The Regional Music Festival will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Oberlin Jr-Sr High School.  NCHS currently has 42 entries.

Soloists and Ensembles who receive a "I" rating will the qualify to compete in the the State Music Festival, held in late April.

The schedule of performances is available here.


On February 27 and 28 the Blue Jay Wrestling Team defended their 3-2-1A State Wrestling Title and won the 2015 State Championship. . . their THIRD IN A ROW, FIFTH in the past 6 years and EIGHTH in the past 12 years!
The Blue Jays also won the 2015 Regional Championship, their tenth in the past 11 years. At the regional tournament hosted here in Norton the Blue Jays qualified ten wrestlers for the State Tournament.
In what was truly a team effort, Norton won the Team Championships with NO individual state champion, but nine of the ten wrestlers won at least one state match and seven of the ten qualifiers brought home state medals.
Earning State medals for the Blue Jays were:
Freshman:  Ryan Johnson (41-5)  2nd @ 106 
Skylar Johnson (25-6) 3rd @ 113
Mike Kasson (37-6) 3rd @ 152
Gavin Lively (38-3) 3rd @ 182
Jordan Dole (28-15) 5th @ 195
Jared Tallent (22-6) 4th @ 145
Kendall Miller (25-12) 4th @ 170
Competing but not placing were:
Freshman Collyn Auker @ 285  (20-12)
Sophomore Kade Unterseher @ 120  (21-15)
Junior Weston Erbert @ 138 (29-18)

Varsity team managers and statisticians were:
Senior Lindsay Addington and Sophomore Makayla Kent
Coaches: Head: Bill Johnson; Assistants: Shane Miller, Tony Fiscus and Eric Johnson.

A Bill Johnson coached team first won a state trophy in 1996. In the 18 seasons since then, his Blue Jay’s have brought home 15 state trophies, including the Eight State Titles.


The 2015-16 USD 211 Academic Calendar as adopted by the Board of Education is available for download here.


As of July 1, 2015 Norton Schools, USD 211 will have a new Superintendent.  A contract with Mr. Phil Wilson was approved by USD 211 BOE at the meeting of February 9.  

Mr. Wilson comes to USD 211 with extensive experience as a teacher, coach and school administrator and is very familiar with our area of the State.  

Prior to his current position as the Principal of the Washington County  Junior-Senior High in Washington, KS, Mr. Wilson had taught and coached in Brewster, Stockton and Russell, KS.  Many area football fans will remember his teams at Stockton as being perennial powers in the MCL and KSHSAA Class 2A.  Mr. Wilson also has administrative experience as the Jr-Sr High Principal in Moscow, KS.  

A native of Southwest Kansas, Mr. Wilson has been the Principal of the Washington County Junior-Senior High since 2001.  

He and his wife Deb, (also an educator), have three grown children, two daughters and a son.

Mr. Wilson will replace longtime Norton Schools Administrator Greg Mann.  Mr. Mann announced in October his intent to retire after 40 years in education of which 24 were in Norton USD 211. 


There have been a lot of questions recently regarding the cuts made to K-12 education.  I have attempted to explain the situation as compactly and succinctly as possible; the link below will take you to a written explanation.  Please, if you have questions do not hesitate to contact me:

K-12 School Cuts: An Explanation


     In the event there is a need to start school late or  close schools due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the announcements will be made on the radio and television stations listed below.  
     KQNK Radio of Norton (1530 AM or 106.7 FM ) is the primary broadcast outlet for the Norton schools.  If inclement weather develops during the school day, parents should attempt to listen to one of the designated radio or television stations below.  In the event there is an early dismissal, students will be allowed to call their parents if instructions are needed.  
     If school is not called off, but parents believe the weather to be too hazardous to send their child to school they are to follow the normal procedure for reporting absences. 

KQNK  1530 AM and 106.7 FM  Norton 
KRVN   880 AM  Lexington, NE  
KKAN  1490 AM  Phillipsburg 
KQMA    92.5 FM  Phillipsburg   

KSNK  NBC  Channels 2 and 8 
KBSH  CBS   Channel 7
KAKE  CBS  Channel 11
NTV    ABC   Channel 13  

     USD 211 also utilizes the TEXT CASTER service provided by the Norton Branch of the Stockton National Bank.  To be able to receive text messages of school closings or late starts on your cell phone, click on the "Bluejay Alerts Textcaster" button on the right to get the instructions.  
     This is a SPAM FREE service and there is no cost to you to sign up for this service, though your cell plan may charge a fee for receiving messages.   Some "no contract" phone services may not work with Textcaster.  


The EES Library is again collecting Campbell’s soup labels. The program also accepts labels from Prego, Pepperidge Farms and V-8 food products.   The clip and earn label with the bar code can be sent to the EES Library.  Box Tops for Education can also be sent to the EES Library. The labels and box tops are "cashed in" for equipment used by our teachers and students.   

Thank you for supporting this program!

2014-15 School Year Info

All enrollment information and materials are available by selecting  Enrollment from the list on the right hand side.

The 2014-15 academic calendar as approved by the Board of Education is available  here.

The normal school day BEGINS AT 8:15 A.M. and  DISMISSES  at 3:30 p.m.

The Graduation ceremony for the NCHS CLASS of 2015 will be held on SATURDAY, May 9 


USD 211 in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education, and the Kansas Children’s Service League, announces the availability of the Bullying Prevention Hotline. This free, anonymous service is available to provide counsel and resources to those who have questions or concerns about bullying situations. The 24-hour hotline can be reached at (1-800-332-6378 or 1-800-CHILDREN). The hotline can also  be contacted  via text or e-mail at

Provided through a grant from "Safe and Supportive Schools," the hotline is staffed by trained professionals and volunteers who listen to each caller’s concerns and seek to provide the caller with resources to assist him or her. In the coming months,  posters will be received and displayed in the schools to ensure students and those who visit our schools are aware of the hotline and know the number.

The Bullying Prevention Hotline should not be confused with the Kansas School Safety Hotline. The School Safety Hotline should still be used to report potential violent acts at schools. Students who feel unsafe at school could call either hotline; the professionals at the Bullying Prevention Hotline will forward any calls to the School Safety Hotline if they feel there is the potential for violence, or that a student may harm him/herself or others.
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