New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 11, 1997, Page 8

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 11, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A O HerqldZeltung a Thursday September Education NBISD NBISD says Thankyouto support staff Picking up after children can keep you busy Imagine picking up after almost as well as hundreds of adults That is the task of New Braunfels ISOs Support Services to keep the facilities and grounds safe clean and in good repair The district knows how much these employees do and will show its thanks by observing an appreciation day for Support Services on Thursday Sept 11 Appreciation days have been scheduled each month throughout the school year for NBISD employee groups Support Services includes maintenance and custodial staffs and the warehousing and distribution of district supplies NBISDs nine campuses and administration offices are among those cared for by this department Managing this huge neverending task are Director of Custodial Services Lorenzo Camarillo and Director of Facility Management Maintenance David Owens They are assisted by Debbie Baker secretary for Support Services General maintenance of building and grounds in cludes the following employees Guadalupe Carmona lead electrician Jerry Scheel lead plumber Darrel Schneider HVAC lead Randy Chambers and Justin Wright HVAC assistants Ronnie Burkhardt Israll Ramirez and James Whitaker general maintenance Tony Ramos grounds maintenance lead Raul Cantu grounds maintenance lead at NBHS Andrew Fuentes and Joe Sanchez grounds maintenance assistants and Jesus Aleman and Pablo Garcia permanent districtwide substi tutes Lamar Primary Lead Custodian Lilia Lamon and Custodian Eloy Jamarillo Lone Star Primary Lead Custodian Ramon Diaz Sr and Custodians Enriqueta Diaz and Susie Gonzales Memorial Primary Lead Custodian Bonafacio Sanchez and Custodians Victoria Espinoza Jose Gomez and Frank Gonzales Carl Schurz Elementary Lead Custodian John Rauch and Custodians Rudy Garcia Roberto Gomez and Oraiia Perez Memorial Elementary Lead Custodian GloriaCastro and Custodians Juan Luna Jr and Francisco Ortiz Seele Elementary Lead Custodian Eliberto Medina and Custodians Manuel Hernandez Tony Ramirez and Jose Vega OakRun School Lead Custodian Walter Ervin atid Custodians Aurora Medina Chris Quiroz and Seferino Torres New Braunfels Middle School Lead Custodian Juan Jimenez and Custodians Rafael Altamirano Victor Gar cia Reynaldo Guerrero Alberto Herrera Miguel Rod riguez and Roman Trejo New Braunfels High School Lead Custodian Timo thy Grinley Supervisor of Athletic Facilities and Grounds Rudy Acevedo and Custodians Petra Acevedo Lee Alanis Armando De La Garza Carmen Espinoza Beatrice Gonzales Reynaldo Padilla Julia Paredez Maria R Garcia Frutoso Rodriguez Elvia Sanchez Jimmy Santellan and Jose Vela The Education Center Tax Office and Academy Street Gym Virginia De La Garza and Rebecca Sierra 199798 NBISD Appreciation Dates Sept 11 Custodial and Maintenance Ap preciation Day Oct 23 Transportation Department dur ing National School Bus Safety Week Nov 20 School Aides during National Education Week Dec 11 Administrators Jan 28 School Nurses on School Nurse Day Feb 5 Librarians Counselors Diagnosti cians Therapists and Communities In Schools during National School Counseling Week March 26 School Nutrition Services dur ing National Nutrition Month April 22 Secretaries and Clerks on Na tional Secretaries Day May 5 Teachers on National Teacher Day Sign up fer Conwtumitv Ed classes now The kids and the grandchildren are in school its time to do some thing for yourself Try learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby with Community Education The program offered through New Braunfels ISD has a number of classes starting this month For more information or to regis ter for classes call NBISD Commu nity Education at 6206200 The following courses are listed in order of starting dates Intro Computer Keyboarding Vicki Mason teaches basic typing skills helpful for computer profi ciency Classes meet Mondays and Thursdays from Sept 15Oct 23 in Room C54 of New Braunfels High School The twohour class begins at Tuition is with a lab fee Intro to PCs Windows 95 This class for novice computer users meets on Mondays and Wednes days from Sept 1524 Jim Terlecki teaches the class at Computer Strat egies 353 E Mill St Tuition is with a lab fee Piano Party Find out if your child would enjoy learning how to play the piano with this fun 45minute class Tanya Dunsmore will lead the class Monday Sept 15 from 5 Tuition is Baton Twirling Offering classes for all ages and skill levels Mary Jo Miller teaches this fun sport begin ning Sept 15 on Mondays Carl Schurz Tuesdays Memorial Elementary Gym and Thursdays Carl Schurz Sessions meet Specific times are scheduled at registration To reg ister call 6060438 Tuition is per month Conversational German Basic I Beginning students will learn basic grammar vocabulary and helpful phrases from instructor Dr Verne Schmidt Classes begin Sept 15 and meet on Mondays through Oct 20 in Room A7 of Ne w Braunfels High School Tuition is Defensive Driving Offered with the National Safety Council this class satisfies court referrals for traffic tickets and insurance company dis count requirements The Sept 15 and 17 class meets from 79 in the library of The Education Center 430 W Mill St Taught by Bill Hightower the class is Cardio Kick This new class which started Sept 8 is ongoing You will use karate techniques in an aerobic type format Class meets on Mon days in the Memorial Primary Gym from 78 Tuition is with a equipment fee Parents with students in a Hill Country karate class receive a discount Mew BraunfeblSD Calendar of Events I1 12 Sept 13 15 Sept 16 OakRun School Barbecue Open House 6 in the cafeteria Tickets for