NPS Student Named to 2022-23 Believers & Achiever List

Norfolk Public Schools announced today that Kyla Robinson was selected for the 2022-23 Believers & Achievers program. Believers & Achievers is a state-wide program designed to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders. Only 48 finalists were chosen out of the entire state. 

Beginning in October and continuing through April, the 48 Nebraska high school seniors will be honored as Believers…

NPS Hosting Military Appreciation Night

Norfolk Public Schools and the Norfolk Panther football team will be honoring veterans and current members of our military services at the varsity football game against Lincoln Northeast on Friday, September 30th. Those individuals should notify the ticket takers upon arrival that they are a veteran or currently serving in the military and they will be granted free admission to the game and a ticket…

Open House at Grant & Lincoln Montessori

Norfolk Public Schools will be hosting an Open House for Grant Elementary and Lincoln Montessori Elementary on September 29, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each of the school buildings will be open to the public for tours and will also include light refreshments for attendees.

Originally built in 1885 and then rebuilt in 1932, Grant Elementary is the oldest elementary school building in…

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…