World Class Schools for Our Students:
In The Midst of Great UNITY
Welcome back from spring break Warriors! It is hard to believe that we have reached the last semester of the 2021-2022 school year and although it seems like winter wants to hang around a little longer these past couple days, we will be greeted by summer before we know it.

Let me first say that I am thankful for the great year we have had thus far and amazed not only by the support of our community, but the greatness we have seen in our students and staff. More and more the UNITY we have achieved this year across our district has made us grow stronger together.

Congratulations to our Norwalk High School Dance Marathon Committee of students who exceeded their fundraising goal by raising over $33,000 dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital for children with cancer. Our students are amazing and we are in awe of the work they do every year to achieve goals like this to help families in need.

Congratulations to Diana Duffy, our high school nurse who was just named the 2022 Iowa School Nurse of the Year! This is an amazing honor for Diana and is a true testament to the quality care and outstanding work of our entire nursing staff.

I am reminded daily as construction continues to progress, that the UNITY of our community helped make our future Norwalk Physical Education and Competition Center possible. What was a major need for our students is now only 5-7 months away from completion.

The UNITY that surrounds us has made us stronger and I am certain it will continue to grow within us as we celebrate the last two months of school!

Yours in service,
D.T. Magee
The Norwalk School Board celebrated Diana Duffy on being selected as the 2022 Iowa School Nurse of the Year at the March 28th board meeting.
School Registration Opens May 1st!
Mark your calendars! Norwalk School's annual registration will open May 1st for the 2022-2023 school year. For information on registration, please visit
Student Placement Regulation


In grades kindergarten through 5, a parent/guardian who believes that a second child following another sibling under the same teacher, will be at a disadvantage, may request a change. This request must be in writing and made in June of the preceding year in order that the child not be placed with the same teacher.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 279.11
Approved: October 8, 1979
Reviewed: July 10, 2000; September 15, 2003
Revised: July 12, 2010; December 11, 2017; February 11, 2019; August 24, 2020

Meal Service Notification
Norwalk Families,

Our leaders in Washington D.C. have voted to not extend the Universal Free Meals for all enrolled students who participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. With that information in mind, please be sure to budget accordingly if your students will participate in the meals offered in our cafeterias. If your family has qualified for free or reduced priced meals before, please be sure to fill out a new meal
application prior to the start of the school year. The new application for the 2022-2023 school year will NOT be available until after July 1, 2022, but the Nutrition Department didn’t want parents to be surprised when meals are charged to student accounts in August.

Thank you all for your patronage. Serving your students makes our day! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Nutrition Department directly at 515-981-9876.
Norwalk HS After Prom
Norwalk junior and senior parents, please see the below information about After Prom 2022! To volunteer, donate or purchase tickets, please visit:
Spring Activities
Warrior spring activities kicked off with some of mother nature's greatest challenges this past week as March came to an end. Between rain, wind and snow, we are looking forward to enjoying April weather and outdoor activities again. Come support the Warriors as they compete in the 2022 season!

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Diana Duffy Named 2022 Iowa School Nurse of the Year
Congratulations to Diana Duffy on being selected as the 2022 Iowa School Nurse of the Year by the Iowa School Nurse Organization Committee! This is a huge honor and demonstrates the care and outstanding work of our NCSD nursing staff! Diana has been instrumental for our District working to serve our students and families in so many ways. During the pandemic, she helped organize vaccination clinics for students and staff and worked cohesively with state and county health organizations to track COVID-19 data in our schools. Her contributions along with the dedicated work of her colleagues, helped to keep our school doors open at the height of the pandemic. Diana is a former graduate of Norwalk Schools and has served as a school nurse for 25 years. Please join us in congratulating our warrior, Diana Duffy, on this amazing accomplishment!
Norwalk HS Student Hannah Groos Selected As A 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar
Congratulations to Norwalk High School student Hannah Groos on being selected as a 2022 Coca-Cola Scholar! Hannah was one of three regional finalists selected in February in the State of Iowa and officially named a scholar in March! Along with the distinction of being a part of the #cokescholars community, Hannah will also receive a $20,000 scholarship towards her future education. Amazing Hannah! 

Orchard Hills Student's Artwork Selected for Governor's Show
Congratulations to Tegan Fisher who was honored by Governor Reynolds March 31st at the Iowa State Capitol for her artwork. Tegan was among a small group of Iowa students whose artwork was selected for the Governor's Show. 🎨🖌

With the new year brings exciting new opportunities to be part of our growing community at Norwalk Schools! If you enjoy working with children and like the idea of a flexible schedule, we invite you to check our open career opportunities at!
Career Opening: NCSD Accountant
The NCSD has an opening for a full-time accountant in our District Office. This position reports directly to the NCSD Director of Business Services. To learn more about this position or apply online, please Click Here.
Nominate a Warrior for the Norwalk Wall of Fame!
The Norwalk Community School District is proud to announce the establishment of a Norwalk Alumni/Staff Wall of Fame. This Wall of Fame is distinct and a different classification for the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is for the recognition of athletes. The purpose of the Wall of Fame is to recognize the accomplishments of Norwalk graduates and staff. Anyone can nominate a candidate for induction. All nominations must be submitted by December 31, 2022. Induction into the Wall of Fame will take place at graduation 2023.

Graduate Criteria
  • Nominee must have attended and graduated from Norwalk High School at least 10 years prior to the nomination.
  • Since graduation, Nominee must have demonstrated notable and outstanding achievement in any of the following areas: arts, business, community service, humanitarian efforts or profession.

Notable Staff Criteria
  • Nominee must have been on staff at Norwalk Community Schools for a minimum of 10 years and may be either currently or formerly so employed.
  • Nominee must have attained a notable level of performance by demonstrating a caring attitude for students, superior professional skills, and by being highly respected by students, staff and the community

If you would like to nominate a graduate or employee for the Wall of Fame you can go to the school website or directly to the nomination form listed below.

School website:
Photos of the Month
Amazing photography work by our NHS photo students this year!

Photo Credits (top to bottom): Blayke Norton, Kaylee Ruiz, Haley Cooper and Susanna Kritzler

District Links
Upcoming Dates to Remember
April 27: Staff Work Day (No School K-12)
May 1: 2022-2023 School Registration Opens!
May 18: Staff Work Day (No School K-12)
May 19: Senior Scholarship Night
May 22: Commencement
National Library Week is April 3-9! Here is a fun way for our young warrior readers to celebrate!