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Thursday, January 31, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine Norwalk Middle School Show Choir Successful At Dallas Center-Grimes Take One Contest Congratulations to the Norwalk Middle School "Sound Sensation" show choir for bringing home a 2nd place trophy compet- ing in the first round, win- ning a chance to compete again in the evening finals. Sound Sensation won 1st runner-up in the finals. Judges were impressed with sharp dance move- ments giving the choir a high rating. Many com- mented on the choir's beautiful tone quality us- ing effective dynamic lev- els to enhance the music. Judges complimented the group on song choices and the pace of the show. Lori Nielsen, the director, is impressed , that every singer in Sound Sensation has a great attitude and drive to improve during rehearsals to get ready for competition. Norwalk Middle School's Sound Sensation is an auditioned group that rehearses three times a week before school and a few Saturdays. This group loves to sing and dance which brings fun into their daily lives. With an inspirational theme of "higher up," Sotmd Sensa- tion will sing "Stand Up" by One Direction, "Up Where We Belong," "Get Back Up Again," arid end with the 80s hit, "Higher Love." Choreographers for. the group are Kim Suckow, Kes Smith and Megan Schmetzer. Cheri Hoyt accompa- nies the group playing keyboard along with Rachel Crady and Russell Burgett sharing drums and keyboard responsibilities. Many thanks go to the par- ents that chaperoned the trip, helping with hair, makeup and last minute details. We had a huge Norwalk fan club with most parents attending the perfgrmance. We also ap- preciated the high school show choir cheering the middle school on. Sound Sensation will be compet- ing at Urbandale High School February 8 at 6:45 p.m., then competing at Indianola High School February 115 at 5:!0 p.m. Sound Sensation's last per- formance for the season will be March 7 in the Per- forming Arts Center at 7 p.m. Admission for the fi- nal show is $4. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-98t-4424 tk_ www.NationaI-Management.com This institution is an Equal bpportunity ,.'" Provider and Employer, :t:,:%!. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Malting the Right Choices Children can often be delightful. They also can sometimes be deceitful or unkind, bullies or victims. Sometimes the difference can be in the lessons they learn, both at home and at school. Here are some ways to help your children grow up to be re- spectful and kind and to have the self-respect they need to make the right choices, both now and in the future. Trade places. TV shows and movies can be helpful in teaching children how to be more sensitive to others' feelings. When you are watching a program together and one character behaves unkindly to another, pause the movie or ask at the commer- cial: "Did you notice how mean that character was? How do you think that made the other person feel? What would you do in that situation?" Talk it through together and stress the importance of treating people with respect. Face the mirror. Too many children are very skilled at being angels in front of teachers or parents and the opposite when adults are not around. One of the most powerful lessons parents can teach their children is this: The real you is th e way you behave when no one is watching. Children need to learn to behave well and treat others well because that is the kind of person they want to be and because that is the only way to respect the person they see in the mirror. Read up. From the time your children first hear bedtime stories through the time they are old enough to read for themselves, look for books that quietly impart mes- sages about self-discipline, kindness to others, dealing with peer pressure and tell- ing the truth. Talk about the stories and see if they have ever been in a situation like the character in the book, or if they know of someone who has. Share your family values about how best to deal with those situations. Truth or consequences. Every child, at one point or another, will try to lie. Dis- cuss with your children that trust is one of the most important characteristics a per- son can ever have and that it is very hard to re-earn that trust if people think of them as a liar. Ask them how they would feel if they found out someone had lied to them. As a parent, show in your words and deeds that you are a trustworthy and honest person as well. No excuses. Sometimes, parents are unaware that their children are misbehaving in school until they are notified by a teacher. The problem is that parents too often react with denial. But that does not help anyone, particularly not the child, who learns that he or she can get away with bad behavior at school as long as the parents are fooled. If you get that call or note from the teacher, swallow your pride, talk to your child and make an appointment to meet with the teacher. Stand strong. It is difficult for children to deal with situations in which their class- mates, neighbors, siblings, or friends are behaving in a bad or cruel manner. Help them be prepared by role-playing ahead of time--act out situations they might face and see how they would react. Talk with them about other ways to deal with the peer pressure and let them know that, while standing up to their friends or peers might temporarily make them less popular with that group, in the long run they will have earned the respect of those whose opinions matter more. The golden rule. Teach your children to treat others the way that they, them- selves, would like to be treated. Reinforce it at home, by treating your children with respec and expecting to be treated respectfully in return. Reinforce it through your church, synagogue, or temple, or through involvement in community activities that work to help others. And, most importantly, show your children you truly believe it by behaving respectfully yourself. t Nature's .Energy Booster: Power Up Your Breakfast (NAPS) Don't skimp on Instructions: the most important meal of  i::"  %'  i 1. Place eggs and egg the dhy: Breakfast lays the  ..... whites in a bowl and beat foundation for a healthy until combined. 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