Norris Middle School


Tuesday, January 11th (A Day)

Wrestlers, your first practice is on Tuesday January 11th at 6:30 am and we will meet on the wrestling deck above the north gym in the highschool. 

HAL: This week:  FORENSICS!!!! Mon/Wed 7th and 8th Tue/Th 6th

Friday Battle of the Books teams meet.


Change Wars has begun! Bring in your change - pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills! Help your Advisory! The battle is on!

Lost or damaged badges cost $5.00 / Lanyards - $1 / Plastic Sleeve - $1 - Complete Set - $7

Congratulations to the Lego Team for qualifying for STATE at their competition Saturday! They won two out of three Robot Runs!! Members are: Tabitha Crawford, Brenna Behrends, Brooks Bossard, Connor King, Marcus Wesch and Bowen Stump

Crochet Club January project-winter hat!If you wish to join this project, please make sure to fill out this form so we can have the correct materials for those who need them. See Ms. Schartz for questions We will be meeting every other week starting 1/12.

Yarn:1 larger skein or 2 smaller balls of any weight 4 yarn (ex: Red Heart with Love) in your color of choice

Hook:6.5 mm (size K)


Do you like playing fun board games? Join the Q.G. Club! We meet Mondays after school from 3:30 to 4:30 in Mr. Kranz’s room. It is open to all - you just need to find transportation to get home. Next meeting is today!


HAL History Bee -  We’ll be back on 1/11 and take the regional qualifying test on 1/ 18 !!


Reminder: “Nuisance items” are not allowed at school. A nuisance item is something that is not required for educational purposes and which would cause a distraction to the student or others



Science Quiz Bowl Friday, 1/14, 3:45-5:00 p.m., bring your charged chromebook.


Winter Wonderland Bookmark Contest in the library.  All entries due Friday January 21.  Winners receive fame, fortune and acclaim.   Also, winning entries will be turned into bookmarks and grand prize winners receive gift cards.


6th Grade Book Club Sign-ups are open! There are just 9 spots available. Meeting Tuesdays at 12PM with lunch in the library. We will be reading “The Westing Game.” First come, first served. You must be able to commit to reading the book with us each week in order to participate!

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS ON FRIDAY DURING WIN. This is just a meeting to see where everyone is at. We are not competing yet.


Middle School College Savings Scholarship

Students who complete the EducationQuest Middle School College Savings Scholarship activity will be eligible to register for one of five $200 scholarships.

EducationQuest will randomly select one student winner on October 31, December 31, and February 28; two students will be selected on April 30.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or legal resident

  • be a middle school student attending a Nebraska school

  • complete and mail the scholarship entry form to EducationQuest between September 1 and April 30

EducationQuest will deposit the $200 scholarships into the winners’ NEST 529 College Savings Plan account. Winners who do not have an account will need to set one up.

Click here for official eligibility rule

All Loaner chrome books will need to be returned on February 4, 2022 in order to have devices available for Science Olympiad, February 5.



Classic Cafe:  Breakfast Sandwich, Tater Tots

Grab & Go:  Chicken Caesar Salad, Ham Deli Sandwich

Pizza:  Cheese or Pepperoni

Tuesday, January 11, 2022