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If you want to get involved in a Valentines Day school activity, there is Blind Day with a Book until Feb 29th with a chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift card. Contact Mrs. Grafft with questions.

Valentine’s Day Plans

Kyle Erickson, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is today and some students at Norwalk High School have plans for the holiday and have people they like to spend time with during Valentine's Day.  Some others also don’t care for...

Senior Colton Lippold poses for a photo at his internship at Wellabe this semester. At Wellabe, Lippold is an information technology intern.

Focusing in on the Internship Program with Mrs. Irlmeier

Keegan Johnson, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

As students begin to envision their future paths, Norwalk High School's internship program aims to provide them with hands-on experiences tailored to their career interests. The program seeks to bridge...

Forgot Your Resolution Yet?

Forgot Your Resolution Yet?

Brayden Plourde January 25, 2024

As 2024 begins, many people look to get a fresh start to the new year with different types of goals. But are these goals actually achieved, or are they an empty promise? Joe Ceretti, a freshman at Norwalk,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Camryn Stewart (clockwise from left), Colin Campbell and Rylee Campbell play a game and enjoy snacks at French Club’s Thanksgiving celebration. Colin Campbell said he goes to his grandma’s house for Thanksgiving and spends time with family.

NHS gets ready for Thanksgiving

Sierra Sammons November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving is coming up on Nov. 23 and for several students at NHS Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate with family and enjoy good food.   Sophomore Ash Shelledy said they spend Thanksgiving...

Norwalk students stand on the front steps of the Basilica in Paris, France. The Basilica is a Roman-Catholic church dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, first opened in 1875.

Harmonies Across Continents

Keegan Johnson, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Select band and choir students from Norwalk High School traveled to five European countries this July to perform with the Iowa Ambassadors of Music, an organization that allows high school musicians to...

Marching band director Benjamin McCartney (left) makes sure everyone is in the right spot as Gracie Smith (left) and Brianna Havick watch on Sept. 28 at the marching band practice field, behind Norwalk High School. During marching band season, the marching band practices starting at 7:30 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Life in the Norwalk Marching Band

Dulguun Batzaya November 13, 2023

From halftime shows to regional competitions, the Norwalk Marching Band bangs the drum – and other instruments as well – on behalf of Norwalk High School. “One of the most fun things is competitions,”...

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