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IIIilLIIIIIIWm[IIIi " - iI I I _ . I J _  : ,Ill!El..U !mIWllLJI_L _l lIlI __ - _ Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 19, 2011 Boys 1A District Tennis Results Austin Katzureck and Mark Phillips won the Doubles competition at the 1A District Boys Ten- his Tournament Thursday, May 12, in Norwalk. They were the #1 seed and lived up to it by winning all of their matches and advanc- ing to State Play May 27 and 28 in Watertoo. Aaron Katzureck firi- ished 4th in the Singles draw, but was able to pick up four crucial points for team scoring. Alex Alberts won his first match picking up two points, but lost to the #2 seed. Austin Dermody and Josh Temple won their first match, but lost to the team which finished second overall. They received three points. Ballard finished first with 23; Norwalk had 21; Chariton 11 and Saydel 9. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-K Principal and Rodney Martinez lst-2nd Principal Planning for the Worst, but Hoping for the Best You never know if your home will ever be threat- ened by fire, weather, or other disasters. In addition, who knows if you will ever get separated from your children in a crowd? To be prepared, it is vital that you and your children know exactly what to do in emer- gency situations and have the plans in place to react quickly and calmly if something serious happens. Play it by the numbers. Even preschoolers can learn to dial 911-although it is essential that children know to only dial it in cases of emergency. Children also need to have access to home, cell and work numbers for par- ents, caregivers and trusted neighbors. Post a list in your kitchen where they can see it. Give copies to their teach- ers and school, childcare providers and other emergency contacts. Plan it out. Create and rehearse your family's escape plan to be used in case of a fire or other home emer- gency. Make a game of practicing exactly what to do, timing your children to see who follows the plan and gets out safely fastesL Be sure to include a secondary plan in case the first exit is blocked or unsafe. Have the right supplies. One of the best "be pre- pared" lists is available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's website: In addi- tion to checklists for adults, the site includes terrific, non-threatening games for children toplay to learn what to do in cases of emergency, like an emergency supply kit scavenger hunt. Your local Red Cross and fire de- partments also can be great emergency-planning re- sources. Check your equipment: Make sure your home's smoke detectors are always in working order and that your fire extinguishers have not pssed their expiration date and are easily accessible. Getdrop-down window ladders if your apartment or bedrooms are not on the first floor. Who to trust? Children can get separated from their families at any time-'at a big public event, in a crowded store, or on a family outing. Teach them to stay where they are and not to go wandering off to try to find you. Little ones should be taught to just have a seat on the ground and start calling out, as loud as they can, "Mommy" or "Daddy'-or whatever they call you. If they are separated from you for a long period of time, tell them they should inform a safe adult-a mother with children, a police officer, or a security guard-that they are lost. A snapshot could be a lifesaver. Keep a current pic- ture of each of your children with you at all times. Not only will the photos bring a smile to your face, they could be essential to helping locate.your child quickly if you get separated. Memorize the essentials. Even young preschoolers can learn their first and last names, and kindergarteners should have memorized both their address and their parents' full names before their first day of school. Be aware of the school's plans. Every school should have an emergency plan in place. Askto see a copy. Make sure that they rehearse emergency response situations with students-from fire drills to tornado or hurricane plans. Talk it out. Some parents do not want to talk about the possibility of an emergency because they are afraid of alarming their children. Nevertheless, discussing it ahead of time, when it is just a "what if" situation, not only will help them know what to do, it will help them cope with the stress if something does happen. Do let them know that, in some situations, their parents will not be able to be with them right awa but by following your family disaster plan and going to a trusted adult, they will be safe. NorWalk Girls Tennis Team Little Hawkeye Confer- ence Meet at Grinnell The Warriors competed at the Little Hawkeye Con- ference Meet in Grinnell, May 9. Norwalk earned two fifth place finishes on the day. Senior Taylor Kaul had a solid day of tennis as she finished fifth in the flight one singles bracket. Kaul earned fifth with a win over Stela Armstrong