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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 7, 2010 Oviatt Enters Recycling Challenge Iowa Grocery Industry Association and Metro Waste Authority have teamed up again for the 2010 Build with Bags School Challenge, a partnership to help teach kids about our en vironment and the importance of recycling. High School Bowling sea- kitchen and The program enc.ourages elementary school students son will start Monday, Oct. to recycle plastic shopping bags and challenges the 11. You can sign up in the schools to get residents to use reusable shopping bags Activities Office. Be sure to instead of plastic. For each school that collects at least 100 pounds of recycled plastic shopping bags (approximately 60 bags weighs one pound) and receives credit for 100 reusable shopping bags, Iowa Grocery Industry Association and Metro Waste Authority will award a $100 gift card to that school. The contest will begin Monday, Oct. 4 and will con- tinue through Friday, Nov. 5. The winners will be an- nounced Monday, Nov. 15, An~rica Recycles Day. People who use reusable shopping bags at any gro- cery store in the metro (examples: ShoWs, Hy-Vee, Dahl's, Fareway, Wal-Mart) will receive one point for each bag they use. For every 10 reusable bags, the school receives credit for one pound. (HINT: It takes approximately 60 plastic shopping bags to make one pound. It's easy to see that using reusable bags is the fastest way to reach your goal!) New this year!! KEY TAGS-The reusable bag por- tion of the challenge takes on a new twist this year. MWA and IGIA have partnered with SHAZAM to provide each participating school with a set number of barcode key tags to use. Each school will have a unique UPC number specific to their school. The key tag will be swiped for every reusable bag used when customers check out. The stores will not have the key tags at the registers. It will be the responsibility of the shopper to have their key tag available at checkout. The stores will then submit the number of reusable bags each school has earned every week. Each week the results from each school will be posted online at www.mwatoday.com. Click on the link to the School Challenge to see each school's progress. Our hope is that you will encourage your elemen- tary schools to participate. This program is a great op- portunity to teach students and parents the importance of the three R's. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Last year with great help from Scott's Foods and Fareway, Ov.iatt Elementary recycled 406 pounds of plas- tic shopping bags and received credit for 1,324 reusable bags from Scott's and Fareway in which we came in sec- ond place and won a park bench made from recycled plastic, which is now outside the main entrance of Oviatt. This year Oviatt's goal is to win first place and we are asking the public to help donate plastic bags by send- ing them with an Oviatt student or dropping them by the Oviatt office. Insurance NHS Bowling Keeping Tabs On Your Teens' Virtual Social Life Attention all Norwalk by Regina Lewis 3. Set rules and warn ation--sex, drugs, alcohol, High School Bowlers. (NAPS)--TheSe days, your about dangers. Make suresuicide and so on, and sug- Sign-ups for the 2010-2011 teens' friends aren't just the your teen knows what she's gestive or violent language. kids hanging out in your allowed to do on the computer. 8. Don't let things get family room; 4. Keep communication out of control. Teen and they're hun- lines open. Let your preteen online behavior can dreds of con- teenagers know they can be unpredictable and have tacts on their approach you with any ques- devastating consequences. tions or concerns about Specialized search engines neatly sign your name, grade, shirt size and put a phone number on the list. Also remember that you need to have an up- dated physical on file in the office to participate in bowling. You must have the physical form on file before you can start prac- tice. Students will also need to have their parent participation sheet and in- surance sheet signed and on filein the Activities Office. There will be a parents meeting Monday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Norwalk High School Library. Prac- tice will start Monday, Nov. 8. "friend" and "buddy" lists. More than 50 million teens are online world- Regina Lewis wide, and the average number of "friends" is 130. It's not unusual to have hundreds of friends and thousands of photos. So how can you realisti- cally keep up with your child's vast circle of friends and ongoing status and photo updates? Consider these tips: 1. Become a "friend" online. Just don't comment too much or embarrass your child. Remember, his or her fi~iends can see what you write. 2. Delegate your chores and have family fun doing tasks online. Planning a family vacation? Looking for driving directions with best gas prices? Assign the pro- ject to your cyber-savvy teen. NMS Cross Country News Monday, Sept. 27, the Norwalk Middle School cross-country team trav- eled to Nevada to partici- pate in an invitational meet. Ninety runners com- peted in the boys division and 97 runners competed in the girls division. Norwalk runners contin- ued to show improvement as all runners ran very re- spectable times. The girls placed fourth out of nine teams and the boys placed second out of 10 teams. Girls Results: (97 Runners) Torie VanVelzen 14:56- 22~d; Miki Schmidt 15:08- 27th; Tisheena Huss 15:12- 29th; Tiffany Huss 15:13- 30th; Haley Larson 15:30- 37th; Katie Meinecke 15:36- 39~h; Torie Cox 18:29-80th; Ashley Williams 19:47- 90t". Boys Results: (90 Runners) Michael Riordan 12:51- 8th; Cole Rice 12:52-9th; Kylar Desmond 12:58-10th; Noah Daniels 13:55-25th; Baylee Steele 14:14-28th; Cole Rickenberg 14:44-41 ~t; Jake Floyd 15:07-45th; Matt Taylor 15:14-47th; Nathan Bratt 15:46-51~t; Andy Sievers 15:52-54th; Duncan Burnett 15:55-57th; Layne LeQuatte 16:19-62"d; Michael Geistler 16:22- 63~; Josh Patterson 17:49- 77th. behaviors they encounter on can archive posted conver- the computer, sations and all tagged pho- 5. Use technology to tos of your child, including learn what your teens are those posted by others. doing online without 9. Don't discourage looking over their shoul- social networking, moni- ders. Many kids prefer you tor it. Overall, social net- take this route. One new tool working is an integral part called Safe Social sends par- of many teenage lives and an ents an easy-to-read report opportunity for your kids to card providing a 360-degree learn to express themselves view of their child,s social in a creative and responsi- networking--what they're ble fashion. It's too big a saying and doing and who trend to ignore. You can era- their friends are. brace it with these new tools 6. Watch their friends, on your side. Predators, bullies and sex 10. ~ more. For more offenders often masquerade information, visit www.safe as friends. The Safe Social social.corn and www.reginal search engine helps unmask ewis.com. them. AOL Consumer Adviser 7. Focus on flagged lan- Regina Lewis is a national guage and photos. The TV and radio contributor and system's specialized search Internet trend expert. 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