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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Thursday, November 28, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Norwalk Warriors Page Seven Norwalk Music Booster Meeting Minutes www.norwalkmusicboosters.com Meeting was held Thursday November 14, 2019 in the High School Band Room at 7 pm. The Norwalk Music Booster’s leadership team for 2019/2020 school year: Julie Wigg- Norwalk Music Boosters President, J B Silvers Treasurer and Mary Lepley Secretary. The Boosters welcomed Christi Donald as the new Treasurer for school year 2020/2021. She will be shadowing JB Silvers until the end of the current year. Fruit Sales: Val Hautekeet discussed the details of the program. She stated that it is one of the biggest fundraisers for Music Boosters. Last year they profited $10K and are looking to raise more this year. Sales kick-off on Wed. Nov 20th. Packets will be due and returned on Dec. 2nd. She is requesting help of about 6-10 people to assist with administrative items. Wed Dec 11th is delivery of the fruit to the school and assistance will be greatly appreciated. Volunteers will be needed at the school on Dec 11th from about 9am to 11 am for unloading, then fruit pick up will start at 1:30pm to 6pm. Treasurer Report: JB Silvers reported that the Patron program was up 400% from the start of the year. A memorial was discussed to honor a former Norwalk Majorette, meeting pending. He stated the CD at City State Bank is coming due in March 2020. *Wells Fargo Dormant Accounts* It was reported by J B Silvers, Treasurer, that there are 10 remaining dormant accounts. These are individual student accounts that earned money through volunteer opportunities through Wells Fargo. The accounts are former students of Norwalk High School who did not use the funds nor made an intent for remaining funds. Former Students of these accounts can elect to transfer funds to the Music Booster General Account or transfer to a current Norwalk student in choir or band. As of December 31, 2019 the remaining dormant accounts will be transferred to the general account. For more information you can email the Music Boosters at www.norwalkmusicboosters.com Teacher Reports: Mrs. Menke reported a total of 182 students are in 5th grade band this year. They are preparing for their upcoming concert. Mr. Heltman reported upcoming events of Jazz Band Winter Concert on Dec. 2nd and 6th Grade band concert will be held on Dec. 10th. Mr. Krupke reported progress on the upcoming show choir events. He stated that a listing of positions will be published early December for volunteer jobs for show choir families. Initial funding for this event is through seed money through music boosters. Concessions will be available at event to help with costs. He stated that 9 were selected from Opus auditions and had been selected for vocal all-state. Other future concert dates are MS Choir concert Nov 19th, HS Candlelight Exhibition show Dec 19th, Mr. Menke reported Dec 2nd is Jazz Band concert and Dec 9th is the HS Holiday concert band performance. He stated that he will have 3 students heading to Ames next week to perform in the All State Band competitions. Fundraising/Volunteering2 Rhonda Huegerich stated that the musical group Tonic Sol-fa will plan to perform in the NPAC on January 9th, 2020. The group is an a cappella quartet from Minneapolis. She stated they are currently working towards signing a contract. Advertising will be needed for this event along with volunteers from music booster families. Ticket purchasing will be set up through an online program. Volunteering: If you have a child in K-12 Norwalk Music, you are already a Music Booster. Please join us at our next meeting on Thursday October 10, 2019 at the High School Band Room at 7pm. Future Meeting dates: 5 Dec 2019, 4 Feb 2020, 31 March 2020, and May 2020. Respectfully submitted, Mary Lepley, 2019/2020 Secretary Al Lammers, Athletic and Activities Director Warrior Fans: The fall season has now come to an end officially, and what a great fall it was in the successes achieved by all of our athletic and activity programs. To recap, the Norwalk Warrior Marching Band received their 18th straight Division I rating at state competition,‘ for the first time in school history the boys and girls cross country teams qualified for the state cc meet, and for the fourth time in school history the Norwalk Warrior Football Team qualified for the state quarterfinals in the state football playoffs and finishing with an overall 9-2 record. Now our attention turns to the winter athletic and activity programs, as bowling, boys swimming, wrestling, and boys and girls’ basketball have all began official practice. Congratulations to MS Football Coach Adam Wuestewald who was selected as one of two Class 3A MS State Football Coaches of the Year by the IHSFBCA. Coach Wuestewald will be recognized at the end of the 1st Quarter of this week’s Class 3A State Championship game which will be on Thursday evening. Congratulations to Coach Wuestewald. Football: The football season came to bittersweet ending as the Warriors, playing in their fourth quarterfinal playoff game in school history, were mistake prone early as turnovers contributed to an early 28-0 deficit at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, leading to a 54-28 defeat despite outgaining their opponent in total yardage 423 to 376. Sr QB Zach Marker capped off a banner season as he totaled 353 yards of total offense including 200 yards on the ground and 153 through the air. Jr. WR Chase McKinney had five catches on the night including a pair for touchdowns while Sr. RB Dante Manuel and Jr. QB Max J uergens each ran for another. Defensively Sr. Ethan Vetterick and Jr. Carter Bunch led the Warriors in tackles with eight apiece with Bunch picking up a sack and tackle for loss. Norwalk ends the season with an overall record of 92, District 8 champs for the second year in a row with a 5-0 record, and finished with a #5 RPI ranking. Thank you to our 20 plus seniors who provided invaluable leadership throughout the year. Congratulations to a number of Warriors who received All-District 8 honors last week. 1st Team All-District: Sr. Ben Clark, Sr. Ethan Vetterick, Sr. Zach Marker, Jr. Ethan Carlson, Sr. Scott Anderson, and Sr. Sam Hester; 2nd Team All- District: Sr. Tyler Gearhart, Sr. Dante Manuel, Sr. Ethan Stockwell, and Sr. Jacob Klyn; District 8 Honorable Mention: Jr. Chase McKinney, Jr. Grant Larson, Jr. Caleb Greenslit, and Sr. Logan Black; District 8 Golden Apple Award: Sr. Garrett Westvold; District 8 Most Valuable Offensive Player: Sr. Zach Marker; District 8 Most Valuable Defensive Player: Sr. Ben Clark; District 8 Most Valuable Special Teams Player: Sr. Scott Anderson and Sr. Mason Lucas; and District 8 Coach of the Year: Head Coach Paul Patterson. , . a 1 Swimming: Congratulations to Norwalk swimmers Chloe Marquis, Torin Lackmann, Hannah Groos, Ellie Sizemore and Emma Chase for their performances at the 2019 State Swim Meet held in Marshalltown. The DSM Lincoln Swim Team finished in 10th place at the state meet which is the highest finish at the state meet in school history. Swimmer Chloe Marquis placed in the top 8 in the state in two different relays and also is a member of three new school record swims. Congratulations to the Norwalk girls and to the DSM Lincoln Swim Team on an outstanding season. Volleyball: Congratulations to the following on their Little Hawkeye All-Conference selections. lst Team All-Conference: Jr. Jalyn Simon, and Sr. Maddy Zimmerman; 2nd Team All-Conference: Sr. Emily Ellis; Honorable Mention So. Abbi Brenizer, and Sr. Abby Allmon. Have any volunteer opportunities for Norwalk students to get some community service noursfor school? Please let us know at news@norwulknewspupen com and we’ll be happy to publicize t/aemforyou. 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