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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 6A1 Wednesday Jan 18 R A L I T U N G mi Education CISD Health science technology courses provide valuable career knowledge and job training The districts health science tech nology courses provide valuable in sight into health careers and the nec essary training for successffil completion of the states nurses aide certification Its exciting I really like Robin Best a CHS student at her McKenna Memorial hospital clinical rotation said I wasnt really interested in health and didnt know what I wanted to do after high school Now I have direc tion I love she added Students can begin by enrolling in Health Care Science This course pro vides basic information about many health care professions This course also satisfies the districts required student health credit requirement Clinical Rotation One and Clinical Rotation Two are the next health care science courses that can be taken by students Students in Clinical Rotation One spend two to four weeks at each of six different health care locations These include Kirkwood Manor nursing home McKenna Memorial Hospital and dentist medical doctor ophthal mologist and veterinarian offices A two week rotation consists of five three hour handson learning experi ences During these visits students learn about the basics of that health career Clinical Rotation Two provides students the opportunity to gain in depth knowledge in one or two health career areas such as nursing or physi cal therapy Students can take the state nurses aide certification exam at the conclu sion of Clinical Rotation One Certifi cation requires a minimum of 40 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of clinical experiences as well as successful completion of the state exam Maria Ross at SVHS and Janet Zeravica at CHS are course instruc tors Health science technology courses can provide students insight into what career they may want to follow Completion of the certifica tion program gives them a skill an opportunity to have a job when they Ross also a registered nurse said This was the way I worked my way through she added These basic courses provide a broad education that remains valu able to the students for their whole life even if they are not interested in a related Zeravica said For example learning how to take vital signs requires a lot of experi ence This course provides that expe rience something very valuable to any student thinking about entering a health she said Zeravica also has 12 years experi ence as a registered laboratory techni cian and xray technician Elizabeth Otto Rebecca Middour Rebeccalee Coventry Ginger Lake and Erica Moore SVHS students in their four week Kirkwood Manor ro tation agreed I want to be a medical doctor and this will help me get connected into the medical Middour said Otto and Moore stated they were taking the course because they want to become registered nurses while Lake stated she is interested in occu pational therapy I have taken care of family mem bers my whole life This gives me more Coventry said Abby Saunders at her twoweek McKenna Memorial Hospital rota tion was also enthusiastic I liked assisting in the operating Saunders said I took the course Clinical Rota tion because I wanted to see if I was interested in a health career and what department I she added Students can also join Health Occu pations Students of America Local students compete each year for scholarships at the area state and national level according to Zeravica The next area competition will be Feb 1719 in McAllen Abby Saunders and Robin Best receive information on bandages from Todd Curtis McKenna Memorial Hospital staff physical therapist Best and Saunders are CHS students participating in one of their six required clinical rotations CISD photo by Don Clark NBISD Community Education classes offer skills fun With the New Year comes a new batch of community education classes offered through New Braunfels ISO Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible Classes usually have a minimum enrollment that must be met before the class will be offered Likewise maximum class sizes limit the number of students per class Call NBISD Community Education at 6206200 to sign up soon and ensure a place in the class of your choice WordPerfect offered earlier this month is sched uled to begin at a new time and day So if you thought you missed your chance to take the class creating formatting and editing documents think again The class begins Jan 30 and meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 79 in Room C54 of New Braunfels High School Instructor Loretta Henk will teach only if the 12 student minimum is meet so sign up now Tuition is with a lab and materials fee Defensive offered in cooperation with the National Safety Council will be taught several different days this month Week day classes include a Wednesday class on Jan 23 and 25 from 69 A Saturday class is offered Jan 28 from 8 All sessions are taught by Bill Hightower at The Education Center Tuition is Human Resources in the 90s Part begins Jan 19 and meets on Thursdays through Feb 16 From 67 Bob Ristau covers techniques on managing employees Class meets at The Education Center tuition is Basic taught by Sarah Wetz begins Jan 19 and meets on Thursdays through Feb 16 The class is offered from in the VEH classroom of The Education Center Tuition is A supply list will be provided at preregistration The art of telling tales will be shared in Storytelling Made taught by Joe Moore The class which begins Jan 25 and continues through March 1 on Wednesdays includes a minimum of lectures a variety of audio and video examples and lots of class participation Taught from the class is Also starting on the 25th is Beginning Sign Lan taught by Linda Schrank a licensed interpreter textbook American Sign Language Phrase the class is taught in two sessions The first session meets from Jan 25 through March 22 and session II is taught from April 5May 31 Bothclasses meeton Wednes days from at The Education Center The tuition must be prepaid and a textbook must be purchased at the first class Introduction to taught by Mike Porter begins Thursday Jan 26 and continues through March 9 Meeting on Thursdays from theclass develops self defense skills based on a students calmness of mind and not age Cost is and the first meeting includes the Martial Arts and the Inner Self seminar taught Jan 17 from in the Memorial Primary cafeteria The Education Center is located at 430 W Mill Street the Teachers 9999 Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District 4 Craig Hejtmancik graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders He is also close to completing his masters degree in Special Education from Southwest A new educator