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Attendance/Asistencia: 531-299-7896 

Main Office/Oficina Principal: 531-299-2500 
Fax: 531-299-2518

If calling before 7:00 A.M., please dial 531-299-8318.

Si llama antes de las 7:00 am, por favor marque el 531-299-8318.


Norris Middle School is proud to support a former student by offering a $250 scholarship to be used towards the student’s college of choice.

Application Instructions: Please complete the application form to apply for the Redbird Scholarship and return it to Norris Middle School by Friday, February 16, 2018.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 


-          Must be a former Norris student who attended Norris Middle School for a minimum of one full year.

-          Must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5

-          Must be a senior in high school

-          Must be enrolling in college for the fall semester

Scholarship funds will be dispensed from the Omaha Schools Foundation directly to the college of your choice upon proof of enrollment.

Redbird Scholarship Application


Breakfast is served in the cafeteria 7:00-7:32
Halls open to lockers 7:32

Block 6th 7th 8th
1/2 Block 7:40-9:12 7:40-9:12 7:40-9:06
Redbird Block 9:17-9:46 9:17-9:46 9:11-9:40
3/4 Block 9:51-11:57
9:51-11:20 9:45-11:14
5/6 Block 12:01-1:36 11:25-1:36
7/8 Block 1:41-3:05 1:41-3:05 1:35-3:05


P.E./Music Schedule

Block 1/2 7:40-8:25 8:27-9:12
Block 3/4 9:50-10:30 10:35-11:15
Block 5/6 11:25-12:10 12:12-12:59
Block 7/8 1:35-2:20 2:22-3:05


George W. Norris
Daily Bulletin
Friday, January 12, 2018
“A” Day

• Menu for Today: Lunch: BBQ Rib Sandwich or Chicken Nuggets or A+ Biscuit Sandwich: Hoagie Salad: Turkey & Mozzarella

• Menu for Tuesday Breakfast: Oatmeal Chipper Breakfast Round Lunch: Country Beef Cutlet on a Bun or Mini Corn Dogs or Oven Fiery Baked Chicken Sandwich: Smoked Turkey & Mozzarella Salad: Diced Chicken & American

• We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and Norris welcomes you back for 2nd semester. Get yourself off to a great start this semester by getting to class on time and ready to learn, giving great effort in the classroom, having a growth mindset and never giving up, and being focused on being positive every day. Have a great start to 2018!

• Teachers: Please leave your recycling outside your classroom for the Green Team to pick up.

• Attention Eighth Graders! The next Open House will be held on Tuesday, January 16th at Burke High School. If you would like to learn more about the programs offered at Burke High School attend their Open House on January 16th from 6pm until 8pm. See your counselor with questions.

• Problem of the Week: Grandma takes five minutes to climb from the first floor of a building to the fifth. If she climbs at the same speed, how long will it take her to get to the ninth floor from the first?

• Word of the Week: Analyze which means to break apart. Sentence 1: Mr. McBride asked his students to analyze the data on the graph to determine which baseball team won more games in the month of July. Synonyms: scrutinize, study closely Antonyms: synthesize, compound Sentence 2: The doctors analyzed the patient’s symptoms to make a diagnosis.

Success, Achievement, and Respect
It’s a Redbird Thing

20 - First Quarter Ends
23 - Second Quarter Begins

2 - Conferences (12:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.)
3 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
22 - No School (Teacher Inservice)
23-24 No School (Thanksgiving Recess)

22 - Second Quarter Ends
25 - Winter Recess Begins

5 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
9 - Third Quarter Begins
15 - No School (Martin Luther King Day)

15 - Conferences
16 - No School (Teacher Work Day)
19 - No School (Presidents' Day)

9 - Third Quarter Ends
12-16 No School (Spring Recess)
19 - Fourth Quarter Begins

13 - No School (Teacher Work Day)

4 - No School (Professional Development)
25 - Fourth Quarter Ends/Last Student Day

4-29 Summer School


Norris Middle School is continuing in our renovation. The existing south wing of the building was finished at the start of school. In December, the middle wing above the main office will be ready for classes, and the north wing (nearest to Marinda St.) will begin renovation. Teachers and classroom spaces will be moved at this time. Student schedules will note the new classroom locations when students return in January. The student drop-off and pick-up will continue to be on Marinda St until further notice.

