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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas lOHemldZeitung p Wednesday August Education CISD Artist Travis Ploch wins state award SVMS Pep Squad officers win awards SVMS Pep Squad officers began the school year early by competing in the Southwest Cheers Cheerleading and Dance Competition held this summer in San Antonio They won several significant awards including an invitation to the national competition a teal Melody McCallister SVMS special education teacher and Pep Squad fac ulty advisor said The officers received a Superior rating for their Home Routine ac cording to McCallister The Home Routine was devel oped by the team before they left for competition and was one of several performances they were required to present to a panel of McCallister said The team received the Gold Circle Award one of the top awards at the competition SVMS Pep Squad officers also won the Showmanship Award This was presented to teams displaying significant spirit and pride of accom plishment during their dance perfor mances The Showmanship Award is par ticularly difficult for a middle school to obtain because its the first time many of the team members have par ticipated in this type of McCallister said The girls have learned a lot and really worked hard Its going to be a fun year for all of McCallister concluded CISD photo by Don Clark Travis Ploch won state and local awards for his clown art project Travis Ploch won first in district and first in state art awards at the Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas Youth Achievement Day competition Ploch now a second grade student at Frazier Elementary competed in the 6 to 8 yearold craft division He created his award winning clown art work as a first grade class project for Glynda Spears Goodwin Primary School art class Chosen to display his art work at the Association of Teachers and Pro fessional Educators ATPE conven tion in Austin Ploch also received an ATPE certificate of achievement Students created their own de signs and could choose from a variety of colors and Spears said Class projects challenged stu dents to use skills they learned in previous lessons on shapes lines col ors and Spears said Clowns and the circus were last years class theme I use a different theme each year to develop student interest and Spears said Travis rlocn won state ana local awarus iui an interest ana exciiemeia Schools may delay opening due to bad weather On mornings when possible haz CISD photo by Don Clark Shown are the 199596 SVMS Pep Squad officers LR front row Fisher Lieutenant Jennifer Villagran Lieutenant Meranda Ivey Lieutenant Sophia Alvardo Cblonel Cassidy Conway Lieutenant Whitney Roberts back row Lieutenant Laura Weathersby Lieutenant Casey Snider Lieuten ant Jessica Sandaval and Lieutenant Sarah Spiess build school was of the Smithson Valley Middle School Red1 Cheerteadi row Ellen Bohner Sabrina Coffman Micaela Walker Celeste Acker Kari Burre Pruitt Kathryn Welch Head Cheerleader Tara Jackson Ashlee Carroll and Cheerleaders Squad front back row Brittney ir Jensen On mornings when possible haz ardous conditions exist school offi cials will check the roads Officials can delay the start of school cancel school or release students early Area radio stations will receive information by if school will be delayed or canceled When possible earlier notices will be given the previous day or evening Parents and students are asked to listen to one of the following radio stations for information KGNB 1420 AM KNBT WOAI 1200 If school times are delayed buses will run approximately one hour later than the usual time Early release times will depend upon weather conditions Each bus is equipped with mobile radio communications and can main tain contact with the district1 s Central Bus Garage At any time supervisors can moni tor the safe passage of students from schools homes or field trips Bad weather may close CISD schools In case of Bad weather the Comal ISO may osr Delay the start of school isr Cancel school GST Release students early On mornings when hazardous conditions exist these radio stations will be notified by 6 KGNB 1420AM KNBT FM WOAI 1200AM KTSA 550AM When in doubt call the appropriate school Please Itiftf Vitiicall the bus garage orcentral officer as there are not enough incoming telephone linesto handle these calls NBISD schools homes or field trips I School Board named best in Region XIII OakRun hosts dinner meeting tomorrow Being a school board member often means many meetings a lot of hard work and equally hard decisions Inviting parents to become ac quainted with their childrens teach ers and schools New Braunfcls ISO scheduled the following Mccl ihc Teacher nighls ti OakRun School Thursday Aug 24 The family barbecue dinner begins al 6 wilh a PTA meet ing and open house following m New Braunfcls High School Tues day Aug 29 al 7 Parcnls will meet briefly in the calclorium and then follow a shortened version of their childrens class schedules Carl Schurz Elementary Tues day Aug 29 at 7 in the school cafeteria New Braunfcls Middle School Monday Sept 11 at 7 Memorial Elementary Monday Sept 11 at 7 Lamar Primary Monday Sept 11 at 7 Lone Star Primary Monday Sept 18 from Classrooms will be open for visitors from 78 after a meeting at Memorial Primary Monday Sept 18 at Memorial Primary has also planned volunteer orienta tions on Thurday Sept 7 from and another from mm mm Meet the Teachers mmmm Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Throughout the school year Independent School District 4 Deborah Biggcrs graduated from Clarcmonl McKenna College in California wilh a bachelors degree in Govcrnmcnl She earned her certification in education from Chapman Universily also in California Wilh a years worth of classroom experience she is currently leaching English class al New Braunfcls High School Proficient in Russian and American Sign Language she has served as a volunteer tutor to intcrnalional college pupils and taught English lo a Russian emigre family Grcalesl pleasure in leaching I derive the greatest pleasure from helping thcehildrcn achieve more than Ihcy ever Ihoughl possible Whcn Iheir eyes lighl up wilh a revelation of wisdom whcn ihcy experience success on a tcsl whcn