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May 2024 Award of Excellence Winner

Norfolk Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kim Bowland, Paraprofessional, Little Panthers Preschool, is the recipient of the NPS Award for Excellence for May 2024.


Thank you, Kim Bowland, 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 Mrs. Bowland's nomination:

  • Kim…


NSAA and NSCS Announce Multi-Activity Student Awards

Norfolk Public Schools proudly announces its first-place ranking in Class A for having the most multi-activity students, according to the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) and the Nebraska State College System (NSCS). This award recognizes students in 9-12th grade who participate in at least three NSAA sanctioned activities during the school year. 

The NSAA and the NSCS began…


Kindergarten Round-Up Information

Wednesday, April 17, 2024      Session I – 9:00-10:30 a.m.      Session II – 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Please call your neighborhood school today to reserve a spot in the session that you and your child will be attending.
Bel Air Elementary School . . . 402.644.2539      Montessori Elementary School . . .  . 402.644.2550
Grant Elementary School.  . . 402.644.2543        Washington Elementary…


March 2024 Award of Excellence Winner

Norfolk Public Schools is pleased to announce that Caren Rubio, ELL Paraprofessional, Grant Elementary School, was the recipient of the NPS Award for Excellence for March 2024.


Thank you, Caren Rubio, 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 Ms. Rubio's…


Nebraska World Language Distinguished Scholars Recognized

Norfolk Public Schools proudly announces the recognition of two students in the Nebraska World Language Distinguished Scholars list recently released by the Nebraska Department of Education. The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award honors students for their leadership, dedication to language learning, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. Students were nominated…


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 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…