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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 11, 2013 Norwalk Girls Tennis The Warrior girls tennis team started out their first week of dual action with a record of 1-1. Norwalk fell in their season opener to Boone by a match score Of 7-4. Norwalk won three of the six singles matches and the No. 1 doubles match. Claiming singles wins for Norwalk were Michaela Pearson, Sarah Roemer and Liz Nimmo. Pearson teamed up with junior Sam Roemer to win at No. 1 doubleS. Norwalk traveled to Saydel Thursda3 April 4, and defeated the Eagles 9- 2, The Warriors received singles wins from Pearson, Sam Roemer, Sarah Roem- er, Maddie Cornish and Kes Smith. In doubles, the teams of Pearson/Cornish, Roemer/Roemer, Smith/ Nimmo and Brooke West- phalen/Allison Stanley all earned victories. Boone 7, Norwalk 4 Singles 1. Pearson, N, def. Greiner, 6-3, 6-4; 2. Ham- mer, B, def. Sam Roemer, 6-3, 6-2; 3. Sarah Roemer, N, def. Troe, 6-2, 6-3; 4. Leeds, B, def. Smith, 6-0, 6- 0; 5. Behn, B, def. grenizer, 6-1, 6-0 and 6. Nimmo, N, def. Webb, 4-6, 6-4, 1 (14). Doubles 1. Pearson/Sam Roem- er, N, def. Troe/Hammer, 6-3, 6-2; 2. Greiner/Webb, B, def. Sarah Roemer/ Smith, 6-2, 6-3; 3. Leeds/ Behn, B, def. Brenizer/ Nimmo, 6-1, 6-4; 4. Moor- man/Titman, B, def. Ober/ Westphalen, 6-1, 6-1 and 5. Fuentes/ Welder, B, def. Stanley/Downs, 7-5, 1-6, 1 (6). Norwalk 9, Saydel 2 Singles 1. Pearson, N, def. Smith, 8-1; 2. Sam Roem- er, N, def. Gambrel, 8-4; 3. Sarah Roemer, N, def. Miller, 8-0; 4. Cornish, N, def. Carter, 8-6; 5. Smith, N, def. S. Brown, 8-2 and 6. Samples, S, def. Breniz- er, 8-2. Doubles 1. Pearson/Cornish, N, def. Smith/Gambrel, 9-8 1(3); 2. Roemer/Roemer, N, def. Carter/S. Brown, 8- 0; 3: Smith/Nimmo, N, def. Samples/C. Brown, 8-6; 4. Bobenhaus/Beamer, S, def. Brenizer/Ober, 8-6 and 5. Westphalen/Stanley, N, def. Silver/Gustafs0n, 8-6. The only person in American history to be both an admiral in the Navy and a general in the Army was Samuel Powhatan Carter, who was born in Elizabeth- ton, Tenn., in 1819. GOLDEN ATTITUDE AWARDS AT EASTVIEW The staff at Eastview recognized 8th and 9th grade students exhibiting Golden Attitudes. The Golden ttitude Award is presented to students who contribute to our school in a positive manner through the attitude they display and their interac- tions with others. Help us congratulate our students[ Pictured, left to right: Alex Fee (8th), Kinzi Jarvis (9th), Chris Bowles (8th), Liah Moeller (8th), Sara Bennett (8th), Samantha Walker (8th). Pictured are 9th graders, left to right: Tanner Leiting, Matt Rozendaal, Joe Vivone and Kiley Fee. Photos submitted. i LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY I By Jill Anderson, Principal In reading the Marzano study which analyzed the strongest effect size for increasing student achievement, I felt good about the direction that Lakewood is head- ing with focus that has been created this year. The first - was the influence of the opportunity to learning and the alignment of curriculum to assessments (.88). Each month, data is analyzed within teams in order to better serve your child. The teachers are focusing on doing formative assessments throughout the instruction in order to create a more prescriptive learning process for each unit. The staff is constantly working to create a better alignment between small groups, intervention groups and large group instruction. The second one was to decrease disruptive behavior (.85). The work that our behavior 4nterventionist has done with the teachers is to explain to the teacher the "why" of student behavior. This has been a tremendous help. That coupled with the PBIS student program (re- spect, responsibility and safety) has yielded a result of a decrease of 10% of discipline referrals over the last three years. Simply put, the students are not in class, they do not become smarter. I want to personally thank the teachers for implementing their own classroom in- centives for kids and the PTO for providing the funds to reward good behavior. The third is leadership. At Lakewood, we used the "balance leadership" principles. There is second order changes and leadership and first order. The staff is very well aware of the initiatives that are being worked on and how that affects their teaching and the students Concluded p. 11 NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers Population Growth Creates Change in Athletic & Activity Program Classification Ever}, year the Iowa High School Athletic Associa- tion and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union de- termine schools classification based on BED counts sub- mitted to the Department of Education by each respec- tive school district in the state. The grade levels that determine the classification a school competes in are grades 9, 10 and 11 in which the official BED count of those three grades are then used for classification pur- poses the following year. Norwalk's official BED count in those grades for this year was 604 students compared to 584 students a year ago. That growth coupled with smaller BED counts Of the two smallest 4A schools in this year's classification (Western Dubuque of Epworth and Cedar Rapids Xavier) will now change Norwalk's classification in certain programs from a 3A school to a 4A school in which the largest 48 schools in the state are classified. The following athletic programs will be im- pacted by this new classification in 2013-14: Boys Golf, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys Basketball, Boys and Girls Track and Baseball. This does not affect Volley- ball, Girls Basketball, Girls Golf and Softball because these programs fall under the Girls Union 5 Class sys- tem in which Norwalk is a 4A school. It will also not impact Football, Wresting, Boys Soccer, or Girls Soc- cer. The new BED enrollment will also impact the Jazz Band and Show Choir programs as they also will com- pete in 4A competition due to being a school over 600 students. Predicting classification from year to year is a diffi- cult and less than predictable task. The varying changes in student enrollment from one district to another and the variable reasons for those changes add to the diffi- culty. The one item that the new classification does not change, however, will be our affiliation with the Little Hawkeye Conference. Norwalk will continue to be a member of the LHC and will have no desire to apply to join the CIML unless our student population growth would replicate that of Waukee or Johnston and in the current projections it does not appear as though that will be the case. The duration of a 4A classification is also difficult to determine. This could be a one year aberration, or again depending on other school districts' enrollment changes as well asour own, it could be longer Either way it is an exciting and new challenge for Norwalk High School. 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