Football Playoff Information

The Blue Jays start the March to a 
State Football Championship on Tuesday Night 
in Norton vs. Riley County at 6 pm.  
Passes are NOT good for playoff games.  
Admission is set by the KSHSAA. 

Updated Oct 31st 


Order, Dates, Admission Costs of State Football Playoff games: 

Bi-District:  Tue., Oct. 4  $5/$6  

6:00 p.m. @ TRAVIS FIELD

Regional:    Saturday, October 8 $5/$6     

Opponent, Time, Location TBA
Sectional:    Friday or Saturday, October 14 or 15  $5/$6  Opponent, Time, Location TBA
Sub-State:   Friday or Saturday, October 21 or 22  $5/$6  Opponent, Time, Location TBA

Championship (at Hutchinson): Saturday, October 29 $6/$8     

                            
Admission Prices are set by the KSHSAA  
   No Passes of any kind  will be accepted
K-12 pay children price, preschool admitted free  

     How to determine which school hosts play-off games:
       
District Champions automatically host the Bi-District game against the #2 team from their District  Bracket Opponent.

AFTER the Bi-District round the host of each succeeding play-off game is always the school that, between the two competitors, has hosted the FEWEST playoff games.  If the number of games hosted is equal, then the East-West Formula is used to determine which school will be the host.

The EVEN YEAR 3A East-West formula is as follows: 
the Farthest EAST school hosts:  Regional (Nov. 8) and 
      Sub-State (Nov. 21)*
the Farthest WEST school hosts: Sectional (Nov. 14)*


*The Sectional and Sub-State games can be moved to Saturday by mutual consent of the schools.
We fully expect Norton to be District Champion, and host and win our Bi-District game. We also expect Scott City to be the Champion of their District and host and win their Bi-Distrcit game. 
If so, this means Norton would host Scott City for the Regional game on November 8 since both of us have would have hosted an equal # of times and Norton is east of Scott City.


EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS

     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. 

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

TELEVISION STATIONS:   
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.   Also, some "no contract" phone services will not work with Textcaster.  

EES LIBRARY COLLECTING LABELS

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!



NCHS games to be streamed live


NCHS home varsity football games  will be streamed live on the internet.  Go to http:// highschoolcube.com and look up/select Norton Community High School.   Fig Millan plans to stream out-of-town Blue Jay football games using the same address as above.  

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 

BULLYING HOTLINE

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 1800children@kcsl.org.

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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