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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 10 QHeraldZeitungP Wednesday January Education CISD Canyon High School students selected to attend leadership training Texas increases standards for school accreditation Mike Moses Texas Education Agency TEA Commi announced that standards for tation of public schools wi creased for the 199596 sch Information on the higher si was provided to the Board of at their Jan 8 Workshop b Hall Assistant Superinten Curriculum and Instruction The 199596 TEA Accountability Manual to be published in thd spring will describe additional standards for the Although in many waysuie sys tem remains stable performance stan dards will substantially increase and new indicators will be Moses said in his letter to school su perintendents Significant changes in TEA accredi tation standards include the follow ing TAAS passing standard for Ac credited schools is raised from 25 to 30 for all student groups and will be raised by 5 each year until 50 is reached in the year 2000 The TAAS passing standard for the Recognized accreditation rating one level higher than the Accredited rating is raised from 65 to 70 in 1996 This standard will be raised by 5 each year until 80 is reached in 1998 tf Dropout rate standards for schools and districts will be based on rather than the 4 used in the past The CISD dropout rate is about according to Alicia Parra In structional Coordinator Our teachers are doing an excel lent job students are receiving the best education we can provide them with the facility and budget constraints that we have Achieving a Recognized or Ex emplary rating in the future will be a Hall told the Board With the ever increasing account ability standards it is critical that we provide the facilities adequate sup plies good class sizes and support to allow our teachers and students to have the best learning environment Hall said Frazier students capture spelling bee awards CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured are the Canyon High School students selected to attend the Hugh OBrian Youth Foundation West Texas Leadership Seminar and Community Leadership Workshops LR front row Leslie Jowers James Moos Rick Cantu back row Ryan Frisbie Stephen Brockman and Mark Zamora The programs are designed to recognize leadership potential in promising high school sophomores and freshmen Canyon High School has selected tion and leadership skills Stephen Brockman Rick Cantu The seminarprovides education and Leslie Jowers James Moos andMark motivation for sophomores who have Zamora CHS freshman students were exhibited leadership qualities selected to attend Community Lead The emphasis is on motivating par ership Workshops ticipants to make a positive contribu six outstanding students one sopho more and five freshmen to attend leadership seminars sponsored by the Hugh OBrian Youth Foundation Ryan Frisbie CHS sophomore was selected to attend the West Texas Leadership Seminar May 30 June 2 1996 in San Antonio Approximately 275 sophomores throughout the Central and South Texas are selected to attend this week end seminar in an educational envi ronment that teaches through discus sions and demonstrations a variety of subjects relating to profit economics business selfimprovement motiva tion to their school and community and to be aware active and respon sible citizens I think the seminar will help me overall and hope to learn new leader ship skills so I can be more confi Frisbie said He is active in the student council and stated he intends to attend the Air Force Academy majoring in aero nautical engineering The seminars held in December were one day versions of the West Texas Leadership Seminar weekend seminars for sophomores CLEW provides outstanding high school freshman leaders additional opportunities for leadership training Speakers panelists and leaders from the community speak about the general theme of Americas Incen tive our free enterprise eco nomic system Board Of Trustees meeting Thursday Elementary fourthland firth grade students participated in the school spelling contest earlter this wt V wl I ICili NBISD NBISD nursing staff appreciated wholeheartedly In New Braunfels SD a different group of employees is shown appre ciation each month of the school year Today National School Nurse Recog nition Day the school board adminis trators and school staffs show their appreciation to those who keep NBISDs students and staff healthy and informed on health issues The school nursing staff is respon sible for providing NBISD students with good health counseling appraisal screening referral and medical fol lowup Working with teachers par ents administrators and community resources NBISDs health profession als work to assure students of a safe healthy and diseasefree learning en vironment Nurses conduct vision hearing blood pressure and dental screenings as well as check students for pediculosis scoliosis tuberculosis and chart their height and weight growth Some of the schoolrelated health programs nurses assist with and par ticipate in include the Great American Smokeout Latch Key On Your Own Happy Tooth Germbusters the Red Ribbon campaign for drug awareness McGruff training CPR and Heart Ex plorers Karen Simpson executive direc tor for education services supervises the nursing staff Of their abilities she said All our school health professionals go above and beyond our highest expectations They arc genuine caregivers who al ways put children first Besides over seeing all our students health care needs our LVNs and RNs present informationto teachers and students alike in the areas of health nutrition dental care etc All of our health care professionals should be commended for the quality of service they provide our districts students and their fami The following nursing profession als work in NBISD schools New Braunfels High School stays well and informed on health issues by School Nurse Karon Preiss RN with help from parttime Clinical Assistant Dickie Guthrie New Braunfels Middle School stu dents and staff are showing their ap preciation for School Nurse Brenda Penshorn RN for her efforts through out the school year Today the OakRun School staff and sixth graders show their constant apprec i ation for Nurse Extender Peggy Supulver LVN Youngsters and adults at Carl Schurz Elementary benefit from the efforts of School Nurse Gwen Mills RN and Clinical Assistant Barbara Nance Mills also regularly visits Lone Star and Memorial primary campuses and Memorial and Seele elementary campuses during the week and other campuses as needed The Memorial Elementary staff and secondand thirdgrade students stay healthy through the efforts of Nurse Extender Connie Kennedy LVN Teaching health and fitness aware ness at Seele Elementary is Nurse Extender Gwen Kirkham LVN Lamar Primary stays on the healthy side with the assistanceofValettaOrth RN and in the afternoons with Clini cal Assistant Barbara Nance Lone Star Primary benefits from the health leadership and care of Nurse Extender Substitute Jamie Varner LVN Memorial Primary youngsters and staff have reason to appreciate Nurse Extender Roxann Ulloa LVN 1996 Dates Y f Monday Jan 29 New Braunfels High School PTA Meeting and Meet ll Thursday Friday Feb 15 16 Student S taff MV t t Friday Feb 16 End of the Fourth SixWeeks Grading t Monday Feb 19 NBISD Holiday f Friday March 15 StudentfStaff Youth Show Holiday Thursday March Annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizen from 68 at OakRun School 6 Saturday March Youth Arts Festival in 4 Monday through Friday March 1822 Spring Break Thursday April 4 End of Fifth SixWeeks Grading Period t Friday Monday April 5 8 Holidays t Friday May 3 Holiday Last SphcupJ Day Work Measure Last semester New B and Donna Leifeste pi the sunny weather n system with events like the rubberband to measure distance grab and the leftnan Above Diann Ortiz T grab the students gai standards to Tiavis thoie submit information regularly district other NBISD news NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT their efforts but use the metric system raunfels Middle School science teachers Kristie Thompson Linda Connally nned a challenging Olympic competition but the students broke a sweat from t the events The competition tested the students knowledge of the metric rubberband shoot cottonball shot put and the soda straw javelin throw The Big Chill event measured temperature while the righthanded marble sponge squeeze tested mass and volume weighing skills respectively Hunter and Joseph Slaughter carefully weigh marbles from the marble led experience in using the metric system as they converted their results from used in other countries The is provided by the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to local public school districts New Brainfels Independent School Districts portion of the is compiled by NBISD Administrative Assistant for Public Information Leslie Kriewaldt To or for questions please call 6206200 NBISD strives to keepjts patrons events and dates student and staff 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