Wednesday, November 9, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday Nov 9 1994iHeraldZeitung 7 A Education CISD SVMSs Pam Nairfr selected as All American Cheferleader Goodwin Primarys parent volunteer program Important Flexible Rewarding n i i Pam Nairn member of Smithson Valley Middle Schools Blue Cheerleading Squad has been se lected as an All American Cheer This distinctive honor was achieved at the National Cheerleaders Association four day camp held at Incarnate Word College Participants included over 500 high school and middle school students Nairn was one of only 10 cheer leaders chosen for the All Ameri can honor and was the only middle school student selected To achieve this honor Nairn won each of lOdifferentcheerleadingskill tests We are all extremely proud of her accomplishment and the entire cheerleading Dr Pat Hollis SVMS Principal said As a result of her accomplishment Nairn will receive an invitation to march in the Macys New York Thanksgiving Day Parade She is the daughter of Tom and Debra Nairn of Bulverde CISD photo by Don Clark Pam Nairn was selected as one of only ten All American Cheerlead Over 500 competitors at the National Cheerleaders Association Camp competed for this award She was the only middle school cheerleader chosen CISD photo by Don Clark Carrie Sparkman Goodwin Primary School Parent Volunteer Coordinator with two of her friends Derrick Walls L and Sunni Reimer Sparkman arranges flexible schedules for parent and grandparent volunteers who participate in a wide range of activities to help teachers and students CMS students make PTA fundraiser a great success Goodwin Primary School needs parent volunteers to assist with a wide variety of activities Carrie Sparkman is the Volunteer Coordinator for the the name given to the Goodwin parent and grandparent volunteers Traditionally the Stars program has been very supportive of Goodwin Marlene Moore Goodwin Principal said Sparkman added Parents at the school help create a sense of belong ing among the students teachers other employees and the commu Teachers need help with copying and collating instructional materials or just cutting pictures out of maga zines or construction paper in the school she said Goodwin has students in prekin dergarten through the first grade and working with students is also very important Volunteers also read stories to one of the kindergarten or first grade classes Others work with students oneonone to help develop language or math skills We are really flexible with sched uling volunteers We can suggest ac in their students school The memories of their mother or father coming up to school paling and helping to further their education reinforces the childs fidence and makes them feel she said Marlene Moore has nothing but praise for the efforts of Sparkman It is just phenomenal what she has j done for the school this Moore said j The school currently has 15 parent j volunteers Parents and grandparents are j dially invited to visit the volunteer i There are so many different things tivities or volunteers can tell us what room from 8 to 9 any school day that a volunteer Spademan they would prefer to Sparkman or call Sparkman during evenings at said 6201595 The top three sales personsforthe CMS PTAf undraiserwere Garrett Brunei first Wes Michalec second and Tabitha Meckel thirdi Pictured are UR Bob Rambo Assistant Principal Michalec Brunei Meckel and Becky Krueger CMS PTA President CISD photo by Don dark NBISD Ait sale Sunday to benefit local scholarship Art is long life is Knowing full well that paintings can out last their creators Olga Wil son created the Dale WilsonSusan WilsonRobertson Art Scholarship Fund Named for her husband Dale Wilson and their daughter Susan WilsonRobertson the scholarship is in its third year The scholarship for graduates of New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools ben efits students who wish to become artists To help fund the scholarship Wil son is hosting an open house showing and sale of her husbands works this Sunday Nov 13 from in her home at 631 Summerwood Drive The show includes watercoiors oil paint ings and pastel drawings completed by her husband during a 30 year period Dale Wilson attended theArtlnsti tute and the American Academy of Art both in Chicago and the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in France His work has been exhibited in many regional and national shows as well as included in national galleries His artwork can also be found in many collections across the country The art scholarship is in memory of her husband and daughter both artists who died of cancer Dale Wil son firmly believed that drawing abil ity was the foundation upon which an artist built his or her attempts at self expression said Volunteers spend 20 to 30 minutes once a week in the school Many activities are not in the classroom NBMS batons The 199495 New Braunfels Middle School Band is led by two talented drum majors Per forming with the band are a num ber of twirlers They are left to right drum major Katie ONeal twirlers Shanna Smith