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/" Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 10, 2013 Norwalk Youth Wrestling 9th Grade Warriors Head into Winter Break 4-1 The 9th Grade Warrior boys basketball program headed into the Winter Break with four wins and one loss. The Warriors were able to capture victories at Ballard of Huxley 52-36, at Carlisle 46-28, at Newton 39-24 and home against Atlantic 56-36. The only loss came at home against Little Hawkeye Conference foe Grinnell, 47-37. Leading the way for the Warriors has been Will Fraser, Michael Geistler, Matthew GUessford and A.J. Tabatabai. The Warriors have also had great contributions from Jackson Wright, Jacob Potratz, Coby Klocko, Ben Armstrong and Matt Fraser. Twenty Norwalk youth wrestlers competed December 29 in the Iowa Junior High and Grade School State Tournament. State place winners were: Tristen Duncan (2nd), Caden Schmidt (3rd), Dylan Lane (3rd), Caden Nunez (5th), Hunter Blomgren (5th), Carter Schmidt (5th), Tyler Harper (6th), Kasey / Leaper (6th), Tyler Hirl (6th), Grant Harbour (7th), Ethan Vetterick (8th) and Jor- ] dan Hansen (8th). Other Norwalk competitors were Zach Bums, Hayden Steele, -t Tyler Lane, Justus Williams, Ben Ewing, Matt McCombs, Trenton Harper and Travis McCombs. Norwalk placed 12th as a team, which was the 2nd highest finish among teams comprised entirely of wrestlers from the same school. Photo submitted. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students When It is More Than 'Just a Phase" Sometimes, it is just a nagging feeling-- the sense that maybe what a child is expe- riencing is not just a normal phase, but is something that needs looking into. Whether it's moodiness of baby fat, it is helpful to know when to check with the experts. Putting on Pounds. All children go through times when their weight varies. It is common, for example, for kids to gain a pound or two right before they have a growth spurt, after which they return to their normal shape. However, it is important for families to be aware when a child's weight gain is more than normal. Not only is obesity linked to a host serious, lifetime diseases, like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, but it can also cause a child to have self-esteem issues. The best way to determine if a child is carrying too much weight is to look at the Body Mass Index (BMI) formula for children. The chart, available in doctors' and school nurses' offices, is also available online at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/ calculator.aspx. If the results show that your child has a weight problem, you may want to confirm it with the doctor or nurse, who can use methods like a skin fold test to give a more accurate result. Some children with a high BMI are not overweight, but most do end up needing to shed a few pounds. Following through on this might be difficult at first, but the payoff will last a lifetime. Acting Out. Is your child simply acting out, or can it be something more serious, such as attention-deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? While there are many tests that children undergo before they are actually diagnosed with one of these conditions, it is safe to say that these children have an unusually hard time concentrating. Their energy levels are so high that they are rest- less and have real difficulty keeping still. They also find it unbearably hard to wait their turn. While all children are fidgety at times, children with ADD or ADHD dis- play excess energy and inability to concentrate all the time. A child who is dealing with problems like these is suffering and needs your help. If you notice these prob- lems, or if your child's teacher has indicated that your child is having behavior issues in class, begin by seeing the school counselor. The counselor will be able to discuss with you the process of getting your child tested, which will involve working with your family doctor and a child psychologist, as well as the school. Feeling Down. Adults are not the only people who can suffer from depression; children have been diagnosed with it, too. The first thing to consider is how long the feeling of sadness has lasted. Everyone is sad from time to time, but depression can Concluded p. 9 " ," ~ u -s~'. The city of Pasadena, Calif derives its name from an Indian word meaning "valley between the hills:' SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 b