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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                CISD GED graduates receive certificates CISD photo by Don Clark CISD General Educational Development GED graduates received words of encouragement and con gratulations from Dan K Krueger CISD Board of Trustees President and Dr Jerry Major CISD Superin tendent at the 1996 GED graduation ceremonies held at Smrthson Valley High School on May 21 Also in attendance were Trustees Robert Loop Scott Watson and Doug Nail Pictured are the GED graduates from SVHS Richard Almaguer Cory Boswell Charles Bubba Bowers Jennifer Bridges Trevor Brugman Letteia Cortinas Brentley Cravey Summer Daharsh Jeremy Gilmore Robert Hammond Jason Jurica Shanna Lastovfca Keith Minasian Robert Morrow Frank Rauser Jason Schuftze Elizabeth Marie Smith Chris Snowden Christina Vinson Melissa Yoeman Frank Zuehl from Canyon High School Casey Bilbrey Floyd Campos Michelle Graceman Griffin Nicole Kanz Alisha Koppenol Patricia Lopez Elizabeth Mullins Dawn Offerman Anthony Sanchez Stanley Sanchez Kenneth Michael Sliz Shawn Tomertin Shane Wetz and Eric Yzaguirre Shannon Weed publishes poem in Texas Rising Star Young Texan Tales Shannon Weed Bulverde Elemen tary fourth grade student has had her poem Texas selected for publication in the Texas Rising Star Young Texan Tales Her poem will appear with herpho tograph Weed stated that she wrote the poem because she likes Texas flowers especially bluebonnets sun flowers and rain lilies and because she wanted extra credit tor her class grade While many students were rec ognized across the state for excel lence in writing only a few items were chosen for publication To gain recognition in the Texas Rising Star Writing Project Weed was one of several students chosen in school wide competition as Bulverde Elementarys best writers One of the major objectives in the yearlong program is to improve the writing skills of all Sherry Elementary Gifted and Talented teacher Pictured is Shannon Weed Her poem was selected for publication in The Texas Rising Star CISD photo by Don Clark CMS students receive Best in State Duke University talent Search honors Canyon Middle Schools students LR front row Sara TaWer Erin Aralos back row Sara Murray receive special awards from the Duke University Talent Search Pro gram they will be recognized at Trinity University in June as several of the top students in Texas based on their College Board Scholastic Assessment Test ACT and SAT scores The CMS students are in the top 10 percent or higher of all middle school students who took the college entrance tests for the Duke University Talent Search Pro gram CISD photo by Don Clark Yearlong math challenges pay big rewards for Bill Brown Elementary students CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured are Bill Brown Elementary School grand prize math winners LR front row students Sam Stewart Austin Perry Kelly Wilson August Blackburn middle row Brindan Schultze Garlyn Schwarzlose Misty r IT w iw iwvi w wi i wiuvwi 110 student earned at least in math dollars to gain a trip to Fiesta Texas at the end of the school year Students received a varied amount of math money based on the difficulty of the math project from completing a math worksheet to creating a restaurant menu including the computation of meal prices based on the cost of supplies and required profit margins NBISD NBMS awards presented At the New Braunfels Middle School seventh and eighth grade awards assemblies a unmber of stu dents were recognized for their achievements thoruhgout the school year The following youngsters were selected by their teachers for depart mental awards Algebra Andrew Kraft and Angela Saad Art MattGledhill and Lisa Burrer Band Alejandro Rodriguez and Anna Sandoval Boys PE Chris Millett Girls PE Kaye Smith Choir Pedro Garza and Gabriella DeLaCerda Computer Literacy James Heinbaugh and Elise Saegert Computer Literacy Javier Leal and Cori Caverly Zinkgraf and Nick Skalomenos Industrial Arts Michael Seibert Math Brad Marschall and Kristen Bowden Outstanding Boy Athlete Andy Schmid Outstanding Girl Athlete Laura Boutwell Readinbg Stephen Conran and Damnarodas Science Amy Morton and Andrew Gray Spanish Ama Armendariz Theatre Arts Garrett Sullivan and Kristi Kirmse History Matt Trussell and Monica Juarez Word Processing Kevin Clark and Andi Griffin i Life Skills Matt Wilkinson and April Wiedenfield 5 Other awards include American Legion Ashley Brown and Jason Mills Jr Teenager Heather Watt and jSeth McKinley Woodmen of the World History Hollmig William Karnau Leadership Award Tyler Hollmig Braunfels Foundation Award Tara Edwards and Jacob Wesolick Lessons to last a lifetime Dedicated to HOSTS Help One Stu dent To Succeed tutor Joe Hales a mural was painted by Patty Smithers and Beverly Davis shown right on the HOSTS building at Carl Schurz Elementary The mural features art work based on name tags created by Hales arid includes this quote by the Abbot of Greve May I be wakeful at sunrise to begin a new day cheerful at sunset for having done my work thankful at moonrise and under starsnine for the beauty of the uni verse And may I add what little may be in me to this great Hales who tutored many students at sev eral campuses for many years died in December of cancer A memorial scholarship in his name to benefit former HOSTS students has been set up through the NBISD Business Office 6206200 NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT New Braunfels Middle School math teacher Lista Schwarz used the QUILT method with her classes this year The method uses a number of questioning and learning strategies to bring about higherlevel thinking skills One of the projects completed is the quilt shown above along with the students who created it Suzanne Winters third period social studies class at New Braunfels Middle School hosted a reception for veterans before the school year ended The class made a banner listing all the veterans they know who served in World War II Korea Vietnam and the Persian Gulf Above a group of students listen to Bob Thomas right who served in WWII He and his wife Mary Weldy Thomas are the grandparents of Andrea Weidy Don Kirmse seated by Mary served in Vietnam His daughter Kristl invited him to the reception The students served refreshments Memorial Primary music teacher Nikki Loftin invited Dr Charles Friedman math professor at the University of Texas and jazz musician to demonstrate a variety of brass instruments to her classes Above Preston Simmons and Alexandra Brace get their hands on a saxophone while Mona Miller Kristina Varner and their classmates in Lisa Gonzalezs kindergarten class wait their turn Some of the instruments the youngsters heard and saw included a tuba flute saxophone trumpet and trombone Earlier in the year the classes were treated to a music demonstration by violinists who showed how the string instrument could also be a fiddle depending on how it was played   

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