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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas 10A HERALDZEITUNG Friday January EDUCATION LAJjTTgiTgiiijElijaflEaffi College Career Centers help families plan for the future CISD photo Smithson Valley High students use the technology available in the schools College Career Center to determine the colleges that offer the fields they are interested in CISD photo Adam Hernandez a junior at Canyon High gets career and college assistance from Natalie Avalos the schools College Career Center facilitator BY KARI HUTCHISON Comal ISO It starts before birth The worry the sleepless nights the dreams Where will my son or daughter go to college What kind of person will become what will do professionally While it may not be traumatic choosing a college and a profes sion is a serious matter and one that parents and children should make together The planning needs to start early The Comal Independent School District is helping in that process by establishing College Career Centers CCC at each high school Canyon and Smithson Valley Both centers are open to students staff parents and the community at large The centers are onestop fami ly resources for college and career says Pamela Alderson the districts career guidance coun selor The materials are there or the centers facilitators will get the materials so families can make sound decisions about high educa The CCCs were established in March 1999 through a School to Career grant funded by the Alamo Workforce Development Inc The centers are funded this year through an Alamo Tech Prep grant Students can access universities colleges the College Board and numerous other resources online Hundres of college catalogs and videotapes also are available in the CCC Of particular interest to parents is financial aid Both CCCs can provide aid resources that parents can start accessing early I am here to work for the stu dent and the says Natalie Avalos facilitator at Canyon Highs CCC If I dont have the information they are looking for I will find it for Avalos and the CCC at Smithson Valley provide interest inventories so students can deter mine which careers would fit their skills and personalities The inven tory is offered by the Discover software program through the American College Testing ACT service Once a student knows which careers to focus on can pri oritize the colleges that offer degree programs in those areas Adam Hernandez a junior at Canyon High says the CCC is a great resource Ill be back in he said after spending an hour exploring law enforcement as a career and the colleges he could attend to earn a degree in that area Both CCCs are trying to reach high school students in their fresh men and sophomore years In their infancy their primary focus has been to reach all of the seniors and juniors For more information call 625 6251 Canyon High or 9047273 Smithson Valley SPRING I traiifed Twin eo pc 69 I CO pc Queen SET SET 109 69 249 169 349 2 Orthopedic Royal Queen Set Posture Comfort or Pillowtop 399 Queen Set Twin ea pc I co pc 149 89 159 99 599 329 Twin ea pc 499 189 109 HI Twin 239 139 699 449 Backsaver Vinance Plush Queen Set Reg 599 en pc 199 129 289 169 AROUND THE DISTRICT Troy Vaughn a senior at Smithson Valley High has received the Principals Leadership Award and will now compete in the national Principals Leadership Award PLA scholarship program spon sored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Vaughns selec tion was based on his leadership skills service organization participation academic performance and employment experi ence He is student coun cil president an Eagle Scout member of the National Honor Society and football and track teams CISD photo Brand House left Smithson Valley High sophomore and Janise Warren right Canyon High senior have been selected to the Southwest Division American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choir More than 550 singers auditioned from throughout the Southwest and only 160 were selected by a committee House and Warren will travel to Oklahoma City March 15 18 to perform in the choir Houses choir teacher is Perry Dean and Warrens teacher is Susan Bartos CISD photo Alice in Wonderland Katy Gardner was surrounded by flowers during Arlon Seay Intermediates recent threatre production of the Lewis Carroll classic Denise Stout theatre teacher directed the production CISD BRIEFS SET 799 499J Public invited to Posturepedic Plush or Firm Queen Set Re 699 Seasons or Pillowtop Queen Set 899 eap isn 269 179 359 239 999 759 219 399 I SET 1199 799J I eo pc I ea pc Sale Prices when sole in sets Check store farMattress only prices Putting New Bmunfels To Sleep Since 1928 Futon Clearance Sale theatre shows Canyon Highs theatre depart ment is presenting Winnie the Pooh and Smithson Valley High is presenting Grease and the public is invited The Pooh bear can be seen Jan 21 and 22 at 7 in the schools new cafeteria and on Jan 23 at 2 Music and dance will fill Smithson Valleys Commons area on Jan 2022 and 2729 at 7 Admission to Winnie the Pooh is for adults and for students Admission to Grease is adults and students 12 and under Extended library hours change Smithson Valley and Spring Branch middle schools are chang ing their extended library hours for students and parents Spring Branch Middle is now open Mondays and Tuesdays from to 6 Smithson Valley Middle is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from to 6 The libraries will no longer be open on Saturdays due to the low response rate The extended hours are made possible through a RACE Reading Academy Collaborative Effort grant from the Texas Education Agency Family literacy night Jan 25 Families are encouraged to attend Mountain Valley Elementary Schools Family Literacy Night Jan 25 at 6 in the schools cafeteria The evening will feature storybook theatre For information call the school at 9073755 Hie HcM Vvm MATTRESS SLEEP STORE FUTON GALLERY 1439S Business 3S 6255513 1 BLOCK SOUTH OF TARGET SHOPPING CENTER The HeraldZeitung offers an Education page to local public school districts Comal Independent School Districts page is compiled by its public infor mation office To submit information or for ques tions call ext 203 CJSDs web site is
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