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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community SchoOl District " Thursday, December 12, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News N orwalk warriors Page Seven Submited Emm Maudsley The staff at Eastview recognized 8th and 9th grade students exhibiting Golden Attitudes. The Golden Attitude Award is presented to students who contribute to our school in a positive manner through the attitude they display and their interactions Golden Attitude Award at Eastview with 0thtI‘S. Please help us congratulate our students! Pictured left are 8th graders: Brook Seeley, Ava Danielsoi, Camrie Niemeyer, Vincent Martin, Colin Rush, ard Tyler Harper. Picturid right are 9th graders: Jaden Dunn, Zak Khalif, Ciel Sherwood, Sydney Schultz, Haylee Nguyen. Al Lammers, Athletic and Activities Director Warrior Fans: The winter season has officially arrived as all our winter athletic & activity programs beginning competition. Boys Basketball: The Warriors open their season as they host the Ballard Bombers in a non-conference game before opening the conference schedule when they host Indianola. , Girls Basketball: Norwalk opened their season as they hosted the Tigers of ADM. Norwalk trailed after a very competitive lst quarter 17-12 but were outscored in the next two quarters 33-18 and trailed 50-30 after three quarters of play. The Warriors however found a spark in the 4th qtr as they would outscore ADM 20-5 and cut the Tiger lead to four with over a minute remaining but could not overcome the early deficit as they fell 55-50. Sophomore Jo Jo Bice led Norwalk with 22 pts while Jr. Bren Moritz collected 17 pts and a team high eight rebounds. Norwalk girls are back in action as they host the Ballard Bombers in a non-conference boy girl doubleheader before opening conference play against Indianola. , Bowling: The boys and girls bowling teams will get their season underway when they host the Creston Panthers at Val Lanes Recreation Center. Swimming: The DSM Lincoln Swim Team will get a lot of help from a number of Norwalk Athletes who will be competing for the Rails this winter. Senior Logan N eifert along with Juniors Keaton Basinger, Will Bennett, Matt Gudenkauf, and Derek Webster are all returning from a year ago. A number of freshmen are also participating including Will Chase, Aiden Funk, Ben Liedtke, Nathan Porter, and Tyler Rewerts. Wrestling: Norwalk will open their season as they travel to Dallas Center Grimes in an early Little Hawkeye Conference dual. Dance Team: Best of luck to the Norwalk Dance Team as they compete in the State Dance Competition at Wells Fargo Arena. College Scorecard Tool The US Department of Education is excited to roll out the newly updated and expanded tool College Scorecard, a tool that provides students more information than ever before as they make decisions about the next steps in their lifelong learning journeys. We expanded the new College Scorecard to include potential debt and earnings information based on what a student wants to study (including 2-year programs, 4-year degrees, certificate programs and graduate programs), graduation rates, and even apprenticeships. Using College Scorecard’s comparison tool, you can compare up to ten different school options and see how they stack up. Visit https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ to learn more. 4-H Foundation Scholarships The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Over 100 scholarship opportunities valued at over $110,000 will be awarded. The various scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $10,000. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, ag business, animal science, and iournahsm. Former and current Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements, as determined by the scholarship donors. Applicants must enroll as a full- time student to receive scholarship awards. While a majority of the 4-H scholarship opportunities are available for students attending Iowa State University, scholarships are also available to students planning to attend any Iowa university, Iowa private college, Iowa community college, or any land-grant university. More information and applications for the 4-H scholarships can be found online at httpszll iowa4h.awardspring.com. Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2020 for consideration. Only one application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible students may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year. N orwalk Community School District Policy Updates Norwalk Community School District Board Policy Abuse of Students by School District Employees Physical or sexual abuse of students, including inappropriate and intentional sexual behavior, by employees will not be tolerated. The definition of “employees” for the purpose of this policy includes not only those who work for pay but also those who are volunteers of the school district under the direction and control of the school district. Employees found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge. The school district will respond promptly to allegations of abuse of students by school district employees by investigating or arranging for the investigation of an allegation. The processing of a complaint or allegation will be handled confidentially to the maximum extent possible. Employees are required to assist in the investigation when requested to provide information and to maintain the confidentiality of the reporting and investigation process. The school district has appointed a Level I investigator and alternate Level I investigator. The school district has also arranged for a trained, experienced professional to serve as the Level II investigator. The Level I investigator will be provided training in the conducting of an investigation at the expense of the school district. The names and telephone numbers of the investigators shall be listed in the student handbook, published annually in the local newspaper and posted in all school facilities. Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 232.67, .70, .73, .75; 235A; 272A; 280.17; 709; 728.12(1) (2013). 281 IAC. 123(6), 102; 103. 441 IAC. 155; 175. 1980 Op. Att’y Gen. 275. Approved: April 14, 1994 Reviewed: April 13, 1998; July 10, 2000; September 15, 2003; July 13, 2015, July 9, 2018 Revised: July 12, 2010; July 13, 2015; December 11, 2017; June 25, 2018 ' Level 1 Investigator Eric Neessen 515.981.0676 ext. 401 1 eneessen@norwalk.k12.ia.us Alternate Level 1 Investigator Dr. Jody Ratigan 515.981.9655 ext. 2610 jratigan@norwalk.k12.ia.us SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *BORST COUNSELING SERVICES 240-9474 *EDWARD JONES Benjamin Pearson 981-1800 *F OUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 321-6854 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *PHOTO PRINTING, INC 989-3251 *TRUBANK 285—4900