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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sunday April HeraJdZeitung 7 A F1 A L D Education NBISD NRISD seeks names for Stiver Unicorn award Names added to NBHS honor roll While computers can be a timesaver they can also make mistakes occasionally In this case the New Braunfels High School AllA honor roll that ran last weekend was missing some scholars names In addition to the students recognized last week the following were also named to the honor roll for the first nineweek grading period of the semester Seniors Jennifer Blackstock James Gill Kourtney Hanz Suzanne Kneuper Kimberly Knudson Ryan McGuire Caleb Nieri Guillaume Nozieres Robert Ohlschwager BarbraPina Sherry Presley BarbaraRuppel Erika Sagebiel Lana Walker Shanna Webster Lori Worthey and Patricia Yanez Juniors Jennifer Barber Javier De La Borbolla Travis Faust MarkPhair Carolyn Pillar Krystal Rossi Amanda Schneider and Nathan Sloan Sophomores Andrea Barrientos Kate Bell Laura Bissett MireyaBlankmeyer Shelley Bredewater Crystal Haas Leslie Opperman Jeffrey Schultz Gavin Tucker and Seth Weisser Freshmen Nicole Blackwell Cooper Cogdell Brian Lee Jamie MacDonald Kristen Santos Joshua Schindler Megan Stratemann Edgar Valderrama and John Zengler Kindergartners to register April 25 As this school year heads into the last grading period it is time to preregister next years kindergartners Youngsters are eligible for kindergarten if they are fiveyearsold on or before Preregistration will be held Tuesday April 25 at Memo rial and Lamar primary schools Memorial Primary at 1200 County Line Road serves students in NBISDs south attendance zone while Lamar at 240 N Central serves residents in the north attendance area Lamar will hold registration from intheschool gymnasium Memorial Primary will have registration from in the school library Parents must bring their childs birth certificate immu nization record social security card and proof of residency such as a local utility bill For children without a social security card the schools have social security application forms available Parents are strongly encouraged to preregister and bring their kindergartnerstobe so they can tour their new school Both schools will be open for walkthroughs Lamar Principal Cris Vasquez will host a 3045 minute orientation for children and parents at 9 in the multipur pose gym Memorial Principal Carol DeHaven will also host an orientation for new kindergartners and parents from in the school cafeteria While parents are not required to attend the orientation they are encouraged to do so Last May as the coirnmunity gathered to watch New Braunfels High School seniors graduate the community first honored seven illustrious community members who have wbrkedlong and selflessly on behalf of the areas youth Presented with the Silver Unicorn Braunfels ISDs highest merit were volunteers Alice Caffey Pat Elbe Joseph Hales Derihisand Penny Rhoades and Dr Loddie Roeder and former trustee Aguinaldo Nayo Zamora Next Tuesday an anonymous committee of seven members including NBISD trustees of the faculty and staff and citizens residing within the district will determine this years deserving recipients The New Braunfels ISD School Board and Superinten dent Charles Bradberry invite the public to send nomina tions to Silver Unicorn Award The Education Center 78130 The following guidelines explain the award The names of the award nominees recognized for the quality of service rendered are forwarded to the NBISD school board which can accept or reject the nominees but cannot make additions The award recipients arc then recognized at the annual high school graduation ceremo nies Silver Unicorn nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements Teachers may be eligible after 15 years of service in NBISD members of the Board of Equalization shall be eligible after having served two years on the board School trustees arc eligible alter having served three years on the board and completing their current service as board members A trustee cannot be a Silver Unicorn recipient while serving on the NBISD school board Citizens of the community arc eligible as a result of i written recommendation submitted to the committee The superintendent annually submits a list of eligible teachers either retired or in service to the committee The award may also be presented posthumously Up Jo six people may be awarded each year Districtwide choral festival set for tomorrow night in NBHS cafetorium Fine musical perfor mances are typical for New Braunfels High School Recently the University of Texas at Arlington Wind Ensemble shown at right played for NBHS band stu dents Conducted by Ray Lichentenwalter the band played several pieces in cluding a sneak preview of Zion by Dan Welcher which was debuted at the Texas Music Educators As sociation Conference To morrow night