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SCHOOL and SPORTS J Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Norwalk Warriors Page Eight PRINCIPAL'S PEN [ I Dale Barnhill, High School Principal Parking: Students will not have assigned parking spaces this year. Many numbers are beginning to disap- pear and a $5,000 price tag to repaint the numbers is unacceptable. The first five rows are reserved on a first come, first serve for seniors. The rest of the parking is open on a first come, first serve for the juniors and sopho- mores. After School Pickup: To improve the safety of stu- dents and reduce traffic congestion we are asking par- ents to pick up high school students on the east or north side of the building. Access tQ Infinite Campus: Parents if you want to be aware of yo.ur sudent's progress and receive elec- tronic communications from the school, register to ob- tain access to Parent Portal through Infinite Campus. Online registration can be done by going to the District's website at www.norwalk.k12.ia.us. Clicklon Parents. Scroll down and click on Parent Portal. Click on Request an Account. Fill out the Request Form and hit Submit. If you have any questions or forgot your user name (your user name is your complete emai! address) or password and are unable to log on, call Linda Bussanmas at 515-981-4201, Ext. 3028. School Pictures: Life Touch Photography will take school pictures Frida Aug. 23. A completed picture form and payment must be sent with your student prior to the picture being taken. Picture forms are available on the high school website. Hardcopies can also be picked up in the office. Positive Support: Dedication and commitment on the part of Norwalk students, coaches and sponsors in- volved in extra-curricular activities is remarkable year- after-year. Parents also play a crucial role in the success of any extracurricular activity. Parent support comes in a variety of forms ranging from concession stand work, fruit sales, chaperoning band trips and providing team meals. Parents also contribute with their positive un- conditional support of the participants, coaches and activity sponsors. As a parent and general spectator at- tend Norwalk's school activities and be a positive sup- porter of all Norwalk's activities. Schedule Changes: Students need to complete sched- ule changes prior to the first day of school. Many classes are beginning to fill. The longer a student waits to make a change the greater the chance the request cannot be accommodated. N/Warren Town and County News of Education has an- nounced a new test that will replace the GEE)@ in 2014 as the assessment re- quired to earn a stateis- sued high school equiva- lency diploma. The new test, devel- oped by the nonprofit ETS, will be more affordable for Iowans and is aligned with statewide standards for what students in kinder- garten through 12th grade are expected to learn in English language arts and math. The new test, called HiSET, was chosen in Iowa through a competitive- bidding process. "As expectations rise Thursday, August 15, 2013 .... i i Participants of the Norwalk wrestling team included, left to right, Row 1: Zach Swanson, Zach Look, Dylan Lane, Hunter England, Chase Rudolph, Zach Kelley; Row 2: Brett Leto, Jesse Cowie, Chase Fouts, Zach Johnston, Tyler Hirl, Alan Moore, Nathan Johnston; Row 3: Coach Brandon Schmitz, Counselor Jaden Devilbiss,Logan Foetisch, Dusten Saltz, Blake Hoover, Colten Look, Logan Schwery and Coach Randy Rudolf. Photo submitted. NHS Attend Luther Wrestling Camp The Norwalk High School wrestling team participated in the 2013 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp in Decorah. The 2013 Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther head wrestling coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized camps in the Midwest. In 2013, more than 1,000 athletes participated, representing nearly 70 teams from seven states. Recent clinicians have included several Olympian, NCAA champion and All-American wrestlers, including Cael Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Brent Metcalf. Campers at the 2013 camps participated in team building activities, intensive "Train Like a Norseman" ses- sions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament. Nate Johnston and Dylan Lane, members of the Warrior wrestling team, earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp counselor Jayden DeVilbiss. DeVilbiss served as Norwalk's Camp Coach, providing wrestlers with written and Verbal feedback throughout the camp. The Norwalk wrestling team is coached by Head Coach Brandon Schmitz and Assistant Coach Randy Rudolf. For more information about the Luther wrestling program, visit http://sports.luther.edu/men/wrestling/ index.html. Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; eas; to govern, but impossible to enslave. -Henry Peter Brougham Students will be able to take HiSET either in pa- per-pencil format or online throughout Iowa starting in January 2014. Online registration will open later this year. Online exams initially will be available at the state's 15 community col- leges and online testing sites will expand over time. The paper version of HiSET will be offered at all current GED@ testing lo- cations in Iowa starting January 2, 2014. Those lo- cations can be found on the following map online: http://educateiowa.gov/ ontent&viewfarticle&id= 2042&catid=182&Itemidffi 4257. Iowans who need to fin- ish the 2002 GED@ testing series by December 13 can access the same map to find a local testing site. About ETS: ETS con- ducts assessment and policy research and devel- ops assessments and re- lated services to advance quality and equity in learning worldwide. ETS also is the maker of the GRE Tests, the Praxis Se- ries Tests and the TOEFL Test. Visit http://www.ets. org/for more information. December 13. GEl3@ Testing Service, which traditionally has been the only provider of assessments that count to- ward a state-issued high school equivalency di- ploma, shifted from a non- profit to a for-profit enter- prise in 2012, which prompted several assess- ment vendors to begin competing to provide the service in states. HiSET, Iowa's new high school equivalency test, was chosen by a state se- lection committee made up of education leaders from community colleges and the Iowa Department in terms of college and ca- reer readiness, the expec- tations for adult learners will rise, too/' said D.T. Magee, interim director of the Iowa Department of Education. "The new as- sessment will help ensure that students are prepared for the demands of our 21st century workforce." Iowans who have started the GED@ any time since 2002 must move quickly to finish the test- ing series to avoid starting the assessment process over again. GED Testing Service is phasing out its 2002 testing series at the end of 2013. The last offi- ;'Our top priority has been to choose an assess- ment that is the right fit for Iowa, regardless of the provider," said Jeremy Varner, administrator of the department's Division of Community Colleges. Iowa test-takers will pay far less to take HiSET in 2014. The cost Will be $50, with no charge for re- testing within a year. The 2014 GEIg@ testing series will cost $120. "The savings to Iowans are important because we know that cost can be a barrier for people who want to earn a high school equivalency diploma," New HighSchool Equivalency Diploma Test To Replace GED in Iowa Next Year The iowa Department for high school graduates cial testing date in Iowa is of Education. Varner said. index.php?option=com_c