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NJHS Wins Quiz Bowl!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

NJH Quiz Bowl Champs 2017

The Norfolk Junior High Quiz Bowl team confidently won the entire competition eliminating teams from all over Northeast Nebraska and bringing home some nice hardware!!  They, too, provided some tense moments for the audience as the last couple of rounds were close.  The team is coached by the HAL/STEM teacher, Mrs. Beth Gentrup.
Team members from the Norfolk Junior High Champion Quiz Bowl team include:
Jagger Spiering, Griffin Saunders, Diamond Schulz, Cody Hilliard, Wyatt Mead, Brayden Heffner, Carter Hattery, Adam Gamerl, Logan Jensen, Haley Sterud
Trevor Eisenbraun, Brandon Aguirre

Junior High Celebrates Reading Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017


March is National Reading Awareness Month. In order to create awareness, Student Council decided to celebrate. March 2nd was Read Across America Day…and also Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Student Council members thought it would be fun to have a pajama day and spend their English class periods free reading. Our English teachers fully supported the idea. There was also a PRIDE trivia contest over Dr. Seuss facts and books. Prizes were awarded to the top to finishers in each PRIDE class.

The Student Council members also wanted to reach out to our LIFE kids. So, they dressed up like The Cat in the Hat and took photos with some of the LIFE kids during lunch.


US92 Scoops Snow at NJHS

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Mr. Foxhoven became a St. Jude Partner in Hope this morning through US92.  As a result, he was entered into a contest to have the radio personalities dress up and scope snow…and he won!  He chose to have them come scoop at the JH!

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Mrs. Berryman’s “Pet Project”

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Last year Mrs. Berryman’s students learned about being responsible by talking about how to take care of animals. So this semester they did a service learning project using the skills they learned. Every Friday for an hour, they go the Northeast Nebraska Animal Shelter. They walk the dogs, play with the cats, fold towels, clean bathrooms, take out trash, and clean cages. Students and animals both benefit from these Friday afternoon trips! What a great way to learn and have fun!

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Junior High HAL Class Is Busy!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Mrs. Gentrup’s 6th period HAL class is busy this semester with different creation projects.  One of the student’s favorites is making a Stop Motion Video.  Students developed a storyline, gathered their props, and started filming step by step to create a two minute video.  The process is time consuming, but the students did an excellent job with being precise and learning about patience.  Their videos are: A Murder Mystery, A Color Switch Game, Adventures of a Stick Man, Dreamland and Survival Island.  Great job students!

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NJHS Life Management Guest Day

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


NJHS Life Management Guest Day Tuesday December 6th!

Dear parents and guardians,

The 7th Grade Life Management classes will be hosting a “Guest Day” Tuesday, December 6th.  You are invited to visit our classroom to see student presentations, projects, and enjoy snacks.:)

Students brought home invitations several weeks ago with the details, however with December  being so busy for everyone, the students and I wanted to send out the info again.  Each class has their own Guest Day, so make sure to double check the time with your child.

Times are listed below:

1st 8:10-8:40

2nd 9:00- 9:30

5th 12:10-12:40

6th 1:00-1:30

8th 2:45-3:15

The students and I look forward to seeing you!  The class will be presenting the eight units we have been exploring in class this semester. Come to room 130 and enjoy some veggies and dip, cookies, chex mix, and refreshments while you tour the classroom and watch student presentations and demonstrations.


Janine Krohn

Norfolk Junior High Family & Consumer Sciences

Life Management Teacher


NJHS Attends Career Fair

Friday, November 4th, 2016

November 2, 2016; seventh and eighth grade students from Norfolk Junior High School attended the Career Fair at Northeast Community College. 

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8th Grade Intramural Volleyball Tournament

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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The 8th Grade Intramural Volleyball teams competed in the Intramural Volleyball Tournament on Saturday to wrap up their season.  Results:

Team 6 beat Team 1 in three sets (25-19, 23-25, 15-6)

Team 4 beat Team 3 in three sets (25-16, 18-25, 15-11)

Team 2 beat Team 6 in two sets (25-15, 25-23)

Team 4 beat Team 5 in two sets (25-21, 25-14)

Team 2 beat Team 4 in two sets to win the championship game (25-17, 25-19)

Members of the 1st place Team 2 are Sydnee Beutler, Kylie Ehnes-Blume, Daisy Jimenez, Destiny Merchant, Darlene Morales, Jacie Painter, and Reagan VanDiest.

Members of the 2nd place Team 4 are Macy Fundus, Morgan Grashorn, Rylee Halterman, Madelyn Lingenfelter, Kaliyah Meaux, Ashley Sanne, and McKinley Voss.

Congratulations to all of the 8th Grade Intramural Volleyball players on a great season!

7th Grade Intramural Volleyball Tournament

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The 7th Grade Intramural VB team competed in their championship tournament Saturday.
Results:  Team 2 defeated Team 3 25-23, 25-22.  Leading servers were Lily Hart Lyons, Grace McKinley, and Hailey Chase.  Team 1 over Team 4 25-23, 25-14.  Leading servers were Skye Anderson, Kirsten Schmueker, and Layla Buchanan.  Team 2 defeated Team 5 25-18, 25-20.  Leading servers were Hailey Chase, Claire Steskal, and Shelby Schommer.

Team 1 and 2 competed in the championship match with Team 2 winning a very close match 25-27, 25-18, 16-14.  Team 1 members are Ashtyn Magnussen, Skye Andersen, Destiny Barge, Brooke Burbach, Rayunna Moore, and Keri Sanne.  Team 2 members are Journi Moran, Crystal Sanchez, Hailey Chase, Kaidynce Thompson, Akira Little, and Claire Steskal.  Coaches are Curt Guenther, Cher Moore, and Tia Jech.  Great job Panthers!

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Rhys Thomas Science Circus Comes To The Junior High

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The Norfolk Arts Center brought the Rhys Thomas Science Circus to the Junior High on October 13th. Rhys taught us about inertia, gravity, balance, gyroscopic stability, centripetal force, and the rotation around a center of mass. All while juggling, balancing, twirling, riding a unicycle and having a great time. Thank you to the Arts Center for bringing us this fun learning experience!

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