Norris Middle School


April 15th -  A Day


LOST ‘n FOUND - Please pick up your jackets / Lunch Boxes / Water Bottle

It is Overflowing with items that belong to someone in this building!


There will be a meeting during WIN time next Tuesday (4/16) in the commons, for all the girls in 8th grade interested in playing HS basketball next year.



  • Middle School Musical - Please see below in the Middle School Section for UPDATED important rehearsal and performance dates and information for the 7th and 8th Grade Choirs.  
    • Wed, April 17 Main Cast Rehearsal from 3:40 to 5:00 (added rehearsal date) (MS)



Read-a-thon 9:00 am Monday


There are two pairs of eyeglasses in the office.  If you are missing yours please stop to check if they are yours.


Earbuds and Apple Watches are an extension of the phone, So Cell phone rules will apply if Earbuds and Watchers are misused.


Outside food and drinks can become an issue.  Soda, candy etc. should be left at home and not in your locker.  Refer to your student handbook online if you have questions or visit with Mr. Rice or Mrs. Kernes






Start every day in your WIN so you can get your 10 minutes of reading in. 

Next week the library is hosting the ms speech team, so no HAL unless you are in speech. 


 6th Graders If you have not turned in your Field Trip Permission Form, it needs to be returned THIS WEEK! The permission form is your ticket on the bus, and it tells us whether we need to have a sack lunch prepared for you or if you’ll bring your own. If you lost the form and need another one, see Mr. Kranz. Field Trip forms can be turned in to any 6th grade teacher.


Student Council Vote will be held on Thursday, April 18th. Forms will be emailed out to all 6th and 7th grade students before Advisory. You will have until the end of WIN to vote, and then the forms will be turned off. Members will be announced on Monday, April 22nd. Good luck!



Looking for a summer job?  2 different detasseling options!


  • Ailes Detassling - check out the website - 
    • 13 yrs and older and must be 5’3” and taller
    • Begin work anytime after July 1st and works for 2-3 weeks
    • Top detasselers earned between $2300-3800 last year
    • Pickup sites - Hickman, Firth, Lincoln Southwest, Berean Church
    • Application online!


  • NATS Detasseling - check out the website -
    •  Looking for positive workers aged 13 and up.
    •  Applications will open up on March 1st - there can be a waitlist! 
    • Every employee receives a 25% discount on ACT prep from OnToCollege and anyone living in Lancaster County who has detasseled for NATS is eligible to apply for a LIBA College Scholarship
    • Get a sneak peek with this short video. NATS_2min_V5_ENG 2.mp4  






Lunch Menu:

Classic Cafe:  Italian Cheese Sandwich, Marinara Sauce, Tater Tots

Grab & Go:  Honey Mustard Ham Wrap, Craving Chicken Salad

Diner:  Crispy Chicken Sandwich


Thought for the Day

The Awesome Avocado

Avocados are currently the ultimate trendy hipster food and have taken the fresh food market by storm in the last decade. Fortunately, they also have a large range of health benefits.


For our brains, studies have shown that avocados might be able to help protect against brain damage, specifically in the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for things like planning and critical thinking Plus, avocados may help to prevent brain issues brought on by high blood pressure and strokes.


It’s worth remembering that avocados are also high in calories, so you’ll want to keep your amount limited if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight!