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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                sbHefaldZeHung 0 Wednesday September Education CISD Animal care Responsiblity and life skills Bulverde Primary School students study art and literature to create murals Third grade students at Bulverde Primary School are creating school murals based on popular childrens books The projects are permanent works of art for the school and reflect the talent of about 40 third grade students painting throughout the year accord ing to Linda Carey Bulverde Primary art teacher Five students work on each mural as a group project We selected Fjic Carle for our first author because he is also the illustrator for his Carey said Students learn language arts too The young artists studied the au thors and artists of five books before making their final selections accord ing to Carey I like to give students a say in what they are she said Even the word was new to Carey added The first murals are based on Carles books The Mixed up Chameleon and A House for Hermit She has several learning objectives for her students Using small brushes the children develop their fine motor or muscle skills They also learn about different art mediums because they are using acrylic she said The first murals are painted on walls outside the schools art room It looks like the cafeteria is Carey said Painting the murals is something special for the students because they were selected based on the quality of their art work Third grade art work was judged by a team of two teachers and two parents The top 40 third grade art students were selected to participate in this years school mural Careysaid Students raising animals gain re sponsibility and valuable life skills There is a lot of pride of ownership and accomplishment because the stu dent spends a great deal of time pre paring the Sam Womble SVHS agricultural science teacher said Students learn about responsibil ity because that animal is dependent on them for everything from feeding to ensuring that die animal gets proper medial Womble said Students also gain insight as a consumer By taking care of an ani mal students learn what it takes in preparation time and dollars to put a pound on a steer or produce a dozen Womble said Glenn Grimm CHS agricultural science teacher agrees He stated that students put a lot of time in learning the qualities of a good animal like size bone structure and muscle development We teach students about how to take care of the animal from birth until its taken to Grimm said The process of raising an animal builds self confidence and leadership in students something they will have with them for the rest of their Grimm concluded County Fair judging for steers is scheduled for 8 Sep 30 and lambs are scheduled for 2 Sep 29 and Oct Craig Caddell CHS junior shows a lamb to LR Michael Gonzales Samantha Simmons Dakota Delano Eric Galvin and Maidelein Moreno Goodwin Primary School kindergarten students and teacher Gloria Overstreet As part of their unit on clothing Caddell sheared the lamb for the students The lamb isowned by CHS student Cheryl Dunn Shown with their mural are Bulverde Primary third grade students LR Amy Chollett Sawyer Croley Brian Rundle Cody Niles and Meredith Sylvester Their mural is based on Eric Carles book A house for Hermit Crab CISD photo by Don Clark Fall Concert features CHS and CMS singers Canyon High School and Canyon Middle school choirs will open their concert season with a Fall Songfest scheduled for Tuesday Oct in the CHS commons The public is invited and there is no admission charge Entertainment will be provided by the CHS Treble Choir Chamber Singers and Balladiers with selec tions by the CMS 7th and 8th grade Treble Choir Jean Wood is the direc tor of CHSs vocalists and CMS members are under the direction of Patricia Fleming In preparation for the Comal County Fair Trevor Brugman Smithson Valley High School freshman demonstrates to other agricultural science students one method grooming a steer Adam Womble is the owner of the steer CISD photos by Don Clark j NBISD Public invited to pep rally for school board This month New Braunfels ISDs school board was named one of four state Honor Boards As will be considered for the Texas Outstanding School Board Award School trustees leave Friday morn ing for theTexas Association of School Association of School Boards Joint Annual Confer ence in Houston where they will be interviewed by the state award selec tion committee To wish them well the district is hosting a pep rally at Thurs day Sept 28 on the steps of The Education Center NBISD students will be there to give the seven trustees ban ners and signs and to cheer them on The public is invited to attend Speech club lets loose its talents Members of the New Braunfels High School Speech Club recently proved their Unicorn spirit according to Speech Sponsor David Mooney The students competed in the Texas Forensics Association tournament hosted by Robert E Lee High School in San Antonio on Sept 15 and 16 Jeffrey Schultz David Roberts Elise Waltman Laura Cook Patrick Pope and Nicole Palomo moved to the final rounds where Pope won second place in Poetry Cook advanced to the final round of Junior Varsity Lincoln Douglas