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Thursday, May 16, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven Sixth Graders Experience National Parks in the U.S. Lynda Downs and Emily Hoffman's 6th graders have completed a year long research unit on the 58 national parks found in the U.S. Students learned various aspects of their park such as the histor climate, vegetation, land forms and unique qualities of their park. As a culmina- tion assessment, the students presented their national park by creating a display and participating in the 4th Annual National Park Fair. Students were able to show- case their beautiful work and share their knowledge Of their park to family and community members. Briley Sodergren AllieOllila (NAPS)--Many people don't realize that the skin pigmentation known as "sun spots" may actually be ac~_ic keratosis, a potentially pre- cancerous condition. The "Spot Signs of AI~' campaign is an effort to raise aware- ness, developed by DUSA Pharmaceuticals. To learn more, visit www.SpotSignsof .. ,4 L. -', There's a new way to pro- tect a toothbrush from harm- ful bacteria. Called the Toothbrush Shield, it's a dis- posable, breathable and fast- drying shield that acts like a surgical mask for your toothbrush. It's made by IntelliDent. To learn" more, visit www.ToothbrushShield. com. Lack Of Sleep Getting You Down? (NAPS)---Do you wake up in the morning-feeling fatigued after what seemed like a full night's sleep? Does your bed partner complain about your snoring? If so, chances are you may be liv- ing with a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes people to stop breathing while they sleep. Nearly 42 million Americans are living with the condition, yet at least 75 percent of the most severe cases remain undiagnosed. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a multitude of other health issues such as dia- LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY By Jill Anderson, Principal Iowa Assessments: Although there are many outcomes educators wish to influ- ence in schools, achievement is certainly among the most critical. On early outs and Tuesday mornings, teachers focus on data to ensure that all of the students within their class are making progressin order to reach student benchmarks of performance. They share strategies with each other and dissectthe internal data in order to use the most effective strategy with the instruction. The goal of the building is tO establish both proficiency and progress. Michael Barber and Mona Mourshed, How the World's Best- Performing School System Come Out on Top, say that "The only way to improve outcomes is to improve instruction." That is my continual goal as the instructional leader in this building to push our staff each day to improve their instruction. I was very pleased with the results of Iowa Assessment, but was not satisfied. In the next couple of weeks, the teachers and I will work collaboratively in analyzing the successes and the deficits within the reportable areas on the test. Each teacher was given prior to the test, the predicted cores of a year growth within their class- room students. They met individually with the students and created reasonable targets for them to achieve. We are working together to continually get better! Visitors: Collaboration between parents and school is important for the educa- lion of your child. We understand that sometimes it is necessary to visit your child's room. A call/note to the teacher 24 hours in advance of the visit is appreciated so schedules can be coordinated. I'm going to ask for you to please hold your visit to thirty (30) minutes in order to not interfere with instructional time. We have found that any more tSan 30 minutes becomes a distraction to learning for the classroom. Visitors must stop at the office to get a visitor's badge and sign in prior to going to a classroom. Visitors must sign out when you leave. This is a different scenario than the WATCHD.O.G.S. program, because they are moving throughout the building and other classrooms. If you have any questions, give me a call. Upcoming Dates May 24 Hershey Track Meet May 27 NO SCHOOL Allison Kelly Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes people to stop breathing while they sleep. Dylan Wolfe , Emily ]Uchardson. Photos submitted. betes, high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. Think you may be at risk? Take the "sleep apnea quiz" and find out: Do you wake up in the middle of the night choking or gasping for air? Do you find it hard to stay awake when you' re sit- ting quietly (for example, when you're in a meeting at work or stopped at traffic lights)? Do you have the energy to do things you want to do? Do/did your parents or grandparents snore? Are you depressed? Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease? If you can answer ~yes" to two or more of these ques- tions, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. A diagnosis of sleep apnea can sound wor- risome, yet with support and education, you can be on your way to a better night's sleep and a healthier life. Wake Up to Sleep, a comprehen- sive patient support com- munity, is here to help you on your journey from diag- nosis to successful treatment. Visit for more information. 3L 201,3. CAPITA C tT EQUtPNENT CO, 515 2 33 " 1 5 2 6827 ,C mlC ty .oom SUN!DOWN EQUIPMENT 92, 866 62 00 ,S w q pmer m wJeu