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Thursday, May 3, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Cheating Studies have found that most children have cheated, or thought about cheating, on schoolwork. While schools battle this issue, there are two important things par- ents can do to help. First, from the time children are very young, parents must em- phasize and reward honest behavior. Second, parents must make sure that their chil- dren know that cheating will not be tolerated at home or at school. Here are some more ways parents can stop children from cheating. Stop schoolwork-related cheating by: Monitoring writing projects. Plagiarism--passing off others' words or ideas as your own--used to mean copying a few lines or paragraphs from an encyclopedia. Today, with the help of the Internet, children can steal entire essays and research papers. Read your children's assignments before they turn them in. If the writing does not "sound" like theirs, talk with them about how they came up with the ideas. If necessary, explain that plagiarism is a serious form of stealing that can result in failing grades or even expulsion. Believing the teacher. Teachers do not make accusations of cheating lightly. If the teacher says that your child was cheating, avoid getting defensive. First, get the facts. Then, if necessa136 set up a meeting ivith everyone involved. Finally, establish conse- quences both for the specific incident and for any "repeat performances." Fighting peer pressure. Peer pressure can be difficult to handle. Children may have a hard time rebuking a friend who asks to copy homework or peek at test an- swers. Remind your children that it is OK to say "no" to their friends. Let them use you as an excuse: "Sorry. My parents would be furious if I let you see my home- work." Allowing your children to do their own work. Giving your child a little guidance about a school project is fine. Doing even a small bit of the work for them is cheating. You know it. Your child knows it. And so does the teacher. Battle other kinds of cheating by: Downplaying winning. Children love to win and sometimes will do anything, including cheating, to achieve victory. Emphasize the reason for playing games or competing in sports is to have fun--win or lose. If you see or overhear them cheating, stop the game immediately and remind them of this. Teach them that any victory won by cheating is meaningless. Prohibiting pirating. Not only is it dishonest to download music or copy com- puter games without paying for them, you and your child may face criminal charges. and financial penalties for doing so. Instead, steer them toward the pay for-play sites. Sharing stories. When you read an article in a magazine or newspaper about an honest act--perhaps someone turning in a wallet full of money--share it with your children and talk about how important it is to resist the temptation to keep some- thing that is not theirs. Finall scrutinize iar own behavior. If they see you using office supplies brought home from work, overhear you talking about subtle ways to cheat on your income taxes, or witness you calling in sick when you are not, they will believe that cheating is OK. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES b SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-49O0 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. 