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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                6 A HeraldZeitung Wednesday April Education CISD SVHS Silver Spurs dance team receives awards at national competition CISD photo by Don Clark LR front row Shelly San Miguel Aslynn Minjares Jennifer Harris Rojji Lewis AJisha Matthews eaoond row Amy Crawford Amy Brown Brandy Durham CoCaptain Sabrina Douglas Third Lieutenant Maureen MoKnight Brook Heather Sweel Jackie Qarza third row Sherry Capparelli director and Lauren Leopard First Lieutenant Kelly French Jessica Ebrom Rebecca Weaver Jennifer VanKIeef Heather Buck Captain Jamie Tanner Crissy Dickson Second Lieutenant Aimee Edwards Heather Lowery and Tcrrl French The Smithson Valley High School Silver Spurs dance team has won im pressive awards in national and inter national competition The team collected national hon ors beating out literally thousands of competitors and teams from as far away as Japan at the byinvitation only national finals of the National Cheer and Dance Association held in Dallas The Silver Spurs won eighth place in the international competition with their dance routine entitled Tribute to Team officers also showed their championship style finishing sev enth in the international field of com petitors The 199495 officers of the Silver Spurs are Captain Jamie Tanner Co Captain Sabrina Douglas First Lieu tenant Kelly French Second Licutcn ant Aimee Edwards and Third Lieu tenant Maureen McKnight At the San Antonio Spurs dance competition held at the Alamo Dome the SVHS team garnered a Superior rating in Division I competi tion the officers also earned a Supe rior rating Team success continued at the Na tional Dance Team Competition held atSWTSU The Silver Spurs won the Sweep stakes Trophy by receivingDiviston I ratings for all chree of their routines The team won the Best Overall Trophy for their choreography Of ficers continued their winning tradi tion obtaining a Superior rating for their routine Students can cam academic credit in fine arts or physical education while participating as a member of the schools championship Silver Spurs dance team according to Sherry Capporclli team director and dance instructor They learn a lot more than dance Students learn how to be respon sible how to work with others as part of a team and become more disci SWTSU gradu ate dance major and former Strutter said Social skills and etiquette are other valuable qualities gained through the dance team experience The girls have really worked hard on thcii different dance routines to get these outstanding Capparelli concluded Next year the school plans to offer a dance class open to all students according to Capparelli Canyon Middle and Comal Elementary band members receive awards at contest CISD pfioto by Don Clark Pictured are Coma Elementary School students who received Superior or Exce Kent ratings at the Smithson Valley Hill Country Solo and Ensemble Contest LR front raw Evelyn Ibarra Erin Biry Leslie Lane Jokean Cox Cassandra Hammond second row Setn Edwards Sean Mooney Jason Swint Alecia Edwards Alexis Alvarado third row Jack Curtis Aaron Watts Chris Lowe Billy Zimmermann and Jamie Donahue Canyon Middle School and Comal Elementary School students per formed at the Smithson Volley Hill Country Solo and Ensemble Contest in March Forty band members re turned with Superior medals and nineteen received Excellent ratings The following CMS students re ceived Superior ratings Ashley Lauren Smock Cerise Schlichting Gloria Camu Jennifer Booker Trixie Bnrgamy Lauren Dean Misty Scibert Lauren Wilke Rhawna Chew Trisha Eilers Brian Erwin Rachelle Temoney Josh Gra ham Steven Barry Belle Coleman Ducote Bobbye Smiih Sarah Gutierrez Jason Hand Derek Koehler Amie Meadows Brian Eaeley Jill Bowden Brent Shelbumc David Carpenter Jason Box Mark KieschnicJc Curtis Pfeiffer and Sara Tabler CMS ensembles receiving Supe rior ratings included Rhawna Celia Spiller and Jennifer Tara Buigamy Coinal Elementary School band members with Superior ratings in cluded Jamie Donahue Jokeah Cox Leslie Lane Alccia Edwards Cassandra Hammond Jason Swint Sean Mooney Seth F4wards Billy Zimmerman and Evelyn Ibarra CES Superior ensembles were Jokeah Lane Alexis Edwards and Jack Mooney Those CMS students receiving Ex cellent ratings were Karen Pomeroy Oliver Wilson Tara Bretzke Angel Oangsei Melissa Grobe Heidi Mohr Lea Mohr Janette Ayala Janet Pomeroy Derek Wohlfahrt Matt Schuctz Rich Cantu Jonathan Haag and Jassi Abrego Comal Elementary students receiv ing Excellent ratings included Jack Curtis Aaron Wans Erin Buy and the ensemble of Chris Watts Prekindergarten and kindergarten enrollment begins CISD primary and elementary schools will begin enrolling prekindergarten and kindergar ten students on the following dates Bill Brown Elementary April 24 Bulverde Primary April 24 Comal Elementary May 3 Goodwin Primary April 25 and Mountain Valley Elementary May 2 For more