Thursday, February 15, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas February 2001 HERALDZEITUNG Page 7A EDUCATION Contact NBISD Public Information Officer Stephanie Ferguson at 6435720 NBISD Briefs Improvement council hearing The Districtwide Education Improvement Council of New Braunfels Independent School District will conduct a hearing regarding the 19992000 Academic Excellence Indicator System report at 6 Tuesday in the board room of The Education 430 Mill The meeting is open to the pub The purpose of the hear ing is to discuss the perfor mance of students at each school in the All Texas public school districts are required to conduct this DEIC representa tives will be in attendance to discuss the district improvement plan with any interested Copies of the districts annual per formance report also will be The AEIS report includes the following performance indicators TAAS passing rate by by and by all grades tested endofcourse examination passing rate attendance rate for the full year dropout rate by year high school completion rate per cent of high school students completing an advanced course percent of graduates completing the Recom mended High School Program Advanced Place ment and International Baccalaureate examination results equiv alancy rate and SAT and ACT examination participa tion and The hearing on 20 is open to the public and will be conducted in the board room of The Education located at 430 Mill JJ Mark calendars for early release 23 is an early development day in the New Braunfels Secondary campuses will release at and elementary campuses will release at Project Graduation fundraiser planned The annual fund raiser for Project Graduation will kickoff on 21 to benefit New Braunfels and Canyon high Cards blue for pink for CHS will be dis tributed to area businesses and When people present a card when dining at 5 percent more on opening night 21 of the pretax bill will benefit the respective Cards will expire on May Records notice Former New Braunfels ISD students or parents of former students who received special education services during are entitled to receive a copy of the childs records main tained by the NBISD Special Education depart Federal law requires that these records be main tained for a period of at least seven years beyond the last day of enrollment in special Records from 1993 are scheduled to be destroyed this If former students or par ents anticipate a need for services through any Texas state the special education records cquld be of some For more information contact the NBISD Special Education department no later than March 30 at 620 Around the District Breaking the language barrier across state lines Small talk on plane leads to school t partnership BY STEPHANIE FERGUSON NBISD Public Information Officer What started out as small talk on an airplane between New Braunfels ISO School Board President Bill Biggadike and an elementary school teacher from has now turned into an early partnership between the two I met a Lucy Elementary teacher on a plane recently and we both discovered we were from education She dis cussed her districts struggle with bilingual and I told her of our success in that I knew just the person to help with their Biggadike when Biggadike returned to New he mentioned the incident to Mary coordi nator of bilingual education for New Braunfels Within three Padilla received a call from the principal of Lucy already planning a trip to Tennessee to conduct a work shop for the contacted Principal Rebecca Flow and set up arrangements to visit her They were excited about me Padilla I ended up giving an orienta tion to many of the teachers in the district who had Limited English Proficient students in their I gave them infor VMfiHBl NBISD photo Mary coordinator of bilingual education for New Braunfels visited with teachers at Lucy Elementary to share information about bilingual mation about our bilingual pro gram and what we do I took them sample materials I had picked up from the Texas Associa tion of Bilingual Educators Padilla said the teachers had many questions about teaching and ideas about working with ESL stu The Tennessee district does not have any bilingual teachers or There is one ESL coordina covering the sec ondary Padilla One teacher said it was so sad to have a student in her class room and know he was spending an entire day not understanding most of the Teachers also received informa tion from Padilla on how to help Spanishspeaking students when the instructor doesnt speak In this part of the country and even in Tennessee there is a big demand for bilingual instruction and Padilla adding that NBISD is fortunate to have a wonderful group of ESL Padilla and other bilingual teachers in the New Braunfels ISD are interested in continuing to support their counterparts in We have started an Internet buddy system so our teachers here will get emails from Lucy Elementary teachers interested in communicating ideas on curricu lum and instruction to meet the needs of the she New Braunfels High School juhibr DbugMiller demon01 howto make a fife extinguisher during Science Night on 6 at the New Braunfels Civic Science sponsored by New Braunfels ISD and Project brings stu educators and business owners together for a night to dis cover what is happening in the classroom with science education in Students from all grade lev els demonstrated experi ments from the new FOSS Full Option Science Service NBISD photo From NBISD Council President Christine Ikels presents Lamar Primary PTA President Ute Townsend and Principal LeighAnn Dees with the Early Childhood Achievement Award and the Golden Apple The early childhood achievement award is given to a unit that maintains or increases its membership over the previous years member ship Several units from the NBISD Council of PTAs were awarded for their 20002001 membership The Texas PTA is part of the National PTA organization which promotes the welfare of children and youth in the school and There are currently more than PTA members in the state of Each PTA units in the New Braunfels School District sponsor vari ous fundraising activities which in turn help to fund worth while If you are interested in joining the con tact your local NBISD photo Join us online at proud of you Marianne Stephen 12RK2M PREPARE TODAY FOR THE UNCERTAINTY OF Preparing for the worst can be But Texans find peace of knowing their property and personal possessions are insured by people they can count on during a Since your neighbors at Germania have been there to support their fellow Texans with a full line of insurance competitive and fast personal your family for call on Its the choice Texans When you want to insure the good things in trust Let your at Germanla till you more about Home Insurance for Texans Coverage for your personal home or farm Attractive rates and fast claims processing For complete details and a free contact your Comal County Germania representative Huddleston 4 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