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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR @sn NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Warren and News SMALLTOWNPAPERS 217 WEST COTA ST. SHELTON WA 98584-2263 50¢ Vol. 47 No. 17 Norwalk, Iowa 5021 1 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, September 3, 201 5 School Election Tuesday, Sept. 8 Elections for the Norwalk Community School Board will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3. All Norwalk precincts will vote at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Dr. The polls will be open from am. until 8 p.m. The site is accessible to elderly and disabled voters. Questionnaire were sent to all four of the candidates who are seeking election to the School Board. Following is the information that was returned to this newspaper. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. David Albrecht. David Albrecht and his wife, Holly, reside at 3131' N. Cattail Creek, Cum- ming. David is VP Trust Officer and CFO at City State Bank in Norwalk. Holly is Sr. Marketing Of- ficer at City State Bank. They have lived in Cum- ming since 2005 and Dav- id has worked in Norwalk since 2003. They have two children, 3 and 5. The five- year—old is attending Kin- dergarten in Norwalk. David graduated from Wall Lake View Auburn High School in 1996. He earned a BS Finance and BS Accounting from Iowa State University in 2000, JD from Drake University Law School in 2003, Cer- tificate as CPA awarded in 2002 and admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2003. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the School Board? A. We have a great school district in Norwalk and I am very excited for Concluded p. 9 Rick Kaul (Incumbent) Rick Kaul lives at 2302 Merle Huff Avenue. He is a Community College graduate and is a construc- tion manager. He has lived in Norwalk 17 years and is the father of two children, who attended and gradu- ated from Norwalk schools. They now attend St. Ambrose University and the University of Northern Iowa. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the School Board? A. I have been on the Board for 11 years and thought I could bring some experience and con- tinuity to the School Board. Also, the first Board Goal I was involved with was "All 3rd Graders will read proficiently by the end of third grade”, we're not quite there, so I hope with another term I will see that goal attained. Q. If this is your first time seeking election to Concluded p. Carol Reynolds-Ward Carol Reynolds-Ward resides at 9349 Lakewood Circle. She is a Special Ed Associate at Valerius Ele- mentary in Urbandale and is also a home business owner. Her spouse is Beth Ward-Reynolds, Principal at Norwalk Middle School. Carol has a daugh- ter in eighth grade at East- View. Q. What is your educa- tional background? A. BA History/Second- ary Education. Q. How long have you lived in Norwalk? A. One year. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the School Board? A. I enjoy being an ac- tive member of the com- munity and I am passion- ate about education. Q. If this is your first time seeking election to the School Board, have you attended meetings prior to your becoming a candidate? Concluded p. 9 ....notes from Dr. Denny Wulf Superintendent of Norwalk Schools National Milken EduCator Dana Schuemann Dana Schuemann lives in the Norwalk Communi- ty School District at 2019 Adams Street in West Des Moines. She is Chief Com- pliance Officer and VP for West Bank. Her husband, Jim, is a former IT Manag- er & CBET. They have one son, Asa. 12, who is in the seventh grade at Norwalk Middle School. She is a K—12 graduate of Norwalk, Class of 1983; University .of Iowa Busi- ness Degree: Industrial Relations and Human Rea sources BA-1987; Univer- sity of Iowa Law School JD - 1990. ‘ Dana has lived in Nor- walk for 47 years. Her fam- ily moved to the home she lives in now when she was three years old. After she and her husband were married in 1997, they pur— chased the place from her father. Q. Why do you wish to serve on the School Board? Concluded p. 9 We are off and running! We just finished a great candidate’s forum sponsored by the'Norwalk Professional Education Association. The event was led by Andy Mogle and Tracy Call. The session was informative and collegial. As the superintendent, I feel blessed with four quality candidates for three openings. My thanks to all involved. Academically, we just got the ACT results back! One hundred and thirty—two students took the ACT last year. Concluded p. 11 City Council Agenda p. 10 Ministerial Association Benefit Golf Members of the Norwalk Ministerial Association will host an Open Golf Tournament Sunday, Sept. 20, at ' Warrior Run Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Norwalk Area Food Pantry and the Norwalk Ministe- rial Emergency Fund. The four-person men and women best-ball format begins with check-in after 1 p.m. and play at 2 p.m. So— cial hour with prizes awarded will be at 5 p.m. Team or individual spots are available. Each player’s $40 donation will include green fees, cart, driving range, putting practice, snacks, prizes and horsd’oeurves. Participants may sign up at any participating church or going to e_kuhl@msn.com. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Checks for play and those for hole sponsorship may be sent to Ed Kuhl, Golf Committee Chairman, 9301 Happy Hollow Dr., Norwalk, IA 50211. 7 Churches in the Norwalk Ministerial Association are Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Crossroads Church, Fellowship Community Church, New Life Lutheran Church, Norwalk Christian Church, Norwalk United Methodist Church and St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. "Homecoming 2K15” (Movies Galore) MONDAY (September 07, 2015) Noon — Rock Solid Volleyball 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Car 81: Street Painting (Grill Out bring your own food) TUESDAY (September 08, 2015) Dress up as: "Terror-ific Theme" After School Activity: 3:30 p.m. Hall Decorating Sponsors must be present! (help with students) WEDNESDAY (September 09, 2015) Dress up as: "Whimsical Theme" Night Activity: Powder Puff Football Game @ 7:00 p.m. (Football Field) Sponsors must be present! (help with students) THURSDAY (September 10, 2015) Day Activity: "Sci-Fi Themed” After School Activity: Community Pep Rally 7:00 p.m. FRIDAY (September 11, 2015) ' Day Activity: "Spirit Day” (dress in PURPLE AND GOLD) School Pep Assembly during the end of 8th period at approximately 2:30! EVERYONE is encouraged to go as prizes will be handed out for the best costumes of the week! After School Activity: BEAT Carlisle! GAME attire: TRIBUTE to our Heroes — Wear white, 8: blue! Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Homecoming Court introduced at 7:00 p.m. SATURDAY, (September 12, 2015) Dance at the high school: "Night on the Red Carpet" 8:00 p.m.-11:00p.m. Tickets can be bought at the Door. $10 per Ticket ($1 to $2 will go towards senior scholarship(s) at senior honors night in May) '