Thursday, January 16, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herfllri7eltnnn n Thursday lannnrv 1fl 1QQ7rlfi Education NBISD Board to study search firms at Jan 20 meeting New Braunfcls ISO school board trustees continue the process of searching for a new school superintendent on Monday Jan 20 as they interview two firms that special ize in helping school districts determine what they arc looking for in a new school leader and then finding the best candidates who fit that profile Trustees will begin interviewing the firms at Each consultant is expected to give about a 40ininutc presentation on the services they provide In researching such businesses trustees found that a search is an uptosixmonth process Consultants typi cally solicit input from school staff members parents and other district patrons and trustees to ascertain what the district as a whole is seeking in a school leader They then find qualified candidates narrow the field check refer ences and present the board with a number of finalists The board then interviews the finalists The consultant is available throughout the process to assist and advise the school board The school board encourages the publics attendance at the meeting and welcomes the opportunity to hear citizen comments Trustees will conduct the meeting at The Education Center 430 W Mill on the second floor in the board room March 31 bad weather day slated for use Each year New Braunfcls ISD places two holidays on the school calcndarto be used as possible makeup days in the event of bad weather This week hazardous freezing weather conditions closed school Monday Jan 13 To compensate NBISD will use its Monday March 31 makeup day The second makeup day has been set aside for Friday April 18 Weather forecasters much less school officials have a hard time pre dicting weather in Texas Safety is the districts first priority In circum stances when the weather is not clearly hazardous the night before school Manager of Transportation Bob Tcmpleton and Shop Supervisor John Simmons each hit the roads by 5 to travel the bus routes They check out potentially challenging areas throughout the district to determine road conditions If they have con cerns Templeton shares their infor mation with Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services Lonnie Curtis Togethcrthcy decide if school should be held cancelled or delayed Local radio and television stations arc immediately notified of thcchangc so parents and staff can learn of the change as quickly as possible 8990 Special Ed records destined for destruction If you arc a former student or a parent of a former student of New Braunfels Independent School District who last received Special Education services during the 198990 school year you are entitled to receive a copy of your or your childs special education records that are maintained by the districts Special Education Depart ment Federal law requires that the department maintain these records for at least seven years beyond the last date of enrollment in special education Therefore records maintained by the Special Education Department for students last enrolled in special education for the 198990 school year arc scheduled to be destroyed If you anticipate a need for services through any Texas state agency such as social security Texas Reha bilitation Commission or the Texas Department of Men tal Retardation your special education records could be of some assistance If you would like a copy of these records please contact the NBISD Special Education Department at 430 W Mill or by calling no later than March 31 1997 Jan 1 8 Jan 20 New Braunfete ISD Calendar of Events Jan 16 Lone Star Family Math Night in the school cafeteria Lone Star School PE Games Day 1011 I st Grade Games 1 1 2 2nd Grade Games Tournament School Board Meeting in the Board Room of TheJSducahoh Center to Intelview two superintend I denfSedrcflttrmS New Braunfels High School Meet the Teacher eveningforthe 2nd term begins at 7 in the school cafetorium School Board Meeting 7 In the Board Room of The Education Center Student Development Days End of Fourth SixWeek Grading Period Holiday Youth Show Holiday for Spring Break Bad weather day to be used to makeup for Monday Jan 1 3 which was cancelled due to hazardous weather End of Fifth SixWeek Grading Period Jon 21 Feb 1314 IM Feb 17 IM March 2428 11 TEA picks NBHS Porter for committee New Braunfcls High School coach and history teacher Greg Porter has been chosenby the Student Assessment Division of thcTcxas Education Agency to serve on a statewide committee As a member of the item review committee he will assist in the development of the United Slates History endof course as sessment test and review the test for possible bias and re gionalisms currenlness and ap propriateness and accuracy of content The committee which meets Jan 2324 consists of educa tors representing each of the 20 regional service centers vari ous types and sizes of districts and the three largest ethnic groups in Texas Carl Schurz HOSTS named exemplary After visiting the Carl Elementary School Math HOSTS program in December he national HOSTS corporation named Carl Schurz as an exemplary HOSTS site in December HOSTS Support Specialist Nancy Carter who visited the program said the Carl program was exem plary in all success indicator areas program set up diagnostic assessment prescription and instruction com munication administrative support program impact and mentoring She commended teacher Vicky Krcjci and assistant Gail Dolle for their hard work and dedication and noted they had used thcircrcativity to ensure the best possible learning environment for the students and She added that the program meets the needs of stu dents and students prescriptions arc based on identified needs and continuous monlioring of student progress is evident The classrooms arc very well and every corner is Especially impressive to Carter were comments made by a parent and mentor who said the program helps