In addition, the new south addition is currently in construction and should be completed in March, 2018. The gym is set to receive new bleachers over winter break, and the new construction outside the old auditorium is well under way.

Students are doing a great job of carrying their backpacks with their belongings as they work without lockers this year. The split passing periods have helped to alleviate congestion in the hallways as well, and we notice very few tardies.

Please don't hesitate to contact the main office at 531-299-2500 if you have any questions!


La renovación en la Escuela Secundaria Norris continúa. La existente sección sur del edificio quedó terminada al comenzar la escuela. En diciembre, la mitad de la sección de arriba de la oficina principal estará lista para las clases, y comenzará la renovación de la sección norte (cerca de la calle Marinda). Los salones de clases y los maestros serán movidos en este momento. Los estudiantes notarán las nuevas ubicaciones de los salones de clases cuando regresen a la escuela en enero. El lugar de dejar y recoger a los estudiantes continuará siendo en la calle Marinda hasta nuevo aviso.

Además, la nueva adición del lado sur está actualmente en construcción y será terminada en marzo del 2018. El gimnasio está listo para recibir las nuevas gradas para el descanso de invierno, y la nueva construcción en el exterior del antiguo auditorio ya está en marcha.

Los estudiantes están haciendo muy buen trabajo en estar llevando sus pertenencias en sus mochilas ya que no tendrán casilleros este año. Los periodos de cambios de clase divididos han ayudado aliviar la congestión en los pasillos, hemos notado menos tardanzas.

Si tiene preguntar, por favor no dude en contactarse a la oficina principal al 531-299-2500.

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Norris School Improvement Plan

George W. Norris Middle School believes that all children can learn.  We promote high expectations, academic excellence and personal growth and responsibility while continually striving for a safe learning environment for students, staff and community.

Success, achievement, respect.  It's a Redbird thing!

Schoolwide Goal: To achieve positive growth in student achievement and school climate for all stakeholders.

Goal Area:
1) English Language Arts
2) Math
3) Science
4) Student and Staff Culture
5) Clear and Compelling Direction
6) Wellness

1. English Language Arts
Focus Skills: Vocabulary and Comprehension
Measurable Objective: Students will apply skills and strategies to be active, purposeful, thoughtful, and competent readers, writers, listeners, and speakers across the content areas as evidenced by multiple data points.

2. Math
Focus Skills: Number Sense
Measurable Objective: Increase the number of students meeting or exceeding MAP growth and proficiency goals by 3% and decrease the achievement gap in subgroups by 3%.

3. Science
Focus Skill: Inquiry
Measurable Objective: Increase the number of students meeting or exceeding MAP growth and proficiency goals by 3% and decrease the achievement gap in subgroups by 3%.

4. Student and Staff Culture
Focus Skill: Positive and Staff Interactions
Measurable Objective: Increase positive student and staff interactions along with instructional time as measured by School Climate Survey, School Referral Data, School BIST data, and Positive Behavior Recognition Data.

5. Clear and Compelling Direction
Focus Skill: Core Beliefs and Values
Measurable Objective: All stakeholders will engage in a systemic and comprehensive process to establish and communicate a shared commitment to core beliefs, core values, vision, and mission to ensure every student success which includes meeting the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of each student.

6. Wellness
Focus Skills: Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity
Measurable Objective: Increase nutrition education on a school-wide level as well as incorporate team building and wellness activities on a weekly basis.


School and community events that take place at Norris Middle School can be found on our building calendar.

2017-2018 Bulding Calendar

Please check the Daily Announcements tab for Activities for the Week.

Families and Athletic Spectators

The start time for all OPS Middle School Athletic Events are 3:30 pm. We ask that all parents, families, and friends support their athlete from the bleacher area reserved for spectators. The cost of admission for OPS Middle School contests is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for school aged children. OPS Sponsored Tournaments are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for school aged children. Thank you for your support for Redbird Athletics.


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Norris Middle School

Norris Middle School
2235 South 46th Street
Omaha, NE 68106-3399

Phone: (531) 299-2500
Fax: (531) 299-2518