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February is Nebraska Mentoring Month. Join TeamMates at NPS today!

Governor Jim Pillen has declared February Nebraska Mentoring Month. "We know the hope that mentoring gives to kids. There is nothing as rewarding as being a mentor to a young person," said Governor Pillen. 

Meeting one hour a week consistently over time can make an amazing impact in the life of a child. Data collected verifies that TeamMates mentees show an improvement in grades, have fewer…


January Success Pin Recipients

See which staff members received a Success Pin this past month.


Kindergarten Enrollment '24-25 school year

Do you have a child ready for Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year? If so, feel free to call or visit your local NPS elementary school and start the registration process today. Your child must be 5 years old by/on July 31st, 2024 for '24-'25 enrollment. 

Here is the contact information for our elementary schools. They will be able to help you with the needed paperwork. 

Bel…


January 2024 Award of Excellence Winner

Norfolk Public Schools is pleased to announce that Jim Spanel, Math Teacher, Norfolk Junior High School, is the recipient of the NPS Award for Excellence for January 2024.

Thank you, Jim Spanel, for your dedication, hard work, and service to our students, staff, and the NPS community!

Listed below are excerpts from some of the submitted narratives of Mr. Spanel's nomination:

  • Mr.…


NPS Receives an AQUESTT Classification of Great

I would like to take a brief moment to share some outstanding news with the patrons of NPS and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Outstanding News:

For the first time EVER, our Norfolk Public Schools District has received an AQUESTT classification of great. Many of our schools have received great and excellent…


Calendar Change

There will be a calendar change for Friday, December 8, 2023. The State One Act Competitions are being held at the Johnny Carson Theater and on Friday, December 8th, Class A and B schools perform. Due to a large number of expected attendees, there will be no school for students. It will be a Staff Professional Development/Work day. Again, there will be no school for ALL students (Pre-K thru 12th)…


November 2023 Award of Excellence Winner

Norfolk Public Schools is pleased to announce that Gary Obermire, Custodian, Bel Air Elementary School, is the winner of the NPS Award for Excellence for November 2023.

Thank you, Gary Obermire, for your dedication, hard work, and service to our students, staff, and the NPS community!

Listed below are excerpts from some of the submitted…


Annie's Story

This year at Norfolk Public Schools, we are taking our vision statement a step further...by striving to Be Outstanding! To be outstanding means to be exceptionally good, masterful, superb, extraordinary, distinctive, and magnificent. This means all staff will focus on growth and development of all students and empowering them to reach their highest potential.  

This also means setting high…


Norfolk Senior High partners with Midwest Bank for ‘Reality Check’

Norfolk Public Schools was proud to partner with Midwest Bank for the 2nd annual ‘Reality Check’ opportunity for students today. Sophomore Career Academy students participated in a real life budgeting simulation with local businesses. Students selected a career path along with the average income for that position. Following their career decision, they interacted with volunteers from the local business…


Fisher wins High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award

Norfolk Public Schools is proud to announce that Michelle Fisher, High School Physical Education teacher has received the High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year award from the Nebraska Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). 


Mrs. Fisher has been teaching Physical Education at Norfolk Senior High for 20 years. She said, “It is humbling to think that another physical…