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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeitunq O Thursday October O 7 Education NBISD NBISDs terrific transportation staff appreciated NBMS has 96 eligible for Duke ID program In its 17th year the Duke University Talent Identifi cation Program is seeking the countrys most academi cally talented students Someone can call Duke and tell them the search is over For both quantity and quality their search will lead them to New Braunfcls Middle School Although the middle school always has a number of students identified in the search this year 97 students Have been invited to take the qualifying tests Participants complete either the SAT I Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment They gained their eligibility through their scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills Eligible to participate in the search are the following seventh graders Reno Adams Justin Agans Joshua Allison Dominic Alvarez Jennifer Bailey David Bal last Ryan Bay Joel Bell Sarah Berg Landin Biggers Leeanna Boodee Lindsay Bottenfield Cedric Bowling Charles Campbell Mary Cardinal Haley Chandler Misty Cornwall Craig Crow Jacob Dean Michael DiFonzo Benjamin Downing Jill Elmore Michael Finke Jessica Flores Abigail Foster Andrea Fuller Amber Garcia Stefanie Garrott Tracey Garvens Joshua Gompert Col leen Green Abby Hafner Sheena Hannan Shayne Hanover Tiffany Hoffman Amanda Hunt Joseph Jankauskas Kyle Jankowski Philip Janzen Amanda Johnson Colin Johnson Ashlee Joost Matthew Koenig Derek Koepp Jeffrey Kovalcik Christopher Krejci Shawn Lain Clinton Laubach Alison Leach Alanna Leos Michelle Lindt Neil Lloyd Amanda Lopez An drew Minnick Scott Moher GlbertMolina AlisonMoore Dane Musto Kristi Myers Dovin Outlaw Amanda Ozuna Adam Pace David Padgett Cara Pancbianco Christie Peltonen Allen Pinn Amanda Pinson Kenneth Power Heather Prewitt Allison Rader Eric Radtke Stephanie Ramirez Ryan Reeves J Reininger Erik Roden David Sanchez Carla Schmidt Robert Scranton Nicole Skalomenos Ashley Smith Kristina Stiles Elizabeth Stockhorst Bekah Stolhandske Sheen Suprenant Carl Tepe LinneaToney Regan Towal Kelly Vaughn Mar tin Villanueva James Vrandenburg Javin Walker Rebecca Wallace Nicole Watts Rees Willard Dustin Williams Evan Williams Christopher Wood and Jason Wooldridge These students and their parents met with NBMS Counselor Genelle Parra and Coordinator for Special Programs Joe Parra recently to discuss the Duke program and the identification process Joe Parra said Although participating in the Duke Talent Identification Program is strictly optional what these qualifying students have shown is that for them developing their mathematical verbal and general intel lectual ability in school is clearly not an option it is a daily standard The NBISD is proud that so many students are setting such a high academic standard of perfor The purpose of the search is to assist young people who have excellent math verbal or general intellectual ability by providing them with information about their ability and about educational options that may be benefi cial Identified students will be announced in the spring On Oct 24 during National Bus Safety Week New Braunfels ISO staff and parents take the opportunity to show their appreciation for the districts transportation staff The hard work and dedication of these employ ees keep children safe as they go to and from school and school func tions The NBISD Transportation De partment is headed by Bob Templeton who lends a hand behind the wheel at times Serving as a secretary and dis patcher as well as occasional bus driver is Jo Ann Sonlitner Clerk Dianna Conley is also a driver Not only arc the school buses driven with safety in mind they are also maintained to ensure that stu dents can get to and from school and school events in the safest manner possible NBISDs vehicles are main tained by Master Mechanic Johnny Simmons and Mechanics Pedro Muniz and Victor Ruiz They also serve as bus drivers when necessary Driving the school buses them selves greeting students and parents alike are Rodolfo Acevedo Liz Carley David Daugherty Marjoric Erben Randall Ford Rick Garsnctt Charles Gillis Jane Glcncwinkcl Clyde Coins Louisa Donncll Granl Tim Grinlcy Patricia Gucrra Lonncll Hays Bcnita Hernandez Jo seph Hicks Sharron Hicks Rosa Hinojosa David Ingrain James Jarrell Mary Lancy Jan Martin Lcc Roy Mayficld Ola Mayfield Bobby Miller Elvira Moreno Eliza Natal Darlcnc Norris Mark Olvcra Diana Robert Qucnt Julia Reyes Charles Rotan Judy Sanchez Bob Schima Joe Scarcy Patricia Shroycr Donna Sicbrands Gaylord Twite Glcnda Valdez Gary Wcishaar John While Ruby Wilson and Lucinda Zavala Students can earn creditbyexam 117 C rtfn if 0V OtYt inn t t n n Meet the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District Vicky Moye earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Physical Education from East Texas Baptist University Vicky an educator with eight years of experience is a Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities teacher at Lamar Primary School Greatest pleasure in teaching In working with special needs children I take great delight in watching them prove many people wrong about what they can do I love to see them