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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A O HeraldZeltung O Thursday i t u n g Education NBISD Make plans for Halloween happening at NBHS Tomorrow may be Halloween of ficially but tonight is the night to trickortreat at New Braunfels High School New Braunfels High School is hosting a safe free Halloween Hap pening The trickortreating games haunted house and other booths can be found in the schools main hall from Halloween Happening is an an nual event by the NBHS Student Council in cooperation with a host of other NBHS student clubs and organizations The evening is a fun safe opportu nity for young trickortreaters and their parents in the New Braunfels and Comal County area Come out to the high school and shosv off those great costumes Tax deadline looms in NBISD New Braunfels ISD taxes are due by Oct 31 1997 Penalty and interest will begin to accrue on Nov I If you own property in NBISD you have a tax liability If you are a new owner of property your tux state ment may have been mailed to the previous owner However you are liable for taxes on the property If you have not yet received a tax statement or are not sure whether you should have received a statement contact the tax office at 407 W Mill St or call 6256714 for information Many addresses were changed as a result of the 911 emergency sys tem In this case the post office does not automatically forward mail to the new address If your address has changed and you did not receive a statement please notify the tax office of your new address If you own property in both the New Braunfels school district and the city of New Braunfels the city por tion of your tax statement was mailed in June and was due by July 31 1997 The school portion was sent in Sep tember and is due Oct 31 The school tax was delayed this year by legisla tion pertaining to exemptions NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Memorial Elementary reaches for a STAR Memorial Elementary youngsters will be able to reach for a with help from WalMart Distribution Center Mike Blair quality assurance associate and Sheryl Bremer operations man ager recently presented a check for to Memorial Elementary School Principal Sharon Tate center The money will fund a new reading assessment program With the or Standardized Test for Reading Assessment teachers can get an instant snapshot of a students reading level and progress The normreferenced computerized test takes 10 minutes to complete Meet the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet tlic features educators who are new to New Hratinfels Independent School District Nancy Goodwin earned her Bacheloi of Science of degree in Education with a minor in Physical Education IVoin I niversity of Kansas An educator with three years experience she is a liallnme teacher of Adaptive Physical Education districtwide Greatest pleasure in teaching The gieaiest pleasure I gel from leaching is watching a child develop a skill and altci he skill has been refined making it work lor hat student The excitement and Inn ihe student receives from learning gives me great Philosophy of education believe ill children can learn and that all if all teachers work together then all simleiiK benefit anil can become productive members of Renee Gribbon earned her bachelors degree in Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Special Education from Southwest Texas Slate University An educator with II ie nee she leaches fourth grade at Seele Elementary Greatest pleasure in leaching My greatest pleasure in leaching is watching students become confident learners It is exciting to be part of a profession that touches the luture yet gives so many lewards in the Philosophy of education Education is a lifelong process where ihe roles of teacher and learner are not rigid but interchangeable The desire to learn create and impart knowledge sets humans apart and brings a great responsibility to us for future Nancy Goodwin Renee Gribbon Correction In last weeks story about New Braunfels ISOs Transportation employees the name of School Bus Aide Diana Young was inadvertently left off The district certainly appreciates Dianas contributions to students She and the other 50 employees of the Transportation Department were shown appreciation by NBISD teachers students parents administrators and school trustees on Thurs day Oct 23 JbcMew Braunfels HeraldZeitung provides an Education page to local public school districts New Braunfels Independent School District page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Public Information Officer Leslie Kriewaldt To submit information or for questions please call 620 6200 to keep patrons informed about district events and dates student and staff achievements and other NBISD news NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT Dont mess with Texas or NBHS MCJROTC This month the above New Braunfels High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC cadets gave their time on a Saturday morning to do a good deed They helped the Comal Area League of Women Voters collect litter for the AdoptAHighway program In typical Marine fashion the cadets had the procedure down to a quick efficient system The students have had a chance to perfect technique since the MCJROTC has its own adopted stretch of road A number of cadets competed in an orienteering meet on the same day On Saturday Nov 8 the NBHS unit will host a banquet to celebrate the beginning of the United States Marine Corps New NBISD mission statement beliefs articulated 1 In our heritage of education excellence Learning is a lifelong process p Education encourages independent thinking to develop synergy All people can learn and contribute positively to society 1 Each individual is equally important and is entitled to be treated with dig nity In recognizing and rewarding excel lence Individuals are entitled to a safe chal lenging and caring environment In maintaining fiscal responsibility Excellence in education is essential for the wellbeing of our society In the development of the minds bodies and talents of our children 1A quality education is the right of every individual Only the best will work with our chil dren 1 Understanding of and respect for diver sity are vital to public education At the Tuesday Oct 21 school board meeting New Braunfels ISD trustees unanimously adopted a mission statement for tlie school district and a belief statement The board based their final product on the mission statement and values adopted by a committee of educa tors and citizens in 1989 The board worked together to revise and update the mission and beliefs as part of their TEAM POWER train ing completed with Supt Ron Reaves In revising the mission statement trustees sought to make the statement more concise ami memorable New Braunfels Independent School District is committed to providing ex cellence in education for all Mission Statement Governing values We believe The family the community and the school are partners in education Excellence in education prepares its participants for change Dedicated and motivational teachers are essential for quality education Quality public education is responsible for providing opportunities for all stu dents to develop their full potential New BraunfelsI5D Calendar of Events Oct 29 Nov I Nov 4 Nov 8 Nov 10 New Braunfels High School German Club hosts Student Wurstfest Halloween Happening hosted by New Braunfels High School The safe free Halloween fun features games trickortreating a haunted house and more from in the NBHS main hall Students released a halfday early from school The New Braunfels High School varsity football team plays at Seguin at New Braunfels High School cross country team competes at district hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio Middle school regional choir auditions at Bradley Middle School New Braunfels High School orchestra competes at regional auditions hosted by Roosevelt High School New Braunfels ISD school board meeting at in the board room of The Education Center 430 W Mill St Election Day 14 amendments to the Texas Constitution are up for election Open House for Computer Learning Month at Lone Star Primary 10 12 in the computer lab Deadline to purchase ads for the New Braunfels High School Choir pro grams For more information call Lupe Castillo chairman of the ad cam paign at 6254156 Educating everyone takes everyone
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