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

Kindergarten Students Try New and Healthy Foods

Kindergarten Students Try New and Healthy Foods

Monday, April 30, 2018

Norris Elementary students were exposed to trying new foods during pod time this month.  Mrs. Mel Maendele, director of food services at Norris, lead the kindergarten students through a taste testing with a goal of exposing them to different foods.  The students were encouraged to try the three new foods to determine if they liked them or not, and which was their favorite.  Snow peas, fresh blueberries, and craisins were provided to each kindergartener through a Team Nutrition Grant.  At the elementary level, this grant helped to bring tasting new foods into the classroom. The students were very excited and willing to try the foods, some of the foods were even new to the teachers as well.  Classes also charted which food they liked best.  Blueberries were by far the favorite of all nine kindergarten classes.