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Thursday, April 28, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine Warriors Overtake Clarke Christine Mallory hits her tee-shot on #4 in JV meet. Norwalk hosted Clarke of Osceola in a home dual golf meet at Countryside. The Warriors shot their lowest score of the year on their way to the win, 200- 213. Carley Kleppe was the meet medalist with 43. Kaitlyn Ludlow shot her lowest 9-hole score with a 51, Jordyn Cox finished with 52 and Liz Purdum 54. Erin Bunce and Hannah Simmerman also played for the varsity. Megan Downing led the JV to a 231-235 win with a 47. Taylor Mallett playing in her first meet of the year shot a 52. Taylor McKenzie finished the event with a 60 and Maggie Nielsen, also play- ing in her first meet, com- pleted the scoring with a 72. Christine Mallory and Abbey Ellis also partici- paffl in fheir first compe- tit-ion. Maggie Nielsen connects on #5 in JV win over Clarke. Abbey Ellis prepares to send her drive on #4 at Countryside. Photos sub- mitted. 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  mo Dya_ Day) Norwalk Boys Tennis Wins Two Recently the Norwalk Boys Tennis team played two matches and came away victorious in both. Norwalk 10 Clarke 1 Singes Winners v Austin Dermody #2, Mark Phillips #3, Josh Temple #4, Alex Alberts #5 and Aaron Katzureck #6. Double Winners Katzureck and Phillips #1, Dermody and Temple #2, Alberts and Katzureck #3, Alec LaVelle and Aus- tin LaVelle #4 and Michael Lewiston and Grant Wright #5 were all win- ners. Norwalk 6 Pella 5 Singes Winners #2 Dermody, #3 Phillips and Katzureck at #6. Doubles Winners #1 Katzureck and Phillips, #4 Alec LaVelle and Austin LaVelle, and Lewiston and Wright #5 were winners. 8th Grade Students Finish ITBS In recent years, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills has taken on increased signifi- cance in schools across the country. It has become a high stakes test that drives decisions not only on cur- riculum, but funding and ranking of our schools. Teachers would all like our students to test at the top, but most importantly we want them to try hard, give their best effort and feel good about them- selves. To achieve this goal, the 8th grade teachers decided to try something new this year. They put together an 80's-themed dance to serve as the ITBS kick-off and held prize drawings after each day of FFBS. They were happy to re- ward students andcited to see their energy and ef- fort. These activities would not have been possible without the contributions of the following busi- nesses, programs and families: Casey's, Fareway, McDonald's, Scott's, Sub- way, Norwalk Baseball Program, Norwalk Girls' Track Program, Norwalk Softball Program, Nor- walk Boys Basketball, Norwalk Wrestling Pro- gram, M. Allen Family, A. Bowles Family, I. Clark Famil3 J. Cowie Family, C. Fouts Family, T. Hendricks Family, S. Kennedy Fam- ily, J. Migliero Family, J. Owens Famil3 R. Owens Famil B. Palen Family, D. Stewart Family and Jamie Lee. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. 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(Photo.-  ) The survey found that 68 percent of volunteers felt physically healthier after vol- unteering, and 73 percent of volunteers agree that it low- ered their stress levels. VolunteerMatch also part- ners with UnitedHealthcare to encourage volunteering among employees. Nearly three-q of its employ- ees volunteered last year. In addition, UrdtedHealthcare launched "Do Good. Live Well." an initiative designed to inspire service and vohin- teerism across the country. The survey shows that the rewards of volunteering include a healthier commu- nity, a healthier workforce and a healthier you. To find a place to volunteer, visit www.volunteermatch. org, or learn more about UnitedHealthcars's volunteer programs at www.dogoodlive well.org. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-K Principal and Rodney Martinez lst-2nd Principal Test Preparation Whether you have been out of school for five years or 15, the thought of taking a test probably still makes your heart race and palms sweat. Now imagine what it is like for your children. Toda)5 with the No Child Left Behind Act in place, testing is more frequent and taken more seriously than ever before. Here are some ways to help your child shine when testing time comes. Know your child's strengths and weaknesses. Stay in contact with your child's teacher during the year to see if there are any areas your child might need a little extra work on. Find out what you can do at home to help reinforce what students are learning in the class- room and help your child feel at the top of his or her game when testing time comes. Get them moving. Children know test-taking time is a big deal at their schools. In addition, whether they show it or not, most of them are feeling stressed about it. Doing something physical can help them let off steam. Whether it is bike riding or playing tag, get them mov- ing in a fun sport or physical activity. But not too much. While working off a little pres- sure is great for kids, participating in organized sports during test week can actually add to the stress. If your child is in a competitive sports activity, cut back during test week. Scale back the excitement. Although many kids en- joy relaxing by watching movies or playing video games, it's important that they scale back on any high-energy programs during test week, particularly when it's get- ting closer to their bedtime. They need quiet minds so they can relax and get a solid night's sleep. Bedtime is important. Endless studies have shown that American schoolchildren get far too little sleep on the av- erage night. You may be surprised to know that elemen- tary and middle school children do the best on 10 hours of sleep. Kids who are not thoroughly rested do more poorly on tests, so get them in bed early (making sure they are not watching TV, if you allow it in their rooms). Give them the fuel they need. Many families are so rushed in the roornings that breakfast is an afterthought. A toaster pastry and a bottle of water just do not pro- vide the energy your kids need to keep their minds and bodies functioning strongly until lunchtime. They need to have a complete breakfast every day of testing. Cut back the high-sugar cereals and pastries and make the time to have a healthier, more substantial breakfast. Help them relax. People who are anxious about their performance on a test do worse than those who are re- laxed-the anxiety actually hurts your children. Teach them a few tricks to use during the test. If they get stuck on a question, instead of frowning and concentrating, teach them to smile for a few seconds. Their bodies will automatically get less tense. (Try it!) And help them learn how to take a nice, slow, relaxing breath in and out. Practice makes perfect. Ask the teacher or principal if there are practice tests or worksheets your child can work on at home before the big day. These tests can help your children get used to how the questions are worded and how to make sure to fill in the test sheet bubble the right way before test day anxiety takes hold. Let them know you believe in them. While it is re- ally important to let your children know that you be- lieve in them and know that they will do well, it is also key to make sure they understand you are not judging them On what their test scores report. 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