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Norwalk student posts a photo of a weapon on social media

Norwalk student posts a photo of a weapon on social media

Isaiah Hanson February 8, 2024

Last night a Norwalk Middle School student distributed a “disturbing snapchat” involving an airsoft gun. This information is according to an email sent to staff and parents by Norwalk Superintendent...

Freshman Joseph Cerreti does school work in Journalism class on Jan. 11. He said he wants to start working out more and get better grades over the new year.

New year, new you?

Dulguun Batzaya January 22, 2024

Get more sleep. Get more exercise. These are just a couple of the New Year’s resolutions Norwalk High School students mentioned as they got ready to kick off the new year.   Sophomore Gavin...

Student Ryne Copple gets into his car in the Norwalk High School parking lot on Dec. 20. This week Norwalk got its first major snow of the season, and school officials have some tips for safe driving in winter conditions.

Ready for a snowy parking lot?

Tyler Davis January 11, 2024

With winter coming in, there are steps and procedures for how student drivers can prevent snow from becoming too big to handle. School Resource Officer Brad Criswell said the biggest problem at the...

Junior Allie Soukup writes in her notebook during 4th period in January 2024. Soukup is a mentor involved in the MVP program at Norwalk High School.

Changing the culture of high school

Gabby Bussanmas January 8, 2024

Junior Allie Soukup said she wanted to talk about topics involving gender equality when facilitating lessons in her freshman warrior time, as an MVP mentor. “One of the main things that I want to...

On the first day after winter break on Jan. 3, 2024, in 3rd period Journalism, freshman Nora Reed watches a video of herself manipulated by an app called ElfYourself. The app takes the users face and plasters it on a dancing elf in Christmas settings.

Students share what they love about Christmas

Evee Rooney-Kozak January 5, 2024

“Home Alone.” Jolly Holiday Lights. These are some things Norwalk students said they enjoy about Christmas.   “It's amazing and I love it,” said sophomore Addie Smith. ”It's a fun...

Alanah Vetterick, head coach for the girls wrestling team, cheers on her team at home during a meet last school year. The girls will wrestling in Nevada on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Girls wrestling team is back in action

Kyle Erickson January 3, 2024

Coach Alanah Vetterick and the girls wrestling team are back after a break to continue their season. Vetterick has been coaching the women's varsity wrestling team for two years and is a very big part...

Keegan Johnson does school work in Journalism class in December. He said he wished he could go somewhere tropical for winter break.

Students had big plans for winter break

Nora Reed January 3, 2024

Evelyn Rooney- Kozak said that over winter break she would be sledding, hanging out with friends, doing Secret Santa and white elephant, watching lots of Christmas movies, going ice skating, and listening...

Norwalk High School Principal Chris Basinger works in his office on Nov. 28. “One thing that we do is we get pajamas for everybody, so when we get up next morning we’re all in our new Christmas pajamas,” he said.

Norwalk gets into the holiday spirit

Dulguun Batzaya December 19, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Norwalk High School is buzzing with cheer of excitement for Christmas break from students and staff.    “To me the important Christmas thing to do is spending...

Elin Lien, an NHS senior, types on her Chromebook in English 12 on Dec. 5. Lien is one of the early graduates of semester one 2023.

Four years? Maybe not

Fahima Khalif December 15, 2023

It is possible to graduate a semester or a year early at Norwalk High School. Several seniors are graduating from Norwalk at the end of the fall semester. “I feel like graduating early would give...

Dulguun Batzaya gives a presentation to Norwalk High School students in November, telling them about his home country of Mongolia. Batzaya is spending the year as a student at Norwalk High School.

To Norwalk and beyond

John Shelledy December 12, 2023

Norwalk High School has some visitors from out of town this year. Dulguun Batzaya is spending his last year of high school at Norwalk, Iowa.  Originally from Mongolia, he said that he wanted to study...

Charlie Trilk (left), Jack Shelledy and Noah Fox hang out backstage on Thursday, Nov. 30, during a dress rehearsal for “Alice in Wonderland.” Shows will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2.

Norwalk students to present “Alice in Wonderland”

Tyler Davis December 1, 2023

Norwalk student actors will present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, in the Norwalk Performing Arts Center.   “‘Alice in Wonderland’ is really...

The Norwalk Warriors Basketball Team practices on Monday, Nov. 27, in the NPECC. The team will play its home opener tonight at 7:45 p.m. against Ballard.

Boys basketball team to play at home tonight

Kyle Erickson November 28, 2023

The Norwalk Boys Basketball Team will play their first home game of the season tonight at 7:45 p.m. in the NPECC.   “First games are not as important as I used to think they were,” said...

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