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

Now Hiring Kitchen Staff

Taher, Inc at Norris School District is now hiring for the kitchen.  30 hours a week.  Please reach out to to inquire further.

Norris Middle School


Tuesday,  January 24th,  2023 (A Day)

Congratulations to the NMS Lego League for making STATE! They finished 6th out of 22 teams at their qualifier last Saturday. State competition is on Saturday, February 18, in Columbus. 

ALL Students:

  • Spring Esports Meeting - Thursday, January 26th, 3:30pm @ HS Megalab.  If you are interested in competing in League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. 2v2, and/or Starcraft 2 this spring, please attend a short informational meeting this Thursday after school in the HS Megalab.

  • Good Luck to MS Girls BB vs. Blair today.  7th here at Home;

Please dismiss the 8th grade Team at 1:30 to depart to Blair.

  • Any student interested in being equipment manager for the Norris Girls Soccer Team, please contact Coach Talero in room M8.

  • Any 7th or 8th grader interested in joining the Eastern Seaboard Trip to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. this June must enroll no later than February 10th! There are still a few spots available! If you have any questions about the trip or would like to enroll, please see Mr. Kranz.

  • DEADLINE FEBRUARY 9TH. Are you creative? Do you like to design? The NMS yearbook is holding a contest for our Yearbook cover design. We have a front and back cover, so we will have TWO winners! Winners will receive a free yearbook. See Mr. Cullison or Mrs. Andre for details. 

  • Do you know who your Valentine is yet? The Library is sponsoring Valentines for 50 cents for your buddies February 6th-14th.


  • All HAL students are invited to the Paper Airplane Challenge on Monday, January 23!  Contest on Feb 3 in the gym. Origami happening in the Library as well.


  • Book Club meets Tuesday during Lunch. We are choosing our new book!


  • Are you interested in joining a lunch hour book club? Sign up with Mrs. Weaver in the library. 



Classic Cafe:  Mac n Cheese

Diner:  Pizza

Grab & Go:  Chicken Caesar Wrap / Chicken Taco Salad

Tuesday, January 24, 2023