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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 6 A HeraldZeitung Sunday May Education NBISD OakRun NBMS choirs excel The OakRun and New Braunfels Middle School choirs participated in he American Classics Pops in the Park festival at Schlitterbahn on April 29 Both choirs performed three selec tions at Smithson Valley Middle School Thejudges awarded thechoirs trophies for earning superior ratings which are the highest scores possible In addition to singing to taped music the choirs also performed with ac companiment from Choral Assistant Anne Carson After their successes the students then enjoyed opening day at Schlitter bahn According to NBMS and OakRun choral director Susan Bartos both the middle school and sixthgrade pro grams have had a tremendously suc cessful year with students winning individual as well as group awards She said I am extremely proud of my students accomplishments this year They are dedicated hardwork ing talented students who deserve all the recognition they can She added that New Braunfels ISO has some of the most talented students in the state and many of them can be found in thedistricts choral programs New Braunfels ISO believes that public education is responsible for providing opportunities for all indi viduals to develop their potential The fine arts program with its awardwinning choral band and graphic artists is one such way to develop students talents TAAS tests available to public As part of the Texas Education Agencys commitment to full public disclosure the spring 1995 Texas Assessment of Aca demic Skills tests are free and available to the pub lic New Braunfels Inde pendent School District along with other Texas school districts and edu cation service centers can provide copies of the fol lowing tests the March 1995 Grades 4 and 8 writing tests and the May 1995 Grades 3 through 8 reading and mathematics tests The answer keys as well as the written composition scoring guides are also available To obtain a copy of any of these testing items please call The Educa This Week in NBISD May 21 NBHS Baccalaureate in the NBHS Cafetorium at May 23 NBMS7thGrade Awards Assem bly at in the Main Gym NBMS Choir Program in the OakRun Cafeteria at 7 May 24 NBMSSthGrade Awards Assem tion Center at 6206200 or visit the central office at 430 W Mill Street Copies of the tests will be at the receptionists desk Even though test results will not be sent to local school districts until early June the Texas Education Agency felt it was im portant for parents to have access to the tests before the end of the school said NBISD Executive Director Karen Simpson Individual test results will be avail able through the local campuses at the beginning of the 199596 school year Simpson added that campus prin cipals will hold informational sessions for parents in early September to ex plain test results bly at in the Main Gym May 25 Dress Rehearsal at Unicorn Stadium Fit May 26 Last Day of School NBHS Unicorn Award at 8 Unicorn Stadium Opportunities for growth and learning 3 HtiMK Childrens author Jackie Vivelo shown above visited the Seele Elementary campus recently to talk with students A former English professor Vivelo has written more than a dozen books for children Among the most popular are her Super Sleuth series featuring solveityourself mysteries Above she leads the group in a deductive reasoning exercise The above secondgraders in Bonnie Overpecks class at Lone Star are proudly pointing to their boats In a lesson on construction water and weight they and their classmates made vessels at home and brought them to school to see how long they could stay afloat As it turns out none of the boats sank Above left to right are Kortni Wright Dustin Kiesling Joshua Resales Amber Velez and Amber Greiner NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT After a yearlong fundraising effort the New Braunfels Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society gave to the Comal County Emergency Childrens Shelter The check was presented to Shelter Director Kim Snyder above Shown with him are NJHS officers Priscilla Hernandez treasurer Virginia Garden president and Allison Miller vice president NJHS sponsor Barbara Holden said the students performed odd jobs such as mowing lawns washing cars and babysitting to earn money for the donation This year NJHS members completed community service projects and partici pated in the schools New Buddies Mean Success program Paired with atrisk students the members