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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 16, 2015 Wartburg Reps in Norwalk Norwalk Alums Tyler French (2014) and Calyn Th- ompson (2013) will be hosting an informative presenta- tion about Wartburg College at Norwalk High School Thursday, April 23. The presentation will take place during the third hour classes (roughly 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.), Norwalk students are encouraged to attend and find out why Wartburg is #WorthIt! Parents, be sure YOUR student(s) get to this event! Norwalk Girls Track Results Tuesday, March 31, the Norwalk Girls Track team competed in the Waukee Girls Invitational. The team did a great job competing against some of the top 4A teams in the state. One of the top performances of the night came from a young and inexperienced shuttle hurdle team. The team of Kiley Westhoff, Torie LeQuatte, Megan Adams and Ashley Williams ran a time of 1:11.36 to finish in third place. The second top per- formance of the night was Tori VanVelzen leaping 5' in the high jump to place third. Finishing in the top three LIBRARY EVENTS Tuesday, April 21 Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 years, join us for picture books, songs and flannel boards. This storytirae is also a good fit for daycare groups and par- ents attending with several children and lasts 25-30 minutes. Wednesday, April 22 Take a Break, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Adults with young children are invited to join us for some open-ended play each week. Materials such as art supplies, sensory bins, in this meet is a great accomplishment. Congratulations play dough and more are provided while the adults have to the places winners and to the entire team who ran a chance to sit down and take a break! LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY Other Top Varsity Performances: Wednesdays through April, for kindergarten through Discus-5th, Talia Zook, 110; Shot Put-5th, Zook, 5th grade. Do a different creative art project each fourth By Jill Anderson, Principal 34'5"; 400m Hurdles-7th, Jaycie Owens, 1:14.42; Sprint Wednesday of the month! No registration required. Medley-8th, Jordyn Phipps, Williams, Shae Campbell, Clare Anderson, 2:01.96 Top Junior Varsity Performances: 100m Hurdles-3rd, Adams, 17.68; Shuttle Hurdle-6th, Sam Urlis, Anjelica Hill, Sam VanAmburg, Maya Gjerde, 1:22.40; Discus-7th, Hannah Beenken, 85-02 Norwalk Coed Recreational Track Meet The Norwalk Girls track team will be sponsoring a recreational track meet Sunday, April 19, at the Norwalk High School track. The meet is open to all K - 6th graders who would like to compete. The registratiofi fee is $20. Registration will take place from 12:30-1 p.m. onsite. Each competitor will be allowed to compete in three events. Field events will begin at 1 p.m. and nmning events at 1:30 p.m. All events will Prom Grand March The 2015 Prom Grand March set for Saturday, April 25, in the Norwalk High School Auditorium has been cancelled. Soccer Can Drive The Norwalk Soccer Club teams will be holding a Can Drive, Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The club will be col- lecting cans around Norwalk and cans may be taken to Fareway, 1711 Sunset Drive. All proceeds from the Can Drive will go to the soccer club to help with purchasing goals and equipment. start with kindergarten first and progress through the age groups. If you have questions, direct them to Charity Campbell at ccampbell@ norwalk.k12.ia.us. Thursday, April 23 Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. For ages 18 months to 3 years, expect rhymes, finger plays, short books, songs and movement activities for toddlers at this interactive, energetic storytime! Lasts 20-25 minutes. Pajama Storytime, 7 p.m. Come to the library in the evening for this twice-monthly storytime! We'll share picture books for all ages and sing some silly songs. Pajamas are oPtional and this st0rY "time.!asts 2 0725 min- utes. Friday, April 24 Art in the Stacks, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join us for an "Adult Night Out" after-hours fundraising event with music by Metro Brass Quintet and art by Bob Kling. Appetiz- ers and drinks provided. Tickets are $20 and available at the library or City Hall. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES | g- SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 One of the "intangibles" that we try to create at Lake- wood is a welcoming environment to parents. I was ex- cited when I read an article in the Educational Leadership magazine saying "the right kinds of school-family con- nections, those built on relationships, listening, welcom- ing and shared decision making can produce multiple benefits for students, including higher grade point av- erages and test scores, better attendance, better social skills and improved behavior at home and at school. I want to always have an open door policy. If we don't know about a problem or a challenge, it is hard for us to fix it! We want to communicate with you in a two way fash- ion and what truly matters most is bringing parents to the table in a true spirit of partnership to learn and work together. Homework: Homework is another topic that our teachers have discussed this year during staff develop- ment time. I have challenged the teachers to have a deeper understandil g of the when and why to give at home and in class assignments. Homework can serve two purposes: letting students practice newly acquired skills and deepening their knowledge of new concepts. I have challenged the teachers to assign homework to "trick" the students and create new or complicated concepts. Homework works best when the material is not complex or extremely novel. The teachers are try- ing to use homework as an opportunity to see where students are struggling and correct their misconceptions. If at any time your child is struggling with homework and can't independently do the work, let your teacher know. That will help us create the correct homework for the student! Iowa Assessment Dates: You should have received your Iowa Assessment results last week. If you want help in the interpretation of them, call Jan Jenson at Lake- wood. Upcoming Events April 21 Lifetouch Spring Pictures April 22 Jazz Band in Afternoon April 24 Track Meet April 27 AimsWeb Testing "1 BLACK GOLD REALTY INDIANOLA Newer Condos for Lease 1 BR or 2 BR available, all appliances included, 1-car garage plus 1 parking spot. No pets. $750 or $850 per month plus deposit. Larry Hughes 515-681-6310