FFA National Finalists

Norfolk FFA has three members who have qualified for the National FFA Agriscience Fair. According to FFA, "The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Students use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources." Agriscience participants…

Let's Be Outstanding!

As this school year begins, we are taking the Norfolk Public School's vision statement that has been the base of who we are and looking towards the future. Our vision statement is “to be a top-performing school that provides outstanding educational opportunities for every student and is a source of pride and an asset to our community.” We will focus on two important words in our vision statement…Be…

Back To School, Open House, & School Photo Schedules 2023-2024

Norfolk Public Schools -  Back To School 2023-2024

*Dates/Times/Details subject to change*

*For the 2023/2024 school year, Group A will begin school on Monday, August 14th and Group B, will begin school on Tuesday, August 15th. Information will be sent in the coming days…

Norfolk Public Schools Hires Communications Director

“Being open, transparent, and honest.”

 Those are the core lessons Tiffany Settles has learned in her career in communications. They are also the foundation around which she plans to focus her efforts as the next communications director for Norfolk Public Schools. 

“I am excited to have Tiffany join our team,” NPS Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson said. “Her previous experiences…

NPS to Host Job Fair for Upcoming School Year

Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) will be hosting a job fair on June 19, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for several positions that will be available for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The job fair will be held at the NPS Administration Building located at 512 West Philip Avenue in Norfolk.  

Available positions include: 



  • Classroom
  • Special…

Norfolk Junior High to Host 100th Anniversary Celebration

In 1923, a quarter was good to see a movie in the theater, a penny was enough to get you one egg, and seventy-five dollars was good enough for a used, 1917 Buick. In that same year, $500,000 was the price tag for a new Senior High school building for the residents of Norfolk. The building on Pasewalk Avenue between 5th and 6th street served as the Norfolk High School until the late 1960s, when the…

May 2023 Award of Excellence Winner

Norfolk Public Schools is pleased to announce that Cori Pena, Nurse, Jefferson, Westside, and Woodland Park Elementary and Little Panthers Preschool, is the winner of the NPS Award for Excellence for May 2023.

Thank you, Cori Pena, 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…

NERP Hosts Arts Festival

The Northeast Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (NERP) hosted an Arts Festival at Norfolk Middle School on Friday evening and Saturday morning of March 31st and April 1st. A National Presenter, Trix Bruce, came from Seattle to be a part of the event. 

The NERP program provides support services for teachers, students, and families in the 20 counties of Northeast Nebraska. Approximately…

Settles Slated to become next High School Principal

After a comprehensive interview process involving students, parents, teachers, staff members, administrators, and community members, Jason Settles has been selected to serve as the Principal of Norfolk Senior High School for the 2023-2024 school year (pending official Board approval on 4-17-2023). We had several strong candidates, but in the end it was evident that Mr. Settles was the best choice…

NPS Student Selected for NSAA Committee

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) announced the next individuals selected to the NSAA Student Advisory Committee for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years. The new members will join the current seniors serving. Out of many outstanding applicants, only ten were selected from the extremely competitive process. Norfolk's Jay Koozer was one of the ten new students selected.