Message from Mrs. Hale…
Welcome to the Norwood Park Elementary School website. It is my honor to be the principal here and to serve students, families and the staff. Our first priority is to ensure that every child achieves academically and believes that they are a successful learner. We believe that partnering with parents and community members is vital to our students’ educational success.
Our growing National Blue Ribbon School serves 240+ students from preschool through fifth grade. Our staff is focused on providing an engaging, rigorous, balanced curriculum that focuses on academic achievement. Through our Professional Learning Community work, teachers and support staff review student progress on a regular basis and respond to student needs through a variety of research-based instructional strategies. Always mindful of our students’ academic, social and emotional needs, we strive to create and provide the best possible educational climate for them.
At Norwood Park Elementary, we provide a safe and engaging school environment. We believe academic achievement is intricately linked with student engagement and positive behavior. Our discipline plan is focused on a positive behavior support system that has roots in the Six Pillars of Character. Students are taught to be trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring and a good citizen. We also utilize the BIST philosophy (Behavior Intervention Support Team), which focuses on teaching students the “Goals for Life” and that it is never okay to be hurtful or disruptive to student learning. We believe using common language and setting clear expectations across all school activities and programs is essential and contributes to our students being productive and engaged in learning.
We invite you to enjoy our website and to discover what makes Norwood Park Elementary a shining gem in the Northeast corner of Lincoln!
Mrs. Pam Hale, Principal