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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Girls make a season oiff of close wins Paae 422 DAYS NewBraunfeli March 21 1845 March 21 New Braunfels 12 Pages in one section Thursday INSIDE 2 4 Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Brawtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kevin Korpi Blake Horstmann Jose M Sierra and Frank Eckart HappySBrd Nursing program set for Feb 1 at NBISD kNs and LVNs Earn Contact hours Nursing Law You will be held on Feb at NBISD Education Center 430 West Mill Street Cost Time This has been approved by Texas Nurses Assoc for hours Call 210 6206200 for more information Use backdoor entrance NB Retired Teachers to meet Feb 2 The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday Feb 2 in the NBISD Education Center Board Room The business meeting and pro gram will begin at 10 pro ceeded by coffee cookies at The program will con sist of a discussion and slide pre sentation on wildflowers present ed by Dick Henderson v support group to meet at Finkels The People Against Violent Crimes group will meet ohThurs day Jan 27 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center beginning at Interested persons are invited to attend For further information call Gladys at 6251800 Friends for Rivers will meet today Friends for Rivers the non profit group which organizes the annual cleanup of the lower Guadalupe River will hold their first meeting of the new year tomorrow at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room of Victoria Bank Trust The public is invited to attend and meet the new officers for the coming year For more information contact President Dave Davenport at 609 0543 day or 210 4203525 or Donna Murphy at 9064315 Citywide garage sale The New Braunfcls Childrens Museum will host a citywide garage sale at the Civic Center Sunday Feb 27 from 10 to 5 Booth fees an Individu als and organizations will keep all proceeds from booth sales To sign up or get more information call 6200939 Tho winniiK nuiiibors Lotto TOXM 15 17 Wrrtlltoo llcKpot Wok 3 Stammtisch efitut hmu Parents raise concerns about class schedules By ROSE MARIE HASH Staff Writer New State recommendations cxwld mean stu dents at area schools will spend more time in the classroom but some parents are concerned the proposed change will mean their children will not have time for extracurricular activities New recommendations from the Texas Com missioner of Education requiring 24 credits including additional math science social studies and foreign language credits has caused both of Comal Countys school districts to start consid ering block scheduling of classes The recommendation is for implementation in 1996 so we have to do something said John Turman Principal of New Braunfels High School can get 24 credits now but they would have to give up electives The block scheduling will give them the opportunity to earn up to 32 New Braunfels Independent School District had an informational meeting with parents Mon day evening The NBISD board will hear a pre sentation on the proposed block scheduling pro gram at the next board meeting Jan 30 The Theyre concerned because its new and many of their questions are legiti mate But recommenda tions become require ments and it is to be imple mented in 1996 we have to do something John Turman Comal Independent School District board will hear an informational report on block scheduling tonight at their pm meeting at the Smithson Two hundred parents attended the NBISD meeting Mondayund theschod presented the reaf sons block scheduling was being considered They include state recommendations requiring An additional math credit above Algebra II sudvas precalculus or Calculus An additional science credit above Biology such as Biology ri Chemistry H or Physics U An additional social studies credit above as World Geogra A third credit in a foreign language Currently students at NBHS have the oppor tunity to take classes during 24 periods through their fouryear high school session Those classes currently include electives Stu dents would have to eliminate those reduce involvement iri extracurricular activities attend summer school or take advantage of early class opportunities to acquire the recommended 24 necessary credits to graduate The NBISD plan is calledthe Accelerated Block Schedule and would consist of a school day with four 90 minute blocks of time for classes arid to earn up to 32 credits in fouryears Questions concerning issues such as how bus and beliffdcted were sllso addressed at the meeting with the fol lowing information provided by the district No changes in the bus schedules is anticipated however there be a 10 minute change in the start of the school day with tutorials beginning at The lunch schedule would change from three to four lunch periods Staff size would not have to increase because under the block scheduling 642 sections could be offered compared to 494 sections under the cur rent system r Extracurricular activities before or after school would not be affected by the schedule and stu dents will have more opportunities to take elec tives with the block scheduling With activities such as Band Athletics Choir and JROTC which students may participate in for four years choic es will have to be made in the junior and senior years to either take a class or attend summer school in order to participate in two or more of these activities School officials said this would be a problem regardless of the Turman said many parents are concerned about the program Theyre concerned because its new and many of their questions are But recommendations become requirements and if is to be implemented in 1996 we have to do something Buns across America New Braunfels Chamber to cefebrate another big year By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Greater New Braufr fels Chamber of Commerce will hon or several chamber members Friday night during Annual Chamber Meeting and Banquet for the banquet will includea review of last years work and plans for the Upcoming years work according to Bonnie Tetrault vice president Of special projects for the chamber We let chamber members know what were going to be doing this she said Dinner will begin at 7 The pre sentation of awards wiUbe held after dinner According to Tetrault Honors Hall awards chairman of the bard awards and life membershipswill be presented Of particular interested will be the presentation of the Besserung or citizen of the year Award has given to the commuhityalbt of their she said vr This VearVbanquet will also brate the anniversary of the cham program was atLpne Star Primary and Memorial Primary with Buna Bunny Wednesday hand to honw awanj winners By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer LandlBsaid she and her grand aftershocks Unless you had seen it you yQU ji iji i iniUM qur JSSSSiffSSE tSSSffSSSSStR SmiMimlSSttlS IcfiuepBtofherffiwirtffliiS SESlt I WtMje li jay ftiendi Step However LAndismissed 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