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New Calendar Guidelines will be Received in January PDF  | Print |
News - Latest
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 15:41

The Director of the Iowa Department of Education sent this letter to Iowa schools.  It outlines some changes that may impact Iowa school calendars next year.  Norwalk traditionally does not start until after the fair concludes.  However, we ask for a “waiver” to allow a school start after the fair, but prior to September.  These “waivers” may be more difficult to obtain, as explained in Dr. Buck’s letter:

Dear Iowa school leaders,

In recent years, the Department has received numerous complaints from parents and other community members alike about waivers of the school start date law. As such, the Department has reviewed its current practice and will be implementing a new procedure that more accurately reflects the legal authority the Department has to grant these waiver requests. Effective immediately, the Department will no longer automatically

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Financial Aid Questions? PDF  | Print |
Deans Office - Office of the Deans
Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:00

 

The Norwalk High School's Office of the Deans invites seniors (juniors are welcome) and their parents/guardians to attend a Financial Aid program hosted by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) on Monday, January 19, 2015@ 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium NPAC.  Call the Dean's Office if you have questions @ 981-1833.The following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of the financial aid process
  • Types of financial assistance available
  • Completing the FAFSA
  • Important deadlines
  • and MORE!!!
  • http://www.icansucceed.org/
 
McCombs Named Finalist for Iowa Teacher of the Year PDF  | Print |
Eastview - Eastview 8-9
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 08:18

Renee McCombs, an 8th grade Special Education teacher at Eastview 8-9 School, received the honor of being named a finalist for the Iowa Teacher of the Year.

 

Nomination letters of support for McCombs included a letter from Dr. Jody Ratigan, Eastview principal. “Renee McCombs has excellent interpersonal skills, as she relates very well with the students, parents, and staff,” Ratigan said. “As a special education teacher, Mrs. McCombs has reached out to many families with challenging situations to problem solve for their students. She is very skilled at listening to people as part of the problem solving process. She is innovative and creative in finding ways to meet the needs of students with Individual Education Plans.”

 

McCombs has 16 years of teaching experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and completed her special education endorsements from Grandview University. Her resume includes positions with the Polk County Youth Shelter and Dexfield Middle School.

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Holiday Donations PDF  | Print |
Parents - Nutrition
Thursday, 04 December 2014 08:42

IT’S THE SEASON OF GIVING…

As the end of the year approaches, some of you may want to know how

your charitable donations can locally help feed the students in Norwalk

who could use assistance paying for school meals. Donations can be

directed to the Norwalk Ministerial Association. The Ministerial

Association is a gracious avenue to help provide assistance for lunch

money to families in need. For information on where you can make a

donation, please contact Trey Parrott via telephone at 981-4391 or via

email at pastor@norwalkbaptist.org.

 
Nutrition Survey PDF  | Print |
Parents - Nutrition
Thursday, 04 December 2014 08:40

Parents! We want your thoughts on the most important meal of the day—that’s right, breakfast! Help us improve school breakfast at Norwalk Community Schools by taking a few minutes to fill out this short online survey from the Iowa Department of Education at: Below is a link to an online survey that will ask you some questions about your child’s breakfast habits and preferences. The purpose of the survey is to better understand what parents like you think about the school breakfast program. Your input will be used to help the Iowa Department of Education understand why breakfast participation is so low in Iowa schools and how schools can better meet you and your child’s needs at breakfast!

This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please click the link below to give your input:

https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_doOCIRjrSUETC3r

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, and PhD at natoshia-askelson@uiowa.edu; 319-335-6867

Thanks in advance for your time!

 
Graduation Portfolio Information and Forms PDF  | Print |
Academics - Graduation Requirements
Thursday, 07 August 2014 13:02

Use the following link to access the Graduation Portfolio Information and Forms.  The folder is available via google docs and all due dates for artifact/portfolio are located in Graduation Portfolio gradebook on I-Campus.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B-kNb49U8Nd6Y0pEZk05aFgwZDA&usp=sharing

 

 
Scholarships (State, National, & College) PDF  | Print |
Deans Office - Scholarship Information
Monday, 29 October 2012 00:00

Scholarship Information for high school students... Located under "Deans Office" and then "Scholarships"

The folder in the link below will be updated throughout the year.  The goal is to provide all students opportunities to apply for various scholarships and contests.  While the majority of the scholarships and contests are for seniors all grade levels should check for opportunities.  Please note the Dean's Office attempts to have all information correct but realize dates, amounts, qualifications, and other information might have changed or be incorrect.

Scholarship Folder

 
Notice of 906 School Ave Property Sale Listing PDF  | Print |
News - Latest
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:16

Please see the attached information regarding the sale listing of property located at 906 School Avenue.

 

Non-Discrimination Notice

Norwalk Community Schools Non-discrimination Statement
The Norwalk Community School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities and will not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, ancestry, or actual or potential parental, familial, or marital status or socioeconomic status.  The Norwalk Community School District will take affirmative action in recruitment, appointment, assignment, and advancement of women and men, members of diverse racial/ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities for job categories in which any of these groups of people are underrepresented.
Inquiries related to this policy may be directed to Mrs. Kate Baldwin, Norwalk Community Schools Equity Coordinator, 906 School Avenue, Norwalk, Iowa 50211, or by phone at 515-981-0676 or by email at kbaldwin@norwalk.k12.ia.us.   Inquiries may also be directed to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.