Redbird Roundup, Vol. 10
Friday, October 25, 2019
Our Mission and Vision
Norris Middle School prepares all students for their future by providing a safe, caring, and diverse school environment that maintains high expectations, academic excellence, and respect for all. Success, achievement, respect…It’s a Redbird thing!
La Escuela Secundaria Norris prepara a todos los estudiantes para su futuro ofreciendo un entorno escolar seguro, atento y diverso que mantiene altas expectativas, excelencia académica y respeto para todos. Éxito, logro, respeto…Es una cosa de los Redbirds!
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
I hope you all had a wonderful three day weekend! It was great to catch up on rest and refresh. Second quarter has started in Redbird Nation, and that includes our next round of sports (girls swim and boys bball).
Some things looking ahead: We start our next coaching cycle on Monday. We will continue focusing on learning goals with a few adjustments. We also have our NAC meeting and Learning Walks on Monday.
We are doing a schoolwide/collaborative with RASA Dia de los Muertos celebration on Friday evening, November 1. The event will feature food and activities. We hope you can join us!
We will host a big Robotics tournament on Saturday, November 2. I would encourage you to help if you can, it's a great way to show off our school!
Have a great weekend!
October 28-November 2
Monday, October 28- NAC Meeting after school
Tuesday, October 29-Nothing scheduled
Wednesday, October 30-CLUBS DAY SCHEDULE, Principal's Roundtable at 7:00 in room 129, Classroom Support PD all day; Girls Swim vs. Monroe/L and C
Thursday, October 31-Bus Evacuation Drills in the morning
Friday, November 1-Cake served during lunch for OPS' 160th Birthday; RASA Dia de los Muertos Celebration, 6-8
Saturday, November 2-Norris hosts Robotics Tournament
Stacie Denning, Assistant Principal
Name: Stacie Denning
How many years have you been at Norris? 12 years
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I love so many things about Norris...mainly I love our students. Although they can be a challenge, they are still kids at heart and are so resilient
What is something we would never guess about you? I was a baton twirler for 12 years in my youth. Also I am getting ready to run my first half marathon with two of my older kids in the Lincoln Good life Halfsy next weekend...pretty nervous about it.
What is the worst food you ever ate? one of my college roommate was from Korea and she always had these things she called "pickles" but they smelled and tasted pretty rough #acquiredtastes
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? Walking Dead or Grey's Anatomy but currently binge watching Cheers
KC Knutson, 8A Science
Name: K.C. “Crazy-eyes” Knutson
How many years have you been teaching/in education? 12
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? The staff is understanding and supportive.
How would your friends describe you? Altruistically Grumpy.
What website/app do you use most often? The Googles. Or the Amazon.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen a kid do? Me: Where’s your transparency? Student: I lost it. Me (slightly upset): How did you lose your transparency??! Student: …It’s transparent…
Would you rather go 30 days without your phone or an entire lifetime without dessert? Considering I’m not supposed to eat chocolate which already limits my dessert eating desires, couple with the fact that I usually don’t eat dessert, anyway? Phone.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Metaphorically, in a galaxy far, far away. Realistically, Belize.
What would you sing at karaoke night? Africa by Toto
Is a hot dog a sandwich? Why or why not? Just the hot dog? I mean, it’s just a tube of meat slurry with some flavoring and preservatives mashed in with it. So. No?
Up Next Week in the Redbird Roundup
I do three staff introductions each week. You'll be getting an email from me with questions. Even if you have done it before, please participate and do it again! Please respond and include a picture by Thursday! I will do the first week.
Up next: Heather Blumel, Katrina Jacobberger, and Rebecca McGary.
Forensic Science Class
Norris Collaboration Team
Highlighting Dual Language
Check out this great article on our Dual Language program in OPS.
Norris Staff and Students Seen and Heard
UNO Exploration Day
Volleyball End of Season
Football End of Season
Thank you :)
October is National Principal's Month, and I have been overwhelmed by signs, cards, gift cards, and coffees, not to mention "thank you's" from students in the hall.
I am pretty darn lucky to come to a place that I love every day, to work with staff that I love, value, respect and trust, and serve kids that I love, support, and believe in. Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness.