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Thursday, January 15, 2009 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine 2009 Scholarship Program Sixty (60) Iowa Masonic Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded by the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. to graduating seniors from Iowa Public High Schools in 2009. In- formation is available from Guidance Counselors in each public high school and at the Grand Lodge's website, www.gl-iowa. org. The deadline for ap- plications is February 1, 2009. Each year, Iowa Masons award scholarships based on a student's academic performance, community activities, leadership and financial need from an en- dowment fund estab- lished to recognize the ac- complishments of young Iowans and to promote the education of future lead- ers. Since the program's in- ception in 1970, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded more than $2.2 million in scholarships to 1,745 graduating seniors from Iowa Public High Schools. Masonry, known to be the world's oldest frater- nity, is an organization dedicated to building character among its mem- bers who are men 18 years old and older. For more information about these scholarships, email scholarships@gl- iowa.org, visit www.gl- iowa.org, or call 319-365- 1438. Freshman Boys' Basketball The Norwalk Fresh- man Boys' Basketball Team started the season with four straight losses to Oskaloosa, Urbandale, Grinnell and Boone before finishing strong ahead of the break with two straight victories over Iowa Conference foes South Tama and Knoxville. It took a couple of games for the boys to get used to the speed and physicality of high school basketball. The boys showed a lot of courage after losing the first four games. The Warriors defeated South Tama with a score of 60 to 26. Carson Klocko led the way with 10 points and Sam Weis, Nick Fraser and Connor Janovic each added six apiece. The Warriors played well de- fensively which led to easy points. In the final game before break the Warriors con- quered the Panthers of Knoxville 52 to 45. Lead- ing scorers of the game were Garrett Gillen with 17 and Nick Bobst with 13. The boys held their com- posure well when the Panthers made a run and held on for the win. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-lst grade Principal and Rodney Martinez 2nd, 3rd, and K-3 Multiage Principal Encourage Your Child's Creativity to Flourish "I can't carry a tune in a bucket." "A monkey could paint better than I can." "Poetry is for brainiacs." Those are not kids talking; they are the words of their par- ents. In addition, without knowing it, they can do a lot of harm to children during their most creative years. From coloring with crayons to sculpting withclay, from banging on pots and pans to learning the violin, there are countless ways families can and should en- courage hheir children to express themselves with mu- sic, art and the written word. Here are some sugges- tions: Out of sight, out of mind: Keep some basic art sup- plies out and available for any time the mood to create strikes your children. Have something for them to draw with and something to draw on. Coloring books are OK, but the way to really stimulate your children's artistic talents is to let them create their own visions by drawing on blank paper. Enter contests: Libraries, grocery stores, schools and community organizations often have art or drawing contests for children. Keep a lookout for them and try to get your children to enter as many as they can-just for the fun of it. Who knows, they might even win. Look for Reflections: Schools nationwide sponsor an annual competition at the school, district, state and local levels called Reflections. It is a chance for children to spread their wings, creatively, and come up with original compositions in music, art, literature, or pho- tography. All entrants receive praise and recognition and the experience is priceless. Take advantage of what is out there: Many commu- nities offer summertime workshops for schoolchildren, sponsored either through the school district or com- munity groups. From one-day poetry workshops to weeks-long art programs, there is usually something to interest every child. Learn what is offered in your area and" sign your children up. Take turns with other arents: Some art projects are time consuming, both for child artists and their fami- lies. Work with neighbors or friends who have chil- dren near the same age as yours and take turns hosting both sets of children for an art adventure. It is less hassle for you and more fun for the kids. Be patient: When children are first learning to play a musical instrument, it can be grating on the ears of those around them. Instead of wincing at the bad notes (and there are a lot of them in the beginning), tune out the mistakes and remind yourself that children who learn how to play an instrument oftenalso do better in school, particularly in math. Lay on the praise: The art projects, writing and mu- sic they do at home should be for the joy of it, not for work. While they are drawing, writing, or practicing an instrument, give them lots of "good jobs" and pats on the back. Mentioning something specific that you like is even more helpful. Children are exposed to writ- ing, art and music at school, but the way to make them excited about the creative arts is to make them a part of your child's at-home life. The arts give your children a way to express themselves unlike any other, and offer wonderful opportunities for them to grow. Do every- thing you can to make it happen. clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration High School (Grades 10-12) High School Activities Eastview 8/9 School Middle 617 School Lakewood Elementary (Grades 4-5) Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-3) Transportation Office (Bus Barn) Food Service/Nutrition Office Building & Grounds Office 981-0676 981-4201 981-4204 981-%55 981-0435 981-1850 981-1005 981-0016 981-9876 981-0917 NORWALK SOCCER CLUB U7-U19 RECRATIONAL SPRING REGISTRATION Registration is available ONLINE through the website www.norwalksoccer.org Paper registration forms are available by emailing registrar@norwalksoccer.org, at the Norwalk Public Library, or can be downloaded from the website. NEW THIS SPRING: OPEN REGISTGRATION DAY. Saturday January 10th. 9-12 AM in the Norwalk High School Me- dia Room. Please bring a birth certificate, payment and be prepared to fill out a registration form. Spring 2009 Registration fee is $75 Registration deadline is January 24th. Games begin the weekend of Apil4th & 5th. The spring season is normally played for eight weeks. The Norwalk Soccer Club's primary purpose is player development--improving the player's ability to play soccer while having fun. We hope to provide as many player development opportunities as possible. **A convenience fee of $2.50 per player applies to all credit card and on line registrations. ................... , ,r ,i