STATE FORENSICS CHAMPIONS!

NCHS wins the 2015 3A State Forensics Tournament!  

BACK-TO-BACK STATE CHAMPIONS!

Team Results
Norton - 1st - 425
Sterling - 2nd - 378
Minneapolis - 3rd - 290

Individual Results:
Poetry:
Neysa Carlson - State Champion
Stephen Cummings - 2nd
Humorous Solo:
Tyus Henson - State Champion  
Macy Kasson - 3rd 
Neysa Carlson - 4th 
Oration:
Raenee Patterson - State Champion 
Brionnah Fessler - 5th 
Informative Speaking:
Raenee Patterson - 2nd 
Jena Risewick - 4th
Morgan Farber - 5th
Duet Acting:
Macy Kasson/Lauren Mordecai - 3rd 
Shelby Mulford/Tyus Henson - 4th 

Serious Solo: Lauren Mordecai - 3rd

Impromptu Speaking: Kennedy Leibbrandt - 3rd

Congratulations to Head Coach Steve Vance and 
Asst. Coach Brandon Gay 
and the NCHS Forensics Team!

PROUD TO BE A BLUEJAY!

Class of 2015

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2015 will be conducted SATURDAY, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the NCHS Stull Gymnasium.

The following members of the Class are 2015 are candidates to receive a NCHS diploma:
Lindsay Addington, Erin Archer, Rhett Blecha, 
Kaitlyn Bohl, Stefan Bollack-Schott, Christian Boser, 
Derick Campbell, Neysa Carlson, Kayla Coffey,
Conor Cox, Stephen Cummings, James Davis,
Sheridan Dillehay, Kenzie Esslinger, Morgan Farber,
Grant Gordon, Connor Griffey, Sierra Griffith,
Adrienne Hager, Mickey Hahn, Wyatt Harting,
Jordan Karnopp, Macy Kasson, Nicholas Koch,
Tyler Kuhn, Deon Lyle, Kendall Miller,
Stacey Richard, Derek Rowh, Molly Scott,
David Smith, Jesika Smith, Breven Sondergaard,
Brooke Sumner, Jared Tallent, Chance Uehlin,
Kobie Unterseher and Stewart Whitney

PROUD TO BE A BLUEJAY!


2015-16 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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

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.   Some "no contract" phone services may 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!



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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