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Thursday, August 8, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven PRINCIPAUS PEN Dale Barnhill, High School Principal Welcome-The High School staff is looking forward to working with students and parents in making Norwalk High School a great place to learn. Parents help us meet this goal by participating in the Parent Advi- sory Committee. Membership on this committee pro- vides a forum to hear and be heard on proposals that will affect students at Norwalk High School. Call the High School office at 981-4201 if interested in being a part of this committee. Dates to remember:. The newsletter had an incor- rect start date for school. Note the corrected start date. Aug. 13 Registration fees and information are due. Aug. 19 Secondary Open House, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 19 New Student/Parent meeting, Library 7 p.m. Aug. 21 First Day of School (2:30 dismissal). Aug. 22 Fall Fest, 5 p.m. Aug. 23 School Pictures - grades 10, 11 and 12 Sept. 13 Homecoming Game Sept. 14 Homecoming Dance (Students in grades 10, 11, 12) May 24 Graduation (tentative) Absences-Parents, call 981-1830 to report your student's absence. Call in advance for planned absences. If a parent does not call within 24 hours the student is considered truant. Calls can be made outside school hours and your message will be recorded. Fundraiser-Two opportunities exist to help Norwalk High School receive donations from area retailers. When using the RED card the school will receive donation from Target for 1% of the purchase. Go to Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate the school. Valley West Mall will award $10,000 to eleven area schools based on purchases made at Valley West Mall through Sep- tember 3. Simply submit your receipts to Guest Ser- vices and have the amount of the purchases allocated to Norwalk High School. Dean Availability-Tom Scallon, Maria Frantum and Chad Wiedmann will be available to work with students August 6. Students and parents are asked to call for an appointment. The Deans are responsible for students in the following alphabetical split: Tom Scallon A-G Marla Frantum H-P Chad Wiedmann Q-Z Parents are encouraged to use the following process in addressing class issues concerning their student: 1. Call the instructor first when there is a con- cem about a student's progress. 2. If the concern persists, contact the appropri- ate Dean. 3. If the concern continues, contact the building Principal. High School Parking-Parking in the High School parking lot is reserved for students in grades 12, 11 and A Few Gallons Short of a Full Tank Remember when it cost you less to fill up on gas than it did to make your car payment. Remember when you didn't balance your checkbook first to determine how full to fill your tank. Remember when going for a drive was cheap entertainment. Now it's cheaper to go out for dinner and a movie, even with the $50 popcorn, as long as you can walk to the restaurant and the the- atre. I'm not the nostalgic sort, but I am cheap. And that has driven me, pun intended, to do extensive research on the subject of fuel economy. Mainly, I've filled up my tank and I've Googled ways to avoid fill- ing it up so darn often. And I've picked up the fol- lowing commonsense tips to help us all save money on gas. (That's money we can use next winter to help pay for home heating fuel.) Of course, replacing your air filters regularl) keeping your tire prop- erly inflated and having your radio properly tuned all help. Or maybe it's your engine. It's one of those anyway. But equally important are the following behav- iors you can change to im- prove your miles per gal- lon: Borrow your friends" Medicine for the Funny Bone By Dorothy Rosby mean riding with peopleactly NO miles per gallon, for a more fuel-efficient you don't particularly care If you want to idle, and vehicle, the most efficient for and that can make the who can blame you for of course, being a bicycle. trip seem many miles that, don't do it in your car! Walk when you have longer than it is. But try Use cruise control on the time. With gas prices looking at them as large the highway to help main- soaring, we must take mat- dollar signs--large dollar tain a constant speed and ters into our own hands signs with annoying hab- save gas. But rememberand possibly into our feet its. the benefits of cruise con- as well. Walking is good Lose the extra weight, trol may be lost if you set for your wallet, good for I'm not talking about you, it at 95. the earth and good for though I suppose that Use your air condi- your health. Alternativel wouldn't hurt. Carrying an tioner sparingly Openyou could stay home and extra 100 pounds of any- your windows and enjoylie on the couch, which is thing in your car can re- the breeze when you'realso a great energy saver. duce yourmiles per gallon driving in town. And bo-(Send your gas money by up to 2%. I can get rid nus: This makes it easier to to drosby@rushmore.com of that much by cleaning hear the bass speakersor see www.dorothyrosb out my backseat, from the car next to you y.com.) Avoid excessive idling. Think about shopping An idling vehicle gets ex- PHOTO PRINTING IS A FULL COMMERCIAL PRINTER LOCATED IN CARLISLE, IOWA. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 iii 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 Des Moines, Iowa ~ 515-287-1500 FULL SERVICE SALON II 10, visitors and school staff members. Student and staff cars whenever possible, Manicures ~ Pedicures ~ Cut ~ Color vehicles must display a school issued parking tag when "though you may find you parked n schl grunds" Drivers wh fail t display have fewer and fewer I a parking tag or park inappropriately will be assessed a friends. Tuesday-Friday - 10am to 7pm $20 fine. Students who receive three parking fines will Slow down. According ][ Saturday Oam to 5pm D [rill I I d ! ! lX ]]] be denied parking and release privileges, to fueleconomy.gov, each ][ Sunday 11amto 5pm NN J[[ five miles you drive over 60 is like paying an addi- tional 30 cents per gallon ] forgas. And that's on top of your speeding tickets! Stop driving like a ma- niac! According to fueleconomy.gov, aggres- sive- driving can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and by five percent in In 1798, Eli Whitney secured a U.S. government con- tract for $134,000 to produce 10,000 Army muskets. town. Okay, maybe you don't drive like a maniac. I don't either. But everyone else does. Combine errands. Tl e Federal Trade Commis- sion says several short trips, each taken from a cold start, can use twice as much fuel as longer trips covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Convincing your neighbor to do your errands when they do theirs can save even more. Carpool whenever pos- sible. I realize this may clip and save Norwalk Sehools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration 981-0676 High School (Grades 10-12) 981-4201 High School Activities 981-4204 Eastview 8/9 School 981-9655 Middle 6/7 School 981-0435 Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) 981-1850 Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) 981-1005 Transportation Office (Bus Barn) 981-0016 Food Service/Nutrition Office 981-9876 Building & Grounds Office 981-0917 "win Family Medicine at Norwalk be offering special dates and times for sports physicals. Call for an ttppointment! 515-285-3200 C Thursday, August 8, 4 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 4 - 6:30 p.m. You can still schedule sports physicals during our normal clinic hours as well. Please call our office at 285-3200 to schedule your physical today. When calling, ask about our special fee for those needing a sports physical only and will not be filing the visit to your insurance carrier. a B