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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                8 A n HeraldZeituna n Sundav January Education NBISD NBISD to dismiss early Friday Jan 19 New Brauniels ISO students will he dismissed from classes one hour early on Friday Jan 19 School buses will run according to the early release schedule New Braunfels ISO is hosting the regional academic decathlon Friday and Saturday Jan 19 and 20 The events will be held at OakRun School and the academic competition involves many NBISD employees as judges and facilitators The early release will enable the district to prepare for the competitions start High school chooses 199697 cheerleaders New Braunfels High School re cently held cheerleading tryouts to se lect squads for the 199697 school year Chosen to cheer on Unicorn achievements at the varsity level were cocaptains Erica Fey and Kendra Miller and cheerleaders Liz Grow Summer Smithers Erin Boyd Mandy Wclwood Crystal Haas Laura Flournoy and Crystal Neuse Junioi varsity cheerleaders include Captain Stephanie Diaz plus Kayce Constan e Kelly Cunningham Kristi Spencer McDona Shannon The Fielder to Add a skill or develop a talent this month Start the new year with a new skill or develop a talent through community education New Braunfels ISD is offering a variety of classes here are a few beginning this month Defensive Driving This sixhour class which satis fies court referrals and insurance discounts meets from 6 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays on Jan 8 and 10 and again Jan 22 and 24 Saturday classes are offered Jan 13 and 27 from 8 Bill Hightowcr teaches the classes at The Education Center Tuition is CPR Basic The class includes adult and infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver Dennis Bateman teaches the class Monday and Thursday Jan 15 and 18 from 610 at The Education Center Tuition is for Heartsaver certification and for health care providers Both tu itions include a text Prepayment is required First Aid Meets Monday and Wednesday Jan 15 and 17 The class meets requirements for health care providers Taught by Dennis Bateman the class is held from 610 in The Education Center Tuition is and includes a text Prepayment is required CPR Basic First Aid For those who want both classes or who like a good deal they can take both classes for The class meets Jan 15 17and 18 from 61 in The Education Center Prepayment is required Baton Twirling This easytolearn activity for recre ation performance or competition begins Monday Jan 15 Mary Jo Miller teaches the classes on Mondays and Thursdays in the Carl Schurz Elementary gym and on Tuesdays at the Memorial Primary gym Class times arc scheduled at registration Tuition is per month Karate This activity which improves selfdisci pline coordination and selfconfidence begins Jan 15 A junior class for those five through 12years old is taught from 78 An adult class for those 13 years and older meets from Bothcourses are taught by Nick Smith in the New Braunfels Middle School gym Tuition is plus for a uniform Call 6296686 for more information or to register Brittany Winzeler Amber d Autumn Fischbeck and Eichmann uads are led by sponsor Dena fdoQtlog euergooe everyone Piano Party This 45ibjnute group piano class for beginners ages six through 12 teaches basic rhythm how to use sequencers and games Tanya Dunsmore teaches the class Jan 15 Tuition is and includes music Gymnastics Prekindfergarten Classes get under way on Tuesdays and Wedn 17 from 45 The Tue sdays beginning Jan 16 and day class meets in the Lone Star Primary gym while the Wednesday class is taught in the Memorial Primary gyrrj Taught by Ghizella Oltean the class includes all components of gymnastics such as tumbling balance beam and vault The classes continue through May at a cost of per month Creative Memories Photo Preservation Learn to preserve and organize family photos which photo al bums and materials work best and how to avoid ruining photographs from JoAnne Hyatt She will teach the class Tuesdays Jan 16 23 and 30 in Room C53 of New Braunfels High School Tuition is plus a materials tye Storytelling Made fiasy Joe Moore an associate professor at Southwest Texas State University will teach techniques to improve your ability to tell stories at any level and for any audience Class begins Jan 18 and continues through Feb 22 on Thursdays Class meets in the VEH classroom of The Education Center from Tuition is Blast off With Piano Beginners aged seven through 12 can learn music fundamentals in a funfilled stressfree environment Tanya Dunsmore teaches the first session from Jan 22 through Feb 19 on Mondays Each session includes five45minute classes that are scheduled by the instructor A second session begins Feb 26 Tuition is per session an additional is charged for sheet music For information or to register for a class call NBISD Community Education at 6206200 Classes fill quickly and some require minimum class numbers to be offered so call soon CISD Canyon High School establishes student mediation program Mediation has been adopted by stu dents at Canyon High School as a another successful way to settle con flict between students Formal training for CHS students and faculty was provided by the De partment of Public Justice at St Marys University CHS students Sara Bowling Rick Cantu Jerome Crayton Melody Cudd Lupe Jara Lori Rice Sonya Perez and Laurel Wineman partici pated in an allday training program to become peer mediators Fritzie Cox Karen Garland Kim Hall Tim Kolbe Kathy Simmons Judy Wright and Steve Zimmerman a team of CHS teachers participated in an intensive 24hour professional instructional mediation training pro gram Mediation promotes a positive school environment where students learn a peaceful way to resolve con Karen Garland Vocational Office Education teacher said Using mediation