the barbecue are in advance and at the door Volunteer Orientation at Memorial Elementary at NBISD Appreciation Day for Custodial and Maintenance Employees New Braunfels High School Varsity Football team plays Jefferson at Uni corn Stadium at New Braunfels High School Volleyball teams play Lee at Blossom Athletic Center Freshmen play at 6 and 7 junior varsity at 5 and the varsity competes at New Braunfels High School Cross Country Track team competes in the McAllister Park Relay Race in San Antonio Lamar Primary Meet the Teacher Night in the multipurpose facility New Braunfels High School Meet the Teacher Night 7 of Tax Rate Regular Action Meeting in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor of The Education Center 430 W Mill St New Braunfels High School Band Booster Meeting band hall End of the First SixWeek Grading Period Student Holiday for the Comal County Development Day Getting settled in NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Teachers students and parents are settling back into the rhythms of the school year Above Lone Star Primary teacher Jamie Dodson ushers her students into class Next Monday Sept 15 Lamar Primary teachers invite parents and students to an open house at The same evening New Braunfels High School hosts an open house at 7 NBHS Principal Keith Garinger will welcome parents in the cafetorium where the PTA will hold an election Afterwards parents will foliow an abbreviated version of their childs schedule Tonight Sept 11 OakRun School hosts an open house and barbecue Tickets are at the door Meet the Teachers Mena Brown Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent Sthool District Mena Brown earned her bachelors degree in Special Edu6ation With a minor in Elementary Education from Southwest Texas State University A beginning teacher she student taught in New Braunfels ISD and San Marcos ISD Mena teaches youngsters at Lamar Primary in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities Greatest pleasure in teaching I think the greatest pleasure I get when I teach children is to see them succeed and feel good about themselves as learners and individuals I get excited when I see children getting excited about Philosophy of education My philosophy of education is that ALL children can learn it does not matter what difference the child may have I believe it is the teachers job to find the best strategies for the child to learn I strive to develop each of my students full Kathryn Byars earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Reading with a minor in Fine Arts from Southwest Texas State University With three years of teaching experience she has a thirdgrade class at Memorial Elementary Greatest pleasure in teaching The greatest pleasure in teaching young children would be for them to develop good selfesteems and an enthusiasm for Philosophy of education My philosophy of education is that all children can learn and should be given the opportunity to experience success in the Kathryn Byars Make homework time more productive The beginning of a new school yesr is the perfect time to create positive homework habits Try these ideas 1 Set homework goals At the beginning of each homework session ask your child What do you need to do today This simple question will help your child get focused on the task ahead Later have your child write a homework goal at the beginning of each study session 2 Get comfortable Some kids need absolute quiet to study Others can tolerate lots of noise Some need to sit at a desk Others work best when theyre sprawled on the floor Theres no right or wrong way to do home work Let your child experiment and see what works best 3 Set a schedule For more kids homework time should average about 10 minutes for each grade 20 minutes for second grade 40 minutes for fourth If they dont have that much homework they can read for pleasure review or work on an independent project Block out homework time every day 4 Identifiy learning styles Children learn in differ ent ways Some learn primarily through their eyesvisual learners through their earsauditory learners Some need to involve their entire bodieskinesthetic learners ExpefimenUo seewhat type of learning is best for your help her plan homework activities that support her learning style 5 Do a fiveminute check At the end of each homework session have your child get in the habit of checking homework Is his name on the paper Has he proofread the essay Parent Quiz Are Your Organized for the School Year Heres a quiz to see how well you re helping your child get organized this year Give yourself five points for something you usually do zero points for something you never do or any score in between 1 We have established one place where my child always does her homework 2 I have helped my child set up a regular study schedule 3 We have a planning calendar on the wall 4 We have a special place for school papers box 5 We have a basic tool kit for homework It includes pens pencils paper and a dictionary How did you score More than 20 points means your child is on the way to a wellorganized school year A score of 15 to 19 points is average Below 15 means yqu may want to spend time helping your child get organized Reprinted from Parents make the permission from the Parent Institute For Info Dally Lunch Menus Call the Hotline 62O6200 a on Weekdays 24 Hours a Hay Weekends Braunfels HeraldZeitung provides an Education page to local public school district New independent School Districts page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Public Information Officer Leslie To submit in form i ion or fpr questions please call NBISD strives to keep patrons in fonJitd about district events and dates staff achievements and other NBISD Educating everyone takes everyone ;

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