Panthers Exploring Careers with Hands-on Learning

High School students in the Drafting pathway offered at Norfolk Public Schools were recruited to work alongside 8th graders at the Norfolk Junior High School to bring their drafted doorstops to life using 3D printers. This is one of several projects the 8th graders will get to do this semester to learn about and explore careers.

Career Connections is an eighth grade course designed to increase…

November 2021 Award for Excellence Winner

We are pleased to announce that The Teaching & Learning Team (Mickie Mueller, Nancy Probasco, Sharie Thelen & Jared Oswald) are our winners of the NPS Award for Excellence for November 2021. Thank you Teaching & Learning Team for your dedication, hard work and service to our students, staff and the NPS community!

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Traditions Breakfast

Community members, teachers and administrators gathered at Northeast Community College on the morning of October 28th to celebrate the success of Norfolk Public Schools during the annual traditions breakfast.

October 2021 Success Pin Recipients

Apply2College Event 

On October 21st, the Norfolk High School Guidance Department held an event for seniors called “Apply2College.”  College representatives and guidance counselors assisted seniors with applications for admission to college from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

A total of 79 students participated throughout the day. At the event students had the opportunity to apply for admission to college, create a Parchment…

New Food Service Director Announced

Norfolk Public School District is pleased to announce that TJ Feyerherm has joined the district’s lunch program team as the new Director of Food Service.

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NPS Student Commended in National Merit Scholarship Program

Dr. Derek Ippensen of Norfolk Senior High School announced today that Maddox Weckerle-Dietz has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior.

About 34,000…

NPS Teacher Recipient of Dale E. Black Award

Lukas Ziemba, English Language Arts Teacher and Head Speech Coach for the Norfolk Senior High School, was the recipient of the Dale E. Black Outstanding Young Teacher Award at the Nebraska Speech Communication and Theatre Association (NSCTA) convention. This award is given for such traits as enthusiasm for work, scholarly integrity, knowledge of subject matter, innovation, ability to motivate and…

Officials Appreciation Week

September 27th through October 2nd is NSAA Officials Appreciation Week. Every year, in preparation for the season, these individuals attend clinics, participate in rules meetings, and take tests. During the season these dedicated men and women take time away from their personal schedules and families to provide opportunities for the thousands of student-athletes that participate in NSAA Activities. 


Deaf Awareness Month

September is Deaf Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the rich cultural history of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and continue the work of advocating for the rights of Deaf people everywhere. 

“Deaf Awareness Month is important because it allows both Deaf and Hearing allies to come to celebrate the diversity of Deaf Culture, which is rich in history, language, and traditions,” said…