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 brian.maschmann@nsdtitans.org or at the Norris School District Administration Office and will be accepted by email (brian.maschmann@nsdtitans.org) 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 melinda.maendele@nsdtitans.org to inquire further.

Norris Elementary, Intermediate Awarded Grant Through SCIP / Region V for DESSA

Norris Elementary, Intermediate Awarded Grant Through SCIP / Region V for DESSA

Friday, June 15, 2018

In partnership with School, Community, Intervention and Prevention (SCIP), Norris Public Schools has been awarded funds through Region V Systems to expand their Social Emotional Learning Curriculum by incorporating the utilization of the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) throughout grades 1-5.  This brief screening measures eight competency areas: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, personal responsibility, decision making, goal-directed behavior and optimistic thinking. The DESSA was created with a specific focus on protective factors and resilience and provides a foundation to promote the social-emotional well-being of all students as well as more targeted and intensive interventions with youth who may be more at risk for adverse behavioral health outcomes.  Incorporating the DESSA throughout the early grades of 1-5 can provide opportunities for early intervention in the hopes of enhancing social emotional skills and protective factors before students transition into middle school.

Norris Elementary piloted the DESSA with second grade students during the 2017-18 school year as a way to make data informed decisions regarding students selected for small group interventions in the area of social emotional skills with the school counselor. Norris Elementary and Intermediate schools are excited about the opportunity to expand the use of the DESSA with more grades in order to reach more students and provide additional supports.