Westside Elementary School named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

Westside Elementary School, one of the seven elementary schools of Norfolk Public Schools, has been honored as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. This highly prestigious honor is awarded to schools considered 'Exemplary High Performing' by national standards. The school applications are evaluated in an extensive review process among public and private schools throughout the nation.

On 9/16/2022,…

September 2022 Award of Excellence Winner

We are pleased to announce that Cher Moore, Principal's Secretary, Norfolk Junior High, is the winner of the NPS Award for Excellence for September 2022.

Thank you, Cher Moore, 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. Moore's nomination:

  • Cher goes…

2022 Red Ribbon Run


When: Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Where: Skyview Park, East Side (number pick up is on the stage)
Distance: 1 mile Run/Walk for K-7th Grade (must be 12 and under)
Start Time: 8:30 a.m. Packet Pickup, 9:30 a.m. 1-mile Run/Walk Begins
Entry Fee: The 1-mile Run/Walk is sponsored…

A Message From Superintendent Dr. Thompson

As we start the 2022-2023 school year, I can feel a real sense of excitement. Teachers, staff and administrators are ready to welcome their new students back to school and invite them to embark on a new year with a renewed hope for the future.  

We are committed to providing all children a safe and welcoming learning environment that is filled with outstanding educational opportunities,…

Food Services Update

School Meal Program Returns to Pre-Pandemic Status for the 22-23 School Year. 

USDA did not extend the waivers covering the school meal cost for all students. Student meals will return to regular pricing (free, reduced, and paid). Families of students who may be eligible for free or reduced price meals benefits must submit a new application each new school year (July 1 or after) to determine…

New Director of Food Service Hired

Norfolk Public School District is pleased to announce that Grant Ahlman has been promoted as the new Director of Food Service.

Ahlman joined the Lunchtime Solutions food service team at NPS in November as head cook, primarily at Norfolk Senior High School. He came to the team from Eldorado Hills Golf Course, where he was head cook. With nearly a decade of management experience and even more…

Jill Hoffart Receives Excellence in Education Award

The 2021-2022 recipient of the Dr. Frank Turk Excellence in Education Award is Ms. Jill Hoffart. This recognition award was created for educators in the community who have made significant contributions to the improvement of education for students in Nebraska who are deaf or hard of hearing. The award is in honor of Dr. Frank Turk, former NCDHH Board member, with nearly half a century of experience…

AFS Graduation Ceremony

The Alternatives for Success (AFS) graduation ceremony will be held in the Norfolk High School Gymnasium on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The ceremony is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.

The AFS program is part of the Norfolk Senior High School and was established in 1997 to help numerous at-risk students successfully pursue and obtain their goal of high school graduation. AFS has been built to provide…

NPS Educator & Student Recognized at NHSTA Showcase

Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) is excited to share that two individuals from NPS were recognized at the 9th annual NHSTA Showcase on Sunday, June 5th. The Nebraska High School Theater Academy (NHSTA) celebrates the outstanding achievements of participating high schools and middle schools with awards for top performers, excellence behind the scenes, and more during the annual Tony Awards® style showcase…

NPS Job Fair

Norfolk Public Schools is holding a job fair on Tuesday, June 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The job fair will be held at the Administrative Office located at 512 W. Philip Avenue. 

Hiring for 2022-2023 School Year:

  • Paraprofessionals (Classroom, Special Education, English Language Learners)
  • Health Techs
  • Custodians
  • Building Secretary