to solve school based disputes will also result in im proved communication between and among students teachers adminis trators and parents The mediation process teaches mutual respect through clear and di rect communication This life skill can lie applied tojhe family neigh borhood and Garland added Karen Garland and Judy Wright servei as cocoordinators NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT The members of the state and nationally ranked New Braunfels Middle School Knowledge Master team include kneeling left to right Andy Kraft Adam Daw and Elizabeth Barney Standing behind them are Charlie Baker Alan Janzen Carrie Allen Lauren Gaskamp and Angela Saad Not pictured are David Brandt Michelle Dokken Javier Leal John Schulz and Chris Simmons NBMS teams ranks in state and nation Last month on Dec 6 the New Braunfels Middle School Knowledge Masters team joined teams across the United States to compete in an aca demic contest At the national level the students ranked in the top 25 percent Ranked Shown are the CHS faculty and student mediators LR front row Kim Ha I Lupe Jara Fritzie Cox Sonya Perez Jerome Crayton Rick Cantu second Bowling Steve Zimmerman Lori Rice Kathy Simmons and Melody Cud 1 College Hotline provides free inforrriation Students can obtain free informa tion about attending or paying for college through a special information hotline Hotline 96 will take place on Jan 13 aad from 10 to 6 and is a free service to all resi dents of Texas The tollfree number is i800829 5499 Over 75 high school and college admission counselors will be on hand to answer scholar ships financial aid coaUege admis sion requirements and application deadlines Volunteers will provide the latest information about preparing for any against other Texas teams the NBMS group came in at 18th place The successful team was made up of the following seventh and eight graders David Brandt Lauren Gaskamp Andy Kraft Charlie Baker Chris Simmons Angela Saad Javier Leal John Barney Carrie Allen Adam Daw Alan Janzen and Michelle Dokken Team sponsor Suzanne Winters said it was gratifying to see a team pull together and develop into a cohesjve group the way this team did TIpcnming NRTSD Dates Monday Jan 15 Student Staff Development Day 4 Friday Jan 19 OneHour Early Release 6 Friday and Saturday Jan 19 20 NBISD hosts the Regional Academic Decathlon flk Tuesday Jan 23 New Braunfels High School PTA Meeting and Meet the Teacher Night at 7 Thursday Friday Feb 15 16 Student Staff Development Friday Feb 16 End of the Fourth l s Jlit Monday Feb 19 NBISD HdHdky Friday March Youth Show Holiday Monday through Friday March 1822 Spring Break Goodwin Frazier families receive holiday gifts Goodwin Primary and Frazier El ementary School children donated food to provide holiday baskets to 30 families from their schools Commu nities in Schools school purses and counselors helped identify families for the project according to Twila Walters PTA project chairperson Parent volunteers Amber Zabrowski Barbara Hewitt Maria C Gomez Heidi Carr Victoria Hernandz Karen Naumann and Hodges were instrumental in making the project a success Walters said CISD photo by Don Clark Shown helping in the preparation of holiday food baskets are LR Mary Spaeth PTA President Marlene Moore Goodwin Primary Principal Sid RkJgway Frazier Elementary Princi pal and Victoria Hernandez parent volunteer Only a few Architectural Design Committee meetings remain The next meeting of the Architec tural Design Committee for the new 789 middle school will be at Wednesday January 10 at Bill Brown Elementary School 20410 Highway 46 West Spring Branch Parents employees and patrons are invited to attend this meeting and pro vide their comments regarding the design of the new school We anticipate only one or two more design meetings before the ar chitectural drawings are presented for consideration for approval by the Board of Roy Linnartz CISD Director of Operations and Maintenance said The architect is scheduled to present final drawings to the Board on Jan 25 The new 800 student school lo cated at 21053 Hwy 46 West wajs approved by voters in the 1995 bond issue The new middle school will be lo cated on the same property as the new 800 student 5th and 6th grade inter mediate school now under construe tion and approved in the 1994 bond issue CISD photo by Don Clark Judy Wright Karen Garland row Laurel Wineman Sara Not pictured Tim Kolbe Outofschool registration deadline neatf chosen by the caller The s name can also be placed on colleges mailing list College Information Hotline is largest project of its type in the and is sponsored by the Texas iaiion of College Admission the Greater Bast Higher Education Authority The deadline for outofschool examinees to register for the Spring administration of the Texas Assess ment of Academic Skills TAAS or the Texas Educational Assess ment of Minimum Skills TEAMS is 5 February Completed registration pack ets must be received in Iowa City Iowa by this date and time Examinees are individuals no longer enrolled in school who have not previously met minimum re quirements on all sections of the TAAS but have met all other high school graduation requirements Individuals may retake some or all sections of the test Advance registration for each test is required For the TEAMS test applicants include students currently enrolled in Texas public high schools as well as individuals who have completed all other high school graduation re quirements Registration packets may be ob tained from the counseling offices at Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools Canyon High School is the ofschool testing site for the C1SQ Testing dates are as follows Tues day March 5 1996 TAAS Exit Level Writing Wednesday March 6 1996 Thursday March 7 1996 TAAS Reading and TEAMS Language Arts   

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