Students Research Using Primary Sources

Norge 4th and 5th grade students learn about Primary Sources by examining documents from the Library of Congress website.  They used magnifying glasses to closely inspect newspaper stories, photographs, and letters about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. 

Beep Beep Walkathon is a Success!

Students raised over $4,700.00 this year for the Norge PTA during this year’s Beep Beep Walkathon fundraiser!  Leading up to the Walkathon, students raised money and had a chance to earn prizes during daily drawings.  On the Walkathon day, students went outside during their centers time and walked or ran around the field for 45 minutes.  Racer, the Norge Roadrunner mascot, was outside cheering the students on.  Mrs. Turner was the Walkathon DJ, playing upbeat tunes to keep the energy level high!  Norge students simultaneously learned the importance of fundraising for our school and staying active and healthy.

Also pictured are 2nd grade students who wrote thank you cards to the businesses that contributed to the Walkathon.  The students completed the thank you cards in art class with Ms. Chantry.

First Grade Learns Fire Safety

Firefighters Cory, Brandon, Frank, and Nathan spoke to the 1st graders about fire safety tips:  “Get out and stay out” if there is a fire or smoke in your house/building, and “Low and go” to safely crawl out under smoke.  They also examined and discussed firefighter gear so that the children will not be afraid if approached in a building by a firefighter in full gear (never hide!).

Beep Beep Walkathon

Beep Beep Walkathon

Wear our school colors, PURPLE and TEAL, to show school spirit during the Beep Beep Walkathon!

National School Lunch Week Was a Success!

National School Lunch Week 2014 is now over.  The Norge cafeteria staff would like to say thank you to everyone for supporting our school lunch program and helping us encourage kids to find a balance between healthy eating and physical activity.  The prizes were passed out on the last day of the week.

The students that won are being asked to draw a picture or write a thank you note to the local business that their prize was donated by.  Christie Snow, our cafeteria manager is writing letters to all the businesses that participated and she will include these thank you notes from the students.

The winners are as follows…

*Bowling passes- 2 free game bowling passes
Jeremiah Mihalcoe
George Andrews
Carl Baker
Briauna Stewart
Ty’ayre Swinton
Freddie davenport
Kadori Bryant
Christian Smith
Olivia Winston
Chase Spangler

*Fresh Market Bags- Fresh Market reusable bags(designed by children) filled with fresh apples, 2 containers of fresh blueberries, 4 bottles of assorted flavored water and a bag of trail mix.
Amber Qi
Kaylee Ligon
Kayne Waller
Savannah Trace
Sebastian Smith
Jordan Watkins Ray

*Trader Joe’s Bags- Trader Joe’s reusable bags filled with Trader Joe’s brand items including corn puffs, assortment of organic fruit wraps, fruit juice box and roasted seaweed.
Cary Caldwell
Lauryn Smith
Jacob Boggess
Justin carter
Donovan Edwards
Mel gray
Ashanti Hayes
Reese Lane
Loyal Gresham

*$25 Edible Arrangements gift certificate
Emily Pessolano

*Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Passes- A 4 pack of passes
Molly Sharpe

Parent Academy: Digital Safety

Parent Academy Flyer

2014 Parent Academy: Digital Safety
Making Cyberspace a Safe Place for Students

Thursday, November 13
6:00 PM in the James Blair Annex

Digital Strategies for Parents
Social Media (Awareness and Mayhem)
Digital Responsibility in School

More Information
Register Online at
Or contact Felicia Highland at (757) 603-6541

Mr. Moff’s Class Bounces Together

Moff Bounce House

Mr. Moff’s students met at the Bounce House for a class Family Night. The students used their “TRACKS” (Norge’s behavior incentive program), to earn the privilege to go.  Keep up the TRACKS behaviors!

Distinguished Author Brian Floca Visits Norge

Norge welcomed Caldecott Award winning author and illustrator Brian Floca on Thursday, October 16.  He spoke to students in grades 1 – 5 about the process of writing and illustrating a book.  Norge Art Teacher, Ms. Chantry, is using Brian Floca’s book, Locomotive, to teach third grade students how to draw using perspective.  Pictured is Brian Floca, third grade student Tylajah holding her artwork, and Ms. Chantry.

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week is October 13-17, 2014.  We will be passing out pencils and lunch week goodies all week, we will have a lucky tray day, we are hosting a ‘wear your favorite sports team gear day’ on Friday, and we will have a prize drawing on Friday after lunch is over.  Throughout the week, students that purchase a school lunch from our cafeteria will be entered in for the drawings on Friday.  The more days that they purchase a school lunch throughout the week, the more chances they earn for the drawings.  Some of the prizes include:

  • 4 pack of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not passes
  • $25 gift card to Edible Arrangements
  • AMF Williamsburg Lanes free bowling passes
  • 6 Fresh Market reusable bags filled with Fresh Market products
  • Trader Joe’s bags with Trader Joe’s products

5th Grade Math Wiz Earns Giant Cupcake

Mr. Moff tries unconventional methods to motivate his students to practice their multiplication facts.  He promised his class that any student who could beat his time on a multiplication facts timed test would receive a gigantic homemade cupcake.  The students attempt to beat his time every Friday.  He has never had a student meet this lofty goal until this year.  Nu completed her timed test in 2 minutes and 6 seconds during the first month of school!  When she was asked how she did it, she credited her finger dexterity to the hours of piano practice she does every day.  The rest of Mr. Moff’s class is now even more motivated to practice their facts every night at home.  Congratulations Nu!

Nu cupcake edit