Wednesday, January 31, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas AVAIkABki COPY HeraldZeitung D Wednesday January Education CISD Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for January Canyon High School captures medals at Academic Decathlon Smithson Valley Middle School proudly presented the January Stu dents of the Month at the monthly program held January 26 1996 in the school cafetorium Team leader Diane Struach welcomed award re cipients parents and guests The theme for the mornings event was a Salute to Dana Cole SVMS theatre arts teacher introduced four students who will be participating in compe tition Each student provided an ex ample of a competitive event in the competition Aislynn Samanobegan with apoem entitled Little Orphan Darius Horton presented a prose interpreta tion of The Cement Amanda Holmes provided a prose interpretation of The Scarlett and Leah de los Santos performed a monologue entitled The Awards were presented by Pat Hollis principal Debra Brendel as sistant psrincipal and Margi Handrick counselor The following students were recog nized as Students of the Month for January Core Academic Course Eighth Grade Troy Day Scott Millsap Stephanie Yarbrough Eric Guzman Cindy Reasner Monica Mireles Allen Lien Christi McKee Laura Johansen Danny Keller and Amber Jensen Seventh Grade GabeEscalante Jen nifer Minten Jim Snowden Michael Garro Cristin Kennedy Lacey Harrell Lauren Hodde Victoria McCammon Jennifer Zogmaister Elizabeth Espronceda Ronald Mar tin Luisa Rubio Chris Collins Ryan Mahoney and Heather Gruwell Elective Courses Band Stephanie Groves Phillip Franckowiak Life Management Dianna Wood Stephanie Tercero Thomas Katz Physical Education Ramzey Muniz Ryan Yates Eric Estill Nick Moxley Rebecca Tho mas Monica Garcia Lori Burton Chelsea Yantis Christina Thomas Theatre Leah delos Santos Aislynn Samano Art Lauren Douglass Mandi Fisher Spanish Lorena Lopez Jonathan Lyssy Industrial Technology Danny Mills Math Journal ism Roberta McClure Learning Lab Armando Ramirez Special Categories Principals Award D J Hinds Content Mastery Adrianne Brown Office Aide Dana Haney Citizen ship Jessica Rodriguez Geoffrey McCammon KelseyLienJoshNiles Kristy Knudsen Samuel Goff Cen ter for Successful Learning Kenny Martin Canyon Middle School opens Saturday learning center Canyon Middle School has iriti s ated a new studentparent program I that will provide expanded use of schools library and computer on Saturdays We want students and parents to i have greater access to school learn ing center Nancy Cobb school principal said The school will open the library and computer lab the first Saturday of each month Students accompa nied by their parent can visit the school to do research work on computer projects or do word pro Cobb said The Saturday learning center hours are 9 to 1 This is the first time for the schools Saturday study program in the school learning center We will certainly consider expanding the program at a later Cobb said There are many possible options for use of the facilities Students can work together with their parents on a project or parents could use the com puter lab while the student works in the library according to Cobb The school learning center will be open on the following Satur days February 3 March 2 April 20 and May 4 CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured is the CHS Academe Decathlon team LR front row Kathy Simmons Erin Ousley Kim Hall Lisa Parra Sabrina McConald Samantha Austin back row Larry Anderson Ryan Stewart Wayne Kraft Greg Smith KeVn Seba Travis White and Greg Roberts Not pictured are Juan Gonzales and Dana Carter coach Canyon High School brought hone Greg Smith Silver Economics Greg Anderson a fine collection of medals from ths years Region V Academic Decath lon competition CHS finished 4th overall in the spirited Medium School competition Smith Silver Language Litera Overall top scores for the team were e Greg Smith Gold Speech Lisa a Bronze Travis White Silver i Hall Silver Veam Members include Honors CHS Academic Decathlon team received training and assistance from the following teachers Judy Senior Greg Smith captured the Kii Hall Erin Ousley Wayne Kraft Wright Karen Kay Board to consider new school names At the Board of Trustees next meet ing trustees will hear committee rec ommendations for names of the districts four new schools The meeting is scheduled for Feb 5 1996 at Bill Brown Elementary School Bill Brown El ementary is located at 20410 High way 46 West in Spring Branch Three committees one for the Mountain Valley area grade campus one for the New Braunfels area grade campus and one committee for both Smithson Valley area grade and campuses were established to names Any CISD patron could submit a suggestion Topics included geo graphic who contributed to the settlement of the community individuals who were in fluential in the establishment of the Comal ISD distinguished former Comal ISD educators district patrons who have contributed significantly to the betterment of the district and out standing Silver medal as the individual Scho lastic overall category winner Individual Team medals included Essay Kim Hall Silver Greg Rob erts Bronze Math Greg Roberts Silver Science