they are aclually enjoying the Deborah Bjqqers learning experience I am beside myself wilh Philosophy of education My philosophy of education is more accurately described as a philosophy ol learning Educating puts the emphasis on Ihe teacher imparting knowledge or making the sludenls 111 the curriculum on he other hand puts the emphasis on sludenls knowledge In the latter model the leacher serves as a facilitator molding the curriculum to suit Ihe sludenls This is an important distinction because it communicates to children thai hey are engaged in a lifelong process U is estimated that by Ihc year information will double every 34 days so il is unreasonable lo believe that educators can leach everything thai Ihcir students will need lo know Ralher Ihe goal should be to leach children how lo access information and lo lake charge of their learning in an increasingly dynamic society That is not to say thai I reject Ihc necessity of a firm foundation in basic skills and concepts However sludenls must first he taughl why those skills and concepts are important and how me skills and concepts are relevant to lifelong learning if instruction is to be meaningful lacililaling Ihe of knowledge requires lhat I assess the students cognitive perceptual and affective domains I am concerned wilh the whole sludenl wilh all factors influencing individual learning My concern and respect for the sludenls are communicated in all thai I do because as Henry Adams said A teacher affects elernily he can never tell where his influence g Traci Brace received her bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a minor in jiarly Education from SouihweslTexas Stale University A new educator is leaching second grade al Lone Star Primary School lirealesj pjpasure in Caching 1 ihink thai Ihe grculest pleasure in education is to see iny students succeed and feel goou1 about ihemselves as philosophy of education My philosophy of education is lhal my responsibility is to leach the whole child in an exciting and inicrasling way Also lo help ihc child develop p fullest jplential and lo provide u strong base for future ihc knowledge ihcy arc contributing to the success of future generations In July the New Braunlels ISO school board earned additional kudos whcn it won the Region XIII Honor Board award The board is now in contention for one of five stale finalists spots The five state honor boards will be announced Scpl 1 and then interviewed Sept 29 by Ihe Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards Commillcc al Ihc Associalion of School Boards Joinl An nual Convention This is an cxccplional said NBISD Superinlcndcnl Charles R Brad berry Although NBISDs trustees interests are varied Ihcy never lose sight of the fad lhal ihcy are mere for The hoard had lo excel in Ihc following 10 areas to be considered for the award iheabililylo function as a policy making body adherence lo adoplcd board policies sup port for educational performance in accordance wilh slalc eslablished standards commitment lo a code of ethics public relations efforts including community awareness support for educational improvement projects mainte nance of harmonious and supportive relationships among members provision of financial support for Ihe school system participation in workshops and oilier performance improvement programs and placement of Ihe wellare ol children served by the school system above personal or political motives Currently serving ihc public as NBISD school hoard members arc President Leo Chafin Vice President Jaime Padilla Secretary Sylvia Sanchez Treasurer Anne Midl and Trustees Dick Robinclt John Scidcl and Belle Offcrman Spain The New Braunfels ISD Board of School Trustees meels regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month Special meetings arc called whcn neces sary At least 72 hours before meetings agen das arc posted at the from and rear en trances of The Education Center 430 West Mill Slrccl and mailed lo Ihc Dilllinger Memorial Library 373 Av enue Media representatives receive this information as do who have re quested the information School board meetings are open to the public Parcnls of NBISD sludenls the slu denls ihemselves NBISD residents and staff members are welcome to address any ilem on Ihe agenda al a school hoard meeting They may also address the hoard duringopcn forum held during study sessions of Ihe school board typically on the first Tuesday of the month Beginning al 7 the public forum concludes al or sooner if there is no input Remarks are limited lo live minutes and persons speaking on the same topic are asked lo appoint a spokes person to present their views Legally trustees and school officials cannot reply during open forum However all inquiries will be answered by a school official later A brochure explaining what occurs al NBISD Board of School Trustee meetings is available al The Education Center and during school board meetings NBISD holds elections for Iruslee positions on ihc second Saturday of August each year live iruslees repre sent designated voting districts while Iwo serve allargc Free GED and adult ed classes start soon IYee ilil and adull education classes are also getting underway At Lone Star Primary 2343 W San Antonio classes begin Sept 6 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 79 New Braunlels High Loop 337 North offers GliD classes starting Sepl 7 on Tuesday s and Thurs days from 79 Offering continuous classes Ihe Community ServiceCcnlcrhoklsdliD classes Monday through Thursday from 9 und I4 HSL classes meel Tuesdays and Thursdays from 79 The center is located at 132 Cacklell behind Diamond Sham rock on Highway 46 lor more inlormalion or lo regisicr for any of these classes call NBISD Community Uducution 6206200 Trap Brace The Education page is provided by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to local public school districts New Braunfels Independent School Districts portion of the Education page is compiled by NBISD Administrative Assistant for Public Information Leslie Kriewaldt To submit information or for questions please call 6206200 NBISD strives to keep its patrons regularly informed about district events and dates student and staff achievements and other NBISD news
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