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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HaraldZeltung a Thursday November O 5A i I u n q Education NBISD School aides shown appreciation districtwide A successful school district has the commitment of all its employees focused on children To show appreciation for all of its committed dedicated school employ ees New Braunfels ISO recognises a different group of employees each month This month on Nov 20 during National Education Week instruc tional aides and noon duty monitors are to be thanked for the role they play in educating New Braunfels chil dren The following aides work with commitment and compassion in NBISD schools New Braunfels High School Jo Ann Lemmon choir aide Lois Vetter instructional aide Tina Gonzales Gayna Holden and Jo Ann Tolle noon duty monitors Jane Jackson parenting aide Diana Campos Denise Tuch Sonya Breda Mark Wright and Bertha Chapa special education aides and Melissa Townsend band assistant New Braunfels Middle School Jarnie Wood choir aide Lucy Ayala Ann Anderson and Teresa Campos noon duty monitors Mary Meder Tamera Seidel Carol Staats Lolanda Anderson and Jesse Diaz special education aides and Melissa Townsend band assistant OakRun School Rachel Oliva noon duty monitor and Brenda Gaytan Terri Haygood Connie Eckcrt and Diana Barrientos special education aides and Melissa Townsend band assistant Carl Schurz Elementary Josie Sanchez and Gloria Luna bilingial aides Nancy Schluter computeraide Gail Dolle HOSTS aide Laura Perez and Mary Garcia noon duty moni tors TonyPerez physical education aide Dannell Norris resource aide Irma Castilleja Madeline Cole and Charlotte Dycus special education aides Memorial Elementary Maria Jesus Keppel and Lucy Garcia bilin gual instructional aides Betty Hildebrand HOSTS aide Belinda Barber computeraide Jeanne Juarez instructional aide Ruby Castilleja Ramona Lopez and Nina Regalado noon duty monitors Yvette Castafieda physical education aide Anna Gonzales Guadalupe Valadez Jean Kreuz and Caroline Achay spe cial education aides Scele Elementary CerettaDaum computer aide Carolyn Johnson Nicole Barnes and Tiffany Fitsko instructional aides and noon duty monitors Gloria Hernandez physi cal education aide Esther Martinez Barbara Wenzel and Michelle Castro special education aides Lamar Primary Debbie Valadez and Judy Soliz bilingual aides Maria Silva and Julia Cardenas noon duty monitors JoAnn Clark Lonnie Car penter and Mary Sanchez special education aides Ortencia Vargas in structional aide Deborah Roberts computer aide Lone Star Primary Deborah Roberts computer aide Patsy Bueche Ramona Espinosa and Maria Mar tinez instructional aides Karen Pulido instructional aide and noon duty monitor Becky Flores noon duty monitor Maria Diaz physical educa tion aide and Mary Kensing special education aide Memorial Primary Yvette Gomez Belinda Medina and Sylvia Sanchez instructional aides Oralia Valadez and Elizabeth Palomo bilin gual instructional aides Amada Zamarripa computer aide Deborah Greenhalgh physical education aide and Becky Jentsch Jennifer Vetter Aurelia Villarreal and Marilyn Weaver special education aides NBHS singers fill allregion choir The members of the AllRegion Choir will be wearing predominantly blue at their upcoming Choir concert The concert which heavily features NBHS sing ers will be Saturday Nov 22 at 7 at Madison High School The performances will be held in the Fine Arts Building Earlier this fall on Sept 20 the following mem bers of the New Braunfels High School Choral De partment were selected to represent their school in the AlljRegion Mixed Choir Rebekah Alvarez Laura Cook Aja Edwards Sheryl Hall Judy Mata Joey Richardson and Melissa Wilkinson Of these talented members Rebekah 10th Laura fifth and Aja fifth chair will advance to PreArea the next level of auditions leading up to the AllState Choir Judy 1 Ith chair and Sheryl 1 llh chair may also advance since they were named as alternates to Pre Arca auditions In October on the 25th these NBHS choir mem bers were chosen for the AllRegion Treble Choir Adrianne Bradfutc sixth Gina BuShey Jen nifer Dobbs Deanna Espinoza Melissa Gerhardt Erin Hannan Lauren Janzen fifth Michelle Jenkins fifth Joanna Pharo Jessica Pharo Danica School seventh Tamara School fifth Stacy Schmid third Tamsen Smith fourth and Rachel Valdez The NBHS choirs are directed by Jody Bagley with accompaniment from Jo Ann Lemmon As NBHS football and volleyball athletes Drenare for Dlavoflk fans make plans too OakRun staff will present to state peers A group of OakRun School educators have been invited to present a session at the Texas Middle School Association A Portrait of Success state conference in February Teachers Richard Ramirez Yomeida Guerra and Eva Gallegos will be joined by OakRun Principal Michael J Fitsko in presenting their session on Friday Feb 27 at J i V xv The 45minute session titled Diversity is the Spice of Life A Unit on features an interdisciplinary learning unit involving language arts social studies and science A biome is described as any of several major life zones of interrelated plants and animals determined by the climate such as a forest or desert Fitsko said We are honored to be invited to present thjj unit to our colleagues across the The 1998 state conference will be tfeld Feb 2628 at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston As the Unicorn football and vol leyball teams prepare for their playoff games the real competition will be for the fans who want tickets to the games The New BraunfelsEast Central football playoff game is scheduled for Friday Nov 21 at at Unicorn Stadium New Braunfels sea son ticket holders can buy their regu lar seats for a ticket Reserve seats go on sale Wednesday Nov 19 from 8 General admission seats go on sale Thursday 8 and Friday 8 General admission tickets are Student tick ets are while tickets at the gate are According to New Braunfels High School Assistant Principal Mike Reimer 10 more sets of bleachers will be brought in to supplement the stadiums existing seating The bleachers should add seats to give the stadium a capacity of more than Reimer thanked the local National and American Little Leagues and the Comal