News at NES

November 2018

Contact Us

Brady Sackett

Principal

bsackett@nortonschools.org

twitter: @BradySackett


Denny Oswald

Assistant Principal

doswald@nortonschools.org

twitter: @MrOswald_NES


Instagram: norton_elementary_school

Norton 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. For more information regarding the district’s finances and taxes, please visit the treasurer’s website.


  • Passage of Issue 3 can create additional opportunities for students, such as: officers in buildings, counseling and student care, additional educational electives and programming, and increased technology.
  • Without Issue 3, the 2019/2020 reductions will include classroom teachers, additional busing cuts, and an increase in the pay to participate fee.
  • Issue 3 is a .005 earned income tax and elimination of the current 1.9 mill property tax.
  • Issue 3 is a tax cut for Norton retirees, and the tax does not apply to pensions, dividends, interest, capital gains, etc.

Veterans Day

NES will be celebrating Veterans Day on November 8 by hosting an assembly for veterans. Our students will present poems and letters, sing patriotic songs, and say thank you to veterans for their service. Please contact the office if you know a veteran that would like to attend. We are also in need of a veteran to speak at our assembly. If interested, please contact the office.

Colder Weather/Panther Clawset

The colder weather has arrived! Please send students to school with coats and hats for recess and umbrellas for the car rider line. PLEASE REMEMBER that each school houses a PANTHER CLAWSET that has gently used clothes, hats and gloves, coats, and winter boots available to students. Contact the office and we can match appropriate sized clothing for your child to keep.
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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.

November Dates

11/2 Grades 1, 2, and 3 attend The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at NHS

11/5 P.A.C. Meeting 6:30 pm

11/8 Veterans Day Assembly 9:45 am

11/8 Conferences 4-7 pm

11/9 Conferences 8:30 am-11:30 am

11/12-11/16 Red Ribbon Week (Celebrating a Drug Free, Healthy Lifestyle)

11/19 Board of Education Meeting

11/21-11/26 No School - Fall Break

11/27-11/30 InView Testing (Gifted Identification) grades 2 and grade 4