of Pella, who had beaten Kaul earlier in the season. The doubles team of Michaela Pearson and Kacci ClarkWilt placed fifth with a win over Catlyn Hagarty and Erin Lewis of Newton. Norwalk 6, Grinnell 5 The Warriors earned their first LHC dual wmas they edged Grinnell, 6-5, May 10. In singles, win- ners for the Warriors were Pearson, ClarkWilt, Kaul and Kenzie Haskin. Pearson and ClarkWilt won at No. 1 doubles and Kaul and Haley Andrews teamed up for a wid at No. 2 doubles. JV winners against Grinnell were the double teams of Olivia Weikum/ Kes Smith, Maddie Cor- nish/Aspen Slagg, Sara Banegas/Mikayla Jaminet and Michaela Huse/Becka Ober. LIBRARY HOURS Mondav- Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday &Saturdav 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays 4emorl D-lbor Day) LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY By Jill Anderson, Principal Dave Oleson, Dean of Students LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RELAY TEAM WINS DRAKE RELAYS! Friday, April 29, the Lakewood Elementary School 4 x 60 Shuttle Relay won the championship at the Drake Relays. The team consisted of Shae Campbell, Blake Johnson, Drew Rosonke, Grant Garner and reserves Kobey Embry and Dakota Lester. A competition was held at Lakewood for all fifth graders that wanted to try out to be on the team and the six fastest students were chosen. Coached by Justin Wiese and Matt Ramthun, this group of students practiced handoffs during their recess time and it paid off in a big way! The team finished ten to fifteen meters ahead of the second place team out of a heat of twenty-eight teams. Just for participating in Drake Relays, each student was given a baton and a Powerade after the event. For winning the event, the students were awarded a Drake Relays Champion t-shirt. Also, for earning a spot on the team, Coach Boies and Coach Ramthun of the Norwalk Boys Track team, provided the t-shirts for each of these future track stars! Photo submitted. We're coming to the end of another very successful year. We'd like to thank every- one in the community for all of their support and help in making Lakewood such a great school. May 20 May 27 May 30 June I June 2 June 3 June 6 Important Dates AR Bowling Party TAGBLAB for 3 ra grade No School, Memorial Day 5 th grade Capitol and Historical Building Field Trip DARE graduation at 1:00 p.m. in Lakewood Gym Fun Day at Lakewood Last day of school 12:00 dismissal Norwalk Boys District Track Results Thursday, May 12, the boys track team competed in the Class 3A district meet held at Dallas Center-Grimes. The top three place winners are this year's preliminary state qualifiers. State is held at Drake University this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The District winner is automatically qualified for the state meet. Kit Anderson and.Garret Gillen both are district champions, Anderson in the 3200 and 1600 meter run and Gillen in the shot put. Other qualifiers include Tanner Riccelli in the 400 and 800 and Carson Klocko in the 110 High Hurdles and the 400 Low Hurdles. "We had several season best performances at the district meet, which as a coach is what you want to see. We were in a very tough district with four really good teams, D.C.G won the district (159 pts.) A.D.M. was second (133), Boone third (126) and then we finished fourth (102). Our total number of qualifying events at seven is tied for the most events we have had at state since I have been coaching (1999)." said Coach Boies. Results were as follows: District Champions 3200- Kit Anderson-9:45.82; 1600-Anderson-4:35.90; Shot Put-Garrett Gillen-48'-09.50" District Runner-Up 400 Meter Dash-Tanner Riccelli-52.01; 800 Meter Dash-Riccelli-2:01.80; 110 High Hurdles-Carson Klocko-15.83 3rd Place 400 Low Hurdles- Carson Klocko-56.22 Middle School Boys Track News Tuesday, May 10, the Norwalk Middle School BoysTrack team traveled to Knoxville to compete in the Little Hawkeye Conference Meet. In the 7 th grade division, Norwalk finished 3 rd and the 8  grade team finished 6 th. Newton won the 7 th grade division and Oskaloosa won the 8  grade division. Top Finishes for Norwalk 7 t" Grade: Conference Champions 1600 Medley Relay - Dylan Polka, Jackson Wright, Ben Armstrong, Sonny Onken 4:28.38 4 X 200 Relay - Kade Palmer, Joe Brown, Polka, Armstrong 1:57.22 800 Medley Relay - Logan Foetisch, Brown, Polka, Armstrong 1:59.09 800 Medley Relay (B) - Wright, Nick Brooner, Anthony Bellizzi, Bryce Benton 2:11.31 800 Meters - Onken 2:23.86 2nd Place 400 Meter Dash - Robson 59.37 3rd Place 1600 Meter Run - Kylar Desmond 5:54.35 200 Meter Dash - Robson 27.84 Top Finishes for Norwalk 8 ' Grade: Conference Champions Long Jump - Luke Greenslade 18'8.5" 4 X 400 Relay - Mason Hughes, Tyler Hixson, Cole Rice, Greenslade 4:09.71 2nd Place 1600 Medley Relay - Kirkland Darling, Peter George, Hughes, Rice 4:27.45 4 X 200 Relay -Jordan Theis, Hixson, Hughes, Greenslade 1:45.59