County Fair Association for generously allowing the district to borrow the bleachers Reimer also stressed the impor tance of getting to the Class 5A Divi sion II Region IV game early to se cure a parking spot and a seat Just because someone has a ticket it does not necessarily mean that they will have a scat said Reimer Because the game is expected to be standing room only the general admission ticket will be just that a ticket to get into the game A scat is guaranteed only by getting there early Meanwhile at Burger Center in Austin the NBHS volleyball team will be preparing for the UIL state semifinal playoff game The Region IV5A champion Lady Unicorns play Houston Cypress Creek at The UIL class 5A championship will be decided on Saturday at 4 Tickets for the game are available at Burger Center Adult admission is studentsenter for1 DEIC begins developing a school calendar Varsity cheerleader headed to New York Almost halfway through the 1997 98 school year it is time for school district officials to turn their attention to the school calendar for next year Superintendent Ron Reaves has charged the members of the Dis trictwide Education Improvement Council to develop a calendar meet ing state requirements as as re flecting local preferences Members of the committee include parents community members busi ness people teachers and nonteach ing campuslevel and districtlevel staff According to policy the council will establish and review the districts educational goals objectives and majordistrictwide classroom instruc tional programs The committee serves in an advi sory role except for approving staff development of a districtwide nature and performing all other statutorily mandated duties as may be required The five areas of the committees decisionmaking include goal setting school organization curriculum and instruction staffing patterns and bud get The DEIC committee meets Nov 20 to discuss the calendar Committee members will receive a packet con taining notes from the state commis sioner of education on calendar de velopment a listing of major holi days for 199899 a copy of the cur rent calendar for reference and a blank 199899 calendar work copy According to state mandates the 199899 school calendar must have at least 180 days of student instruction and teachers must provide a mini mum of 187 days of service Staff developmentmust be included as well as teacher work days For a copy of the calendar plan ning packet or to submit a calendar contact the NBISD public informa tion office at 6206200 or at The Education Center 430 W Mill Street Usually busy cheering for others varsity head cheerleader Summer Smithers will have friends and family cheering for her soon The New Braunfels High School senior has been selected to perform in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Pa rade She was chosen while competing at the UCA cheerleader camp this summer Summer will be in New York for seven days preparing for the parade and additional performance for the National Broadcasting System The NBHS cheerleading squad sponsor is Dena Fielder The squad is currently preparing for a national competition in December New Braunfel5l5D Calendar of Events Fit Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 26 Nov 27 28 Dec 9 Dec 22Jan 5 New Braunfels ISO Appreciation Day for Classroom Aides and Noon Duty Monitors New Braunfels ISO Superintendents Faculty Advisory Group meets at 4 in the library of The Educafion Center New Braunfels ISO Districtwide Education Improvement Council DEIC meets in the board room of The Education Center 4 Seele Elementary School Open House begins after a PTA meeting in the school cafeteria at 7 The theme for the evening is Where in the New High School varsity football playoff game against East Central High School at Unicom Stadium Houston Cypress Creek at Burger Center in Austin at AllRegion Choir Concert featuring New Braunfels High School Choir members The concert begins at 7 in the Madison High School Fine Arts Building UIL Stale 5A Volleyball playoff 4 at Burger Center in Austin Student Holiday Staff Development Day Student and Staff Holidays for Thanksgiving New Braunfels ISO School Board Meeting 7 in the board room of The Education Center 430 W Mill St Student Winter Holidays Photo by SUNLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung provides an Education page tolocalpublic school districts New Braunfels Independent School Districts page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Public Information Officer Leslie Kriewaldt To submit information or for questions please cM 6206200 NBISD strives to keep patrons informed about district events anddates student and staff achievements and other NBISD news Meet the Teachers Throughout the school year Meet the Teachers features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District Poppy Hirsch earned her bachelors degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas in Austin A beginning educator she has almost two years experience as a teaching assitant She currently leaches a thirdgrade class at Memorial Elementary School Greatest pleasure in teaching I feel the most rewarded when a student learns something for the first time and is excited and eager to learn Philosophy of education All students have the ability and will to learn however they must be provided with a supportive consistent environment in which they are encouraged to take risks and make their own Donna James earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business and a minor in Management from the University of Maryland She also holds an associates degree in Powerplant Technology and holds a probationary teaching certificate in Elementary and as a Second Language A beginning teacher she teaches a secondgrade bilingual class at Lone Star Primary Greatest pleasure in teaching I think that the students achievements and progress in learning will provide me with the greatest pleasure as a Philosophy of education 1 believe education is a lifelong endeavor to both learn and try new things Education is fundamental to realizing our dreams and goals in Donna James Poppy Hirsch NBISD student holidays for Thanksgiving are Nov 2628
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