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Attendance/Asistencia: 531-299-7896 

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

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402-299-7896

Dear Norris Families,
I am pleased to share with you that renovation work continues to be on schedule and is set to be completed in August 2018. We are looking forward to starting the 2018-2019 school year in our newly renovated school. The purpose of this letter is to share information with you the work yet to be done and how it may impact your family.

In order to begin work on the final phase of the project, OPS District Operations staff need to move classrooms out of the portables and into the building, the library from its temporary location into its new space and remove kitchen equipment. The move will need to take place immediately after the close of the 2017-2018 school year.

MOVING TIMELINE
The OPS Operations Department is scheduled to begin moving furniture and boxes and begin demolition of the kitchen on Friday, May 25.

NON-STUDENT DAYS
To allow teachers the time they need to pack up their classrooms in preparation for the move, students' last day for second semester wilt be Thursday, May 24 — one day earlier than other OPS schools. Norris' calendar will be adjusted accordingly. Students will take finals the week of May 14 and May 21 and teachers will work with students to ensure all summative work is completed by May 24. We ask that you remind students to bring home all personal items on their final day. We wanted to let you know this information early, so families can make alternate arrangements for students, if needed.

FIRST SEMESTER - FALL 2018
Students' classroom assignments will be included in the back-to-school letter that should arrive at your home a week prior to the start of the new school year. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7:40 a.m. Students may be dropped-off and picked-up on Marinda Street once school resumes.
I would like to take this time to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the renovation process. if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me (531) 299-2500.
Sincerely,
Carrie Mohr, Principal

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Estimadas familias de Norris:
Me complace compartir con ustedes que el trabajo de renovación continúa a tiempo y que se completará en agosto de 2018. Estamos ansiosos por comenzar el año escolar 2018-2019 en nuestra escuela recientemente renovada. El propósito de esta carta es compartir información con usted sobre el trabajo pendiente y cómo puede afectar a su familia.
Para comenzar a trabajar en la fase final del proyecto, el personal de operaciones del distrito de OPS necesita trasladar aulas portables al edificio, mover la biblioteca de su ubicación temporal a su nuevo espacio y retirar el equipo de cocina. La mudanza tendrá que realizarse inmediatamente después del cierre del año escolar 2017-2018.

CRONOGRAMA MÓVIL
El Departamento de Operaciones de OPS está programado para comenzar a mover muebles y cajas y comenzar la demolición de la cocina el viernes 25 de mayo.

DÍAS NO ESTUDIANTES
Para permitirles a los maestros el tiempo que necesitan para empacar y prepararse para la mudanza, el último día de los estudiantes para el segundo semestre será el jueves 24 de mayo, un día antes que otras escuelas de OPS. El calendario de Norris se ajustará en consecuencia. Los estudiantes tomarán las finales la semana del 14 de mayo y el 21 de mayo y los maestros trabajarán con los estudiantes para asegurar que todo el trabajo se complete el 24 de mayo. Les pedimos que recuerden a los alumnos que lleven a casa todos los artículos personales en su último día. Queremos hacerle saber esta información lo antes posible para que las familias puedan hacer arreglos alternativos para los estudiantes, si es necesario.

PRIMER SEMESTRE - OTOÑO 2018
Las tareas de los estudiantes se incluirán en la carta de regreso a la escuela que debe llegar a su hogar una semana antes del inicio del nuevo año escolar. Las clases se reanudarán el miércoles, 15 de agosto a las 7:40 a.m. Los estudiantes pueden ser dejados y recogidos en la calle Marinda una vez que se reanude la escuela.
Me gustaría aprovechar este momento para agradecerle su paciencia y comprensión durante todo el proceso de renovación. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en llamarme al (531) 299-2500.

Sinceramente,
Dra. Carrie Mohr, Directora
Escuela Secundaria Norris

NORRIS BELL SCHEDULE 2017-2018
 

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
(lunch)
9:51-11:20 9:45-11:14
5/6 Block 12:01-1:36 11:25-1:36
(lunch)
11:19-1:30
(lunch)
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 (8th)
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 Thursday, April 26, 2018
“A” Day

• Menu for Today: Lunch: Popcorn Chicken Bowl or Smoked Turkey & Cheese Melt or Pepperoni Pocket Sandwich: Classic Salad: Beef Taco & White American

• Menu for Tomorrow: Breakfast: Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Burrito Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs or Spicy or Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun or Turkey Cheesebake Sandwich: Turkey Deli Salad: Diced Chicken & Mozzarella

• Problem of the Week: Can a 10 x 10 square be paved with 1 x 4 rectangular stone plates?

• The Word of the Week is Text Features; which refers to organizational tools to help you locate and learn information. Sentence 1: The title page and table of contents are text features you will find at the beginning of a book. Headings, graphics, main idea boxes, and bolded words are some of the text features you will find in the middle of the book. Reference pages like glossaries, indexes, and atlases are some text features you might find at the end of your book. Sentence 2: I use text features to figure out the meaning of words.

• The 8th Grade Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd from 2:30-5:00. Permission forms have been handed out in Redbird Block, and the cost is $15. Students are eligible to attend if they have turned in their form and money and have no out-of-school suspensions. Permission forms must be turned in by Friday, May 11th.

• Book Club will meet after school on Wednesday and Thursday this week in room 211 until 5:00. Please choose just one day to attend. Be ready to start reading the books you voted on last week and make some “book cootie-catchers”.

• Attention National Junior Honor Society Members! If you are intending to attend the trip to Kansas City next month, you must have your payment and permission slip turned in by April 30th. There are no exceptions to this date.

• Activities for Week: Thursday April 26th Girls Soccer vs Bryan @ Norris & Girls JV2 vs King @ South Field & Boys Soccer @ Bryan; Friday April 27th Track vs Monroe @ Norris

Success, Achievement, and Respect
It’s a Redbird Thing
GO REDBIRDS!!!

MAY
4 - No School (Professional Development)
24 - Last Student Day

JUNE
4-29 Summer School


 

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.

REDBIRD PRIDE!

Norris Middle School

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

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


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