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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraidZeltung Wednr day Jan Education NBISD Committed to learning at Carl Schurz Fitsko to present at SERA conference Mike Fitsko thcassistant superin tendent of curriculum and instruction for New Braunfcls ISO has been invited to cochair a presentation for the 1994 Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Meet ing The conference will be held in San Antonio Jan 29 The SERA organization is made up of university professors and re searchers who explore all areas of higher educational research Fitsko will cochair the meeting with Dr Bruce Thompson from the College of Education at Texas A M University Their program Multiple Approaches in Program will include reports on dropouts spe education and evaluating the Texas Academics Skills Program I am honored to be invited to participate in his meeting which emphasizes the latest in university educational said Fitsko Speech students earn honors in Round Rock A number of New Braunfcls High School Speech students competed in the Round Rock Invitational Tourna ment last month Sergio Vargas won third place in the LincolnDouglas Debate In the Oratory event Jeff took third wilh Lindscy Blankenscc earning fifth place Persuasive Speaking was a suc cessful category for John Peters who won sixth and for Bert Ouzenski who placed eighth The students are coached by Jen nifer Balmanno Students have a holiday next Monday New Braimfcls ISD students have a holiday Jan 17 The day is one of the districts statemandated staff devel opment days which must be available to teachers Feb 21 is an additional student development day Both students and staff will have a holiday Feb 14 and March 18 Spring break is from March 28April 4 Lieke details life in Poland for NBHS class NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Last semester Brian Lieke the vice consul to the United States embassy in Poland spoke to the Economics class of Sally Kingsbury at New Braunfels High School Lieke shown left gave a fas cinating talk to the students in which he explained his job and answered questions Lieke an NBHS graduate said his job primarily in volved interviewing people who wished to become citizens and investigating visa fraud He gave a brief history of Poland and de scribed what living in War saw was like The economics students asked a variety of questions and discovered that American companies are opening businesses in Po land and a light snowfall can cause electricity losses The results of Polands depend ence on coal can be seen in lower life expectancies is considered to be very very and in severe pollu tion Lieke also detailed the process for entering the for eign service NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT A class of Carl Schurz Elementary students watch guest craftswoman Audrey Cobb She and fellow quilter Edna Serold took time to demonstrate the art of quilting for fourth and fifth graders in the school library Cobb said she has been quilting since 1984 Serold has been a quilter for 11 years They and other craft artisans were recently invited by librarian Gloria Kolacek to show the students a number of arts Tomorrow the library will be the site of a reception honoring retired Carl Schurz staff members and the members of the schools first firstgrade class A display of the schools past has been set up in the display cases of the library Those who have contributed items or their expertise to the display were also invited to the reception The event begins at 10 PRIDE offered at various times and days Training program seeks to help parents New Braunfcls ISD implemented the PRIDIi or Parent Resource Insti tute lor program in IRIDH provides for area parrnls who in turn Irani Ilidi peers A variety of limes and dales are offered to accomodale parenls sched ules A Monday class taught by Carol Robison meets at 7 at Lone Star Primary School 2343 W San Anto nio Barry Moores classes formerly scheduled for Tuesdays will meei Wednesdays at 7 at Seele life meniary School 540 Howard His Iirsi class begins tonight Starting this morning arc classes laiijrht by Jeannine at Seele Elementary She will show lapes 3 and 4 on Jan tapes 5 and 6 on Jan 26 and lapes 7 and 8 on Feb 2 Another Tuesday class begins Jan IX Taught by Carola Davis the course iiKels at 7 at New Braun fcls High School Tapes I and 2 will be viewed Jan 18 with tapes 3 and 4 shown Jan 25 tapes 5 and 6 on Feb I and tapes 7 and 8 on Feb 8 Jan 20 another Thursday class begins Taught by Carol Robison Pal Rasor and Martha Ellis the class will meet from 79 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company Tapes I and 2 will be covered the first night with tapes 3 and 4 on Jan 27 tapes 5 and 6 on Feb 3 and tapes 7 and 8 on Feb 10 Additional classes begin in Febru ary and March This concept of training and mobi parents has seen the successful training of thousands of parents across the country since it was formed in 1977 CISD Board of Trustees approves Preparation for the Real World Family Living and Small Business Management courses Students attend Greater Houston Athletic Trainer Workshop The Board of Trustees at their Monday January 10 meeting ap proved two new high school courses The courses are Preparation for the Real WorldFamily Living offered through home economics depart ments and Small Business Manage ment from the office education de partments Courses will be offered by both high schools beginning with the 19941995 school year Preparation for the Real World Family Living will be a one semester course offered to sophomores jun iors and seniors interested in acquir ing family living skills We believe students need more comprehensive