Norris Middle School


Thursday,  November 17th,  2022 (A Day)

ALL Students:


  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball plays at home against Waverly.

  • Please DO NOT use the Commons extra all glass doors when leaving the building unless it is an emergency.  If you notice the front doors are double doors in order to keep the cold weather out of the building.  Thank you!

  • This sock drive was a learning experience for the student council for many reasons. But hey, we collected 309 pairs of socks to donate and that's more than we had when we started!! The winners of the sock drive by 65 pairs were the 8th graders!

6th grade: 108

7th grade: 28

8th grade: 173

Grand total: 309

8th grade we will work on deciding on which day you would like to do no seating chart day.

  • Winter Esports season featuring Mario Kart and Clash Royale meeting on Tuesday, November 15th at 3:30pm.  Meeting will be held in the Esports room (Megalab).  Questions - contact Mr. Gault, Mr. Gronewold, and Mr. Hausner

  • Dance/Party/Dodgeball Details - Norris Middle School (Commons)

    • Friday Nov 18th 

      • 6th grade 3:30-5:00 pm

      • 7th and 8th dance 6:00-8:00 pm ($5)

    • Dodgeball sign up through this link

    • Tickets sales in the morning Nov14-Nov18 out of the concessions and at the door. ($5)

    • DJ HoxMoney will be kicking it at the middle school dance this year. If you have any music suggestions here is link to submit before the dance:

  • Library

    • Monday and Tuesday Nov 21-22 Karaoke in the morning


    • Quiz Bowl Championship is beginning training for our season on November 3rd in Mr. K’s Classroom (Room 303) in the purple hallway. 

  • What are you thankful for? Come to the library to fill out a leaf for our tree.

  • CHECK OUT THE LINCOLNKIDSWinter Issue - it’s full of fun activities, ideas to keep you busy. The weather is cool and so find things to do indoors.

  • Broadcast and Video Production - Are you interested in sports, using video equipment and computers? Can you imagine yourself working for ESPN or Husker Vision someday?  We are looking for students to help broadcast sporting events on Youtube and possibly edit game highlights for social media.  We need motivated students that can consistently commit time outside of school (athletic events) to be announcers, camera/replay operators, and video editors.  

  • Craft Club- Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 in room 306 - clay luminaries (candles not included) - Ms Schartz (sponsor)

    • November 16th, 29th


  • HAL - Sixth grade HAL meets during WIN Thursday in the library - One Minute Short Films

  • Tuesday Book Club:  The Westing Game


  •  HAL - Seventh Grade HAL meets during WIN Thursday in the library - One Minute Short Films


  • HAL  Eighth Grade HAL meets during WIN Mondays and Tuesdays in the library - Chess and Bob Ross

  • Lunch Book Club/Thursdays - The Outsiders


Classic Cafe:  Roast Turkey & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes

Grab & Go:  Buffalo Chicken Salad

Diner:  Hamburger or BBQ Rib Sandwich

Counselor Connection:

How Skipping Sleep Is Hurting YOU!

Why is sleep so important for teen brains? Your brain is undergoing monumental reconstruction and that happens mainly when you are asleep.  Your brain is becoming more integrated and your prefrontal cortex more strongly wired, which is important for helping you mature.

How much sleep should a teen be getting? 9-10 hours(do you get this much?)

What happens if a teen doesn't get enough sleep? Concentration goes down.  Memory and decision-making are affected.  You are more likely to make a poor decision when you haven’t gotten enough sleep.

Can you catch up on your sleep on the weekends? Going back and forth between two different sleep schedules is confusing to the brain.  It is called "social jet lag."  (Sleeping until noon on a Saturday does not help you "catch up" on sleep.

What can you do to help yourself? Wake up on weekends within 1-2 hours of your weekday schedule. Create a bedtime routine to help your body begin to shut down and get ready for sleep!  It is recommended you stop using electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. You will be impressed with how quickly you fall asleep and how much better you'll feel the next day!

Sleep - Jokes!

  • What happens if you sleep on your smartphone?  >>>>>>> You download a nap.

  • What is the perfect time for cattle to go to bed? >>>>>>> Pasture bedtime.

  • How do baby bats learn to sleep upside down? >>>>> They slowly get the hang of it.

Thursday, November 17, 2022