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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 BO He ald2eitung O Sunday February Education NBISD NBMS inducts national junior honor society members Students off Feb 19 Studen will not ha day Feb 1 in New Braunfels ISD c school Thursday Fri 16 These student holi days are to allow district staff to par ticipate in professional development opportuniei Monday Feb 19 is a holiday for both NBIS D students and staff mem bers The holiday is in observance of Presidents Day which commemo rates Abraham Lincolns birthday on Feb 12J 1809 and George Washingtons birthday Feb Friday Feb 16 also marks the end of the fourth sixweeks grading period for all but high school students New Braunfels High School is on a block 1 schedule that is divided into a fall and spri ng semester Each semester is com prised of two nineweek grading peri ods Although teachers evaluate their students progress every six weeks grades are sent out on the nineweek schedule Greenery to grow with help NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT The greenery may be sparse now but this spring the landscap ing around Memorial Primary will be a little greener thanks to the WalMart Dispatch Office Recently Tim Harris of the New Braunfels dispatch office and his wife Christy above right presented ah environmental education grant to Memorial Primary Assistant principal Kevin Brown second from the left Instrumental in implementing the grant will be the schools 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 WalMart Foundation supports environmental education pro grams in schools across the country To date the retailer has given more than million to community nonprofit environ mental education and recycling programs On Monday Jan New Braunfels 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 StarSpangled followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Clay Coleman After wel coming remarks by Superintendent Charles Brad berry NJHS Advisor Barbara Holden detailed the responsibilities of the societys members David B Boutwell of the Texas Department of Transporta tion told the students and parents assembled 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 re spectively 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 childrens success he recog nized 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 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 Eric Brunn Gina BuShey Christopher Cameron Heather Sarah Choudary Laura Cole Edward Coles John Covington Alyssa Crow Claire Cunningham Canuto De Leon Mon roe Dickens Leigh Ann Downey Cortney Dubose DevaneeEberhard Christine Edwards Amy Eichmann Erica Erben Jerrymyle Esmele Zack Ezer TommyDale 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 Vir ginia Holden Stacy Hopp Clayton Janca Alan Janzen Monica Jergins Ashley Kaufmann Kate Kennedy Kristi Kirmse Shane Knudson Kristin Koepp Lacey Kraft Kristin Krejci Miranda Laine Lindsay Leifeste Deryk Lindsey Paul Loesch Carolyn Martin Renee Martinez Janet Massman Kandi Max well 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 Eric 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 Resales Nancy Saad Eiise Saegert Zachary Sanderfbrd Andrea Schmidt Erica Schmidt John Schulze Melody Schyma Joni Seidel Arlene Settles Michele Shipley Juan Sierra 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 Valeree Villanueva Kathry n Voges Sarah Voges Natalie Walther Ashley Webb Eric Weilbacher Andrea Weldy Laurel Weltzer Aimee Wendell Brandy Whitmire and Chase Willett Eighth graders who have fulfilled the require ments of the honor society are James Bergeron Benjamin Biggadike Tiffany Blakeman Jonathan Boston Jason 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 Eighthgrade members prior to the induction are Margarita Ayala Veronica Banks Thomas Bateman Larrin Biggers Borchers Laura Boutwell Kristin Bowden David Brandt Tara Braswell L Blair Britton Ashley Brown Billy Buch Cody Chapman Crystal Clark Hagan Clay Coleman Stephen Conran Michael DAllessandro Sarah Damarodas Trey Daum Gabriella De La Cerda Cara Doherty Jennifer Dolle Phillip Dorsett Casey Ethridge Jared Jeremy Fernandes Liliana Flores Crystal Garcia Michelle Garrott Whitney Garvens Delicia Garza Lauren Gaskamp Javier Paul Gonzales Stephanie Gonzales Andrew Gray Kim berly Greenlees Andrea Griffin Bonnie 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 Chris tina 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 Scrantqn Michael Seibert Mat thew Self Nicholas Skalomehos Kaye Tyler Smith Rebecca Stockhorst Garret Sullivan Marcos Torres Melissa Torres Jamala Tucker Vanessa Velasquez Heather Watt April Wiedenfeld Debra Wilson Laura Wong and Hailey Zinkgraf Geography Bee winners need many skills Fraziqr Elementary School stu and Rocky Molina a near third All Puppets at BBES Students learning communication skills and language arts dents demonstrated outstanding aca demic skills as they competed in the 1996 National Geographic Society Geography Bee Josepji VanNoy won the school competition in a closerace with Dusty Ybanez the second place finisher are fifth grade students Students were tested on their gen eral knowledge of geography and an swered questions on economics weather culture and demonstrated map skills according to Maxine Gor don 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 statelevel competitors National winners re ceive 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 Stouts Bill Brown Elementary Schools theatre arts class I took ideas from old western movies and my imagination and made it 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 Stout said Creating the correct script to match the visual movements of their puppets is Stout added This is the first time most of the students have performed in front of an audience and its behind the security of a puppet The next steps are to perform as a character in a play then as a public Stout said CISD photo by Don I Pictured LR 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 Students receive high school diplomas from Comal Leadership Institute CISD photo by Don Clark Showh LR are the Frazier Elementary School Geography Bee winners Rocky Molina Third Place Dusty Ybanoz Second Place and Joseph VanNoy First Place All are fifth grade students Add these important events to your calendar CISD TAKES A MIDWINTER HOLIDAY FEBRUARY 1216 SCHOOLS AND OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED SCHOOLS AND OFFICES WELL REOPEN ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 Feb 23 Smithson Valley Middle School Student of the Month Program Feb 28 Comal Elementary School Blood Drive 24 Feb 28 Smithson Valley Middle School National Junior Honor Society Induction 6 7 the Commons Feb 29 Blood Drive for Beth Wallace CISD Food Service Coordinator 25 Frazier Elementary School Feb 29 Board of Trustees Meeting Bill Brown Elementary School Trio 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 re ceiving Smithson Valley High School diplomas CHSs 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 edu cation provided by the CLI call them at 6291427
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