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................... I Norwalk Warriors I Official Publication for the Norwalk Connnunity School District I Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 17, 2011 The current difficult economic times have defi- nitely taken a toll on many families in many different communities. This in turn has increased the pressure on the need for charitable organizations, churches and community service organizations tol assist in providing basic food ne- cessities for many of these needy families. : In the community of Norwalk that assistance to help those less fortunate was answered by over 300 student athletes and their coaches of Norwalk High 5oh001 in community- wide food drive for the lo- cal food pantry located at the New--Life Lutheran Church in Norwalk. Durilntg the week of Oc- NHS Activities Director [ By A1 Lammers their assistance in donat- the town. The idea for the ing non-perishable food city-wide food pantry col- items for the pantry. The lection came from city was divided into mul- Norwalk High School tiple geographical districts Principal Dale Barnhill, in which each of the ath- .who initiated the project letic programs volun- and set it into motion with teered to canvass one of the creation of a map of the those districts in hopes of city and assigning each resupplying the local pan- sports program a desig- try. The final result was nated geographical dis- more than just a hope, but trict. The food items were a sign that goodwill and then collected under the citizenry still exist within supervision of the coaches the spirit of community, and delivered to New Life ;The athletes collected Lutheran Church, where more than 2,400 pounds of volunteers sorted the food items to allow the items, packaged and Norwalk Food Pantry stocked the pantry. shelves to be stocked for Norwalk High $cho01, several months to come. the athletic department The. athletes are espe- and all of the athletic pro- cially grateful for the gen- grams would like to thank erous support that the resi- the community of Nor- dents of Norwalk dis- walk on making this ser- Four members of the Norwalk Football Team representing all of the athletes who participated in the Norwalk High School Athletic Food Drive service project. Left to right: Tommy Greene, Aaron Westphalen, Zach Eshoo and Wyatt George. Photo submitted. t0ber 17 through the 24th played in their efforts to vice project effort a re, [ every high school athletic assist in collecting these sounding and worthwhile ,,.,Dotes from program canvassed the goods while they went success. I Deially community going door to door to door throughout door asking residents for Superintendent of Norwalk Schools NHS Students Attend Luncheon 2010-2011 Percent of Student Proficient Iowa Tests of Basic Skills/Iowa Tests of Educational Development The following Chart represents a comparative study of the average scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The chart focuses on average test scores in grades three through 11. Compared in table are N0rwalk's latest scores, N0rwalk's scores five years ago, the current averages for the state of Iowa and the average scores from AEA 11 (Area Education 11 Agency) schools in Central Iowa. Included in the AEA 11 scores are such schools as Indianola, Anken) Des Moines, West Des Moines, Johnston, Waukee, Dallas Center-Grimes and many others. Needless to say, some of the best schools in Iowa. Tyler Stanley and Megan Cook. Photo submitted Wednesday, Nov. 9, Megan Cook (junior) and Tyler. Stanley (senior) at Norwalk High School attended the Des Moines Metro Area Optimists Annual Youth Ap- predation Luncheon. High School by the Administrative Team because each has a positive vision and each makes those around them better. The Optimists Creed also states one should, "Be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. "Al- though these are lofty goals, Cook and Stanley are wOr- thy representatives because of the way they conduct themselves on a daily basis. Grade Level 3rd Reading 3rd Math 4th Reading 4th Math 5th Reading 5th Math 6th Reading 6th Math 7th Reading 7th Math 8t" Reading 8th Math 8th Science 11th Reading 11th Math 11th Science Norwalk 2011 87.9 85.4 79.9 83.1 84.5 86.0 78.5 87.1 82.2 88.5 91.8 " 88.8 Norwalk 2006 80.1% 83.7% 86.4% 82.6% 82.6% 69.5% 75.8% 69.6% 81.4% 75.7% 83.5% 77.5% 82.3% Iowa 2011 77.3 77.7 81.7 81.4 80.0 79.5 69.2 74.2 74.2 79.1 74.6 76.6 83.6 76.9 AEA 11 in 2011 78.9 78.6 83.0 81.9 82.1 81.2 71.9 76.2 76.2 79.9 76.8 78.1 84.1 77.5 85.0 80.9% 76.5 75.5 85.0 87.1% 81.3 80.0 *Source: Edlnsight https://edinsight.iowa.gov The results indicate that Norwalk is very competitive in a very competitive state and AEA 11 of central Iowa. In short, when we compare our average ITBS and ITED scores in reading and math, we find otlr 2011 crop of War- riors: Exceed the 2006 Warriors in 13 of the 16 categories (81%) Exceed the state of Iowa averages in 15 of 16 categories (94%) Exceed AEA 11 averages in 15 of 16 categories (94%). As always, I appreciate the work of staff, parents, our board and especially the students. than they have ever been! Your results are better