realize their own potential and abilities Of course the smiles hugs are priceless Philosophy of education I believe all students are capable of being the best they can be more than they thought they could be and everything they dream to be My job is to stoke that fire Heather Nuehring has a bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa She begins her career in education as a music teacher at Seele Elementary School Greatest pleasure in education I am thrilled when I see that students are proud of something they have worked hard on I want students to work hard and do their best Its to see them Philosophy of education I believe the purpose of education is to teach skills and knowledge needed to get a job and live a fulfilling life I want students to learn how to learn I want them to know how to find and research information they dont Correction Nicole Morgan featured last week is a third grade teacher at Seele Elementary School Vicky Moye Heather Nuehring New state credit by examination without prior in struction rules require school districts to offer students the opportunity to test for acceleration three days in the fall term and three days in the spring or summer terms as established by the school district Students in grades one through eight may test for gradelevel acceleration by taking four tests one each in arts mathematics science and social studies Eighth graders may also test in Algebra I and Spanish I Grade 912 students may take an individual test for many secondary courses Each test is two to three hours long Students must make 90 percent on the tests to accelerate and may be required to complete the normal projects required of the grade level or course There is no charge for the student for the tests Students in grades one through eight will receive a copy of the essential elements in the four core areas High school students will receive a packet of study materials for each test New Braunfels ISOs credit by examination testing days will be on Saturdays Nov 16 Nov 23 and Dec 7 All tests will begin at 8 at New Braunfels High School in Room B17 Testing will end approximately at noon Parents should expect to pick up their child at the end of his or her individual testing schedule For the tests to be ordered parents must notify the school counseling office to request a separate test applica tion form for each test or grade level and return it by Nov 1 1996 No exceptions can be made for tardy applications On the test application parents should write what tests they wish their child to take and on which of the exam dates they wish theirchild to be tested Two testing dates are needed for grades one through eight testing or if a student takes more than two secondary tests The tests are scored by the test publisher and the results are sent to the school approximately two weeks after the final testing date The school counseling office will notify the parent of the test results and any subse quent changes to the students schedule Parents ar encouraged to have their children take the tests Nov 16 and Nov 23 if possible so test results will be available in time to plan for the new academic term in January Three additional days of testing will be scheduled prior to June 30 New Braunfels ISD Calendar of Events Oct 24 NBISD Transportation Appreciation Day NBISD students sign pledges to rerhain drugfree Fri Oct 25 Mayor Jan Kennedy visits NBISD campuses to present Red Ribbon Week proclamations and accept drugfree pledges from students MOD Oct 28 Blood Drive to benefit NBHS junior Thomas Ridgway in front of the high school Thurs Oct 31 Halloween a safe Halloween event sponsored by the New Braunfels High School Student Council and other clubs from 68 in the main hallway of the high school New Braunfels Henkaeltungprovidas the to local public school districts New Bnwntets Independent School Districts page is published on Ttntndava To submit Information or for questions phase call NBISD to loep patrons informed about district events and dates student and staff achievements and other NBISD news Class of 51 going strong The New Braunfels High School Class of 1951 was the last class to graduate from the high school on Mill Street now NBISOs Education Center This active class organized a special reunion to celebrate New Braunfels sesquicentennial and entered a float in that parade Now the class has applied its energy and dedication to a paver project on the main plaza The reunion committee unanimously agreed to put a granite plaque on the plaza in the Court of Honor in memory of their principal West and place paver bricks with the name of each classmate Shown above are some of the committee members who are making this project a success Left to right in front are Leora Pape nee Kabelmacher Charlotte Boyd nee Holland Joy Schriewer nee Zachary Beverly Voges nee Altwein and Leslie Dedeke Jr Standing behind them are Charlie Schriewer William T Procter Corinne Zuker nee Gass Carroll Hoffmann Gordon Zunker Anita Jaroszewski nee Hanz and Karl Zipp Not shown are Marjorie Bode nee Zunker Gary Pittman and Virginia Baker nee Kuehler 96 The Annual Wurstf est Celebration is coming And so is our annual tabloid Dont miss it in this Sundays HeraldZeitung   

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