Kim Hall Bronze Ryfc Stewart Scholastic Sabrina Mctonald Samantha Austin Greg Snm Kevin Seba Varsity Greg Robek Travis White Lisa Parra Juan Gonzales Coaches Kathy Simmfos Dana Carter and Larry Franklin Karen Garland Sharon Meppen Jean Wood Lili Barucky Team members and school staff praised parents and family mem bers for their support during the competition Search for new principals could end Monday The selection process for principals for the new school ad of the three new 6th grade ministra consistingof 14mem to conduct the in comple tion The Board of Trustees at their Feb 5 Workshop will consider for ap Acorn bers was terview pn The proval the Superintendents final rec review a lectedi the committee was to of over 50 applicants and recommend approximately 6 fi nalists to the Superintendent The district uses a collaborative process in the selection of people for key positions New principals will participate in the selection of their staff members NBISD Chinese cooking Spanish speaking among Feb classes Notjusta month filled with ground hogs and valentines February includes several community education classes offered through New Brauniels ISD The following courses begin soon CPR Basic The class includes adult and infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver Dennis Bateman teaches the class Monday and Wednesday Feb 5 and 7 from 610 at The Education Center Tuition is for Heartsaver certification and for health care providers Both tuitions include a text Prepayment is required First Aid Meets Monday and Tuesday Feb 5 and 6 The class meets requirements for health care provid ers 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 Take both classes for The class meets Feb 5 6 and 7 from 610 in The Education Center Prepayment is required Spanish for Spanish Speakers this class is for those who speak Span ish and would like to improve their speaking ability or learn to read and write the language class meets on Tuesdays from Feb 6 through March 26 in Room A12 of New Braunfels High School Jose Munoz will teach the class from 79 Tuition is Conversation in Spanish Stu dents will become familiar with the Spanish vocabulary used in everyday living and with customs of the His panic culture The class is taught by Jose Munoz on Thursdays from Feb 8 through March 28 The class meets in Room A12 of New Braunfels High School from 79 Tuition for the class is along with book fee Chinese Cooking I Learn fresh ideas for cooking Chinese from Liun Gee Way Bessey of KENSTV fame This fun and informative class meets from on Mondays Feb 5 19 in the VEH classroom of The Edu cation Center Tuition is plus for supplies For more information or to register for a class call NBISD Community Ed at 6206200 4 Thursday Friday Feb 15 16 Student NBISD Staff Development Friday Feb 16 End of the 4th SixWeeks Oiling Monday Feb 19 NBISD jHoJiday Saturday March Kids Mart at the Civte f Friday March 15 Yootti Show Staff Thursday March 28 llth Annua C hosted by NBJSD and CISD from f l Sphool h Mwrti 305 FiWay Mwsli Wfa School fjay NBISD students and employees host successful decathlon On Jan 19 and 20 New Braunfels Independent School District hosted the Regional V Academic Decathlon atNew Braunfels High School and OakRun School The two days of academic competi tion were preceded by months of hard work and preparation on the part of NBISD employees and efforts were wellrewarded with a suc cessful decathlon that ran smoothly and on time Approximately 190 students from 19 school districts took part in the com petition Academic teams were tested in math social studies science eco nomics speech interviews essay lan guage and literature fine arts and the super quiz Students compete at one of three levels varsity scholastic or honor From NBHS competing in the large school division were the followingdecathletes Jon Eikel Travis Crow and Kevin Van Delden Nathaniel Wooils Ben Buchanan and Michael Gaskamp scho and Kate Bell Bethany Carl and Lisa Weltzer Earning medals for their efforts in their categories were Kate Bell who took a second place in EssayHonor while Nathaniel Wooils won first place in EssayScholastic In Math Travis Crow earned a first place in varsity with Lisa Weltzer tak ing third place in the honor level Science also yielded winners as Jon Eikel won second place in varsity and Lisa Weltzer earned a third place medal in the honor group The students were coached by NBHS teachers Kathleen Rhodes and Shan non MacDonald Teams that excel at the regional level advance to the state competition Instrumental in planning the confer ence were Coordinator of Special Pro grams Joe Parra Director of Curricu lum Ellen Bel and Administrative As sistant for Career munity and Adult Education Debbie Fitsko Above members of the NBHS decathlon team include Ben Buchanan Jon Eikel Kevin Van Delden and Michael Gaskamp Standing behind them are Kate Bell Lisa Weltzer Nathaniel Wooils Bethany Carl and Coach Kathleen Rhodes Another member of the team Travis Crow is shown at right His raised hand signifies a cor rect answer in the super quiz event Each team member an swered five questions in the quiz on the United Nations NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT For Dany Catt f weekdays on