Kristie Green Melissa Halm Baylea Taylor Dawn Schneider and drum major Sarah Ritchie Kneeling are twirlers Skye Hill and Suzanne Miller The girls are led by Band Director Mary Ellen Cavitt and assistant di rectors Anna Zientek and Dolores Ortiz NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT It is very important that students receive positive reinforcement from the parent group to know that the parents are interested in what happens rfW Parent volunteers are needed most welcome at all CISD Those interested can call the school office for further information t All but NBHS report cards sent home today Primary elementary OakRun and New Braunfels Middle School students receive their report cards today Nov 9 Report cards go home the first Wednesday following the end of a sixweeks grading period The second sixweeks grading period ended Nov 4 The third sixweeks grading period began Nov 7 and ends Dec 16 New Braunfels High School which adopted a block schedule this year consists of two terms each divided into two nineweek grading periods or semesters The first term began Aug 17 and ends Dec 16 The first semester ended Oct 14 NBHS students receive threeweek reports thatjJ they are to take home Rather than wait for the official nineweek report the high school staff chose to add threeweek reports to givejn students a better idea of how they are progressing in classes JJ NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Olga Wilson displays one of the oil painting for sale To that end qualifying for the scholarship is based on drawing abil ity Students will have the opportunity to exhibit their ability in that area in a competition in May Scholarship ap plicants are judged on their drawings of a figure study and a still life Last year Smithson Valley student Jason Shaw won the scholarship New Braunfels High School graduate Katherine Kawazoe was the first schol arship recipient MP principal counselor present at state conference Several years ago Memorial Primary Principal Carol DeHaven and Memorial Primary school counselor Noreen Means instituted a system of student behavior at their school The program implemented by the campus teach ers adds to the schools climate of care and respect for children and adults In fact the program has been so successful that DeHaven and Means were invited to share what Memorial Primary has been doing with other schools They presented their session Behavior Management Helping Children To Say I Am Responsible for four times throughout the Kindergarten Teachers of Texas Conference Oct 21 22 in Austin Each time they presented their information they i did so to a packed room They began their session by showing slides of students and teachers at Memorial Primary Audience members described what they saw as genuine happy children and caring adults DeHaven explained that achieving that school climate was possible with the behavior management pro gram used at Memorial In their session DeHaven and Means covered the goals of developed social skills and involving the child in his or her own behavior plan We teach the behavior we want to see in our said DeHaven She added that the youngsters devise their own plan to do better by drawing a picture of what behavior they will stop doing what they need to do instead and they complete the following sentence I know my plan is working The 1 Jth annual state KToT conference included ex hibits and speakers as well as breakout sessions mmmmMeet the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District 4 Kimberly Evins graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood With twp and a half years of teaching experience she educates first grade students at Lone Star Primary Greatest pleasure in teaching My greatest pleasure in teaching comes from seeing students exhibit high selfesteem and pride I feel I have really made a difference when I hear a student say something such as Look teacher I really tried hard to tie my shoe Even though it may pot be tied technically Philosophy of education I believe education should be childcentered I believe all children can learn and it is our responsibility as teachers to provide appropriate activities that guide each student to be happy and successful 4 Tanya Fajgout earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana She has also completed more than 50 hours toward a mathematics education degree from the University of Texas at Austin Although she is a beginning teacher she has taught fine arts at the college level She currently teaches math at New Braunfels Middle School Greatest pleasure in teaching Witnessing the intellectual growth of a student is like watching a blossom open up To see the gleam of selfdiscovery and pride of accomplish ment in the smallest success is priceless A teacher is a lifegiver whose pleasure is in giving and knowing the gifts are Philosophy of education Education opens doors and gives us the wings to rise above mere existence to experience the world around us and the world within us We are truly blessed those who can give this gift to Kimberly Evins Tanya Falgout