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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR fl norwolk sci‘mmw asses” NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 51 No. 35 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Warren 2} SMALL TOWN PAPERS 927 WEST RAILROAD AVE} SHELI'ON WA 981364'384/ llIII|liIlullullllllluhlllllIIIllnlunuqiIuIIIIIhlpm and County News Phone 981 -0406 Norwalk Middle School and High School Show Choirs Having a Great Competition Season Written by Gerard Krupke, Norwalk High School Music Department The Norwalk High School Show Choir Program is well underway with two home performances and two competitions under its belt. Sound Adrenaline (Junior Varsity) and Sound Revolution (Varsitylbegan all_ the way back in August before school started when the students began learning their choreography and music, and we added in rehearsals for the show choir band in mid-October. Some may think to themselves, “you really rehearse'the same 15 to 20 minutes of music for the whole 7 month season?” The answer is yes! Each high school show choir rehearses only 3 to 4 hours per week and we are proud to say that our students are involved in nearly every other activity and sport the school offers. Our Fall Preview, the _Monday before Thanksgiving, is an early effort at putting the show together and really gets the singers focused on performing to the best of their ability early on. We spend one more month refining the show and adding 'huge components like costume changes as well as the essential and awesome show choir band. Upon returning from winter break, the show choirs spend a great deal of time preparing for the Exhibition Show on January 6th, always the Sunday after school begins, with what we call Winter Camp, bringing in a clinician to offer new insights and added motivation to take the show to the next level. The Exhibition Show also includes the two middle school show choirs, and this year we had a packed house for the concert! , i The competition season started at Waukee High School on January 12th where our competitors included some of the largest schools in the state including Southeast Polk, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West, West Des Moines Valley, and Johnston. Both groups had a great first effort, but neither group were awarded any hardware on the winners podium, which includes only the top 3 ensembles in each competing class. Sound Revolution was just a few points away from competing in finals competition, which calls for the top 6 scoring ensembles from the day to compete again in the evening. We just finished our second contest at Johnston High School on January 19th where the competitors once again included some of the largest 4A schools including Ankeny Centennial, Waukee, and Urbandale. Each group made huge strides in just one week but once again were just a few points away from additional recognition. Sound Revolution was once again just a few points away from being selected for evening finals, just 2.5 points out of 1250 total points, a difference of just 0.002% from the next ensemble who was selected. 7 We are looking to finishing our competition season February 23rd! The Middle Show Choirs have had a great season as well. They are divided into a 7th grade show choir (Sound Intensity) and an 8th grade show choir (Sound Sensation). Sound Intensity has not yet competed but will do so on Feb. 9th at North Polk. Sound Sensation took lst place at Des Moines Christian and did honorably well, capturing 4th at Waukee. The community has a chance to see all our show choirs two more times at home this season in our Show Choir Showcase performances at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center: Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00pm: Senior Recognition Night, features the high school show choirs and Senior soloists, and Sunday, March 3rd at 5:00pm, features the middle school and high school show choirs, with more Senior soloists. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Activities Office, starting on Monday, February 18th. Photo Credit: Carrie Krupke Jason Williamson email: news@norwalknewspapemom at Indianola on February 16th and at Marion on ~"queStionS’ 50¢ Thursday, January 31, 2019 Scouts BSA Norwalk Troop 301 For Girls Open House Submitted by Ryan Riggs We are pleased to announce the formation of Troop 301, a new girls-only troop in Scouts BSA*. Starting in February, girls will be able to join Scouts BSA and i will have access to the entire BSA program. Girls will be able to go camping, earn merit badges and achieve Scouting’s most-coveted award, the Eagle Scout Award. Please join us Monday, February 4th at 7:00pm at Norwalk Christian Church, 701 Main Street in Norwalk, for an open house. Thisis a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a founding member of a Scouts BSA Girls Troop on the first day that girls can join. Scouting activities include camping, hiking, rafting, first aid, knots, STEM, teamwork, leadership and attending High Adventure bases in Florida, New Mexico, Minnesota and Canada and much, much more. At our Open House, you’ll learn about our Troop, hear about the Scouting pregram and meet our leaders. You’ll also get a chance to learn some first aid, tie a square knot, carry a backpack and taste some pizza and cobblers cooked in a Dutch-oven. Troop 301 is located in Norwalk, Iowa and is chartered by the American Legion Post No. 562 in Cumming, Iowa. We welcome girls from anywhere in the area to join us. Eligible girls must be at least 1 1 years old and not yet reached their 18th birthday. (Or be 10 and have completed 5th grade). We’re also looking for adult volunteers to help with Troop and Committee activities. More information will be shared at the meeting. Be sure to like our facebook page: “Troop 301 Scouting BSA-Norwalk, Iowa”.If you have any please contact Ryan Riggs at usmc741@gmail.com. Scouts BSA is a new name with a long history. Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910, soon after the creation of the Scouting movement in England in 1908. As of February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America are renaming their youth program (for ages 11-18) to Scouts BSA. The parent organization will continue to be Boy Scouts of America. Notice of Rate Increase Next month, there will be a rate increase implemented for N / Warren Town and County News subscriptions. In February, the rate for a yearly subscription to our newspaper will increase from $18 to $20 for a standard subscription, and from $15 to $17 for senior citizens 65+. The additional $6 charge for mailing to counties other than Warren and Polk will remain the same. Due to the growing cost of postage, paper, and printing, a small increase in our subscription rate is necessary. We have not had a price increase for subscriptions for well over a decade despite every year postage rates being raised, sometimestwice in one year. Anyone who wishes to add an additional year or more to their subscription at the current . cost may use the form on theclassifieds page to send in a payment. This is available until the rate increase takes place in February.