NPS ESSER III Use of Funds Plan

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) funds are being provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, enacted on March 11, 2021. The purpose of ESSER III is to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students by combating learning losses, supporting social-emotional needs and ensuring a safe return to the school environment for students.…

Girls Wrestling New Addition to NPS Activities

On August 26, 2021, the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education met for their second monthly board meeting. At the meeting the board discussed the addition of Girls Wrestling and following discussion voted to approve the pilot program for the school year. The Norfolk Girls Wrestling team will be sanctioned by the NSAA to compete during the 2021-2022 winter season. This change will not affect the…

AFS Graduation Ceremony Planned for June 24

The Alternatives for Success (AFS) graduation ceremony will be held at the Johnny Carson Field north of Norfolk Senior High on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The ceremony is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. **UPDATE: The AFS graduation is being moved indoors due to the impending weather. The ceremony will now be held at the Johnny Carson Theatre. 

The AFS program is part of the Norfolk Senior High School…

Draft Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan & Survey Available

The Norfolk Public Schools’ COVID-19 Return to School Committee developed our initial COVID-19 safety protocols during the summer of 2020. This plan allowed us to successfully return to in-person learning and remain in-person throughout the 2020-2021 school year. This current plan was updated in June of 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year, based upon new guidance from the Center for Disease Control…

NPS to Host Job Fair for Upcoming School Year

Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) will be hosting a job fair on June 17, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for several positions that will be available for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The job fair will be held at the NPS Administration Building located at 512 West Phillip Avenue in Norfolk.  

Available positions include: 

  • Paraprofessionals (Classroom, Special Education, English…

Award for Excellence Winner for May 2021

Deb Kollmar, Norfolk Senior High Job Coach, is our winner of the NPS Award for Excellence for May 2021.

Thank you, Deb Kollmar, 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. Kollmar's nomination:

  • Deb Kollmar is one of the kindest, loving, and hard-working…

Congratulations NHS Class of 2021!

The Norfolk High School Graduation Ceremony will be held May 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. 

It will be broadcast live on News Channel Nebraska on

NCN 35.1,

online at

or on the NCN App.

NHS Students Earn Gold at SkillsUSA Conference

Norfolk Senior High School’s Robotics Team of John Mann and Tyna Schmidt, captured the High School Gold Medal at the Nebraska 2021 SkillsUSA Virtual Conference.  

They were given size limitations and they designed their robot with an onboard camera as their only vision tool.  The contest gave them six minutes to remove two ordinances from the playing field.  In addition to the development…

School Board Updated on Transitions Committee efforts.

The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education learned more about the efforts of the Transitions Committee during their regular monthly meeting on 4/12/2021. The Transitions Committee includes teaching professionals from all grade levels throughout the school district.  Mr. Wilson shared that the committee has focused their efforts on closing the learning gap caused by the pandemic and strengthening…

Project Problem Solve 2021 canceled, but classroom learning continues!

Norfolk Public Schools is excited to announce that they have received the Big Red Keno STEM Grant for the 7th consecutive year. The school district has received over $6,000 this year which has gone towards resources and instructional materials that will provide our teachers and students with engaging STEM related lessons and activities. While we are disappointed that we were not able to host our…