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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight Norwalk Students Earn Scholar Awards Seven students at Norwalk High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared stu- dents with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful per- formance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP Ex- ams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students' performance on AP Exams. At Norwalk High School one student qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of these exams. The student is Corey Anderson. Six students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of three or higher. The AP Scholars are Brendan Appel, Nathan Baker, Kyle Brown, Cory Ogle, Joel Thronson and Aus- tin Ward. Through more than 30 different college-level courses and exams, AP provides willing and academically pre- pared students with the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced placement and stand out in the col- lege admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation's leading liberal arts and research institu- tions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annu- ally receive AP scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a three or higher on AP Ex- ams (based on a scale from one to five, with five being the highest) typically experience greater academic suc- cess in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-K Principal and Rodney Martinez lst-2nd Principal Tame the Teasing Teasing is not only unkind, but can lead to future personality or self-esteem problems for both the victim and the teaser. Here are a few things parents need to know about teasing. Does your child tease a lot? Parents often overlook seriously aggressive behavior. Listening to the com- ments your child makes and watching your child's in- teractions with peers can help determine whether you have a teaser in the making. If so, take action. Talking to a school counselor about how to minimize this behav- ior is an excellent first step. Monitor your child's Internet activity. With e-mail, instant messaging and chat rooms, the Internet has be- come the newest teasing forum. Talk with your child about appropriate use'of these communication meth- ods. Make sure your child avoids using the Internet to spread rumors, damage reputations, or humiliate oth- ers. Is your child a silent victim? Many victims are too Concluded p.12 N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, September 23, 2010 LETTERS We publish letters to the editor when they are not libelous and when they are signed by the person or persons submitting them. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of the N/Warren Town and County News staff. Letters are printed as received. We do not correct spelling and grammatical errors. To Whom It May Concern: Before I begin this letter, I would like to thank Mr. Martinez, Dr. Sivadge and the Police and Fire Chief who have been trying to enforce the rules for drop off and pick up at Oviatt Elementary. I always give the first few days of school a little slack, but in the last few days, myself and other parents are growing more and more frustrated at the number of people who choose to park their cars and get out in the "moving lane." This lane is there to make drop off and pick up easier, not to make it more difficult. Here is a friendly little reminder to those parents who are choosing to do this: #1-If you are dropping your child off between the hours of 7:40 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.-that lane is to remain mov- ing!! If you want to drop off your child, park your car in a parking spot OR on the street and get out to bring your child into school. Don't put others behind in the morning because you can't follow the rules! #2-If you are picking up your child between the hours of 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.-that lane is to remain moving!! If you want to go get your child, park your car in a parking spot OR on the street and get out to go get your child. You put the rest of us behind getting other children because you can't follow the rules. #3-It doesn't matter how far back you think you are parking to avoid this, that is NOT a parking spot between those hours. Follow the rules! The other issue during these drop off and pick up times, is the number of parents who choose to park in the Fire Lane. There. are two big signs that read "No Parking Fire Lane". Yet, on any given day there at least five cars who choose to park there to go in and get their children. If you ever think about the consequences that could result from such actions-you surely wouldn't park there. That lane is for the Emergency vehicles to gain quick access to your and my children in the event'of a TRUE EMERGENCY! I would NEVER want any child hurt because again, you can't follow the rules! PLEASE-I ask that you all just be respectful of the rules! If you as parents can't follow the rules, how will your kids ever respect rules??!! Sincerely, Lisa Carlson Smart Discipline Seminar at Lakewood Lakewood Elementary will be holding a parent night Tuesday, Sept. 28. The seminar will take place in the new Lake- wood Cafeteria and Gym- nasium at 6:30 p.m. It will end close to 8:30 p.m. Fea- tures will include free pizza, as well as childcare/ activities for kids who need to accompany adults. The Smart Discipline pre- sentation will be given by Jim Garnett, and has been featured as one of the nation's top discipline seminars. The presentation will focus on discipline and consequences at home, as well as improving rela: tionships between parent and student. Topics will include: setting home rules and guidelines; in- creasing cooperation at home; building self esteem in children; gaining and showing respect; decreas- ing inappropriate habits/ behaviors; and strategies for reasonable and effec- tive consequences. If interested in attend- Concluded p.12 SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: Q *COMMUNITY STATE BANK 285-.4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *JJ DESIGNS CUSTOM embroidery/screen print - 953-6306 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *MAID RITE SANDWICH SHOP 981-1031 *NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406