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:7 Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 28, 2013 NORWALK MUSIC RESULTS Norwalk music programs fared well at the Indianola Jazz Band/Show Choir Encounter, Frida) Feb. 15 and Saturda}5 Feb. 16: *Norwalk High School show choir, Sound Revolu- tion, finished 1st in 3A *Norwalk High School Jazz I gets first place in 3A *Norwalk High School Jazz II takes third place *Norwalk Middle School jazz band takes 4th place *Norwalk Middle School show choir, Sound Sensa- tion, finished 2nd place in 2A and 6th overall The Parents of Lakewood: I just want to personally thank the parents and staff at Lakewood for being so flexible during conferences. It amazes me how "fickle" the Iowa weather is and it is so unpredictable, but your cooperative spirit in meeting at alternative times was great. I also want to applaud the teachers in gathering the data to share a clear picture of academic performance of the students within their room. Four Types of Teachers: In education, there are four types of teachers: Traditionalist: Teachers with high expectations for students but viewed developing personal relationship with them as outside their professional responsibility. Sophisticate: Teachers were aloof and undemanding Sentimentalists: Warm but undemanding Supportive gadflies: High personal warmth with high active demandingness I remember two of my favorite teachers growing up. Both of those teachers (Mr. Brown and Mrs. Case) prided themselves on being challenging and rigorous. They were tough, but at the same time, you worked hard be- cause they valued that nurturing piece of education and I wanted to succeed to please them. In their classes, we actively participated in discussions and were willing to work hard because they had developed a positive, mu- tually-respectful rapport. It reminds me of the old say- ing, "People don&apos;t care how much you know until they know how much you care." This year we are pushing our teachers to become more rigorous with their instruction while continuing to build strong relationships. I view these two pieces of a three-legged stool. The last leg is that our instruction is intentional and our professionals use the instructional strategies in the hpproprte mannerl I want to challenge yo u to think about your favorite teacher .... it will make your heart happy. Upcoming Events March 6 Early Out March 11 3rd Grade Concert March 18-22 Spring Break Our second annual Pre- school Family Night was held Friday, Feb. 8, at Oviatt Elementary. Pre- school teachers, Leah Cole and Nicole Sieren, planned an evening of fun that allowed families to experience a sampler of the objectives of the preschoolers' curricular program. Paraeducators Lori Farrell, Teresa Hill, John Whitehead, Teresa Bown and Kailey Jones, who assist in preschool learning facilitated several of the centers. With their help the evening's activi- ties were possible. Throughout the night, all experienced learning tasks that addressed so- cial-emotional develop- ment. In particular, the fol- lowing curricular objec- tives were experienced: physical development, language development, lit- eracy, mathematics, sci- ence and technology and the arts! Wow... a preschooler has the oppor- tunity to experience how much fun learning can be! We are so glad our fami- lies could share the excite- ment our preschoolers ex- perience each day. You will see in the pho- tos that follow that we had a wonderful family time that allowed everyone the opportunity to meet "old" friends and discover new family friends, too! Our thanks to the families who made the evening extra- special for all of us[ OVIATT STAFF AND STUDENTS RAISE $754.03 FOR JDRF Foundation (JDRF). The Devin Campbell, Don Oviatt Elementary School 2nd grader cashing in coins at City State Bank. Photo Sub- mitted. local JDRF chapter contrib- utes over $2.1 million an- nually to diabetes re- search, as well as provides support and education to the community regarding TID. The grand total from ALL coins collected by stu- dents was $754.03. The donation was made Fr!day, Feb. !5, to Devin's Force, a family wail< team, as part of their fundraising efforts for this year's Walk to Cure Diabetes that took place Saturda3 Feb. 16. As a child with TID, this is Devin Campbell's fourth year of fundraising for JDRF. Type 1 diabetes(T1D) is :an autoimmune disease that can strike both chil- dren and adults at any age. The onset of T1D has noth- ing to do with diet or lifestyle. It comes on sud- denly, causes lifelong de- pendence on injected or pumped insulin and car- ries the constant threat of devastating complications. Each day, 40 children are diagnosed with TID in the USA alone. That is the equivalent of an entire Classroom full of students every single day[ This year Don Oviatt Elementary students col- lected coins for one week to donate to the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Juve- nile Diabetes Research LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays (Memoml Day-Lalmr Day) Oviatt Preschool Program Evan and Ben are busy creating a Valentine friend at the art center with Mom and Dad. McKenna, Madison and Dad practiced social skills as they decorated a Valentine sugar cookie. :? - ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ..... :,. :!ii:::k::?::::.:::-..':.i:. :::i-: :" . ._'::. At the science and technology center, Halley and Jimmy create their own volcano! Photos submitted. Vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying. 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