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October 2018

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Brady Sackett


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Denny Oswald

Assistant Principal

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School Report Card

Norton Elementary School received an overall score of a B on the most recent state report card. Our scores are among the top schools across Summit County and Ohio when using measurements such as Indicators Met and Performance Index (both measures how students perform on state tests-we scored a B). NES scored an A on Gap Closing. This component measures how well we are closing the gap with specific populations of students. We scored a C on the Value Added component which means that the state is confident that our students are meeting the expectation of growing 1 year, each year. We also received a C in the category of Improving At-Risk K-3 readers. We are proud of our report card and have made very strong growth in the area of identifying and serving our gifted population. We will continue to identify areas of potential growth. More information can be found at the following website.


Our school fundraiser ends October 2. Please complete and return all forms to the office as soon as possible. These funds are used to purchase student incentives, decorations/materials for events, off set busing to select events, classroom supplies, and more. Thank you for continuing to support Norton Elementary School.

Holiday Party Procedures

Please view the updates to the holiday party procedure and schedule by clicking on the link below.

Holiday Party Procedure and Schedule

3rd Grade Ohio State Test (OST)

All 3rd graders are required to take the Ohio State Reading Test in October. NES 3rd graders will be taking the test on October 23 (Part 1) and October 24 (Part 2). For 3rd graders, the fall state test provides another opportunity to for students to reach the minimum score to pass to 4th grade. Please contact your child's teacher or the office for more information.

School Tax Levy Information

The Norton Board of Education is seeking support on an alternative way to generate revenue for our school district. On November 6, voters will be asked to vote on a School District Income Tax. If this tax is passed by voters, it will affect those who live within the Norton City School District and earn an income. Additionally, the 1.9 mill-Operating Levy (passed in 2012) will be removed from residents’ property taxes. If you are willing to assist the Norton School Levy Committee with educating the community about this tax, please contact the main office. For more information regarding the district’s finances and taxes, please visit the treasurer’s website.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers are a valuable resource for any school district. If you would like to volunteer in a classroom working with students, please follow the procedures listed here.

  • Contact a classroom teacher and express interest in volunteering.
  • Complete a Norton Elementary School Volunteer Agreement (which includes the requirement to complete a background check).
  • Communicate with the office and classroom teacher once the necessary paperwork has been completed.
  • Volunteer Agreements can be downloaded from the school's website.

Upcoming Dates

10/1 P.A.C. meeting 6:30 pm

10/2 1st Grade Vision Screening; fundraiser ends

10/9 Picture Day (retakes, class pictures)

10/12 No School - NEOEA Day

10/15 No School - Staff Professional Development

10/23 3rd Grade Ohio State Reading Test Part 1

10/24 3rd Grade Ohio State Reading Test Part 2

10/25 1st Grade Halloween Party 10:00 am -- 4th Grade Halloween Party 1:30 pm

10/26 2nd Grade Halloween Party 10:00 am -- 3rd Grade Halloween Party 1:30 pm

10/26 4th Grade Field Trip - Hale Farm

10/29 Spooktacular 7:00 pm (@NHS)

10/30 Q1 Report Cards