her son and the students she instructs Krcjci Dolle and Linda Bingham district HOSTS coordinator will be honored at the Jan 21 school board meeting Develop skills new hobbies with Community Ed Develop talents and gain new ones with a New Braunfcls ISD Commu nity Education class For more infor mation or to register call 6206200 Classes fill quickly so call to reserve a place in the class of your choice These classes begin in the next week Dance Clinics for Children Of fering classes for all ability levels Tamara Grau teaches precision dance technique ballet lap jazz modern dance Classes began this week with more classes starting to night Tuition is per month Classes forprekindcrgartncrs meet in the mornings at the Academy Street Gym while students age five and above meet in the afternoon and eve nings in the Memorial Elementary music room Job Search Activities Writing the perfect resume through acing job interviews arc covered in this class taught by Dr Jane M Tail The class meets Monday Jan 20 and Wednes day Jan 22 from in the library of OakRun School Tu ition is with a workbook fee Piano Party This one 45minutc group piano class introduces six through12ycarold students to basic rhythm on digital keyboards using sequencers and through playing games This class taught by Tanya Dunsmorc meets Jan 20 from Tuition is for class loca tion Shape Up Stretching Toning Conditioning All ages arc wel come to learn the proper techniques for stretching weight training and cardiovascular exercise Bcrnicc Picrson leads a class from beginning Jan 20Fcb 19 A class meets Jan 21 through Feb 20 at 8 Both sessions meet alPhysi cal Therapy Unlimited 894 Loop 337 North Suite C Tuition is How to Plan and Run Effective Meetings Taught by Dr Jane Tail this class meets on Tuesday Jan 21 from in the OakRun School library Tuition is with a workbook fee Defensive Driving Offered sev eral times throughout the month this sixhour class satisfies court referrals for traffic tickets and citations and insurance requirements A weekday class is taught Tuesday Jan 21 and Thursday Jan 23 from 69 A Saturday class meets Jan 25 from 8 in Nationally Bill Hightowcr teaches the classes in the library of The Education Center Tuition is Bridge Beginning Interme diate This casytolcarn but hard to master card game is taught by Andy on Tuesdays from Jan 21 April 15 Join other bridge players room of The Education Center Tu ition is Creative Memories Preserving precious photographs in albums is the goal of this class taught by JoAnne Hyatt Bring to class any photos you would like to place in your album The tuition for the class which meets from on Jan 23 and continues on Thursdays through Feb 6 is 15 The class is taught in Room C53 of New Braunfcls High School A materials fee includes a photosafe album acidfree pen photosafe adhcsivcs and acidfree mounting paper Train the Trainer This three hour course taught by Dr Jane M Tail is for those who wish to become better trainers or managers Class meets Thursday Jan 23 in ihc li brary of OakRun School from 69 Tuition is with a 10 book Meet the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Texas Southwest Texas State University She teaches a bilingual clriss ntMemorial Elementary School Greatest pleasure in teaching My greatest pleasure in caching will come from my students I will be able to sec them achieve and succeed in life Their triumphs will be like my Philosophy of education I strongly believe that the education of our children is extremely important I will do everything I can to ensure hat each child I teach will be given every chance to succeed and Krista ConlcyMundt earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Bclucalion from Illinois State University She has two years of teaching experience and she educates math students at new Braunfels Middle School Greatest pleasure in teaching I enjoy helping students enjoy learning Somewhere between kindergar ten and middle school a great deal of excitement often gets lost I love it when it resurfaces in the middle of some project or a oneonone Philosophy of education I believe in leaching each child as an individual not as an age grade or group 1 believe that true teaching is nurturing the desire to learn and igniting he spark of discovery I believe every child can succeed if his or her needs are met and I believe in letting the child tell me his or her Educating everyone takes everyone The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung provides the Education page to local public school districts New Braunfels Independent School Districts page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Administrative Assistant for Public Information Leslie Kriewaldt To submit information or for questions please call 6206200 NBISD strives to keep patrons informed about district events and dates student and staff achievements and other NBISD hews Is your advertising producing the TopOfMindAwareness you want Today you need a new approach to your advertising and marketing Local consumers were asked to name who they thought of first in over 30 business firm was probably one of them Did local consumers name your company first TOMA Research the independent market research firm that con ducted the survey will reveal how a number of local businesses ranked against their competitors to a FRII Seminar and learn to advertising that gives you Its a fact that in our business community 69 of the local consumers could not name a personal injury lawyer 83 could not name a transmission repair shop Companies that succeed today have great name recall Mark Rood a nationally known speaker and President of TOMA Research wUl show you proven strategies that will Increase yourTopOfMindAwarencss which directly impacts your sales Wednesday January TOMA Registration Form Please fill out this form and return by mail or call 6259144 ext 204 LJ Yes I will attend the TOMA research breakfast LJ No I will not be able to attend the TOMA research breakfast Business of those attending