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Big Red Keno STEM Event

Celebrate with us:

Date: Thursday, March 10
Time: 5:30 -7:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Montessori Elementary School
310 S 3rd Street (please enter through the west doors)
The event is free and open to the public.

The evening event will feature many exciting projects created and led by…


Power of Preschool Training

The first training event for Power of Preschool was held in Norfolk on February 28 at Little Panthers Preschool. The training was open to all early childhood professionals in the community and was led by UNL Extension Educators on the topic of STEM for children ages birth to five.

Participants included professionals from in-home care programs, child care centers, Northeast Community College,…


Celebrate CTE Month by Talking with your Kids about Careers

February is National Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month, and we would like to invite all our families and mentors of our students to engage in meaningful conversations at home about vocations. Whether it be about traditional careers, service in the military, religious life, or something entrepreneurial; we know it is beneficial to begin conversations early and frequently. Research indicates…


January 2022 Award of Excellence Winner

We are  pleased to announce that Dennis Doering, Grant Elementary Custodian, is our winner of the NPS Award for Excellence for January 2022.

Thank you, Dennis Doering, 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. Doering's…


2022-23 Preschool Enrollment Information

Preschool applications for 2022-2023 school year will begin January 18th. Please get prepared by ensuring that you have your child's State issued birth certificate (with raised seal), updated immunization records, and 2021 tax forms. All applications will not be fully accepted without a copy of your child's State issued birth certificate and updated immunization record.

Please call Little…


NPS Foundation Receives Funding for Makerspace

The Norfolk Public Schools Foundation is excited to announce the receipt of two generous grants totalling over $107,000 designated for STEAM enhancements (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) at the middle school and elementary schools. 

The middle school received grant funding for the purpose of starting a new makerspace. The makerspace will provide hands-on, creative ways to…


NPS Rolling Out New Safety Reporting Program

As part of Norfolk Public School’s (NPS) commitment to students’ safety and mental health, beginning in January we are launching a new anonymous reporting program, which will allow students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. Our program is student-focused, as opposed to crime-focused, meaning it is a tool for alerting caring adults about students…


School Meals at No Charge for All Students

Effective for School Year 2021-22, Norfolk Public Schools will serve meals at no charge to enrolled students. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved use of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), which allows local school districts to provide no-cost meals to all enrolled students for the duration of the school year. Families always have the option of eating breakfast at home and bringing…


November 2021 Success Pin Recipients


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…