New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 15, 1997, Page 5

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May 15, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Thursday, May 15,1997 Q 5 NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Displaying the medals they won at the recent Pentathlon, the above New Braunfels Middle School students placed fourth in the entire South Texas Region. They are, left to right, Adam Daw, Mike Phillips, John Schulze, Robert Slade, Regan Towal, Alina Fitzsimmons, Michelle Dokken and Julian Guerrero. NBMS pentathletes win medals at regionals On Saturday, April 12, eight New Braunfels Middle School scholars competed in the Region I Academic Pentathlon in Alice. The students and their competitors had 45 minutes to write an essay based on John Knowle’s novel, "A Separate Peace,” and 30-minute, timed-tesls on science, social studies and math. The culmination of the contest was the Super Quiz. This year’s topic was “Space: The Final Frontier.” Students compete in one of three levels: honors, scholastic and varsity. Members of the team included Regan Towal, Michelle Dokken and John Schulze (Honors level); Adam Daw, Alina Fitzsimmons and Mike Phillips (scholastic); and Robert Slade and Julian Guerrero (varsity). Overall, the team placed fourth out of 14 teams in the South Texas region. They also placed fourth in the Super Quiz. Individually. John won a gold medal for honors history and another f or the overall honors category. Michelle won a gold medal in honors essay writing and a bronze in honors history. Alina won a bronze in scholastic essay writing. Robert earned a bronze in varsity history and a gold overall for the varsity level. Also Robert, Mike and John won individual gold medals for scoring the most points on their team at their respective levels. Coach Suzanne Winters said this was a remarkably focused and pleasant group of students. The NBMS leacher said she enjoyed coaching them and lier reward was in seeing them do so well Thurs., May 15 Fri., May 16 Mon., May 19 Tues., May 20 Thurs., May 22 Sun., May 25 Mon., May 26 Wed., May 28 Thurs., May 29 New. Braunfels ISD Calendar of Events • Districtwide Technology Open House at OakRun School in the cafeteria from 5:30-7 p.m. • New Braunfels High School Senior Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium • New Braunfels High School Band Banquet, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall • New Braunfels Middle School Spring Band Concert at the high school cafetorium, 7 p.m. • New Braunfels Middle School Spring Choir Musical, “Tied to the T racks,” 7 p.m. at OakRun • New Braunfels Middle School Spring Choir Musical, “Tied to the T racks,” 7 p.m. at OakRun • NBISD School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. in the board room of The Education Center • OakRun School PTA Meeting & Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m. at the high school gym • Memorial Elementary Volunteer Brunch, 9-10 a m. in the school cafeteria • NBHS Choir Pops Concert & Farewell to Seniors, 7 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium • Baccalaureate, 7:30 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium • Memorial Day (School Day for NBISD students and staff) • Last Day of School • NBHS Graduation Dress rehearsal, 7 p.m.(photos allowed on the field) • Graduation/Teacher Work Day The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung provides the Education "page to local public school districts. New Braunfels Independent School District 's page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Administrative Assistant for Public Information L es I ie Kriewaldt. To submit information or for questions, please call620-6200. NBISD strives to keep patrons informed about district events and dates, student and staff achievements, and other NB/SD news. NBHS Gradwtion la Thttndaj, May 29, at 8 p.m. at Unicorn StadiumEducation NBISD_ Enroll now for summer computer camp New Braunfels ISD will offer a computer camp during June for NBISD students currently enrolled in grades 2-5 or grades 6-8. Students may register for one, two, three or four weeks of classes. The cost for each week a student attends will be $35. Students must preregister and prepay no later than Friday, May 23. Registration information is available at each campus that serves students in grades 2-8. Payment must be made by check, payable to NBISD. Both payment and the completed registration form must be turned in at the student’s campus office by the 23rd. Classes will run Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-noon. Students in grades 2-5 will meet at Memorial Elementary School, and students in grades 6-8 will meet at New Braunfels Middle School in the Fine Arts wing (off Butcher street). Students will work on Macintosh computers and have the opportunity to be trained in the use of word processing, spread sheet, database, and multimedia software. Please call the Office of Special Programs at 620-6200 for more information. NBHS female cadets take state awards The New Braunfels High School Marine Corps JROTC cadets advanced to the State Military Skills Meet where two teams took first place in their events. The Female Basic Drill Team of Josephine Aleman, Sara Arrendondo, Kristina Dickens, Rosa Espinoza, Natalie Goff, Monica Juarez, April Luna, Alice Ott. Denise Perez and Victoria Stauffer won tops honors for their drill abilities. The Female Physical Fitness team of athletes April Luna, Victoria Stauffer, Monica Juarez and Rosa Espinoza completed a succession of push ups, sit ups and then ran two miles to earn first place. They and the other cadets of the unit were encouraged by Senior Instructor Lt. Col. Owen Renfro (Ret.) and Assistant Instructor Isl. Sgt. Ron Sommer (Ret.). NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT The above New Braunfels Middle School were identified by Duke University as having exceptional scholastic ability. Seated, left to right, are Regan Towal, Joshua Allison, Jacob Dean and Justin Agans. Behind them stand Chris Krejci, Philip Janzen, Jordan Ballast, Christophe Wood, Erie Radtke, Bekah Stolhandske, Nicole Skalomenos, Ashley Smith, Amanda Johnson, Leeanna Boodee, Landin Biggers and Abby Hafner. Duke spotlights 16 for scholastic potential Test or the American College Testing program. Of the 97 NBMS students eligible to take one of the tests, 58 participated. Of those youngsters, 16 will be honored at a state recognition ceremony. To be honored at Trinity University on June 5 are Justin Agans, Joshua Allison, Jordan Ballast. Landin Biggers, Leeana Boodee, Jacob Dean, Abby Hafner, Philip Janzen. Amanda Johnson. Chris Krejci, Erie Radtke, Nicole Skalomenos, Ashley Smith, Bekah Stolhandske, Regan Towal and Chrisph Wood. When meeting with the parents of the students who participated in the search. Coordinator of Special Programs Joe Parra, Ed.D. commended the students for both their academic achievement and efforts in participating in the Duke ID process. The 16 NBMS seventh graders will be recognized at the NBISD School Board meeting Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Like other New Braunfels ISD schools, the middle school staff is committed to developing its students potentials. On a campus filled with talent and potential. 16 NBMS seventh-graders have been singled out by the annual Duke University Talent Identification process. 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