supported their buddies and wathced their academic achievements and atten dance improved Each member also performed individual service hours exemplifying the NJHS standards of scholar ship character leadership service and citizenship CISD S VHS Technology Students of America team wins at state competition Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for April Smithson Valley Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April at ceremonies held in the school cafetorium Entertainment was presented by the SVMS band and choir Thirty five seventh and eighth grade choir students sang a medley of the Sixties Party and the band performed an arrangement of percussion music Awards were presented Dr Patrick Hollis principal Debi Brendel assis tant principal and Nancy Williams school counselor The following students were recog nized as Students of the Month for April Core Academic Courses Science Heather White Eric Rust Christina Thomas Shannon Niehus Andy Neitzey Mathematics Kelly Walker Amber Jensen Jessica Bailey Patrick Anjos Karen Rob erts Social Studies Jessica Wolfshohl Tom Newell Kalyn Yaws Julie Wagner Chris Putsch Language Arts Kiley Shipley Ellen Bohner Kelly Williams Rachael Cothran Jamie Meloni Reading Addison Keil Matt Paben Travis Scott Alison Lyons Amber Wheeler Elective Courses Band Kahlil Armendariz Monica Holly Life Management Dyan Dean Physical Education Laura Weathersby Jamie Tomasini Joel Bradley Brad Little Theatre Jenni fer Catalani Stephanie Langenberg ArtI Angle Gabriel Art II Amanda Goodner Industrial Technology Matt Breen Spanish Sara Mathis Computer Programming Michael Ebrom Choir Branden Watkins Special Categories Principals Award Jon Thompson Office Aide Willie Weeks Citizen ship Renae Parkison Tamber Richey Kelly Walker Dada Haney Eugene Hoppe Content Mastery Sam Breeden Johnathan Newman Sarah Wadman Ken McMullen Center for Successful Learning Otti CISD photo by Don Clark Shown are SVHS TSA competitiors and several of their BestinState awards front row Sharon Brook Sara Martin Krisina Kinard Jessica Laughlin Ralph Salazar second row Andrew Kolmeier Chris OBrien Wes Guild Jamie Campbell Tim Harris Micah Harper and Michael Mann The Smithson Valley High School and her performance on the Computer ironic Kit These CMS band students lead the way I Technology Students of America TSA team won eight BestinState awards They also brought home six first place blue ribbons and many other awards from the competition held in Waco I am very proud of the students I was also impressed by the significant number of BestinState and other awards they won Their long hours of hard work was well worth the Scott Stoore SVHS computer applications teacher and TSA faculty advisor said BestinStale medallions were awarded to Tim Harris and Andrew Kolmeyer for Computer Animation and Michael Mann for HandMade Rocket Sara Martin won BestinState me dallions for OnSite Programming Applications Written Exam Tim Harris also won BestinState for Computer Application Graphic Solution Ralph Salazar received his medallion for Manufacturing Sys tems Graphic Solution Photography BestinState awards were presented to Phillip Gazzola for Wildlife Photography and to Mack Melancoh for Special Effects Photog raphy First Place blue ribbons were awarded lo Chris OBrien for Archi tectural Plans Computer Assisted Krista Kinard and Jessica Laughlin ribbons for Portrait Photog raphy and Sara Martin for Computer Aided Drawing Sheldon Lindsey received a blue ribbon for Action Photography and Wes Guild a blue ribbon for Elec Sheldon Lindsey and Ricky Knipe placed second in Remote Car compe tition Sara Martin Chris OBrien and Ralph Salazar won second place red ribbons for their performance in Technology Categories Photography second place awards were presented to Jenifer Robinson Molly Gildart Jamie Campbell Sharron Brook and Eric Lynch The Technology Bowl Team of Cody Hevner Chris OBrien and Micah Harper placed third Kathey Flores Sharon Brook and Jamie Campbell won third place ribbons for Photography SVHS TSA faculty advisors are Robert Schaffer Wendall Lyons and Debbi Haecker SVHS graduation is scheduled for 8 May 25 at Ranger Stadium CHS graduation is scheduled for 8 May 26 at Cougar Stadium CISD photo by Don Clark Canyon Middle School twiriers and drum majors lead the school band in parades and special ceremonies Pictured LR are Twiriers Melissa Blalock and Trisha Eilers assistant drum major Jonathan Haag and head drum major Lauren Dean
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