knowledge about in dependent living This course ex pands upon the essential elements of a course currently offered by home economics departments Individual and Family Living and will empha size personal development relation i ships wellness citizenship and re source Wesley Odell District Career and Technology Co ordinator said A variety of conceptsandskills will be incorporated into the course These include the following personal and interpersonal development skills selfesteem peer and family rela tionships decisionmaking employ ment citizenship skills vot ing jury duties community leader ship misdemeanors and money management credit banking insurance cost of living and lifes crises spouse abuse major illness alcoholism divorce single parenting the aged coping with The Small Business Management course will be a oneyear course of fered to juniors or seniors interested in a career in small business manage ment or management in general The emergence and growth of the small business plays a very important role in the American Economic Sys Odell said Currently the only business man agement course offered in career and technology is in the agricultural de partment We believe we can better meet the needs of students interested in an office career if the district also offers a course in the office education Odell added This course will provide students wilh many opportunities to study var ied concepts and skills associated wilh small business management This includes understanding basic steps involved in starting a new busi ness and financial resources required developing skills needed to manage human resources developing skills needed to plan for the new business and the development of marketing management arid financial plans de veloping a basic understanding of le gal issues understanding the advan tages and disadvantages of owning ones own business and government regulations important to the small business owner Students can develop a sequence of courses for specialization in an office career This sequence would include Micro Computer Applications Busi ness Computer Applications Office Administration Small Busi ness Management Five Canyon High and Canyon Middle School students attended the 1994 Greater Houston Student Ath letic Trainer Workshop CHS was represented by Brooke Fleschcr Jennifer Smith and Craig Caddcll CMS attendees were Greg BowersVest and Brandon Crabill This is the first year we have attended this workshop It was a valu able learning experience because students were able participate in hands on Tom Falan CHS Ath letic Trainer said Over 800 students from across the state participated in the studentori ented daylong workshop Licensed Athletic Trainers and medical spe cialists presented 18 learning labo ratories and lectures They included Ihc following Body Injury Evalua tion Basics of Splinting and Bandag ing Basic Taping Techniques and Professional Advancement of Ath letic Health Care Students gained a tremendous awareness about statewide athletic trainer activities in addi tion to possible career op portunities College scholarships are avail able and recruiters were at the Workshop with a variety of Falan added The next planned trip is to the Alamo Athletic Trainer Workshop in February Houston workshop certainly sparked student enthusiasm Several even practiced taping techniques on the way Falan concluded INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Comal Facts Canyon High School and Canyon Middle School saved over is energy costs for school year 19921993 as com pared to for school year 19891990 Smithson Valley Middle School AllRegion Choir members Pictured are front row I to R Stephanie Langenberg Catherine Scnoll Melana Ross and Lindsey Ratliff Back row L to Amy Philips Valarie Roberts Michael OBrien Chester Stork and Chris Pittman These students also participated in the AllRegion Clinic and Concert Schools from the North East Seguine New Braunfels and Comal ISDs were represented at the event held at Wood Middle School in San Antonio In all approximately 500 students from fifteen middle school choirs participated in auditions to determine members of three AllRegion Choirs 7th grade 8th grade and Mens Employee Spotlight We salute these outstanding professionals Suzzette Perry Perry teaches 5th grade at Bill Brown Elementary School She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education This is her second year teaching Her goal is to obtain her masters degree in educational administration in the nexi three years All of my leaching experiences are my favor Perry said When not at school she enjoys sports especially volleyball and soft ball Estella Wiley Wiley is the Food Service Manager at Mountain Valley Elementary School She has been with the school for 17 years I really enjoy being with the Wiley said Spending time with her family is what she enjoys most when not at school Wiley is known for her wonder ful award winning cinnamon rolls and for her Children come first atti tude She also developed the elemen tary school sack lunch program These nutritional lunches are pre pared by Food Service personnel for students as an alternative lo the hot lunch program also offered by the Agnes Mary Klar The school counselor at Bulverde Primary and Eementary Schools Klar has 26 years of experience in teaching and education She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University with several ad vanced degrees lo include clinical counseling Her goal is to enhance the self esteem and coping skills of all of her students and to meet their special needs and problems If life gives you lemons make is Klars favorite quote Her favorite pastimes are reading and cooking   

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