information contact the individual school NBISD 199596 kindergartners register Tuesday As this school year heads into the last grading period it is time to prereg istcrnextyears kindergartners Young sters arccligihlcforkindcrgartenifthey arc flvcyearsold on or before Sept I 1995 Preregistration will he held Tues day April 25 at Memorial and Lamar primary schools Memorial Primary at County Line Road serves students in NBISDs south attendance while Lamar at 240 N Central serves residents in he north attendance area Lamar will hold registration from 9 in the school gymnasium Memorial Primary will have registration from in the school lihrary Parents must hringlheirchildshirth certificate 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 appli cation forms available Parents arc strongly encouraged to preregislcr and bring their kindergart ncrstobe so they can tour their new school Both schools will be open for walkthroughs Lamar Principal Cris will host a 3045 minute orientation Ibr children and parents at 9 in the multipurpose gym Memorial Princi pal Carol Dellaven will also host an orientation Ibr new kindergartners and parents from in the school cafeteria While parents are not required lo attend the orientation they are encouraged to do so Report cards go home today Today parents can be keeping an eye out Ibr report cards The grade reports arc sent home the first Wednesday following the end of the sixweek grading period For New Braun fels ISO students the grad ing period ended April 13 The sixth sixweek grading period began April 18 and will conclude Fri day May 26 High school students receive their grade reports on a different schedule that corresponds lo a nineweek grad ing period The students receive grade report every three weeks however Parents are advised to carefully study the report cards as they are an indicator of student progress and aca demic growth eet the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District 4 Jackie Simmonds graduated from Texas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Management With two years of experience she leaches English and speech at New Braunfels High School Greatest pleasure in leaching 1 find he grealesl pleasure is watching my sludenls discover that they can succeed and reach their goals The feeling of watching a student discover his or her potential whatever that may be is Philosophy ol believe that educations purpose is to establish a firm base of knowledge from which lo draw when new experiences challenge 4 Cary Skinner received her bachelors degree in Business from Eastern Illinois University Proficient in French and Portuguese she is completing the requiremenls of the Texas Education Agency alternative certification program She currently teaches a bilingual secondgrade class at Lone Slar Primary School Grealesl pleasure in leaching 1 enjoy walching children light up as ihey discover their potential My grealesl pleasure comes from helping ihose who initially mighl lag behind and subsequently demonstrate remarkable Philosophy of education J believe there needs to be a connection between academic pursuit and practical application The role of ihe leacher is lo add value to education and lo demonstrate to the studenis Ihe benefits and Jackie Simmonds Cary Skinner Shown with the winning projects are left to right Katie Schneider Rachel Shipley Amanda Kalinowski Yvonne Thompson Heather Flores Liliana Flores and Marcy Amerson Kneeling is Alex Jones NBMS history made New Braunfels Middle School students worked on projects for an open house that is now history but then that is what the projects were about anyway history Foreight weeks seventh graders concentrated on Texas history projects while eighth graders depicted his tory With few exceptions all NBMS students completed projects that were displayed in the schools main gym Winning Best of Show and a picture book on the state capitol signed by Governor George W Bush for her creation of a German homestead was Katie Schneider Her details were so accurate the Conservation Society has asked to display the homestead Eighth graders Rachel Shipley Alex Jones and Yvonne Thompson won first second and third place respectively Rachels project Life in showed a historical view of the complexities of womens fashion while Alex built a replica of the Wright Brothers airplane and Yvonne did a display on slavery Heather Osborne was awarded an honorable mention for her project on the Anazasi cliff dwellers Of the seventh graders Amanda Kalinowski look first and Liliana Flores and Marcy Amerson lied for second Amanda built a device thai shows the six flags that have flown over Texas Liliana buill a replica of Ihe San Fernando Cathedral and Marcy compleled an extensive family tree Firstplace winners received two Schlitterbahnday passes Above James and Emily Voges look over some of the entries NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT   

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