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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas f 10 A O HerakiZertung O Wednesday Novembers 1995 Education CISD SVHS band earns UIL First Division Award Schools schedule Veterans Day activities CISD will celebrate Veterans Day on Nov with a wide variety of activities Students will also be released from school early on that day and the Cen tral Administrative Offices closed at 3 in honor of the countrys vet erans All area veterans active duty and parents family members and patrons are invited to attend campus ceremonies Many schools have asked veterans to visit classrooms and dis cuss their military service and experi ences with students The following are some of theevents scheduled for Nov 10 Bulverde Primary SchoolVeter ans Day Assembly at 10 featur ing readings and musical selections presented by faculty and students I Goodwin Primary SchoolVeter ans Day assembly and flag pole cer emony at 9 will present red white and blue ribbons to stu dents BiUBrownElementarySchoolThe schools Veterans Day Celebration begins at with a flag raising ceremony accompanied with choral 1 readings and patriotic songs by fifth grade theatre arts students veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms and talk to students in the classroom Bulverde Elementary SchoolVet erans active duty and retired will speak to fourth and fifth grade stu dents throughout day sixth grade stu dents will research of the history of Veteranss Day prepare questions and based on an interview with a veteran write a Veterans Day essay Comal Elementary SchoolVeter ans Day celebrations feature a school assembly at with patriotic songs choral readings by sixth grade students and a guest speaker on the meaning of Veterans Day Frazier Elementary SchoolVeter ans Day program begins at 9 to honor veterans Mountain Valley Elementary SchoolVeterans Day flag ceremony speak ers in classrooms throughout day cake served in cafeteria during all lunch fifth and sixth grade essay contests fourth grade students will write and deliver thank you notes to members of the Saltier VFW addi tional activities are scheduled for all gradelevels Smithson Valley High SchoolVet erans Day ceremonies are scheduled from Nov 9 to honor all faculty and staff veterans Smithson Valley Middle School Veterans Day activities will continue throughout the week featuring hall decorations with the theme of patrio tism social studies classes studying patriotism and the reading of 1 am the Flag during morning announce ments on Friday Nov 10 Canyon High SchoolThe weeks Veterans Day activities include dis play cases featuring memorabilia and an historical time line on American wars invited parent and community veterans as classroom guest speakers letters to veterans at the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital and the highlight of the week will be the Nov 10 Cougar Den program featuring patriotic tributes to Comal County veterans by the CHS Choir and Band with LL Col Joseph Wineman Army as the featured keynote speaker Canyon Middle SchoolThe schools Veterans Day program will begin at with the pledge of allegiance and presentation of the col ors followed by the introduction of campus veterans a choir performance guest speakers and the presentation of a new flag to the school The ceremony will conclude with the play ing of taps THE CISD SENIOR CITIZEN CARD AVAILABLE SOON The school district will soon pro vide senior citizens wilh a gel in free card CISD Senior Citizen Card is specifically designed for patrons 55 years and older and will admit the senior citizen to all school events except UIL varsity sports free of Jerry Major CISD Superin tendent told Trustees at their Nov 6 meeting UIL varsity sports are excluded because of an agreement between the UIL and sports referees A high school play band or choir concert is some of the best entertain ment in town and we want to make sure that all of our patrons have the opportunity to attend these wonderful Major said Further details about how to obtain a CISD Senior Citizen Card will be provided after the Thanksgiving Holidays Add these important events to your calendar tf Nov 10 CISD celebrates Veterans Day and early release for students fl Nov 11 Veterans Day tf Nov 16 Board of Trustees meeting Central Office Board Room Nov 2224 Thanksgiving Holidays Schools and Central Office closed CISD photo by Don Clark Shown are the SVHS Ranger band members with their UIL Regional First Division Trophy LR front row Marina Menchaca Drum Major Rick Simmons Vice President Susan Jani Flight Captain Caroline Pardue Librarian Kena Mayfield Historian second row Raquel Gamez Flag Lieutenant Ryan McLeaird Chaplain Shannon Marriott Flag Captain Ruben Trevino Spirit Master Steven Engel Equipment Manager Tammy Pardue Joey Guyer President The director of the Ranger Band is Randy Leifeste He is assisted by Mary Kay Cain Gilbert Ramirez and student teacher Randy Heaton Planning for intermediate schools continues Initial planning information for the new intermediate schools was pro vided to the Board of Trustees for discussion and comment at their Nov Board Workshop Consuction of the three schools was approved by the Sep 1994 bond elec tion These are the significant events that we are planning for There are certainly many actions required to make each one of these events hap Jerry Major CISD Superinten dent told the Board This plan isn t written in stone and will change but we want everyone to know what to expect when we open the new Major said Planning actions include equipping each school budgeting requirements hiring administrators and support staff transferring fifth and sixth grade teach ers and students to the new schools realigning grade levels at primary and elementary