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~,MALL I OWN PAPP-.R~, 92/VVt-~-I RAILROAD AVE ~HI--L] ON WA 9~:b,t:t,4--384/ ilhi i,l,ultu,thl,l,h,Ul,llln"l'l"u'l'l"l'd'htt't't OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 52 No. 2 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, June 13, 2019 Norwalk Awarded Funds from Wellmark Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is awarding six comm- unities in Iowa and South Dakota funds as part of its 3-Point Play program. Throughout the entirety of the 2018- 2019 college football and basketball seasons, each time a successful field goal was kicked or 3- point basket was made during a game, area sports fans were en- couraged to nominate their Iowa or South Dakota hometown for a chance to win. "We're thrilled to announce we received a record number of home- town nominations this season," said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark's senior brand marketing manager. "It's exciting to watch this program grow and positively impact so many people. By pro- viding resources that encourage Iowans and South Dakotans to lead healthier lifestyles, we're able to help these communities toward a future of better health for generations to come." At the end of this year's basketball season, the nominations were tallied. More than 400 home- towns were nominated between the two states. Funding was awarded to initiate or complete community health im- provement projects in Norwalk, Carlisle, Lohr- ville, and Hudson, Iowa, and Redfield and Ver- million, SD. Norwalk will be receiving $14,600 for its university affiliation with Drake University. Since the program's founding in 2010, City State Bank Makes Kick-Off Donation to Norwalk Physical Education Competition Center City State Bank has announced a $100,000 donation to the Norwalk Physical Education Competition Center (NPECC) project. City State Bank has been a part of the Norwalk community since 1895. They pride themselves on being good corporate citizens that volunteer and give back to the communities that they serve. City State Bank President Steve Albrecht said, "This is a great project for our community, our school, and for the employees, customers, and families that will use this facility for years to come. I am excited to announce that City State Bank is donating $100,000 to the CSB Charitable Foundation to be used towards the new Norwalk Physical Education Competition Center. We are proud to have supported this community for over 120 years, and we are proud to be a leader in helping this project move forward." Jaki Livingston, Norwalk Physical Education Competition Center committee member, said, '%Vith all of the exciting things happening in Norwalk-so much new housing, so many new commercial and industrial businesses, national recognition as the safest city and one of the best places to live in Iowa-school enrollment is increasing and student participation in activities is increasing. I put three children through Norwalk Schools and we have supported the growth in enrollment as well as physical structure. It is time for the physical education program to move forward. The current high school gymnasium was built in 1966/ 67 when the student population was 153 students. The current population is about 3100 students. We need to accommodate the growth in population by providing at least an adequate education space." Livingston added, "The NPECC facility we have been showing the public is a $14M facility. The school will bond for $11M in February, 2020. The community needs to raise $3M-$5M to have the facility we want and need to accommodate the needs of the students. The $100,000 donated by City State Bank kicks off the fundraising and is a great support to the efforts of the school and the community fundraising committee in bringing the full design to fruition." Pictured are City State Bank employees with their donation check, as well as Norwalk Schools faculty and students. For more information on the Norwalk Physical Education Competition Center, please find them on Facebook at norwalkpe&competitioncenter. NORWALK SCHOOL UP'DATE5 F.xe, GuCive Dire, ot r of AdminleCraCive ee Norwalk Community "3chool Dle-r, Ho 2019-2020 STUDENT REGISTRATION **Early Bird Student Fee Discount Registration Deadline is 06-30-19.* An annual registration must be completed for ALL students (returning and new). Parents can register students at www.norwalkschools.org by clicking under "Parents" and logging into Parent Portal account. Parents should register all students that will be returning in 19-20 by logging into their Parent Portal account. After completing the registration, go to the online fees payment link under "Parents", "Revtrak Online Payments". The District-will accept debit or credit card payments with no transaction fees. Early Bird Discount Student Registration: The District is offering "Early Bird" discounted registration and transportation fees to all parents that register and pay their fees prior to 06-30-19. The "Early Bird" discounts will end 06-30-19. If payment is not completed by June 30th, parents will lose the discount. Moving: If you are moving and your student will be attending another school district this fall, please email registrar@norwalk.k12.ia .us. This notification will help both Norwalk Schools and the new district of residents of your student's pending enrollment. If you are moving within the Norwalk School District please make sure to update your new address within the online registration. Preschool & Kindergarten Registration: Parents enrolling a preschool or kindergarten student(s) should click on the "Add New Student" button on the "Student" tab for each PK or K student to enroll. Online registration does not recognize students as returning students until they have completed Kindergarten. Transportation Requests, Including Pay-For-Ride: Parents request transportation through online registration. The Transportation Department will begin processing all transportation requests after June 1st. Pay-for-Ride students will be processed first on a first- come-first served basis. Fees-will be applied in Parent Portal as requests are processed. Online registration transportation requests submitted and paid by 06-30- 19 will qualify for the Early Bird discount rates. Please call the Norwalk Community School District office at 515-981-0676 with any questions. t t Wellmark has provided more than $760,000 for projects that build vibrant, active comm- unities. From bike trails to playgrounds, Well- mark's 3-Point Play is one of the many ways the health insurer is continuously improving the health of its members and communities. To learn more about Wellmark's 3-Point Play program, visit Wellmark 3pointplay.com. Enjoy the Norwalk Farmers Market This Season Don't forget to visit the Norwalk Farmers Market! Shop weekly on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Ace Hardware parking lot. Throughout the season, there will be local growers, farmers, artists, direct sales, bakers, and more. Don't miss it! The market will be open Friday evenings through October. For more information, call Chris Swisher at 515- 745-4495, or check out the Norwalk Farmers Market facebook page for the latest updates. Norwalk Aquatic Center is Open for the Season The Norwalk Aquatic Center is now open for the summer! The pool is open daily (weather permitting) until August 21st. Pool hours are Monday through Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Adult Lap Swim takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. For information on pricing, swimming lessons, pool passes, and pool party rental, please call the Parks and Recreation office at 515-981-9206, or visit www.norwalkparks.org. The Norwalk Aquatic Center is located at 1112 E. 18th Street. The direct phone number to the pool office is 515-981-4002.