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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 B O Herald-Zeitung O Sunday, February 11,1996Education NBISDNBMS inducts national junior honor society membersStudents off Feb. 15,16 & 19 Students in New Braunfels ISD will not have school Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16. These student holidays are to allow district staff to participate in professional development opportunics. Monday, Feb. 19, is a holiday for both NBISD students and staff members. The holiday is in observance of President’s Day, which commemorates Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12,    1809 and George Washington’s birthday Feb. 22,1732. Friday, Feb. 16, also marks the end of the fourth six-weeks grading period for all but high school students. New Braunfels High School is on a block schedule that is divided into a fall and spring semester. Each semester is comprised of two nine-week grading periods. Although teachers evaluate their students’ progress every six weeks, grades are sent out on the nine-week schedule.Greenery to grow with help NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT The greenery may be sparse now but this spring the landscaping around Memorial Primary will be a little greener, thanks to the Wal-Mart Dispatch Office. Recently Tim Harris, of the New Braunfels dispatch office, and his wife, Christy, above right, presented an environmental education grant to Memorial Primary Assistant principal Kevin Brown, second from the left. Instrumental in implementing the $300 grant will be the school’s lead custodian, Bonafacio Sanchez, above left. The grant will be used to improve the landscaping around the school and teach students new ways to save the planet. The Wal-Mart Foundation supports environmental education programs in schools across the country. To date, the retailer has given more than $7 million to community, non-profit environmental education and recycling programs. On Monday, Jan. 29,166 New Braunfel s Middle School students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. They join the 102 eighth graders who were members prior to the induction. The induction featured the NBMS choir singing the “Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Clay Coleman. After welcoming remarks by Superintendent Charles Brad-berry, NJHS Advisor Barbara Holden detailed the responsibilities of the society’s members. David B. Boutwell, of the Texas Department of Transportation, told the students and parents |ssembled in the middle school gym that turning on to the highway of education leads to the road of success. The induction ceremony began with NBMS Principal Ken McGuire talking about knowledge. He was followed by NJHS members Amy Morton, Laura Boutwell, Ashley Brown, Garrett Sullivan and Alex Rodriguez, who spoke on scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship, respectively. Liliana Flores then led the students in the NJHS pledge. Barbara Holden, McGuire and assistant principals Lisa Harter and Ernest Casas awarded certificates. After McGuire congratulated the students on their academic accomplishments and the parents for their part in their children’s success, he recognized NJHS faculty assistants Jarolynn Popp and Claudia Mendenhall, as well as faculty council members Linda Connally, Anita White, Kristie Thompson, Donna Leifeste and Scott Presley. NBMS and OakRun Choir Director Susan Bartos then sang “Hero.” Seventh graders who were inducted include: Yvonne Abila, Carrie Allen, Ruth Alonzo, Jacquelin Baerwald, Justin Baetge, Deanndra Baker, Taunya Barboza, Elizabeth Barney, Brennan Kyle Beeson, Laura Bostic, Angela Bourdier, Jessica Bowden, Christin Brennan, Jennifer Brevell, Andrew Brucks, Erie Brlinn, Gina BuShey, Christopher Cameron, Heather Carberry, Lisa Casti I leja, Sarah Choudary, Laura Cole, Edward Coles, John Covington, Alyssa Crow, Claire Cunningham, Canuto De Leon, Monroe Dickens, Leigh Ann Downey, Cortncy Dubose, Devanee