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Thursday, June 13, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three Norwalk Schools Creates an Alumni/Staff Wall of Fame Submitted by Tom McLaughlin The Norwalk Community School District is proud to announce the establishment of a Norwalk Alumni/ Staff Wall of Fame. The purpose is to recognize the accomplishments of Norwalk graduates and staff. Anyone can nominate a candidate for induction. All nominations must be submitted by December 31st, 2019. Induction into the Wall of Fame will take place at graduation in 2020. Nomination forms and criteria can be found on the Norwalk school district website (www.norwalkschools.org) on the drop down menu under the District heading. To make a nomination in either category, please follow these guidelines: -Nominations must be submitted in writing on the nomination form, with a comprehensive explanation as to why the nominee should be selected. -Individuals may be nominated more than once and may qualify for more than one category. -Once submitted, any nomination will remain active for consideration for 3 years. -The Norwalk Wall of Fame nomination committee will consider all submitted nominees. The finalists will be selected by a simple majority of votes of committee members present. If a determination cannot be made by simple majority vote, the remaining nominees shall then be ranked by the committee members present to the elimination of those not ranked in the top. -There will be a maximum of 5 inductees per year. -The committee reserves the right to modify the protocol as agreed upon by a majority of the committee, if necessary. Graduate Criteria: -Nominee must have attended and graduated from Norwalk High School at least 10 years prior to the nomination. -Since graduation, the nominee must have demonstrated notable and outstanding achievement in any of the following areas: arts, business, community service, humanitarian efforts, or profession. Notable Staff Criteria: -Nominee must have been on staff at Norwalk Community Schools for a minimum of 10 years and may be either currently or formerly so employed. -Nominee must have attained a notable level of performance by demonstrating a caring attitude for students, superior professional skills, and by being highly respected by students, staff, and the community. YMCA Tae Kwon Do The South Suburban YMCA offers Tae Kwon Do, a self-defense-oriented martial art which stresses building self-confidence and coordination, for beginners and advanced. Year-round instruction is led by Kirk Green, a Certified Instructor of the State of Iowa Black Belt Association. The next session runs June 25th - August 15th. For additional information, including cost, visit www.southsuburbanymca.org, or call the YMCA at 285-0444. s an, Recreation Department Information provided by Nancy Kuehl and Sarah Coburn Visit us at www.n6rwalkparks.org 515-981-9206 Registration forms for events are available 24 hours a day at the Parks and Recreation office (1100 Chatham Avenue, inside the Norwalk Public Safety Building) or print them off our website: www.norwalk.iowa.gov. You can mail registration forms, place them in our drop box, or walk in. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The drop box is open 24/7. If you have any questions, please call us at 515-981-9206. On-line registration is also available on our website: www.norwalk parks.org. We are now accepting Park Shelter House reservations through October, and Pool Party reservations for the 2019 season. We are currently accepting applications for the following seasonal positions: Youth Baseball/Softball Umpires, Youth Soccer Referees, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, Pool Maintena'nce, Pool Concessions/Admissions, Sports Complex Tournament Crew. For more information and application, go to the Parks and Recreation webpage at www.norwalkparks.org. The city has a new alert system! Are you missing your weekly emails? How about your activity guide? Get signed up today! Receive Parks and Recreation program cancellations, closures, weekly updates, quarterly activity guide, and more via email and text message. Visit www.norwalkparks.org to register. Please call us or visit our website for further details on the following events: Events Currently Open For Registration: {YELl} Junior Robotics 2.0 - Registration through June 17 Junior Police Academy - Registration through June 21 PeeWee Flag Football (lst-3rd grades) - Registration through July 8 Fall Soccer (lst-7th grades) - Registration through July 8 Fall Soccer (Kindergarten) - Registration through July 8 Just For Kicks Soccer (Pre-K) - Registration through July 8 Fall Rounded Minds Soccer - Registration through July 8 Art in the Park - Registration through August 9 Events With Uocoming Registrations: {YEL!} Junior Coding and STEM Video Games Enrichment - Registration June 17 to July 8 {YELl} Destination Mars Rocketry Course - Registration June 24th to July 15th Early Bird Body Sculpting - Registration June 28th to July 15th Non Registration Events: Senior Exercise - Mondays/Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church {YEL!} Junior Robotics 2.0 The next evolution in youth robotics is here! Build a seeing-sensing robot using LEGO Bricks, then program it to complete unique tasks and challenges. Next, build a rescue helicopter to find animals in need of assistance and message Headquarters with status updates. Students LEARN basic engineering and computer coding concepts; BUILD multiple LEGO Bricks projects; EXPLORE how the projects and programming complement each other; and PLAY with different building and programming options. Restrain Summer brain drain and sign up today! Program dates June 24-28. Junior Police Academy The Norwalk Police Department is again conducting the Junior Police Academy for the City of Norwalk. The program is a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Norwalk Police, and is an opportunity for the police officers to build a positive bridge with the youth of the community. This program is for students who completed 3rd through 6th grade. Cadets will take part in fingerprinting, investigating a crime scene, taking photos, casting footprints, and misc. police work. Each student will receive a tee shirt at the end of the week. Program dates July 9 to July 12. Art in the Park Come join us in the park to make special arts and crafts projects. The kids meet once a month and make a different project each month. This program is for students who just completed Kindergarten through sixth grade. Program dates June 21, July 19, and August 16. OPALS - Older People with Active Life Styles Senior Citizen Exercise Everyone ages 55 and older is invited to attend a free exercise program that will include stretching and toning. We will meet at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (new location) lbca ed at 515 Sunset Drive. Registration is not required. This is a continuous program every Monday and Wednesday from 10- 10:30 a.m. Have a news item for the paper? 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