Debate the only female in the competition to advance that far Fourth place in Group Improvisa tion went to Chad Divine Robert Weller Hunter Weilbacher Amber Wilson and MikeGaskamp Also pit ting their oratorical skills against those of other south Texas students were David Meyer Jamie Fulkerson Liz Grow Dan Mauldin and Ben Meza Students hone their speech and debate skills in numerous tournaments scheduled throughout the fall and hosted by area high schools Serving as officers for the NBHS SpeechClubare Jeffrey dent Laura Cook vice president Leslie Scott recording secretary and National Forensics League point keeper and Amber Wilson treasurer and fundraising chairman nnn Meet the Teachers Cynthia Lee Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District 4 Cynthia Lee is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University where she earned a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading She also has earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Theology from Texas Lutheran College A beginning educator she teaches fifthgrade students at Carl Schurz Elementary Greatest pleasure in teaching The thing that will provide me the greatest pleasure in teaching is the daily interaction with students to help them achieve even the smallest accomplishments in their learning process then to hear and see their excitement and joy when they learn new pieces of Philosophy of education My philosophy of education is that all of life is a continual process Within the learning continuum everyone is a student and a teacher I feel my responsibility as a professional elementary teacher is to teach my students to think independently in order to process necessary information so that they will be successful and productive members of this community and the ever changing world in which we it Sandra Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading from Southwest Texas State University With 1 5 years experience as a middle school teacher she teaches language arts at New Braunfels Middle School Greatest pleasure in leaching The greatest pleasure for me is to see students discover reading To read that first book after years of reading books to realize they try ly like reading for the sake of Philosophy of education Each child shpuld be given the ppportunity to become the very best he or she can be I feel as a dedicated instructor that each teacher should do his or her best to promote he selfactualization process for Sandra Lindsay Terrific NBHS twirlers take top awards New Braunfels High School twirl ers contribute to an awardwin ning look and sound that is ex pected to send the Unicorn Band to state this year Above kneel ing are Suzanne Fischer and Shana Kraft Standing behind them are Allison Dietert Diana Kalich Jacqueline Mayfield and Keri Hildebrand The talented twirlers earned first division rat ings for their work individually as well as an ensemble They will advance to the state twirling competition in May Also com peting and earning division rec ognition were NBHS freshmen Melissa Halm Baylea Taylor Dawn Schneider and Kristie Green NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT High school clubs classes elect officers holiday far the Carnal County Fair As the school years progresses so do the activities of clubs at New Braunfels High School Elected to lead the Spanish club this year are Lenny Leos president Melissa Jimenez vice president Feliciana Flores treasurer Rebecca Espinosa secretary and Analicia The spirit group The Noise also elected officers They are Deanna Anhorn president Kirsten Gay tan vice presi dent Kristina Dickens secretary Robbie Rodriguez trea surer and Delicia Montanez spirit master The groups sponsor is Karon Preiss A new organization Health Occupations Students of America chose their first officers Jenna Loekhart presi dent AlcesaMoore vice president Kalrina Garsnett secretary Tawny Kneese treasurer and Suzanne Fischer historian The groups sponsor is Susan Ross Each class also chose leaders for the year Representing the senior class are Anna Lisa Vargas president Sarah Moscheau vice president Emily McGuffey secretary and Alison Damarodas treasurer Class representatives are Kelly McKean Amanda Schneider Klint Kingsbury Lisa Weltzer Grant Hill and Adham Saad Their head sponsors are Lucille Neuse and Jim Skarovsky Junior officers are Jinny Edwards president Suzanne Fischer vice president Keri Leifeste secretary Mireya Blankmeyer treasurer and parliamen tarian Class representatives are Allison Kraft Patty Maxey Courtney Davis Katrina Garsnett Aleesa Moore Zae Garrott and David Simmonds Head sponsors are Judy Heyden Kathleen Rhodes Sharon Staats Delia Posey and Lew Simmonds Sophomores look to these students to lead their class Brandyn Balmos president Heather SaathoffLeifeste vice president Jessica Sullivan secretary Erica Walther treasurer and Mindy Minor parliamentarian Class repre sentatives are Cody Guthrie Megan Snider and Melinda Aguirre Sophomore sponsors are Jennifer Balmanno and Donald Gann The freshman class is led by Priscilla Hernandez president Jaime Aleman vice president Joy Orr secre tary Rosa Espinoza treasurer and Megan Vogt parlia mentarian Their sponsor is Sharon Zillman   

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