Flag Day

  • Flag Day

    Happy Flag Day! June 14 marks the anniversary of the day in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution establishing the design of the original flag of the United States. According to History.com, it was Bernard Cigrand, a Wisconsin teacher, who came up with the idea for an annual flag day. In 1885, Cigrand led his school in the first formal observance of the holiday.

Pride Month

  • Pride Month

    We support our LGBTQ+ students, teachers, staff and community members. Happy Pride Month!

Memorial Day

  • Memorial Day

    This Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who have laid down their lives in service of our country. We are forever grateful.

Jewish American Heritage Month

  • Jewish American Heritage Month

    May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a national month of recognition of the more than 360-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. This month acknowledges the achievements of Jewish Americans in fields ranging from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, military service and more.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, designated to celebrate and recognize the contributions and culture of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. According to asianpacificheritage.gov, May was chosen “to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.”

Autism Awareness Month

  • Autism Awareness Month


    April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. Did you know? According to the Centers for Disease Control, Autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today. The month is designed to educate, promote acceptance and be more inclusive in everyday life. This month we will highlight and honor the contributions of people with Autism to our nation and the world.

Autism Awareness Month Spotlights

  • Dan Aykroyd

  • Susan Boyle

  • Temple Grandin

  • Daryl Hannah

  • Dan Harmon

  • Anthony Hopkins

  • Elon Musk

Arab American Heritage Month

  • Arab American Heritage Month

    April is Arab American Heritage Month! The month is designated as a time to celebrate Arab American heritage and culture and to pay tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans.

Women's History Month

  • Women's History Month

    Norman Public Schools is proud to celebrate Women's History Month! During this month we recognize, celebrate and honor the many contributions women have made as significant agents of historical change. Throughout March, we'll be highlighting extraordinary women who changed education.

Women's History Month Spotlights

  • Margaret Bancroft

  • Dolly Parton

  • Patsy Mink

  • Malala Yousafzai

  • Septima Poinsette Clark

Black History Month

  • Black History Month

    Norman Public Schools is proud to celebrate Black History Month in February and beyond! It is a time to recognize African American history, contributions and achievements. This month we take the time to reflect and honor the many significant contributions of Black Americans, specifically highlighting pioneers in the field of education.


Black History Month Spotlights

  • Fanny Jackson Coppin

  • Kelly Miller

  • Mary McLeod Bethune

  • Edmund Gordon

  • Booker T. Washington

  • Dr. Jeanne L. Noble

  • Charles Hamilton Houston

  • Charlotte Forten Grimké

Native American Heritage Month

  • Native American Heritage Month
    Fun fact: Did you know that there are 68 Native American tribes represented within NPS?
    November is Native American Heritage Month, and we are proud to celebrate and honor the rich history and culture of Native Americans and Indigenous people in the United States. We are especially proud to highlight some of our amazing Native faculty and staff who serve within Norman Public Schools. We value the many contributions they make on a daily basis to serve our students and families!

Native American Heritage Month Spotlights

  • Lucyann Harjo, Indian Educator Coordinator

  • Matt Jackson, Introduction to Ethnic Studies Teacher

  • Johnnie Keel, Gifted Resource Teacher at Truman Elementary School

  • Amanda Kordeliski, Director of Libraries and Instructional Technology

  • Denessa LittleAxe, Indian Education Tutor and Teacher at Norman North High School

  • Jessica Ma'ilo, Fourth Grade Teacher at Kennedy Elementary School

  • Carrie Perez, Counselor at Longfellow Middle School

Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • Norman Public Schools is proud to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. Did you know that 65 tribes are represented in Norman Public Schools? Native American heritage is a big part of who we are and we are proud to celebrate the cultures and history of Indigenous communities.

    Help us commemorate the day with this excerpt from the First Americans Museum award-winning poem, “We are the First Americans,” written and performed by NPS student Rainee Stumblingbear Riddle.

Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! NPS is committed to celebrating the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans all year long! A few ways to show appreciation for Hispanic and Latino Americans include reading books by authors of Hispanic or Latino origin, watching movies about Hispanic and Latino culture and going to local events that celebrate the contributions Hispanic and Latino people have made to U.S. society.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlights

  • Cesar Chavez

  • Ellen Ochoa

  • Frida Kahlo

  • Jennifer Lopez

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • Rita Moreno

  • Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

  • Sonia Sotomayor