he teaches Special Education students at New Braunfels High School Greatest pleasure in teaching Seeing a student succeed during or after their educational Philosophy of education As a teacher 1 believe in promoting student success by offering a curriculum that will prepare them for career or academic Cheri Horkman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in a History from the University of Texas She teaches English classes at New Braunfels 9 rwlmanclK High School Greatest pleasure in teaching The best part of teaching is working with students I enjoy the relationships that develop between myself and students There is also and excitement and awe in watching students learn and in knowing that I have taught them Philosophy of education Make every single lesson I teach useful education Show students how literature writing and grammar are relevant to their lives Respect students personal and academic needs Challenge students to think independently and critically Always be willing to try new things to find methods that Cheri Horkman SVHS students enrolled in Clinical Rotation One learn how to correctly take blood pressure readings L owue3 Sinfler Uke Erica Moore Standin9Elizabeth Otto Rebeccalee Coventry and Maria Ross SVHS health occupation course instructor and registered nurse The students are on location at Kirkwood Manor Nursing Home one of their six required health profession rotations CISD photo by Don dark CHS AllRegion AllDistrict band members Pictured are the Canyon High School AllRegion and AllDistrict band members LR front row Kimberly Hall Percussion AllDistrict Kathy Campos Eflat Clarinet AllDistrict First Chair All Region Misty Mclaughlin Flute AllDistrict Kristina Guillen Flute AllDistrict second row Brian AIMfcoton Bztor Clarinet AllDistrict AllRegion AllRegion PreArea Kevin Carpenter French Horn All District AllRegion PreArea and Wayne Kraft Tenor Saxophone AllRegion First Chair AllDistrict PreArea photo by Don Parenting program avoids terrible twos with successful second year Students and teachers in the Very Important Parent VIP program at the New Braunfels High School has been busy this year with several different projects to benefit both the students parents and the community One specific goal of the VIP pro gram is to educate other students about teenage pregnancies and the difficul ties involved To achieve this goal the students have been working on aposter campaign aimed at New Braunfels Middle School youngsters The post ers included some very effective mes sages that described some of the prob lems associated with teen parenting The campaign included the New Braunfels High School The students taped twominute commercials shown every Wednesday during the morning announcements on the Channel One broadcast Also important to the program is continuing education Thanks to a vo cational grant for the pro gram is working towards computer training for the students VIP is look ing for volunteers to teach the students some of the basic computer skills The programs students have been active with several projects that allow the teen parents to give back to the Meet the Teacher hosted at NBHS Jan 26 With block scheduling at New Braunfels High School students com plete a years worth of classes in one half the time So while students in the lower grades are beginning the second se mester of school high school students are just starting four new classes A Meet the Teacher night is planned for Thursday Jan 26 The evening begins with a welcome at 7 in the cafetorium parents will then follow a short version of their childs class schedule and visit with teachers The NBHS administration staff and PTA invites high school parents to attend and get to know their teens routine and teachers community One such project was the March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Ba bies campaign The parents solicited teachers to donate and in return the teachers were able to wear jeans one day The parents also set up a pair of jeans at the high school and allowed the students to donate as well The campaign raised almost dollars for the March of Dimes In addition to the March of Dimes drive the parents also worked to refur bish old dolls to donate to local ambu lance services and hospitals The Childrens Museum has also played a large part in the lives of these parents Once a month the parents take a field trip to the museum and learn different methods of how to play with their children and create quality time de spite busy schedules The parents are deciding on a project to benefit the museum in return for a free years mem bership to the museum Earlier this year Joanie Garza and Sue Hayworth teachers in the VIP program attended the Parenting Edu cation Program in Austin and the Texas Association Concerned with School Aged Parents convention in El Paso According to Hayworth the trips were extremely successful We now realize this problem is not isolated to New Braunfels and that there is a state wide effort to help these she said Some of the ideas generated through the conventions included stu dent field trips to dentists and other health care facilities for information on care for their babies as well as themselves KLRNs Lorraine Olssen spoke with the VIP parents about the effects of television on children and how to monitor what they watch Olssen men tioned programs like reading rainbow Sesame Street and Barney as just a few examples of some of the quality programs available to children The VIP program is continuing to grow and as it does it needs your help The program is always looking for volunteers and donations Some vol unteer activities include making house calls working on a newsletter and seeking donations from various areas If interested call Sue Hayworth or Joanie Garza at 6256271 The Very Important Parent pro gram began in 1993 on a Parenting Education Program PEP grant The program currently serves 44 parents Calendar for the Remalner of 199495 Friday Feb 17 End of 4th Six Week Grading Period Early Release for Staff Development secondary campuses release at am primary and elementary schools release at Student Development youth Show Holiday Spring Break End of 5th Six Week Grading Period Holidays Holiday NBHS Baccalaureate Last Day of School and Graduation Teacher Work Day Staff Development Days Bad weather days if needed have been scheduled for April 17 and May 5 If weather conditions or other factors threaten the normal operation of schools the superintendent will decide which plan should be followed in the case school closings are necessary At that time parents would be advised to listen to radio station KGNB 1420 AM or KNBT FM for further directions Monday Feb 20 Friday March 17 March 2731 Thursday April 13 April 14 8 17 Friday Mays Sunday May 21 Friday May 26 Monday May 29 May 30June 1