September 2023

Welcome back as we embark on the 2023-2024 school year! I’m looking forward to a great year for our students, staff and families. 

As the school year begins, let us continue to stay true to our mission and motto, while also taking it one step further. Our vision is to be a top-performing school that provides outstanding educational opportunities for every student and is a source of pride and an asset to our community. So….let’s Be Outstanding!  

This school year, let's dedicate ourselves to the growth and development of our students and empower them to reach their highest potential. Let’s also set high standards for ourselves, by constantly seeking ways to enhance the NPS experience, and by continuing to create positive classroom environments where every child feels safe, welcome, supported, and successful.

When we all make the collective commitment to Be Outstanding, we have the power to create a ripple effect that will reach far beyond our classrooms…inspiring our students to dream big, believe in themselves and Be Outstanding in all they do. 

I look forward to seeing and hearing about all the wonderful things our students are doing this year, as we strive to Be Outstanding!  Whether you are a student, parent, staff member, or alumnus of NPS, I encourage you to show your Panther Pride by sharing your positive NPS stories and experiences on social media and including the #npspanthers hashtag.

Have an Outstanding year, 

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson

Superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools