Mrs. Balint is the 2017 Norge Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Balint, the 2017 Norge Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Balint is a special education teacher at Norge Elementary.  She will go on to represent Norge in the WJCC Teacher of the Year program, and potentially the Virginia Teacher of the Year program!

Teacher of the Year represents a teacher who is exceptionally skilled, dedicated, and knowledgeable about their teaching area.  They are respected by students, parents, and colleagues.  They also possess leadership roles within the school and are active members of the school community.

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Mrs. Beatty’s Class Participates in STEM Projects on Valentine’s Day

Students in Mrs. Beatty’s fourth grade class engineered catapults as a STEM project on Valentine’s Day.

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Racer the Roadrunner Visits the After School Program

Racer, the Norge Roadrunner mascot, made a surprise visit to the students in the after school program!

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3rd Graders Partner Read in Mrs. Darcy’s Class

Third graders in Mrs. Darcy’s class add partner reading to their Daily Five rotation.

The Daily 5™ is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.

 

5th Grader Abi is our Yearbook Cover Contest Winner!

Mrs. Wiggins worked with fifth grade students to come up with designs for the Norge Yearbook cover. Students nominated a favorite design from their class and the final four went on a ballot for all fifth graders to vote on. Abi N. from Mrs. Hatcher’s 5th grade class is the winner! Abi’s artwork will be featured on the cover of the 2016-2017 Norge Yearbook. Great job to the other three finalists whose designs will share a spot in the yearbook, too! Way to go fifth graders and congratulations again to Abi!

Stay tuned for yearbook ordering information later this year.

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Third Grade Builds their Reading Stamina

After completing an online math test, third graders in Mrs. Darcy’s class took advantage of the nice weather and worked on building their stamina by sustained reading in the Norge outdoor learning pavilion.

Norge Staff Volleyball Team

Norge staff members came together to form a volleyball team to compete with other school-staff teams across the WJCC district.  The Norge team may not have won most of their games, but they always had a blast and kept the fans excited!

This group was taken after they won their last home game.  Go Roadrunners!

PTA Hosting a Norge BINGO Night

On February 28, the Norge PTA will have a Family Program of Bingo for Book Night from 6 – 7:15. This game night will be completely free for Norge families including food. Pizza will be served from 6:00 – 6:30 with the BINGO games following after that.  There will be prizes for the winners!

PTA Reflection Winners Heading to State Competition

Congratulations to Griffin Harris, Katelynn LaFever, and Mychael Willon on receiving Outstanding Interpretation (First Place) in the Peninsula PTA Reflections. They will be moving on to compete for Virginia State next!

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Organic and Geometric Shapes in 1st Grade Art

First graders are learning about organic and geometric shapes in art class with Mrs. Wiggins. Check out these cool string “shape makers” students are using to create organic shapes! After reading Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty, students became inspired to turn their organic shapes into monsters of their own!

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