Welcome to the Panther Project

September 22nd, 2011
Kent Warneke
Editor
Norfolk Daily News

One of the most significant new additions to the Daily News’ Web site is something that I think will benefit both online users and readers of the Daily News’ print edition. I hope it especially will be of value to all those who have an interest in the Norfolk Public Schools — students, parents, grandparents and many others.

It’s called the Panther Project and it was an idea I first broached to Marlene Uhing, superintendent of schools during the 2008-2009 school year.

Don’t quote me, but here’s basically what I remember suggesting to her: “The Norfolk Public Schools has so many positive things going on throughout the district. And each of the schools has its own Web site, which does a good job. But if you’d be interested in working with the Daily News, we could help share information about the public schools and its students and faculty to many, many more people.”

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She’s Baaaack!

April 16th, 2014

Ms. S (Mr. Simonsen dressed up as a woman) made another visit to Washington Elementary to help us celebrate 163 students making their AR goals.  This time, students that made their goals got to throw a water balloon at her (or him).

 

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Washington Teacher Receives Award

April 16th, 2014

Mrs. Spanel, a reading teacher at Washington, was honored with the Award for Excellence from the Board of Education.  Mrs. Spanel was recognized for all the hard work she does with our students, school and school district. Congratulations, Mrs. Spanel!  Our school is lucky to have you!

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Worms Have Invaded Jefferson!!

April 16th, 2014

Mrs. Wapelhorst’s 1st graders got to inspect and study real earth worms during class.  They enjoyed learning about the slimy creatures and getting to feel them. 

WORMS ARE AWESOME!!!!

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Cosmic Bowling At Jefferson

April 16th, 2014

Jefferson students had so much fun with Mrs. Connot last week.  They got to go bowling with sound activated strobe lights.  A big thank you to Dustin Kraemer for letting Mrs. Connot borrow the lights for this fun activity!!  Cosmic Bowling is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!

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Accelerated Reader (A.R.) Goals

April 10th, 2014

How do you clear out a whole gym full of students at Washington?  You have the students who made their A.R. goals come up to the front!  During the month of March, 163 students made their A.R. goals at Washington!  We are proud of our students!

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Jefferson 2nd Graders Go On Field Trip To Planetarium

April 9th, 2014

Mrs. Hettrick and Mrs. Drahota took their classes to Wayne to see the Planetarium.  The kids learned a lot about the planets and stars!  They were also lucky enough to see some of the college kids perform “Treasure Island” for them.  They all had a great day!

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Baby Chicks in 2nd Grade

April 3rd, 2014

Second graders from Woodland Park have recently been learning about Embryology through their study of chicks.  Through candling, students observed the chick’s veins, air sac, eye, and movement.  Students anticipated their arrival and witnessed the hatching process.

 

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Jefferson 4th Graders Perform For School

April 2nd, 2014

Jefferson 4th Graders have been working hard learning to play the recorder in music.  They showed the whole school how good they are at playing a musical instrument.  Everyone enjoyed hearing the songs and the other kids can’t wait to be a 4th grader so they can learn to play too!!  Thanks for sharing 4th grade!!

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Jefferson Students Have Water Balloon Fight!!

April 2nd, 2014

Jefferson students got to throw a water balloon at Mrs. Hausmann, Mrs. Connot, and Mr. Mejstrik if they raised money for Jump Rope For Heart!!  The kids worked hard to raise the money and had a lot of fun soaking their principal and teachers!!!  Way to go kids!!

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Jefferson Kindergarten Classes Go To The Animal Farm

April 2nd, 2014

Jefferson Kindergarten students went to the Animal Farm sponsored by the FFA kids from the Senior High.  They got to see all kinds of animals and learn about what they eat and how to take care of them.  They even got to milk a cow!  Ask your kindergartener what their favorite animal was at the farm!

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