Board of Education vacancy application

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists on the Board of Education of Norris School District #160 as a result of the death of Patty Bentzinger. In accordance with state law, the Board will begin the process of appointing an individual to complete the remainder of Mrs. Bentzinger’s term on the board. The length of the unexpired term is for the same length of time as Ms. Bentzinger would have served on the Board of Education. Interested Applicants must live in Ward 2 to be appointed for the open seat.

Applications can be obtained by emailing or at the Norris School District Administration Office and will be accepted by email ( until noon on February 6. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Brian Maschmann, Superintendent at 402-791-0007

Norris Middle School


Wednesday, May 4th (A Day)


Ear Buds will be handled just like the phones.  If found being used they will be confiscated just like cell phones.


HAL - No History Bee practice today (5/3). The final practice will be next week (5/10) and the competition is 5/14.


Hey HAL!  

Wednesday we are without 8th graders.  All 6th and 7th HAL students are invited to the library at WIN for super silly debates.  Like to argue? Come argue which color is the best, or the best way to cut a pizza, or why clowns are so scary.


Thursday is National Two Different Sock Day


Middle School Band Concert  

Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm.

What to Wear: Students should try to look professional while performing a concert. Examples of what students should wear: a shirt with a collar (polo, button-down), dress pants, khakis, dark-colored jeans (as long as they don't have holes), a dress that is an appropriate length, dress shoes, or nice/clean tennis shoes. Examples of what not to wear: t-shirts, shorts, sandals, jeans that have holes.


What to Bring: Students need their instrument, band book, and concert music.


Behavior: While being at the high school, students should be either in the band room or the auditorium. Please, no running around or talking, creating distractions during the concert. This was a bit of a problem during our last concert.


Attendance: Students are expected to be at the performance. We have been working hard for this event, and I hope they can show off their work! If an emergency situation comes up and they are not able to make it, please send me an email.



Congratulations to our Norris Middle School Jr. Shooters at State!! Our Ladies Squad took 3rd place with a total score of 351.  Ava Schmutte took home 2nd place with a score of 95/100.  Our Junior Male Squad #1 took 1st place with a score of 446.  A great way to wrap up the season!


7th Grade Physicals are to be done May 1st or later to qualify 

For the next school year.  This is also true for 7th & 8th Grade Sports. 






If you requested a new sticker for your CB charger, come see Andre in the Library. 


ATTN: current 6th and 7th graders. If you have a lost stylus, you are not required to replace this before summer. 


8th Graders interested in high school competitive speech and drama, there will be an informational meeting in Mr. Rosenau’s room Thursday, May 5 during WIN. 

2022 Norris Boys Basketball

Individual Summer Camp

Norris Middle School Gym

Cost is $50 per participant

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

May 23-25 9:00am-10:30am

Forms are in the Office

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


Interested in detasseling?  Wanting to earn some money this summer?

-Must be 14 and older and 5'3" or taller.

-Detasseling season begins anytime after July 1st (average start date is July 7th-12th)

-Excellent opportunity to earn great money in 2-3 weeks and still have time for camps/vacations.

-Last year the top detasseler earned $2340!  Guarantee $9/hour for hours worked - you get paid to ride the bus every day!

-Fun, encouraging supervisors - all are teachers, coaches, or youth leaders! Pickup Sites:      Lincoln Southwest HS        Berean Church (70th/Hwy 2)   Other pickup sites - see website


Interested in applying?  


1. Talk to your parents

2. Go to the website -

3. Complete the application

4.  Attend the drive-thru (pay attention to the photo ID you must bring!)


Calling all future leaders!Make an impact as a mentor and role model as you explore hands-on STEM adventures at Camp Invention. Build friendships, confidence  and leadership skills that prepare you for high school, while gaining hands-on experience working with children and STEM activities. Pricing starts at $145/week. For students entering 7th-9th grade.



Dates:June 20-24, 2022. 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

See Ms. Schartz for more information or visit 


If you are missing any valuable items such a, jewelry, IPods, headphones, or Cellphones the office is always a good place to check. For example - we have a wallet from Friday Nights


School is winding down, time to take your items out of Lost & Found!


Shrek Jr. Performances are May 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM (matinee) and 7:00 PM.

Tickets will be $10.  We will let you know when they will be on sale.  DRESS REHEARSAL INFO:  On May 12, 2022, we will be having an important dress rehearsal for all 7th and 8th grade choir members.  This will begin during the last period of the day and finish by 6:30 PM.  


Crochet Club - last meeting Wednesday, May 11th! Come pick up any supplies or they will be donated after May 18th



Classic Cafe:  Cheese Calzone, Garlic & Herb Broccoli

Grab & Go:  Beef Taco Salad, Turkey Cranberry Wrap

Diner:  Hamburger or Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday, May 4, 2022