Eberhard, Christine Eckart, Tara Edwards, Amy Eichmann, Erica Erben, Jerrymyle Esmele, Zack Ezer, Tommy-Dale Fey, Alina Fitzsimmons, Justin Friesenhahn, Francesca Garcia, Yvette Gonzales, Avri Gonzalez, Dustin Graves, Ashley Green, Brittnie Green, Nathaniel Green, Michael Guenzel, Haley Haecker, Adam Hartmann, James Heinbaugh, Juan Adrian Hernandez, Sheenae Hernandez, Clint Herod, Bethany Hildebrand, Virginia Holden, Stacy Hopp, Clayton Janca, Alan Janzen, Monica Jcrgins, Ashley Kaufmann, Kate Kennedy, Kristi Kirmsc, Shane Knudson, Kristin Koepp, Lacey Kraft, Kristin Krejci, Miranda Laine, Lindsay Leifeste, Deryk Lindsey, Paul Loesch, Carolyn Martin, Renee Martinez, Janet Massman, Kandi Maxwell, Donna May field, Jeffrey McCrary, Andre McLendon, Matthew Miller, Justin Mills, NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Participating in the induction ceremony were NJHS members Clay Coleman, who gave the Pledge of Allegiance; Amy Morton, president; Laura Boutwell, vice president; Ashley Brown, secretary; Garrett Sullivan, treasurer; Alex Rodriguez and Liliana Flores, who led the NJHS pledge. Lizette Molina, Paul Montanez, Benjamin Newberry, Chad Niland, Brandon Ninneman, Erie Norris, Lindsay Overman, Stacy Parker, Rocky Perez, Trevor Perez, Michelle Popp, Raquel Pulido, Lindsey Quiring, Christina Rahe, Rindy Reacer, Jennifer Regalado, Bradley Reininger, Katana Reininger, Joey Rippole, Megan Rolfes, Vanessa Rosales, Nancy Saad, EJise Saegert, Zachary Sanderford, Andrea Schmidt, Erica Schmidt, John Schulze, Melody Schyma, Joni Seidel, Arlene Settles, Michele Shipley, Juan Sierra Jr., Taylor Simon, Hart Smith, Lauren Smith, Shaunesse Smith, Drew Sollberger, Amber Somers, Elizabeth Soto, Ashley Stafford, Courtney Stanley, Brandon Strickland, Christopher Strickland, Tate Taylor, Whitnee Temple, Phillip Thompson, Russ Tilton, Jessica Torres, Kimberly Triesch, Roxanne Urias, Patsy Valenzuela, Belinda Vargas, Ryan Vargas, David Villanueva Jr., Valeree Villanueva, Kathryn Voges, Sarah Voges, Natalie Walther, Ashley Webb, Erie Weilbacher, Andrea Weldy, Laurel Weltzer, Aimee Wendell, Brandy Whitmire and Chase Willett. Eighth graders who have fulfilled the requirements of the honor society are James Bergeron, Benjamin Biggadike, Tiffany Blakeman, Jonathan Boston, Jason Caillouette, Kevin Clark, Renee Farnsworth, Rebecca Fletcher, Joel Gonzales, Olivia Granados, Amanda Hendry, Naomi Hernandez, Dianna Kempert, Amy Kohlenberg, Seth McKinley, Kevin Merrill, Erin Moore, Jessica Sweeney and Jacob Wesolick. Eighth-grade members prior to the induction are Margarita Ayala, Veronica Banks, Thomas Bateman, Larrin Biggers, T.C. Borchers, Laura Boutwell, Kristin Bowden, David Brandt, Tara Braswell, L. Blair Britton, Ashley Brown. Billy, Such, Cody Chapman, Crystal Clark, Hagan Cohle, Clay Coleman, Stephen Conran, Michael D’AUessandro, Sarah Damarodas, Trey Daum, Gabriella De La Cerda, Cara Doherty, Jennifer Dolle, Phillip Dorsett, Casey Ethridge, Jared Fellers, Jeremy Fernandes, Liliana Flores, Crystal Garcia, Michelle Garrett, Whitney Garvens, DeliciaGarza, Lauren Gaskamp, Javier Gonzales; John Paul Gonzales, Stephanie Gonzales, Andrew Gray, Kimberly Greenlees, Andrea Griffin, Bonnie Gudgell,' Victor Guerrero, Skye Hill, Tyler Hollmig, Rachel Humphrey, Matthew Janca, AlastairJenkin. Monica Juarez, Amanda Kalinowski, Michael Kendel, Nicole King, Andrew Kraft, Kyle Kraft, Javier Leal, Ashley Leies, Joanna Lemich, Martha Marr, Leigh Meredith McKinnon, Dallas Alfred Miller, Diedra Mills, Jason Mills, Lizette Moncivais, Amy Moore, Christy Moore, Rachel Moore, Amy Morton, Elizabeth Ninneman, Jessica Oliphant, Brandon Oliver, Regy Ormond, Choctaw Patterson, Christina Pena, Anna Peterson, Jennifer Quiroz, Lacey Radla, Angela Reininger, Kristy Roberts, Alejandro Rodriguez, Erin Rousseau, Angela Saad, Chad Salge, Anna Sandoval, Timothy Schmidt, Kathleen Schneider, Jason Scranton, Michael Seibert, Matthew Self, Emily Sievers, Christopher Simmons, Nicholas Skalomenos, Kaye Tyler