schools and transporta tion requirements Moving into three new schools simultaneously is a large and com plex activity that affects almost ev eryone We are certainly open to the ideas and concerns of families teach ers and Major added Planning actions provided the Board included the following formal an nouncements for hiring new princi pals Nov specifications for fur niture and equipment to vendors Jan Board considers approval of new principals Feb Board considers approval ofnames for new schools Feb 199697 budgetrequirements finalized Mar teacher transfer requirements completed April Board considers approval of interme diate school attendance zones May supplies and furniture placed in schools Oct school buildings completed Nov students and teachers move into new intermediate schools Dec The three new intermediate schools will be located at Western Campus 20911 Hwy 46 West Spring Branch Mountain Valley Campus 1081 Saltier Road Canyon Lake New Braunfels Campus 1275 North Busi ness Loop 35 New Braunfels Administrators will provide guide lines for naming of the intermediate schools and the newly approved 9 middle school at the Nov 16 Board of Trustees meeting Names for ihe new schools have nol been selected NBISD NBHS choir members earn regional spots The New Braunfels High School choir placed a number of talented song sters on the AllRegion Treble Choir Auditions were held Saturday Oct 28 The choir performs Nov 18 at Madison High School Students at tend a clinic and rehearsal Nov 17 Earning regional spots were Judy Mata Rebekah Alvarez Michele Tay lor Cherie Saunders Lauren Jenzen Adrianne Bradfute Tamara Mayfield Laura Cook and Crystal Juarez The NBHS choir program is under the direction of Jody Bagley The stu dents are accompanied by Anne Carson NBHS alums fans gather for dinner rally Bursting with Unicorn pride Share yqurspiritat the second annual Unicorn Alumni Tailgate party and candlelight pep rally hosted by the New Braunfels High School Student Council The party is Thursday Nov 9 the day before the varsity football home coming game against Smithson Val ley High School Bring your Unicorn Pride family and friends to the JROTC building behind the stadium where the fun be gins with a barbecue at Tickets are a plate and can be purchased at the high school or from any student council member Dinner is followed by music and games Around 7 alums and friends will cheer on the Unicorns with a pep rally If youre a Unicorn alum or a fan be at the high school tomorrow evening and celebrate Unicorn accomplish ments past and present 2nd sixweeks report cards go out today The second sixweeks grading pe riod ended Friday Nov 3 and New Braunfels ISO students receive their report cards today Parents are asked to look carefully at their childrens grades as they indi cate student progress areas of aca demic strength and in which improvement might be needed Please sign and return the report card to your childs school The third sixweek grading period and the first semester ends Tuesday Dec 19 New Braunfels High School stu dents on a nineweek grading sched ule that accommodates block schedul ing also end their second grading pe riod and first term on the 19th the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District 6 Sheri Rhoades earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a minor in Spanish from Southwest Texas State University With six years of public school teaching experience she teaches physical education classes at OakRun School Greatest pleasure in teaching My greatest teaching pleasure is when I see my learners who are really challenged by a concept finally understand That light goes on and they are as proud of themselves as I am I love it 1 also really enjoy watching Ihe daytoday growth as a student and a person both academically and Philosophy of education I believe education is for all children I believe that as Educators it is our responsibility to help prepare our students to be successful contributors to society I believe at this time it is especially crucial that we prepare them for the 21st 1 4 Susan Ross earned her teaching certification in Health Occupations from Southwest Texas State University For three years she has built and taught health Occupations As a former operating room director she has a vast medical back ground and as she said A lot of teaching is done in medicine Each patient had to be instructed at their level the material was the same the patients were different Students are the same all are unique She is currently starting a health occupations program at New Braunfels High School Greatest pleasure in teaching Seeing the students take what I offer and using it to get a job and want to continue on with their education college in something they love not just for the money but for the love of Philosophy of education Education is rather stuffy at times Making it fun to learn is our challenge as teachers Our teens are in crisis and need some positive direction from fun education not stuffy Sheri Rhoades Susan Ross Discovering art in the world around them Texture is an artistic element that can be found every where as students at Carl Schurz Elementary recently learned Teacher Cindy Lee challenged her fifth graders and those of Phil Hunt and Valerie Schoener to find as many textures at school as they could Above Erica Paulson Alex Molinar LaShonda Mannie and Veronica Zavala use crayons on paper to rub the surface of the asphalt while below them Gina Castlieja and Karen Popp get the subtle texture of a painted surface The textures of trees shoes and bricks were also explored NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT game theNBISD Outs taadingEleinentary The gpxo is Mwfoe Corps BWtefcy Banquet ai
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