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P. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors Vol. 47 No. 24 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406emaih news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, October 22, 2015 -,lUffk Toni Johnson Named Gold Medalist Toni Johnson of Johnson Photography in Norwalk was named a Gold Medalist during Pro- fessional Photographers of America's 2015 Interna- tional Photographic Com- petition. Johnson's work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, January 10-12, 2016. This International Photo- graphic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual conven- tion and expo for profes- sional photographers and several photographic asso- ciations A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,200 total submit- ted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Geor- gia. Judged against a stan- dard of excellence, just over 2,100 images were se- lected for the General Col- lection and 1,085 (roughly 21 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Col- lection-the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be pub- lished in the much-antici- pated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press. The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest pos- sible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collec- tion, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Maid Marian " Wonder email Johnson was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of her four mer- ited images entered the Season of Change. Photos by Toni Johnson PPA Loan Collection. In 2015. She was one of only 101 Gold Medalists. Photography. Concluded p, 5 SCHOOL UPDATES By Kate Baldwin Business Manager Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Schools Begins Search Process for New Superintendent In August, Norwalk Schools superintendent, Dr. Denny Wulf, an- nounced his upcoming re- tirement at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Dr. Wulf has worked as a Norwalk educator for the past 36 years. He began his career in Norwalk as a high school science teacher, followed by an assistant high School prin- cipal, then middle school principal and secondary curriculum director and in 2004 he was appointed su- perintendent. In addition to these instructional and leadership positions, Dr. Wulf has been involved in countless committees, projects, and leadership initiatives, all focused on how to improve the edu- cational process at Norwalk Schools. His vi- sionary and compassion- ate leadership has greatly contributed to the aca- demic success of our stu- dents, professional success of our staff and respected position of our school dis- trict. Dr. Wulf will be missed by many in and out of the school district. However, his leadership contributions will con- tinue to impact the stu- Free Kids' Clothing Swap The Lakewood Elemen- tary Counseling Depart- ment and the women of Norwalk are sponsoring a clothing swap at Lake- wood Elementary School Friday and Saturda Oct. 23-24. Drop off gently used, clean items Frida Oct. 23, from 4-7 p.m. Then, swap or shop for FREE Saturda Oct. 24, from 8-11 a.m. All are welcome. Children/Youth Adult clothing sizes only. Ques- tions contact jjensen@ norwalk, k12.ia.us. Meet the Candidates Night Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 dents of Norwalk for p.m., Norwalk City Hall. many generations to come. The Norwalk school Register to Vote board has begun the pro- cess to hire a new school By 5 p.m. Oct. 23 superintendent. The first All new residents of step in the process is to se- Warren County must pre- lect a professional consult- register by 5 p,m. Friday, ing firm to conduct a su- Oct. 23, in order to vote in perintendent employment the Tuesda Nov. 3, City search. The board released Elections. Individuals may an RFP in early September register in person at the and three firms re- Auditor's Office in the sponded. The board inter- Administration Building, viewed all three firms and 301 N Buxton in Indianola. has selected Ray and As- All pre-registrations sociates of Cedar Rapids, must be in the Auditors Iowa. Ray and Associates Office no later than 5 p.m. is a national firm that has Friday, Oct. 23. B a 11 o t s conducted numerous Iowa are available for absentee superintendent searches voting for persons who over the past three de- will be absent from the cades. They most recently polls Tuesda Nov. 3. Bal- conducted superintendent lots may be mailed to the searches for Indianola and voter upon a signed re- Johnston Schools. quest or a person may The board will be work- come into the Administra- ing with Ray and Associ- tion Building and vote ares to finalize a timeline through Monda Nov. 2. that lists the specific tasks Persons applying for ab- and events that will occur sentee ballots should mail during the search process, these ballots back to the The search firm will assist Auditor's Office as soon as the board with developing possible, as the envelope hiring criteria, recruitment must be postmarked no of candidates, employ- later than Tuesday, Nov. 2, ment referencing, the se- 2015. lection of finalists to be in- terviewed, interviewing Chicken & Noodle. too and final selection. The Fir@house Chili process will involve a va- Supper Nov. 3 riety of stakeholders to in- Members of Norwalk dude staff, parents, com- munitymembers andlocal Firefighters Association will host a Firehouse Chili business representatives. If Supper Tuesday, Nov. 3, you have an interest in from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the providing input or being Norwalk Firehouse, 1100 involved in the search pro- Chatham Ave. cess you are welcome to The event, sponsored by contact any of the board the Norwalk Firefighters members or email Kate Baldwin at kbaldwin@ Association, is being held on Election Night so that norwalk.k12.ia.us. The board member email ad- busy parents won't have to cook an evening meal for dresses are available on the the family. school website at www. Cost for the chili and norwalk.k12.ia.us under chicken and noodle mealis District, School Board. a free-will donation. Trick-or-Treat Night Oct. 30 The Norwalk City Council has set Frida Oct. 30, as Trick-or-Treat Night. Youngsters will observe the annual event from 6 to 8 p.m. Drivers are reminded to drive carefully as the children are excited and they do not al- ways pay attention as they dart across streets.