Smith, Tamscn Smith, Rebecca Stockhorst, Garret Sullivan, Marcos Torres, Melissa Torres, Jamala Tucker, Vanessa Velasquez, Heather Watt, April Wiedenfcld, Debra Wilson, Laura Wong and Hailey Zinkgraf. CISD Geography Bee winners need many skills Frazier Elementary School stu- and Rocky Molina, a near third. All Puppets at BEES: Students learning communication skills and language arts dents demonstrated outstanding academic skills as they competed in the 1996 National Geographic Society Geography Bee. Joseph VanNoy won the school competition in a close race with Dusty Ybanez, the second place finisher. are fifth grade students. Students were tested on their general knowledge of geography and answered questions on economics, weather, culture, and demonstrated map skills, according to Maxine Gordon, fifth grade team leader at Frazier Elementary School. Competitors agreed that reading and watching the news was one secret to success. VanNoy will now take a written test used to determine state-level competitors. National winners receive scholarships. The puppets of Shawn Pape and Michael Belk valiantly fought off space invaders from another galaxy as they tried to conquer the earth. This was the story created by the two third grade students in Denise Stout’s Bill Brown Elementary School’s theatre arts class. “I took ideas from old western movies and my imagination and made it high-tech," Pape said. Belk stated that the aliens were given light speed so they could get to the earth fast. "Students learn how to transfer knowledge from an idea to a written story, then to a written dialogue for their puppets," Stout said. "Creating the correct script to match the visual movements of their puppets is difficult," Stout added. "This is the first time most of the students have performed in front of an audience and it’s behind the security of a puppet. The next steps are to perform as a character in a play; then as a public speaker," Stout said. CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured (L-R) are Michael Belk and Shawn Pape, as they display their galactic puppets. The Bill Brown Elementary theatre arts students created a story about Jake and Jack, defenders of the earth during an alien attack. CISD photo by Don Clark Shown (L-R) are the Frazier Elementary School Geography Bee winners Rocky Molina, Third Place; Dusty Ybanez, Second Place; and Joseph VanNoy, First Place. All are fifth grade students. j    Add these important events to your calendar! I I i i i I I I I * I I a L. a a a CISD TAKES A MID-WINTER HOLIDAY February 12-16 Schools and offices will be closed. Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, February 19. Feb. 23. Smithson Valley Middle School Student of the Month Program, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Comal Elementary School Blood Drive, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28. Smithson Valley Middle School National Junior Honor Society Dinner/ Induction, 6 p.m. (dinner), 7 p.m. (program), the Commons. Feb. 29. Blood Drive for Beth Wallace, CISD Food Service Coordinator, 2-5 p.m., Frazier Elementary School. Feb. 29. Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Bill Brown Elementary School. Students receive high school diplomas from Comal Leadership Institute Tho Comal Leadership Institute (CLI) provided the opportunity for four more students to obtain their high school diplomas. Shown (L-R) are Jim Middleton, CISD Board of Trustees President, Leandra Moore, Jodi Bishop, and Amanda Wentworth, proud students receiving Smithson Valley High School diplomas. CHS’s Craig Hanz (not pictured) also received his SVHS diploma. Each student needed a small number of credits to obtain their diploma, according to Bee Morgan, CLI counselor. Students completed courses in senior English, government and economics, and mathematics. For information about the educational opportunities, including adult education, provided by the CLI, call them at 629-1427. ;

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