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 Foundation a registered nonprofit in Give To Lincoln Day May 18: Donate for Norris!

Norris Foundation a registered nonprofit in Give To Lincoln Day May 18: Donate for Norris!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

When the Norris Community Comes Together, BIG Things Happen! For 24 hours, on Give to Lincoln Day, every donation given to the Norris Foundation is made bigger by matching funds. It is one special day when everyone in Lincoln and Lancaster County is asked to make a donation showing their support for the organizations that contribute so much to our great city. One such organization is the Norris Education Foundation. THE NORRIS FOUNDATION offers a powerful means of giving back to Norris and directly assisting students to help  us achieve our mission of every learner thriving.

Gifts Given on May 18 Make a BIG Impact Every donation given makes a bigger impact because nonprofits also get a proportional share of a $350,000 challenge match fund provided by Lincoln Community Foundation and their sponsors. For example, if a nonprofit received 1% of the total donations raised during Give to Lincoln Day, they will get an additional $3,500 from the Challenge Match Fund. Go to and Give BIG On May 18th, gifts can be made to participating nonprofits online at from 12am to 11:59pm, or in person at Lincoln Community Foundation office between 8am and 5pm. Minimum donation is $10. Donations can be scheduled online in advance, starting May 1. Scheduled gifts will be counted in the dollars raised on Give to Lincoln Day and qualify for matching funds. Go to the website to see dollars raised in real time. BIG Purpose, Big Love Give To Lincoln Day’s purpose is to raise awareness of current philanthropic needs and opportunities in our community. All nonprofits recognized as 501(c)(3) public charities, which have an office in and serve the people of Lincoln/Lancaster County, are welcome to participate by registering at Houses of worship and their foundations are excluded from participating. Give To Lincoln Day efforts are designed to help increase public awareness of local nonprofits, build their capacity and inspire donors to support the causes they love.

The Norris Foundation is the charitable giving entity whose mission and purpose is to support the students, programs, and initiatives of the Norris District through giving. The Foundation has been around for over a quarter of a century and, in that time, has impacted the lives of thousands of students  through funding innovative classroom projects taught by Norris’ outstanding teachers, and has also provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in support to students for post-secondary scholarships, annually awarded by the Foundation and partner district programs. There are lots of means of giving back to the Norris District to provide the margin of excellence which helps us achieve our mission. Thank you for considering the Norris Foundation in your charitable giving on Give To Lincoln Day!