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Schneider, 6-3, 6-0; Baack, N, def. Wash- ington, 6-0, 6-1; Aves, NP, def. Landstrum, 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 10-8; Haskin, N, def. Reinke, 6-1, 6-1 Doubles Pearson/ClarkWilt, N, def. Stafford/Free, 6-1, 6-0; Hamilton/Haskin, N, def. Schneider/Washington, 6- 2, 6-7 (4-7), 10-8; Ayes/ Reinke, NP, def. Baack/ Cornish, 6-3, 6-2; Landstrum/Weikum, N, def. Madison/Brueck, 6-0, 7-5; Tegtmeier/Nelson, NP, def. Baker-Thayer/Bren- izer, 6-2, 6-3 The Norwalk girls ten- nis team lost their first LHC meet as they fell to Grinnell, 7-4, Tuesday, April 24. In singles, Kacci ClarkWilt started things off with a win at No. 2 in straight sets. Kenzie Haskin was the other singles winner at No. 6. In doubles, the Warriors No. 1 team of ClarkWilt and Michaela Pearson won a tough match over Ellie Havlik and Lily Hamilton. Pearson and ClarkWilt won the match in a third set super tiebreaker, 10-7. Norwalk had one other doubles win at No. 5, as Kes Smith and Marcia Brenizer won in straight sets. Girls Singles Havlik, G, def. Pearson, 7-5, 6-0; Clarkwilt, N, def. Youngman, 6-2, 6-3; Lily Hamilton, G, def. Abby Hamilton, 6-4, 6-3; Johnson, G, def. Baack, N, 6-0, 6-0; Honsbruch, G, def. Landstrum, N, 6-3, 6- 2; Haskin, N, def. Bidwell, 6-1, 6-2 Doubles Pearson/Clarkwilt, N, def. Havlik/Hamilton, 4-6, 7-5, 10-7; Youngman/ Johnson, G, def. Hamilton/ Haskin, 6-3," 6-3; Nelson/ Bidwell, G, def. Baack/ Cornish, 6-1, 6-0; Honsbruch/Whitney, G, def. Landstrum/Weikum, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3; Smith/ Brenizer, N, def. Burkett/ Lopatto, 7-5, 6-1 Boys Tennis Norwalk 4, Grinnell 7 The Norwalk boys traveled to Grinnell Tuesday, April 24. They had many close matches, but came away with a tough loss. Scores of the winners are as follows: Singles Grant Wright beat Will Chang 6-7, 6-2, 11-9; Austin Grant beat Nathan Smith 6-1, 6-7, 10-4 Doubles Wright and Joe Detrick beat Hays Darbin and Gavin Lang 7-5, 6-3; Colin Shaul and David Duffy beat Patrick Budding and Will Marson 6-1, 6-2 Norwalk 5, Ballard 6 The Warriors boys tenPds team hosted a good Ballard team Thursday, April 26. Many matches came down to super tie-breakers, but in the end the Warriors fell by a score of 6-5. Singles Aaron Katzureck lost to Peter Rietgraf 6-3, 6-2; Aus- tin LaVelle won over Ryan Vincent 6-3, 3-6, 11-9; Alec LaVelle lost to Kordell Lettow 6-2, 6-3; Grant Wright lost to Taylor Bridgewater 7-6, 2-6, 10-5; Austin Grant won over Blake Michaelson 6-1, 6-1; Joe Derrick won over Ryan Allen 6-1, 6-3 Doubles Katzureck and Austin LaVelle lost to Rietgraf and Vincent 6-3, 6-3; Alec LaVelle and Grant Wright won over Bridgewater and Michaelson 6-0, 6-7, 10-5; Detrick and Austin Grant won over Lettow and Alien 1-6, 6-2, 10-4; Hunter Hofinaier and David Duffy !ost to Tho- mas and Fausch 7-5, 1-6, 10-6; Dalton Jones and Chris- tian Ostrander lost to Josh Rietgraf and Joe Kruger 6-4, 6-3 Girls Track Results Tuesday, April 17, the Lady Warriors competed in the DCG Fillie Invitational meet. The field was com- posed of 3A schools and the Warriors found the compe- tition to be very tough. Teams competing in the meet were Dallas Center-Grimes, Gilbert, Creston, ADM, Carlisle and Ballard. With only two champions during the meet, the Warriors finished fourth. Norwalk's cham- pion finishes were Sam Feller in the 400m (1:03.67) and Talia Zook in the shot put (35-02.00). Because of rain, the Roland Story meet was cancelled Thursday, April 19. Finishes for the Warriors :at DCG Shot Put, 1st, Talia Zook, 35-02,00; 400m, 1st, Sam Feller, 1:03.67; 100m Hurdles, 2nd" Rachel Johnson, 17.56; 4x100 Shuttle, 2nd" Hannah Hoover, Ashley Wil- liams, Jessica Van-Zuuk, John-son, 1:12.26; 4x800, 3rd, Sarah Adams, Cassidy Roberts, Clarissa Lewis, Cassidy Gornick, 10:46.99; Discus, 3rd, Zook, 98-04.50; 100m, 4th, Williams, 14.74; 800m, 4th, Adams, 2:34.99; 400m Hurdles, 4th, Jaycie Owens, 1:18.00; 4x400, 4th, Feller, Owens, Tisheena Huss, Adams, 4:26.49; Distance Med" 4th, Allison Taylor, Katie Elliott, Tisheena Huss, Juliana Stahle, 5:09.69; 1500m, 5th, Gornick, 5:37.95; 3000m, 5th, Olivia Bratt, 13:15.29; Discus, 5th, Shelby Seibert, 96- 04.50; 4x200, 5th, Hoover, Megan Westhoff, Owens, Melanie Riordan, 1:58.05; 4x100, 6th, Williams, Johnson, Samie Brooner, Hoover, 55.44; Sprint Med, 6th, Will- iams, Broone'r, Riordan, West-hoff, 2:05.56; Shot Put, 7th, Nicole Bowden, 28-00.50; 100m Hurdles, 8th, VanZuuk, 19.50; 400m Hurdles, 8th, VanZuuk, 1:22.67. 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