at 7 the high school will again be the place to hear beautiful music The districtwide choir concert will begin at 7 in the cafetorium Students from music classes and secondary choirs will perform for the public NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT NBHS math student advances nationally New Braunfels High School junior Lisa Weltzer was one of several NBHS students who took part in the recent American Mathematics com petition Lisas score was exceptional enough to advance her to the next level of competi tion the American Invitational Math Exam The exam is a qualifier for participation on the American team competing in the International Mathematics Olympiad Last year the Ameri can team won the worldwide event NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT V NBISD students and staff have holidays Friday April 14 and Monday April 17 educating everyone takes euergooe CISD Award winning SVHS Ranger Stars Electronic science projects required knowledge research and creativity CISD photo by Don Clark Shown are Canyon Middle School sixth grade students and their electronic science projects LR seated Joslyn Nollkamper Victor Gutierrez standing Kris Nixon Patrick Walker Amanda Luckemeyer and Casey Whipple Each CMS sixth grade student researched designed and created a science project as the culminating activity for a unit on electricity CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured are the award winning SVHS Ranger Stars Pep Squad LR front row Tracy Lee Erica Knight Kelly Tanner Amy Gibbs Brittany Bullion Robin Goff Tiffany Smith row two Amanda Moore Abigal Reeves Veronica Limon Michelle Gonzales Charlene Nulton Amanda S Jones Holli Nance Donna Kershy Third row LeAnn Lloyd Jesica Thomas Marie ODean April Heniz Nicole Wieland Celina McNeil Jennifer Peel Elizabeth Clapp fourth row Megan Fisher Tammie Baker Rachel Hancock Adriane Ash Lisa Loper Amanda J Jones Melissa Gaunt Jana French Michelle Chenault Ashley Khun Tiffany Wentworth and Sherry Capparelli As the number one rated team in combined 3A 4A and 5A competition the Ranger Stars won Best in Class at the Spurs Pep Squad Competition held earlier this year at the Alamo Dome The squad also won a Division I First Place Superior Award Canyon Middle Schpol sixth grade science students recently finished a four week unit on electricity Throughout the four weeks students participated in a variety of handson learning activities accprding to Vickie Williams sixth grade science teacher Students built series and parallel electrical circuits and gained practi cal knowledge of how electricity works through actual use of electrical components In the culminating activity of the unit students built a project to dem onstrate one or more concepts they learned about electricity One of the main educational ob jectives of the unit was to help stu dents understand how electricity helps them in everyday Williams said Joslyn Nollkamper from her newly gained knowledge of series cir cuits built a twoway telegraph mak ing magnets from wirewound coils Closing the circuit by touching two metal strips makes the clicking sound of the Nollkamper said Kris Nixon created a carnival game called Steady Your Nerves using electricity in a series circuit to make the connection when the contestant plays the game Patrick Walker built an elec tronic organ to demonstrate how a microprocessor worked Walker used paper clips to wire his micro processor to capacitors and the other parts of his project The project was completed in a week end according to Walker Victor Gutierrez carefully de signed a switching circuit to demon strate the properties of a series con nection The objective of Amanda LuQkemeyers electric quiz game was to match the correct state to the state flower By touching the correct elec trical contacts matching the state and the flower you complete the series electric circuit and the light Luckemeyer said The Electric Bean Bag built by Casey Whipple rewards the contestant when the bean bag is cor rectly tossed through a com pletes an electrical circuit learned how to make complete circuits and how to make a switchall shapes and all she said Justin Thompson displays art work in state capital Justin Thompson a fifth grade student at Bul verde Elementary School was one of only 100 Texas students chosen to participate in the 1995 Youth Art Month Capital Show in Austin Thomp son received a medal from the Texas Education Agency TEA for the occasion This was a real honor and were all very proud of Justin and his art Melissa Hoekstra Bulverde Elemen tary School art teacher said His art was displayed in the TEA building in Austin To cel ebrate the display of art work the TEA invited Hoekstra to an Austin reception in honor of your excellent Justin is the son of Jon and Brenda Thompson of Silver Hills CISO photo by Don Clark   

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