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 Schools Partner with SCIP to offer Suicide Prevention Training (QPR) for parents, community members

Norris Schools Partner with SCIP to offer Suicide Prevention Training (QPR) for parents, community members

Friday, January 25, 2019

Norris in cooperation with SCIP will offer QPR Gatekeeper Training (Community Suicide Prevention Training) on Tuesday, February 12 th , 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Norris High School Auditorium.

As a followup to the QPR training administered to middle and high school students, Norris School District, in conjunction with SCIP and the Lancaster Prevention Coalition, is offering the same training to all Norris parents and community members .

What is QPR?
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer —3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

What is a Gatekeeper?

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001 ), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
● Recognize the warning signs of suicide
● Know how to offer hope
● Know how to get help and save a life
This training is a partnership with Norris Public Schools, SCIP and the Lancaster Prevention Coalition.

To save your spot please complete the Google Form registration. Please direct any questions to Abbe Edgecombe at aedgecombe@lmep.com or call 402.327.6841.