

Friday, February 1 is World Read Aloud Day! AND:  National wear RED Day!

Show Choir auditions for next year are March 6.  You do not have to be in choir this year to audition for next year.  It is always fun to discover new talent!! See Mr Hansmeyer ASAP if you are interested, but not currently in choir.  

Bookmark contest winners: ( receive a free book from book fair)

Ashley Gruber 6, Tayler Docter 7, Justin Severson 8

HAL students - get your 2nd semester class registration in ASAP.

Norris Middle School will participate in the Sock Drive again this February. This will be our 3rd Year participating in the event and we hope to raise the same amount (almost 2,000 pairs) if not more socks, again this year!

We will set the same goals for each grade level at 600, with a school goal of 1,800

2018 Totals

  1. 6th-Grade Rocked it by bringing in 803 pairs of socks.

  2. 7th-Grade brought in 688 pairs

  3. 8th-Grade brought in 448.

We exceeded the school goal of 1,800 pairs of socks but fell just short of 2,000 pairs.


Are you a fan of Instagram?  If so, LISTEN UP! We need a few students from each grade here at the middle school to be our Instagram Posters.   Your job, if you are looking for a challenge, would be to promote NMS with pictures you take that would be posted and captioned on our Instagram account.   INTERESTED? The informational meeting date has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, Feb. 4 during LITT in Mr. Cullison’s room.

The Book Fair is Coming, The Book Fair is Coming …Book Fair Feb 7-Feb 15


Last chance to enroll on the Eastern Seaboard Trip to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC in June!  All travelers need to be enrolled before Feb. 1. Please see Mrs. Free for more details, or email Mrs. Burbach at rhonda.burbach@gmail.com.

The Norris MS Literary Magazine is sponsoring a creative writing contest.  PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES. Grand prize winner will get a gift card of their choice. See Mrs. Andre or Mrs. Monson in the library to enter or go to http://bit.ly/wrtcnt

6th  grade book club will meet on FRIDAY this week. See you in the library at Lunch!

Science Quiz Bowl Practice:   Friday, February 1st, have rides here by 5:00 p.m.

If you have been bullied, or witness another student being bullied, report this immediately to Mrs. Leininger, Mr. Rice, Mr. Bade or one of your teachers. #BeKind.

Activity Passes are available to purchase: $30 (if not playing a sport at Norris)

HAL Menu for this week: International strategy games, Genius Hour, Build a straw roller coaster.


7th Grade Students lining up for lunch first. ANYONE with the last name beginning with A-D. Remember to SIT down at tables and wait to be dismissed. We appreciate your compliance with this expectation to ensure all get lunch in a timely manner.


Grab n’ Go:  Breakfast Pizza

Classic Cafe:  Walking Taco, Wing Bar

Diner:  Hamburger or Hot Dog

Grab and Go:  Turkey BLT Salad, Ham Deli Sub Sandwich

Thursday, January 31, 2019