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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Thursday, February 14, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Norwalk,Warrior,s Page Seven Norwalk Swimmers Drop Time at Districts and Qualify for State Swim Meet Submitted Angela Bennett The Lincoln High School Men’s Swimming District Team Was made up of 12 swimmers from three different schools; one swimmer from Carlisle High School, three swimmers from Lincoln High School, and eight swimmers from Norwalk High School..The eight Norwalk students had personal best swim performances at the District Swim Meet on February 2nd. District race results for the N orwalk swimmers are as follows: Noah Schumacher - 12th grade 100 Breaststroke (1:12.42) ~ 10th place - 200 Medley Relay (Breaststroke 31.64) — 6th place Tyler Skalicky - 12th grade ' 500 Free (5:45.87) 10th place Logan Neifert 1 1th grade ' 50 Free (22.98) — 10th place 200 Medley Relay (Freestyle 22.82) 6th place 200 Free Relay (22.50) — 4th place & STATE QUALIFIER #20 Keaton Basinger — 10th grade 200 IM (2:20.89) — 11th place ' 100 Breaststroke (1:13.58) 12th place Will Bennett — 10th grade ‘ 50 Free (22.65) — 7th place 100 Free (49.74) — 8th place ' 200 Free Relay (21.71) — 4th place & STATE QUALIFIER #20 400 Free Relay (48.74) — 4th place & STATE QUALIFIER #18 Matthew Gudenkauf 10th grade ' 50 Free (25.04) — 18th place ' 100 Butterfly (1:00.08) — 11th place Shaun Slycord 10th grade - 100 Freestyle (51.57) 14th place ' 200 Medley Relay (Butterfly 25.20) 6th place ' 200 Free Relay (23.00) 4th place & STATE QUALIFIER #20 ' 400 Free Relay (51.45) — 4th place & STATE QUALIFIER #18 , Derek Webster 10th grade . 200 Freestyle (1:59.55) — 10th place ' 100 Backstroke (1:07.91) 15th place Teams across the state were racing at six district sites to compete for 24 state spots in each event. The Rails qualified seven swimmers for the State Swim Meet on February 9th, 2019 in Iowa City. Four of those swimmers are NorWalk students —~Logan Neifert, Will Bennett, Shaun Slycord, and Derek Webster. Neifert, Bennett, and Slycord will compete in the 200 Free Relay, Bennett and Slycord will swim in the 400 Free Relay, and Webster will be an alternate. Pictured above are Logan Neifert, Matthew Gudenkauf, Shaun Slycord, and Will Bennett. For more information about Lincoln High School Swimming, visit the team website, www.railswimming.com ac Meeting for Proposed Physical Education and Competition Center There will be an informational meeting about a proposed new project for Norwalk Community Schools: a Physical Education and Competition Center. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20th, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the N orwalk Performing Arts Center, 1201 North Avenue, Norwalk. Please join us to learn about a conceptual model and timeline for this proposed project. NORWALK SCHOOL UPDATE5 , By Kate Baldwin Execer Director of Administrative ‘ Norwalk Community School District Update on Norwalk School Construction Construction of the new Orchard Hills Elementary is progressing daily, in spite of the weather challenges. During the brief warm weather in January, the crews were able to pave more of the driveways and parking lot. The interior Of the building has really taken shape over the past two months with interior walls completed in 90% of the building and drywall following right on the heels of wall construction. The remaining exterior finishes should be finished in March. The District is creating a timeline for furniture orders and delivery. We anticipate that a portion Of the building (one of the three academic wings and the administrative offices) will be available to start the move in June. The Board approved construction plans for the Oviatt Renovation and Addition project on January 28th. The District will be completing mechanical renovations to the electrical, heating and cooling, and technology systems in existing areas, and adding a small building addition north of the cafeteria to expand the kitchen production and storage needs. The main office will be moved to the northwest entrance with additional security features. The remaining southeast gravel parking lot will be paved as well as additional sidewalks near the entrance. The Board will be bidding the proposed art and music classroom addition as a bid alternate. In August, the Board learned that more extensive mechanical renovations were needed to bring the building up to code and replace worn-out systems. To keep the total project within the $7 million budget, the mechanical systems renovations were prioritized to base bid and the art and music rooms become bid alternates. If bids come in well under‘budget, the art and music room addition will be re—considered. This project. isischedlileito begreleasedjf’Or bids on February 6th, with bids due February 27th. Actual construction will begin after school is out in early June. The project is scheduled to be completed the following May of 2020. The District will continue to use four to six classrooms in the southeast corner of the building during the 19-20 school year to accommodate the pre-school program. All other grade levels (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will be relocated to the new Orchard Hills Elementary for 19- 20. Kindergarten and 1st grade will move back to Oviatt Elementary in August of 2020. 2nd grade will remain at Orchard Hills and be joined by 3rd grade, which will move from Lakewood Elementary to Orchard Hills. The Secondary Renovation project is an ongoing work-in—progress as crews rotate through the middle school and certain areas of the high school. This project has met a few challenges, mainly regarding unforeseen conditions. This has led to a few delays. The District continues to work with the architect and contractors to keep the project on schedule. Overall the project is progressing well. The renovated spaces will bring more efficiencies and technology enhancements, as well. as overdue architectural improvements. This project is scheduled to be completed in August. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED Y: *BORST COUNSELING SERVICES 240-9474 *EDWARD JONES Benjamin Pearson 981-1800 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *PHOTO PRINTING, INC 989-3251 *TRUBAN K 285-4900