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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 6 March 5 1995 HER O Z E I T U M G Education NBISD Taking time for TAAS Next week the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test will be the focus of many Texas fourth and eighth graders and high school students On Tuesday March 7 fourth grad ers eighth graders and those taking the exitlevel test at high school will be tested in writing The following day exitlevel stu dents will take mathematics tests On Thursday they will be tested in read ing In May students in grades three through eight take the TAAS reading and math tests on the 9th and 10th Fifth and eighth graders will then take a science test on the 11th Grades four and eight also take a social studies test on the 12th Parents are encouraged to help stu dents do their best on the test by mak ing sure they get plenty of sleep the nights before testing and eat a good breakfast on test days At New Braunfels Middle School students will attend a TAAS pep rally in the main gym from Other activities as well as teacher training sessions have been sched uled throughout the year to help stu dents do their best The TAAS which replaced the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills in 1990 tests higher order thinking skills Curious how youd do Here is a question from the sample book for the exitlevel test in math 1 Valeries pattern called for 2 21 3 yards of fabric To allow for error she bought 3 yards of fabric How many extra inches of fabric did Valerie purchase a 1 in b 4 in c 8 in d 12 in The correct answer is d Next week additional sample ques tions for English and math will run in the newspaper Weve got the public in public education NBISD salutes trustees past and present for Board Appreciation month Excellence does not just happen overnight it comes from years of quality people working and Charles Bradberry New Braunfels ISO administra tors hosted a reception for trust ees who had served on the school board at anytime from 1930 to the present At the re ception held Feb 28 banners and cards made by students were displayed Supt Charles Bradberry recognized the trust ees present as School Board President Dick Robinett pre sented certificates of apprecia tion Bradberry said Excellence does not just happen overnight it comes from years of quality people working and Above Bob Kiesling stands with Board President Dick Robinett and Assistant Superintendent for Finance Lonnie Curtis Above right are some of the planners and builders of NBISDs educa tion system Below them clock wise Garland Lloyd talks with NayoZamora Below them Ken neth Fiedler Oscar Baetge and Pat Hernandez share memories To their left Merritt Schumann Fiedler and Elliot Knox reminisce while above them Bette Spain discusses NBISDs history with BobSohn NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT CISD SVHS Players star in one act short comedies to provide an evening of entertainment Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for February Smithson Valley Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February at ceremonies held in the school cafetorium The theme for the February awards ceremony was SVMS has Rounded Up Our Entertainment was presented by Bill Christ eighth grade science The following students were recog nized as Students of the Month for February Core Academic Courses Science Robin Apolinar Christ McKee Erin Guzman Betty Moore Julie Seay Mathematics Gabriel Nickens Cassidy Conway Stephanie Baresh Erika Johnson teacher and his square dancersthe Rita Olfers Social Studies Randy Mustang There are sixteen members of the The following students performed at the ceremonies Phillip Frankoviak Mandi Fisher Michelle Kaestler Kelsey Lien Chris Payne Julie Seay Allen Teague Laura Weathersby and Kathryn Welch Awards were presented by Dr Patrick Hollis SVMS principal Nancy Williams and Margi Handrick school counselors McCall Ginny Thompson Leah DeLosSantos Holly Watts Sarah Wahl Language Arts Raymond Lopez Jessica Sandoval Melissa dementis LaShae Kuykendall Danny Dacey Reading Jayson Garcia Wendy Watkins Kevin Phelan Stacy Mueller Laura Weathersby Elective Courses Band Sy Simmons Tamber Richey Life Management Nichole Dove Physical Educa tion Amber Jensen Lauren Brigance Jose Valdez Raymond Lopez Brandon Coleman Bradie Parrott Art I Ali cia Garcia Jamie Meloni Industrial Technology I Allen Teague Span ish Monte Chappell Computer Programming Justin Fournier Computer Literacy Kyle Charles Choir Mary Ann Medosa Special Categories Principals Award Jennifer DeLeon Office Aide Kelly Walker Citizenship Crystal Vasquez Elisa West Randy McCall Lindsay Wake Jamie Meloni Content Mastery Jenni fer Franklin Juan Nino Dezarae Glueck Center for Successful Learning Teresa Gomez Elks Stephen Huth CHS Cheerleaders win at competition CISO photo by Don Clark Pictured are the Smithson Valley High School cast and members of the one act play Ah Sweet Mystery a spoof on murder mysteries love and sibling rivalry LR front row Adrienne Morris Shannon Marriott Marisa Mora second row Marie Schumacher Mike Novak William Christensen Lauren Jenkins David Bounds Not pictured Jason West The SVHS Players and the fourth period theater arts produc tion class will present four short one act comedies on March 9 10 and 1 1 in the school commons Performances start at 7 on each day and are open to the public Admission is for students and senior citizens and for other attendees AA Mystery is a spoof on murder mysteries love and sibling rivalryThe play features Adrienne Shannon Marriott Marisa Mora Mam Schumacher Mike Novak West William Uujefl Jenkins and Tfce second play is UtiswuMr Nightmare Gary Scott Bradford has a dream of three dream girls Aimee Edwards Molly Gildart Kristina Kinard who fight him and fight over him Words Words Words is the third production The audience will laugh as three monkeysSwift Colby Kafia Jessica and Milton Kyie to write Hamlet The SVHS entry for the 1995 UIL One Act Play Contest is Carlo Goldonis The Servant of Two Mas ters This is the final play of the evening The Servant is a farce with love triangles hidden identities period costumes a sword fight and more The cast and crew includes Jenni fer Collins Jamie Campbell Shauna Disler Mike Lynch Alyssa Crandall Susan Vani Joey Guyer Anson Ainsworth Chrissy Huth Jessica Nix Mike Novak Laura Cox Colby Mantooth Hal Mancrief Heather McGary Shan non Philips and Shannon Marriott UIL competition will be held at New Braunfels High School on March 24 and 29 The plays are directed by Shawn Saunders SVHS theatre arts teacher SVHSs Spring production will be Agatha Christie Made Me Do It scheduled for April 2022 and 27 CISD photo by Don Clarfc Pictured are the Varsity CHS Cheerleaders following their fourth place victory at the Cheers Competition held in San Antonio front row Kari Kastner Casey Kneupper Tyse Stanley Michelle Wright Amanda Lanik back row Brooke Schwinning Misty Freeman Erin Rich April Rheinlaender and Robin Usseter
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